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

* A shelter is provided.

* Food for the weekend which includes a meal on the Friday, lunches and normally a meal on Saturday of wild foods.

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



Wildfire Course



Set in a woodland on a private estate you will spend the weekend in the care of our experienced instructors who will guide you through the art of wilderness fire lighting techniques, both ancient and modern, these will include:


Tinder collection and preparation

Fire lays and suitable fuel woods

Fire safety

Friction fire lighting

Chemical fire lighting

Flint and steel

Survival fire lighting


Course Level     Child Friendly  Length (Days)  Food Provided

Novice                No                  2 Days              Yes



Shelter is provided. You are free to bring your own tarp , hammock or set up if you have one. Please let us know before hand.