This is a 2-day, IOL-approved course designed very much for outdoor professionals/centre staff wanting to deliver short sessions of quality bushcraft. As a result it is often run as a bespoke course for 3 or more of your instructors. Course dates for individuals are available as listed and are sometimes being run at different locations around the country.
Site requirements to run a course at your venue are:
– a selection of fire places or bases
– enough trees or equivalent to use for tarp shelters
– toilets and water
– a covered area out of the wind.
The subjects covered are:
Using Edged Tools – Understanding suitable carving techniques with a fixed blade as well as folding and Bow saws.
Fire Lighting – How to effectively use a variety of ignition sources such as Traditional Flint and Steel, Wire Wool, Solar Spark and Firesteel.
Shelter – Create a safe, weatherproof shelter and an effective bed using natural materials.
Tarps and Knots – A range of techniques for establishing covered areas/shelters using modern materials.
Campfire Cooking – A selection of techniques for cooking a variety of foods on/in/above the campfire.
Water Purification – Understand how to collect, filter and remove bacteria from water sources.
Training will be delivered on a maximum of 1-6 ratio.
Over the years we have trained many teams in the UK and occasionally overseas. For centres and organisations wanting several staff members trained, please contact us to create your own course.
3rd – 4th November 2023 (Humphrey Head)
Non IOL Member – £220
IOL Member – £200
(optional £10 extra for camping)