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Elementary Bushcraft (Advanced)

 

 

Our elementary bushcraft course is designed to cover in great depth, all the essential skills you would require in order to be self sufficient in the wilderness. Full of demonstrations and hands on practical learning, with plenty of opportunity throughout the week for practice and continuous improvement. Skills covered include:

 

Wilderness safety and hygiene

Food preparation

Safe use of edged tools

Fire lighting (including friction fire lighting)

Natural cordage

Natural shelter building

Hunting & fishing techniques

Traps and snares

Water collection and purification

Edible and useful plants

Basic campcraft

 

Course Level     Child Friendly  Length (Days)  Food Provided

Intermediate      No                   4 Days              Yes

 

Accommodation

Provided on first night, subsequent nights are under shelter built by student

 

 

 

 

Kit

You need to bring

* Suitable outdoor clothing (including warm clothes – jumpers, thermals, gloves, warm hat and waterproofs)

* Suitable footwear (boots or walking shoes, trainers do not provide enough support or warmth)

* Kip mat / Thermorest

* Sleeping bag

* Cooking pot that can be hung over a fire

* Personal first aid kit

* Ruc sac

* Knife, fork, spoon set (KFS)

* Mug with handle – metal mugs are more durable and can be used for heating drinks in

* Torch / head torch

* Bowl / plate

* 2 x water bottles ( this is important as one is used for water collection from the lake and the other you use to drink from)

* 2 x candles ( night lights are fine)

* 10 metres of Para cord / nylon cord

* Alcohol / antibacterial hand wash gel

* Toilet roll

* Note book and pencil – pens tend to run out or freeze in cold weather

* Any other personal kit you wish to bring

* A camping chair or stool is highly recommended

We can provide the kit needed if you do not have it and will bring along to the course. You can order from the shop page beforehand.

 

We will provide

* Provided on first night, subsequent nights are under shelter built by student.

* Food for the week will be provided.

Please let us know if you are a vegetarian as the wild foods is meat or fish.

* A fire steel

* A carbon steel sheath knife suitable for your course needs

 

 

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