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Bushcraft Day Course - Scotland



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.Course content: firelighting, water preparation, shelter, wild food

This is a great introduction to bushcraft on the West Coast of Scotland. This course looks at the issues of fire - water - shelter and food in the local context. You will learn the fundamental bushcraft skills of firelighting (including fire by friction and sparks), water assessment and purification, tree and plant uses and shelter. The emphasis is on guidance and you are always encouraged to have a go and think things through for yourselves.

Client quotes:
"Very informative and taught in a fun way. Excellent way to start bushcraft" - M. Swain
"The setting was beautiful, the course interesting, Leon knowledgeable, and the day exciting" - J. Leary
"It was fun but in a serious way …it covered all the basics of bushcraft and let us do it" - W. Mitchell
"Very efficient style, without being military. So many essential skills balanced into such a short time - I want more!" B. Nicholson

Learning outcomes: At the end of the course you should:

  • know how to improvise a shelter in adverse conditions, underpinned by general shelter principles such as clothing system, bivvy bags, and your behaviour
  • learn to identify some common trees, plants and how they are used as bushcraft resources
  • learn about wild food
  • understand how to find and assess suitable water sources and means of purification
  • understand the basic principles of responsible firelighting and fire wood selection
  • have succeeded in lighting a fire with sparks and/or bow drill

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