Introduction to Survival and Bushcraft
The introduction to survival and bushcraft course starts with a short safety brief and then you will get straight into action. First up is a session on how to safely and efficiently use the cutting tools supplied by us, this leads into some wood carving work to get you used to using an outdoor knife and folding saw. Shelter building is up after which is hard work but great fun and highly rewarding. As you are constructing your shelter you will be taught about the importance of protecting yourself from the elements. When the shelters are complete it will be time to stop for a lunch break
After lunch we will concentrate on fire lighting skills where you will get the chance to light fire by friction. The importance of water will be linked into this session where you will learn how and where to acquire it and make it safe. Next there will be a guided forage through the woodland where you will learn about edible and medicinal plants and which plants to avoid due to their poisonous nature. Finally we will cover some aspects of navigation without a compass which will bring us to the close of the course.
This course will take place at the Cotehele National Trust site in Cornwall
Start time 9am
Finish time 4.30pm
**Under 17’s to be accompanied by a paying adult.
Introduction to Survival, Bushcraft and Wilderness Skills Course kit list
- Practical outdoor clothing (WATER PROOFS)
- Walking boots or similar (Wellies will do if we’re in for a wet day)
- A coat (Ideally water proof)
- Packed lunch
- A mug or cup to drink from (hot drinks will be supplied)
- A filled water bottle (to drink)
- Anti-bacterial wipes
- A notebook and pencil