Bushcraft Foundation (4 day)
Build a Solid Foundation of Bushcraft Skills Over Four Days
On this course you will cover fundamental bushcraft skills in depth with a good amount of guided practice. This is extremely valuable in assimilating the skills. While camping over the four day period you also get the chance to really settle into the beautiful woodland environment. Additional components to this course are navigation and bushcraft cooking.
The course is highly recommended for both beginners and as a valuable step forward for those who have attended shorter courses.
Here are some of the key skills you will be learning:
how to use a knife, axe and saw safely and have made a few craft items to take home
how to tie some basic knots required to string up a hammock
how to build a leaf shelter
understanding how to find water and make it safe
understanding the basic principles of responsible firelighting and fuel collection
to have succeeded in lighting a fire with sparks and/or bow drill
some bushcraft cooking techniques
how to recognise some of the plants that can provide food and other valuable materials
basic navigation with a map and compass
to track animals and notice, identify and interpret animal signs
Price: £280 per person
Location: Nutley in Sussex or private courses elsewhere
Duration: 4 full days - starts 19.00 on day 1 ends 16:00 on day 5.
Group size: usually 3-8 people
Facilities: Drinking water, hot drinks, tarp, latrine
What to bring: course-specific kit list