Bushcrafts survival skills day
shelter, fire, food and water
is aimed at beginners wanting an introduction to bushcraft skills and
also those with
knowledge wanting to improve their bushcraft
skills. During the bushcraft
day you’ll learn the key skills
to survive: how to build a shelter from natural materials, how
a fire several different ways in difficult conditions, how to manage a
on it, wild food foraging and wild medicines and how to ensure you have
a supply of safe
is essential in cold and wet conditions. You’ll learn how to build an
emergency, one-person, temporary shelter
using the natural materials
you find around you.
is a key survival skill: it warms us, it dries us, it makes water safe
to drink, it cooks our food, it lifts morale.
Wild food and medicines: you'll
explore the plants around to find the ones that you can eat and the
ones that will help treat life threatening conditions in an emergency
- You’ll learn several different ways of fire lighting
- You’ll find out about a wide range of tinders
and learn how to build
the flame up into a fire you can cook over
- You’ll learn how to manage the fire from start
to finish to minimise impact on the surroundings
you’ll find out how to cook on a camp fire, including making supports
and hangers to hold cooking pots over the fire.
ground water is rarely safe to drink in Britain; we’ll look at some
ways of collecting and preparing water to make it safe to drink.
or email to book a day
and time that suits you.
You can also do this as a half day session and choose the activities
you'd like to be included. Please get in touch to discuss content.
Duration: 7 hours (or 3.5 hours for half day option)
Cost: £75 each
for first two
people plus £25 per additional group member. Individual one-to-one
booking available at £150. (Half day option - shelter and fire - is £85
for two people and
£15 per additional person).
Ring or email to book
day and time that suits you; tel. 01388 529154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
then fill in and return the booking form (by
email or post) and click on
below to pay online.
Download booking form
information: Minimum group size two; maximum 12.
Participants should be 16 or over. Bring a packed lunch.
leader is qualified through the Institute for
to teach bushcrafts to groups and has been involved in bushcrafts and
woodland skills for over thirty years. He is DBS cleared.
North Pennines - Harehope or Hamsterley Forest, Weardale or Kielder
ideal present; buy a half or full day activity gift voucher
for use on any of our activities emailed direct to you.