Bushcraft & Survival Skills

2 Days including overnight

Children aged 8+ with Parent/guardian

Min group size 4

Max group size 12

If you are looking for a captivating bushcraft  & survival experience, then look no further this is it. Spending 48 hours in the woods with your friends and family is a great way to experience nature getting 'back to basics' and learning new bushcraft & survival skills.

 

Don't worry if it all sounds a little outside your comfort zone, our instructors will guide you through the skills and activities safely and successfully. 

 

Skills & Activities

Day 1

Shelter - Debris or Tarp

Your day will start by constructing your own shelters, either building a debris shelter from the resources available within the woodland or setting up a tarp shelter. You will be shown both methods of shelter construction and depending on the weather and your personal choice, you will need to decide which sort of shelter you are spending the night in, a debris or tarp.

 

Once you've built your shelter it will serve as your base camp for all your bushcraft activities.

 

Knife & Saw

Using a bushcraft knife and saw safely are very important bushcraft skills to master. You'll be shown how to make your own tent pegs, mallet, feather sticks and a pot hanger.

Techniques will include knife and saw safety, passing a blade to others, battoning, stopper cuts and various hand holds for safe cutting.

 

Lunch

Please bring your own food, snacks and drinks for the day.

Fresh water, tea & coffee will be available throughout the day.

 

Water - How to find it and make it safe to drink

Without safe drinkable water in the wilderness, you are in big trouble, we will show you how to find it and how to make it safe to drink.

 

Once you have your water supply  our Instructors will demonstrate how to make a bushcraft filter system using what's around us in the woods. You must make a filter system to reduce the sediment and get ready to boil it which makes it safe to drink.

 

Fire Lighting

Our instructors will show you numerous fire lighting skills. Using Ferro rods to ignite a selection of man made and different natural materials to create fire. Learn how to make a tinder bundle and blow it into flames.

 

We will show you how to collect your kindling and prepare a small fire lay. Now it's up to you and put into practice what you've learnt to get your fires going.

 

Once your fire is established you must use your pot hanger to boil your filtered water and make it safe to drink.

 

Wild Game Preparation

For your evening meal our instructors will show you how to make bannock bread, prepare and cook fish and a wild game meat such as *pigeon/partridge/rabbit. After dinner the time is yours to relax and enjoy the woods. 

 *seasonal availability only one species will be used.

Day 2

Advanced Fire lighting - Bow Drill

After breakfast our instructors will show you various methods of fire starting which will include using Fat wood, how to make char cloth, how to use it with traditional flint and steels. 

 

Channel your inner Neanderthal cave dweller like our distant  ancestors by rubbing sticks together to create fire. Friction fire is the act of rubbing two sticks together to generate enough heat to ignite a tinder material. We will show you how to do it and then it's up to you.

 

Tree & plant identification forage walk

Before lunch we will take you for a short walk to discuss tree and plant identification. We'll collect any wild edibles available and collect ingredients for you to make your own 'bush teas'. 

 

Lunch

Please bring your own food, snacks and drinks for the day.

Fresh water, tea & coffee will be available throughout the day.

 

Natural Navigation

In a survival situation if you don't have a compass you will have to improvise to estimate the cardinals and direction. Instructors will show you how to find direction using a shadow stick, a needle and a wrist watch.

 

Rescue Signals

Before you embark on any expedition you must consider how will you get help should an emergency arise. If you don't have any flares or communication equipment with you, our instructors will show you how to use the natural environment and the kit you carry with you to effect a rescue. 

 

For your final 'Bushcraft & Survival  Skills' activity, we will show you how to make a tripod smoke signal fire. Drawing upon all the skills you've learnt, fire lighting, knife and saw techniques, you will need to find suitable materials to make a signal fire. 

 

Hopefully it works and you'll soon be on your way home. Good Luck.

 


Book & Pay

£160 per person

All children under 16 must be accompanied with *parent/guardian.

*Parent/guardian with a child no charge.

 

Discount available for family/siblings booking.

Discount available for an **entire group booking.

 

**Entire group booking, skills taught and activities can be altered to suit the group.

 

Bushcraft & Survival Skills 2 Days

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