Learn Bushcraft Skills in a Weekend
This is an excellent beginner's bushcraft course and a valuable consolidation for those with some bushcraft experience. You will learn the safe use of sheath knife and saw and can use these tools to help in maintaining a bow drill set. You will also learn firelighting with bow drill and sparks, water preparation, shelter building and plant uses.
The course takes place in a beautiful and diverse ancient woodland.
Here are some of the key skills you will be learning:
know how to use a knife and saw safely
be able to tie the basic knots required to string up a tarp
know how to build a leaf shelter
understand how to find water and make it safe
understand the basic principles of responsible firelighting and fuel collection
have succeeded in lighting a fire with sparks and/or bow drill
know how to recognise some of the plants that can provide food and other valuable materials
Price: £160 per person
Location: Nutley in Sussex or private courses elsewhere
Duration: 2 days - starts 19.00 Friday; ends 16:00 Sunday.
Group size: usually 5-10 people
Facilities: drinking water, hot drinks, tarp, latrine
What to bring: course-specific kit list