Natural navigation and emergency signalling course
Discover the rare art of finding your way using natural navigation, during this course you’ll learn how nature can help guide you through the land and sea and navigate successfully without a modern compass or GPS. You will learn how the sun, trees and plants can help point you in the right direction alongside, the stars and moon. You will also learn during this day course how to attract attention to yourself in an emergency buy various means of signalling.
An overview of what you will learn during this day course:
- Safe use knives, axes and saws a, including various cutting techniques
- How to use trees and plants to aid in navigation
- How to use the sun to guide you in the right direction
- How to make and use shadow sticks
- Navigate using a watch
- How the moon and stars can help guide your through the land.
- How to attract attention using various means.
Your Day 9:30 – 16:30
|Arrive at Hands on Bushcraft|
You’ll be welcomed by one of our instructors and guided into the woodland to our basecamp where you will be given a safety briefing before being handed the tools you will be using during the navigation course.
Discover how the trees and plants around us can help point you in the right directions and navigate you on the right path.
Sun, Moon and Stars
Looking up at the sky can help with determining where you are and which way you are facing, here you will look at the Sun and discover how it can be used as a navigation aid, alongside, the stars and moon.
Orienteering, Bearing and Pacing
Learn how to take bearings without the aid of a compass and pace accurately a 100 meter distance. At this point we will set you on a orienteering challenge.
Attract attention to yourself and be found is a vital skill to learn and during this course you will be making various means to attract attention. Build a signal fire, discover how using what you have in you bag and pockets can aid in attracting attention and result in being rescued.
All good thing must come to an end, time to pack and head of back to home. Come back soon though.