A day in the woods learning practical bushcraft skills you can use on your adventures; setting up a shelter for a wild camp, lighting a campfire for some fun family time, and preparations for a trip into the wilds of the countryside.
Super location, animated and expert instruction, a very useful course
Tools and campcrafts
You will be introduced to and learn how to safely use knives and saws; harvesting branches from the woods and whittling them into useful items, feathering sticks to make your campfire and kebab sticks to cook your lunch!
A campfire provides warmth, light, the means to cook food and purify water, keeps creepy crawlies at away and builds group moral. Unfortunately many people struggle to get a fire going, usually because they haven’t been shown how or had the opportunity to practice. You will learn how to build campfires using practical and reliable ignition methods, what natural resources are best for burning and how to keep things safe and minimise your impact on the environment (leave no trace).
Excellent course, takes you back to ‘basics’ and gives you the confidence to be more adventurous
You will also learn how to erect a light weight tarpaulin (tarp) so you can shelter from the elements. You’ll learn simple knots that are easy to remember and then be able too use those same knots to put up and try a hammock.
Safe drinking water
Sometimes it’s easy to take water for granted. It’s just a matter of turning the tap on and there we have it, clean, safe drinking water. When camping or on a hike, you’ll probably have water in containers, but what happens when it runs out and there are no taps near by?
Health and safety
As with most outdoor activities there are some health and safety issues to be considered. Topics covered will include safety around the campfire, toilet and washing arrangements, adverse weather, camp location and first aid provision.
You will be guided around the woodland, learning how to identify trees, gain knowledge of how they can be used. Depending on the season, we will also forage for a few edibles to add a little variety to our meal and or make a herbal brew!
Had the most fantastic time and have learnt so many new skills, built my confidence – Thank you