Winter Bushcraft Weekend
Learn Bushcraft Skills Specific to Winter
Winter is not the season when most people think of heading to the woods to learn or improve bushcraft skills. However, in many ways it can be the most rewarding time.
Because it is a challenging time in terms of the weather, shelter, fire lighting and food availability, our bushcraft skills are really put to the test.
On this weekend course we draw on our Arctic experience, as well as experience of UK winters, to focus on issues specific to this time of year
While this course is open to adventurous beginners, it is also an excellent course for those with some bushcraft experience who want to expand and test their skills.
Here are some of the key skills you will be learning:
Cold injuries - managing the risks
Winter clothing and sleeping systems
Winter shelters and long log fires
Tree identification using buds, tree shapes and colours
Fire lighting in the wet, cold and snowy conditions, using sparks and friction
Plant and fungal foods in winter
Price: £160 per person
Location: Nutley in Sussex or 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