Family Bushcraft Weekend
Spend a Weekend Learning Bushcraft Skills with your Family
This is a fun and varied family weekend spent learning about bushcraft and the woodland ecosystem. You can have a go at firelighting (including fire by friction and sparking); collect and purify water; build a leaf shelter and string up a hammock; learn about useful plants and do some wildlife tracking! We also cover an introduction to safe use of knife and saw.
We encourage you to spend the Friday and Saturday night camping in the woods and getting to know your fellow bushcrafters round the camp fire. It will certainly be a family experience that you will always remember!
The course is designed around parents/guardians accompanying their children.
The course takes place in a beautiful and diverse ancient woodland adjoining the Ashdown Forest in Sussex, or for private courses at a venue of your choice.
Here are some of the key skills you will be learning:
how to tie some basic knots required to string up a hammock
how to build a leaf shelter
how to find water and make it safe
about the basic principles of responsible fire lighting and fuel collection
to light a fire with sparks and/or bow drill
how to recognise some of the plants that can provide food and other valuable materials
knife and saw use
about common animal tracks and increased your awareness and understanding of sign
Price: £110 per person
Location: Nutley in Sussex or private courses elsewhere
Duration: 2 days - starts 19.00 Friday; ends 16:00 Sunday.
Group size: usually 5-15 people
Facilities: Drinking water, hot drinks, tarp, latrine
What to bring: course-specific kit list