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. 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 there will be a demonstration on game preparation which could be Mammal, Bird or Fish,then it is time for lunch.
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.