Workshops / Classes

Dates / Locations Will be Posted – Pre PAY on the Store Section of this site.

Call if you Need more info (518) 564-0525

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Food is always Included – Unless Noted.

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At this time only in The Northeast – Please Call for a Price.

No Prerequisite Required


John Will also offer one Day or Event Speaking.—– Please Call for price.

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OUTDOOR SKILLS  BASIC to ADVANCED    (Seven Day program)

Includes the Home study program (Instructors Set – This is not the basic set ).  This will be sent before the class


You Will be granted a Certificate of Completion with a documentation of hours and skills.

You will also be invited to the “In er Circle Events”

If you are a beginner and want to learn from the ground up in an intensive and complete program this is for you.

If you are experienced and need to develop programs that Sell. This is for you.

Location: Adirondacks / Lake Champlain

Food and Equipment Included.

$775.00  Deposit of  100.00 required (Non refundable, But can be applied to merchandise or other programs)

Location: Near Plattsburgh, NY

Date : June 2017     Register: Sun ( After 1PM) – Depart: Sat Morning  ( We will go late into Fri night.)

Certifications are third party and do not include this fee. (Guide Licenses)

A certificate of completion is awarded after the successful completion of the

program. All participants will be registered as licensed product representatives.

Part of the program involved the business side of outdoor programs.

or How to make money from your life style or hobbies.


Camping Skills: Gear selection, Kitchen, Navigation, Wood Skills – like knot tying, use a knife Ax and saw safely.

Shelter: Both as a camper and created in the field. Bushcraft style.

Water: collecting water using a solar still, sink hole, plants, and other methods; purifying, transporting and storing water.

Fire: making fire from friction using primitive methods, including the bow drill and hand drill, as well as how to build a fire.

Can you get a fire started with wet wood? You Will!!!

Food: finding food from plants and animals found in North America, ranging from desert to mountain terrain. Harvesting, preparation,

and cooking of food Both modern and primitive. You will cook your own meals as part of the class. Wild foods limited to time of year and amount.

We will not deplete the area … Ration theory. How to pack for trips with basic foods from the store.

Trapping: trapping animals using primitive snares and deadfalls. No animals will be trapped during the course, but participants will understand how to do this,

if you need to in an emergency.

Tools: making stone tools, cordage and bow drills, as well as techniques for creating digging sticks, cooking utensils and bowls from a variety of natural materials.

Tanning: primitive methods of brain tanning and making rawhide, as well as many useful items that can be made with the hide.

No animals will be harmed or used in this process or demos.

Nomadic Sustainable Lifestyle: The Tiny house movement as well as living free and clear.

 Tracking and Observation: Participants will learn the basics of tracking, including track identification, scat identification, and how to follow a trail, Bow hunting and Building

Program Development / Make money in the out of Doors: Learn to make a living what works.

Learn to pan for Gold as just one example.


DEPOSIT $100.00

DATE  Weeks Available for 2017

Last Week in July

1st Week in Aug

2nd Week in Aug


Its A quick Train ride from NY or NJ on the Amtrak.

We will pick you up in Plattsburgh and return you to the station for … Free !!!!

Yes Bus also.



The In er Circle Meeting for 2017  ( Sat. Event )


This will include dinner and Seminar Training

Cant make the live event – We will be offering a DVD set to In e r Circle members of all Seminar Training.

And Webinar Postings Free to In er Circle Members.

5 Special guest Speakers for this Event. 3 One hour Sessions in the Morning / 1 hour for Lunch / 3 One hour Sessions after lunch.

Followed by Dinner.

Price: Seminar: Free to In er Circle Members.

Dinner Price TBA

Place: Plattsburgh NY

Date: Sept 2017


How to become an In er Circle Member?

  1. Subscribe to Stalking The Good Life Newsletter
  2. Sign Up for the In er Circle Member program $39.00 per Year. When offers are Made.
  3. OR attend the  Training and get Free Life Membership.


Sign up for the News letter and you will get the list…. 🙂


I may extend locations in the future depending on time and interest.

All prices, Class Dates and classes subject to change.

All Rights Reserved    Copyright 2016   John Gibbons




New Dates for Wilderness Camping Training Class Announced by Euell Gibbons Grandson.

For those looking to get their “black belt in camping” so they too can be a wilderness survival expert, training class from Euell Gibbon’s grandson provides all the of necessary training

John Gibbons, grandson of Grape Nuts spokesperson Euell Gibbons, created a one-of-a-kind training program that can take someone from camping zero to camping hero. As many enter into the spring and summer seasons looking to get outdoors and learn new things, this training program releases new dates for training. The Outdoor Guide Training goes beyond normal camp experiences by providing a great balance of survival information as well as information about wild foods and hiking and Basic camp craft. Equipment is provided along with two nights of camping and food.

The course, focusing on the Intro to Camping and Backpacking Seminar, is taught by John Gibbons, whose over thirty years of experience with working outdoors is one additional plus on top of him being a licensed NYS guide. The hands-on training is unlike anything that can be learned from a book, and with all materials provided, this outdoor guide training provides a unique value to participants. After growing up under Euell Gibbons, author, naturalist, and spokesperson for Grape Nuts cereal, John Gibbons took on the family tradition of loving the outdoors and appreciating the natural.

It is not a secret that in order to become an expert at the outdoors, hiking, or camping, one must first learn the best camping tactics. With the help of the Intro to camping and Backpacking Seminar led by John Gibbons, participants will feel confident in the basics of camping so that they can embark in an adventure outdoors. Through the right combination of knowledge and skills, Gibbons is confident that the training program can assist many in having a better understanding of wilderness survival just in time for the summer season. For more information about this revolutionary training contact John or check the web site.

This Event is sponsored by EZWorm. The bio friendly artificial worm kit that you make at home.



Location to be announced. today.


Gibbons Guide Service, 35A Smithfeild Bvd, Rm 295, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

(518) 564-0525