Learn Woodland Survival Skills in a Day
This is a great day course where you learn some of the most useful and popular survival skills.
The course includes foraging for seasonal wild plants, knife use, fire by friction (with bow drill) and with sparks, shelter building (such as leaf huts or improvised natural shelters), and game preparation (this could be fish, rabbits or pigeons depending on availability) and cooking on the fire. Game is provided for your lunch.
Here are some of the key skills you will learn:
Survival principles - priorities, planning, equipment, orientation, knowledge and mental attitude
The energy equation (i.e.energy in and energy out)
Game preparation - gutting and skinning rabbits or pigeons or fish (depending on availability)
Cooking on the fire
Psychology of coping with survival challenges
Fire lighting using friction and sparks and fire construction and uses and wet weather considerations
Foraging for wild foods including tree, herb, fruits, roots, nuts and fungi id (other plant uses such as medicines)
Natural shelter building - how to efficiently make a safe, weatherproof shelter with what is around you
Price: £90 per person
Locations: Lindfield in Sussex, or Aberfoyle in the Trossachs, Scottish Highlands
Duration: 1 day 09.00 - 17:00
Group size: usually 5 - 12 people
Facilities: Group tarp, drinking water, basic provisions, fish and foraged food available. NB: unless you need additional food for health reasons, you are requested not to bring any.
What to bring: course-specific kit list