Jason Drevenak - Primitive Skills
MAGUS is extremely excited to welcome Jason Drevenak as a special guest and clinician for our 2020 event: Spirit of the Flame! Jason will be setting up camp and offering several workshops on primitive fire skills and the human experience. On top of his amazing knowledge of the practical skills of firecraft, Jason has a powerful perspective on spirit, directly tying in to the overall arc of the event.
Jason Drevenak is president of the North American Bushcraft School and began his relationship with the outdoors as a child on the same property where the North American Bushcraft School operates today. He spent over six years in the U.S. Army as an Airborne combat medical specialist, created and operated The Conch Republic Kayak Company, a sea kayak company and summer camp in Key West, Florida, and has worked at several ACA white water and ocean kayaking schools on the east and west coasts of North America. Jason was the Manager and Head Instructor for The Nantahala Outdoor Center’s Wilderness Survival & Primitive Skills School for several years. Jason is also the Lead Instructor for the Outdoor Leader Degree’s Primitive Living course offered at Southwestern Community College in Bryson City North Carolina. Some of Jason’s mentors include Dr. Erret Callahan, Nancy Basket, Eddie Starnater and Richard Cleveland. Jason regularly teaches and offeres demonstrations at the Earthskills Rendezvous in Georgia, Firefly and Piedmont Gatherings in North Carolina and the Mother Earth News Fair in PA. He currently holds an NC and WV EMT-Intermediate certification as well as being an AHA CPR BLS and AED Instructor, Jason also teaches wilderness medicine for Stone Hearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) and back-country firecraft at the annual Appalachian Wilderness Medical Conference and the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine. In 2015, Jason trekked the entire Serengeti National Park in Tanzania Africa with the National Geographic channel for a TV documentary called “Mygrations.”
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