Building upon our Bushcraft & Survival Weekend, new skills are introduced and others are further developed.
We will build natural shelters, which you can sleep in if you wish, make a raised bed with a self-feeding fire, and this will include sourcing the timber we need, covering Axe and Knife work/safety and felling small trees.
Firelighting will be re-visited, with a focus on the bow drill technique and cook fires. Natural navigation will be introduced, along with wildlife track interpretation, bark work, safe axe use, working with withies. tree ID and uses, wild foods and more.
This course is aimed at people who are already proficient at fire lighting with a flame, and are looking to go beyond the basic essentials of fire, water and shelter, and hone friction fireligthing skills and more, so some familiarity with camping and fire lighting will be assumed.
A lot of material is covered but the atmosphere is relaxed and the teaching is conducted to a tried and tested formula of practical demonstration and dedicated hands on time for you to master each skill. There is also downtime in the schedule where our friendly instructors will be on hand to assist with any particular skills you wish to work on further.
By the end of this course you will have the confidence that comes from the knowledge that you can thrive outdoors, even in adverse conditions, and have the skills that enable you to work in harmony with the natural environment.
As with all our courses, our camp is focused around a covered area and communal fire with kettle. We also have a composting toilet on-site for your comfort.