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Start Time:  9PM (the evening before day 1
Finish Time:  4PM (on day 2
Full cost:  100
Deposit:  40
Dates:  See Calendar (Opens new window)

Wilderness Living One Basic Skills Weekend

This course deals with the various skills needed in order to ensure your survival. We will be focusing on the four basic needs (Shelter, Fire, Water and Food) and the means to provide these. During this course, you will have to option to stay in the various pre-historic structures provided on-site. We will start by discussing natural shelter and all associated knowledge before building one. Then we will move on to talk about knives and other sharp tools before we move on to fire-building and fire-by-friction techniques. Several other skills are covered on day one.
On day two, we will learn to identify common edible plants, make traps, learn about tracking and the use of throwing sticks. Purifying water will also be covered alongside other skills.
This course is very hands-on, and there is only a limited amount of time available to practice the skills we will teach you. We will serve you lunch in the form of bread, butter, ham, cheese, jams and other spreads. Fresh fruit will also be available. We will make sure there are plenty of hot and cold drinks available for you throughout the day.
In the evening between the two days we will cook a delicious meal on the fire.
The course is taught on our specialized course-site where there is plenty of shelter to work in if the weather is bad. The site is about 10 minutes walk away from the car-park, and there may be some muddy areas on the trail to the camp. This course does not require you to have a lot of equipment available, but below is a list:

Sharp knife (2" to 5" blade preferably non-folding but if it's a folding knife it has to be lockable!) If you do not have a knife, we would suggest you borrow one from us during the course rather then purchase one as we will explain different knife-types and their benefits during the course.
Plate, drinking-mug and spreading-knife
Warm clothing
Appropriate shoes
Rain gear
Notebook and different color pens
Leather gardening gloves
Sleeping bag and mat
Poncho, tarpaulin or tent (There are sleeping spaces available, but bringing your own gives you more options)
Spare space in your pack to take things home with you.


Some snack food (IE: travel-mix, dried fruits, chocolate)

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