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Bushcraft Basic Skills Day

Duration: One day 09:00 - 17:00; the one day and night course starts at 09.00 and ends at 09.00 the following morning after breakfast. (For the early birds there is also the opportunity for a nature walk on the morning before you leave. )

Course content: firelighting, water preparation, shelter, plant use

This is a great introduction to bushcraft where you will fill the day learning the fundamental bushcraft skills of firelighting (including fire by friction and sparks), water collection and purification, tree uses and shelter building. The emphasis is on guidance and you are always encouraged to have a go and think things through for yourselves.

Client quotes:
"Very informative and taught in a fun way. Excellent way to start bushcraft" - M. Swain
"The setting was beautiful, the course interesting, Leon knowledgeable, and the day exciting" - J. Leary
"It was fun but in a serious way …it covered all the basics of bushcraft and let us do it" - W. Mitchell
"Very efficient style, without being military. So many essential skills balanced into such a short time - I want more!" B. Nicholson

Learning outcomes: At the end of the course you should:

  • know how to build a leaf shelter
  • learn to identify some common trees and how they are used as bushcraft resources
  • understand how to find water and make it safe
  • understand the basic principles of responsible firelighting and fire wood selection
  • knife safety and use
  • have succeeded in lighting a fire with sparks and/or bow drill

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