Make a Pack Frame - TRIBE Workshop

Make a Pack Frame - TRIBE Workshop


Join us at our beautiful woodland centre for a day, learning how to make a pack frame. You will turn 3 sticks, some paracord, and a plastic sheet into a comfortable and versatile rucksack. When you make a pack frame you will get to appreciate how heavy modern rucksacks are in comparison. No more heavy, bulky kit, whether your backpack breaks in the middle of an expedition or you just choose to go lightweight, knowing how to make a pack frame is not just fun to do, but can sometimes save an outdoor experience.

Whether you are completely new to bushcraft or have been practicing for a while, we’d love to welcome you. TRIBE is the perfect place to learn bushcraft and wilderness living skills

The TRIBE Bushcraft Centre is located in the heart of Holmesfield Park Wood. There is a cosy main camp area with a campfire area, seating, refreshments, compost toilets and registered first aiders.

Overview of the event
On the day there will be easy signs to follow, guiding you into the TRIBE Main Camp area. There you will meet your TRIBE instructor who will be there to guide you through the course.

Overview of the bushcraft ‘Make a Pack Frame’ course topics covered on the day:
Demonstration of how to set up and use a pack frame
Learning how to safely use the bushcraft knife (including advanced techniques)
Making a ‘try stick’
Choosing the right materials, including improvised options
Sizing the pack frame to fit your dimensions
Processing the wood into the component parts
Learning how to tie the knots used in the pack frame
Packing your completed pack frame
Adaptations and comfort

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Course tuition by experienced and patient instructors.
Light refreshments - tea, coffee, squash, biscuits, etc.
All tools and materials.


Pete Sutherland at Discover Tribe Ltd


Holmesfield Park Wood, Park Avenue
S18 7XA

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Father's Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday


5 hours (10:00am to 3:00pm)

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