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Bushcraft Weekend

Dates in the Highlands, Scotland
Dates in Sussex, England



Duration: 2 full days: starts 19.00 on Friday night and ends 16:00 Sunday afternoon.
Main lessons will be from 09:00 - 17:00 on Saturday and 09:00-16:00 on Sunday

Camping: Recommended

Course content: use of cutting tools, firelighting, water collection/preparation, shelter, plant uses

This is an excellent beginner's bushcraft weekend and a valuable consolidation for those with a little bushcraft experience. You will learn the safe use of sheath knife and saw and can use these tools to help in maintaining a bow drill set. We will also cover firelighting with bow drill and sparks, water preparation, shelter building and plant uses.

Client quotes:

"Loved every second - makes you understand how lucky we are (how easy life is)" - A. Kershaw
"Best weekend spent for don't know how long - wet Sunday didn't dampen spirits" - G. Williams
"Found the ecological approach really enjoyable and rewarding. Loved being able to identify trees by the second day" - M Packman

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course you should:

  • know how to use a knife and saw safely
  • be able to tie some basic knots required to string up a tarp
  • know how to build a leaf shelter
  • understand how to find water and make it safe
  • understand the basic principles of responsible firelighting and fuel collection
  • have succeeded in lighting a fire with sparks and/or bow drill
  • know how to recognise some of the plants that can provide food and other valuable materials


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