Bushcraft & Survival Weekend Experience
May 14 @ 6:00 pm - May 16 @ 10:00 am£50 – £199
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Throughout the weekend you will practice various Bushcraft and survival techniques, under the guidance of our experienced instructors. Our weekend is not a test of endurance and meals are provided on this course as part of the wilderness cookery experience.
Our weekend begins on Friday evening. After a welcome brief, we will head into the woodland and locate Bushcraft basecamp, keeping a good lookout for our resident deer who frequently wander on by. For the first night, you will sleep under a Bushcraft tarp, a wonderful experience, and a great opportunity to tune in to your surroundings. Tonight’s meal will be ‘forest fish and chips’. Rainbow trout prepared and cooked using a traditional Canadian method. The rest of the evening will be spent around the campfire, discussing the various uses for each piece of equipment we are carrying.
” The more knowledge you carry, the less equipment you’ll need”
Saturday morning begins with an introduction to campfire baking. This morning we will bake delicious bread, served with a variety of jams and spreads. We also include an introduction to water purification and safety. After breakfast, it’s time for primitive shelter building. You will make your own shelter using only natural materials found in the woodland. In this scenario, we will include knife and Axe skills too. We encourage everyone to sleep out in their newly built shelters, living the way we humans once did is a truly unforgettable experience.
” Mother nature provides everything we need to survive and thrive, we just need to know where to look”
Time for lunch. On the menu is rabbit casserole *(Vegetarian options are available, please advise at the time of booking). Each participant will be shown how to prepare their lunch. After lunch, we will head off further into the woodland for a sit, spot and tracking session. This gives us the opportunity to identify the different calls, sounds, and behaviours of various animals. The rest of the afternoon will be spent learning and practicing various primitive fire lighting methods, including the fire bow methods. Tonight’s meal will be a feathered game sourced from the Yorkshire Dales and served with local seasonal vegetables. Our evening will be spent relaxing around the campfire including a Q & A with your instructors.
Sunday morning begins with a final go at fire-making. Only this morning, it will be for real. Once you have harnessed the ember and made fire a hearty breakfast of farmhouse porridge will be served with a variety of toppings. It’s then time to pack up and head back to our RV point.
You may arrive as strangers, but you will leave as friends. Our experience is open to 18 years plus. You will not be expected to do anything you don’t want to. Vegetarian options can be catered for.