Held in our beautiful private woodland (read more about venue) near Bayford Herts,this course over 2 days and 2 nights, will give you the essential skills, knowledge and confidence required to live in comfort outdoors. You will learn how to thrive, not just survive, existing in harmony with your surroundings.

You will master that most fundamental skill for self-reliance, making fire, in any conditions. From this point you then have warmth, light, the ability to cook, and to purify water. You will learn how to find water, make it safe and ensure that all of your activities leave no lasting trace on the environment.
You will have the opportunity to try out modern tarp and hammock sleep systems or you can choose to stay in your own tent. If you do not have a tent or tarp of your own let us know in advance and we can arrange to lend you one for the course. You will be shown how to create your own natural shelter and should you choose, can experience sleeping as our ancestors did, with the added luxury of a sleeping bag of course!

As we move through the woodland you will be taught how to identify the plant and tree species we encounter and how to harness their natural gifts, be that food, medicine or materials such as cordage, tinders and more.
 
Conducted from an expedition-style teaching environment in a beautiful mixed broadleaf and coniferous woodland, the camp fire is under cover and acts as a communal area with a hot kettle constantly on the fire, and coffee, tea and squash available  all day.
 
You will be given expert instruction and demonstrations and there will be plenty of time dedicated for you to apply and develop your skills throughout the course under the friendly guidance of our instructors.

Course content includes: 
  • Selecting a Bushcraft knife
  • Safe knife use
  • Knife maintenance
  • Siting your fire
  • Tinder choice and preparation
  • Kindling and main fuel selection
  • 3 techniques for fire lighting including fire from spark.
  • Fire from one match, every time.
  • Fire lays
  • Fire management
  • Leaving no trace
  • Finding water & water purification
  • Natural and man-made shelters
  • Camp craft
  • Cooking on an open fire
  • Plant and Tree Identification
  • Wild Food
All specialist equipment can be provided, including knives, tarps and hammocks, so all you need is your enthusiasm and suitable outdoor clothing. 
Sleeping bags and freshly laundered liners can also be hired for a small fee if required. Please email or mention when booking.

Next Dates Available:   



Fri 15th-Sun 17th Sept 2017      Fri 20th-Sun 22nd Oct 2017      

Fri 23rd- Sun 25th Feb 2018   Fri 23rd- Sun 25th Mar 2018      Fri 4th-Sun 6th May 2018 Fri 15th - Sun 17th June 2018  Fri 14th-Sun 16th September 2018

 

Cost £200


Booking couldnt be simpler or safer, simply click the approrpiate Buy It Now button and pay from a Paypal Account or with a credit or debit card. Please enter your name and course date in the references field and you will recieve an e-mail confirming your booking and containing site directions and joining instructions. Please view our terms and conditions before booking by clicking here.

 


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2 Adult Places - £400 Click here >>>

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