Bare Hands Bushcraft Weekend
Learn Primitive Bushcraft Skills Without Modern Materials
How would you manage in a survival situation with next to nothing? No firesteel, compass, sleeping bag, shelter, metal knife, survival kit, paracord, pots and pans? This course will show you the primitive skills and knowledge to survive with nothing but the clothes you are standing up in.
"Bare Hands Bushcraft " (the phrase coined by Wildwood Bushcraft to describe this ancient art) is as much about sourcing objects to meet your purpose as crafting them. Although ideal for the advanced bushcrafter, don't worry about joining if you are new to bushcraft. We will take you through it step by step.
As it is a teaching course, you may bring food, tent etc and we will be using some modern materials, however we will be teaching the techniques needed for survival with next to nothing.
Here are some of the key skills you will be learning:
make a simple blade from flint
cut and carve wood without a metal knife or saw
make cord and withies from natural materials
make fire with two rocks (flint and iron pyrites) and natural tinder (no modern/artificial materials)
make a shelter with your bare hands that will sustain you through a winter's night without a sleeping bag
find the best available water and make it safe
forage for plant foods in the forest and cook them without a pot
dig latrines and maintain hygiene in survival situations
navigate without a compass
Price: £180 per person
Location: Nutley in Sussex or the Highlands of Scotland
Duration: 2 days - starts 19.00 Friday; ends 16:00 Sunday.
Group size: usually 3-8 people
Facilities: Drinking water, hot drinks, tarp, latrine
What to bring: course-specific kit list