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NEW Coastal Survival Weekend - West Coast of Scotland




Learn how to survive on the coast in one of Britain's most diverse, wild and stunning areas! This course takes place in Moidart on the West Coast of Scotland, very close to our permanant base. All we can say is that the area is so rewarding that it makes any journey well worthwhile!

The course is very practical, covering a comprehensive range of coastal survival skills taught by an instructor who lives in this area throughout the year. You will be living on the coast for two days subsisting on basic rations and foraged food, purifying your own water and making your own shelter. The course is ideal for those seeking to take their bushcraft and survival skills to the next level but also for adventurous beginners.

Learning outcomes:

Here are some of the key skills you will be learning:

  • Foraging and preparation of fish and shellfish, including food safety
  • Use of creels
  • Edible seaweeds and coastal plants
  • Tidal cycles and food availability
  • Rock shelters
  • Cooking methods - direct cooking on fire (e.g. hot rock cooking, grilling)
  • Flat bread cooking (bannocks)
  • Knife and saw use and a carving project
  • Fire making using friction and sparks - with reference to wet weather conditions
  • Fire construction and uses
  • Water collection and preparation from terrestrial sources
  • Desalination of seawater using improvised methods

Duration: 2 full days: starts 19.00 on Friday night and ends 16:00 Sunday afternoon.
Main lessons will be from 19.00 to 21.00 on Friday, 07:00 - 19:00 on Saturday and 08:00-16:00 on Sunday

Overnight stay: Required - sleeping in natural shelters only - unless you need additional food for health reasons you are requested not to bring any.


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