This weekend bushcraft course in Dorset and Hampshire covers all the basics of bushcraft and survival skills. Set in stunning woodland in Dorset or Hampshire, this weekend bushcraft course will open your eyes to what is possible in a woodland wilderness setting. This course is great for those who are unsure or just starting out their bushcraft and survival skills training. This course is by no means a military exercise or a picnic in the park. We will teach you all the basic skills you will need to survive and thrive in a woodland setting. This course is suitable for adults and children and is a great way to spend a weekend with friends. The subjects covered on the weekend bushcraft course include: Fire lighting Shelter building Traps and tracking Preparing food (Fin, Feather and Fur) Campfire cooking Natural navigation Safe tool use Water sourcing Natural Cord Carving Shelter Knife Skills Foraging Tool care and knife law We believe that this is best learned in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and we will give you lots of hands-on experience, so be prepared to get stuck in! Our instructors will be on site at all times so you will be able to ask as many questions as you want and have the opportunity for someone on one training if you so wish. We run this weekend bushcraft course for you and we want you to get the most out of it. The content is very flexible, so if you want to delve deeper into one subject just let us know and we will organize it for you. We do not do bushcraft by numbers and we don’t just parrot information from books. We test and practice everything we teach so we know it works!
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7:00pm Safety Brief 7:30pm Safe Cutting Techniques for knives, folding saws and bow saws. Make Camp. 8:00pm Make wooden pegs and put up tarp shelters. 8:30pm Game Preparation (pigeon or pheasant), cook evening meal and eat.
7:30am Breakfast 8:30am Cutting Techniques (making pot hangers, mallets and more advanced woodwork) 9:00am Shelter Building (the shelters you make in this session will be the shelters you'll sleep in on the Saturday night) 12:00pm Trout preparation - lunch 2:00pm Rabbit or Squirrel Preparation (this is your evening meal which will be simmering for a few hours to make it the most tender meat you'll taste. Delicious!) 3:00pm Fire Lighting. This session is a favourite and includes natural and manmade tinder, fire lays, fire lighting techniques and friction fire lighting. 5:00pm Traps and Snares. Covering legalities and different sorts of traps and snares. 6:00pm Water preparation. A very important topic if you're travelling and venturing out into out of the way places. 7:00pm Natural Cordage. Making string from plant fibres. 7:30pm Evening meal and a chance to chill out after a very busy day.
7:30am Breakfast 8:30am Pack kit and break camp 9:00am Knife Law and Knife Sharpening 10:00am Foraging. Learning to identify edible, medicinal and poisonous plants, tree ID and tree uses. 11:30am Natural Navigation. Learning to read the natural signs to find your way home. 12:00pm All good things must come to an end and the course departs.
Relax and unwind whilst exploring the great outdoors
Make wooden pegs and put up tarp shelters.
Strict - Cancel up to 31 days before your adventure to recieve a 75% refund
Cancelling less than 30 days before results in no refund.
Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.