Bushcraft Experience

FIRE, SHELTER, FOOD AND CRAFT, SOME KEY ELEMENTS OF BUSHCRAFT ARE COVERED DURING THIS DAY COURSE

Our Bushcraft Experience course takes you deep into the woodland where you will spend the day learning some of the key elements of bushcraft. During the day our instructors will teach you a variety of bushcraft skills from building a natural shelter, through to preparing and cooking a wild game lunch. This is a hands on course, giving you the opportunity to delve into the world of bushcraft.

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Locations

This course is run from our Wiltshire and Gloucestershire sites. Full details of how to get to the site will be provided once you have booked.

Catering

All meals for this course will be provided, allowing each student the opportunity to do some bushcraft cooking over an open fire. We have a kettle always on the go so you can help yourself to tea, coffee, squash and biscuits. We also have fresh drinking water and a fruit bowl available.

Minimum Age

We would advise that this course is suitable for 16 years old and upwards, under 18’s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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Our Bushcraft Experience takes you deep into the woodland where you’ll spend the day learning some of the key elements of bushcraft. During the course our instructors will teach you a variety of bushcraft skills, from building a natural shelter, through to preparing and cooking a wild game lunch. This is a hands on course, giving you the opportunity to delve into the world of bushcraft.

Over the course of the day you will learn:

  • How to safely use knives and saws, including various cutting techniques
  • The fundamentals of shelter building including location selection and potential hazards
  • How to construct a weatherproof shelter (leaf litter)
  • How to identify useful trees and plants for food and medicine
  • Methods of preparing game ready for cooking
  • Bushcraft cooking techniques
  • How to light a fire without matches (methods include flint & steel and fire steel)
  • The fundamentals of carving with green wood
  • How to carve a spoon

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 day.
Shelters
You’ll head straight to our shelter building area where our expert instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of shelter building, taking you through location selection, hazard awareness and types of shelter (natural shelters). You’ll then be tasked to build you own leaf litter debris shelter.
Game preparation
It’s then time to prepare lunch, you’ll be handed a pigeon and guided through how to prepare it using only your hands. Believe it or not its one of the quickest / cleanest ways to remove the meat from the bird.
Bushcraft cooking
The time has come to cook up the pigeon and incorporate the rest of the ingredients into a hearty woodland lunch. Our instructors will guide you through campfire cooking techniques and will be on hand to assist you.
Fire lighting
After lunch we’ll move onto the fundamentals of lighting a fire using natural resources. Our instructors will demonstrate various methods of lighting a fire with sparks (flint and steel and firesteel). You’ll then get a chance to ignite a number of different tinders (natural and man-made) using the flint and steel and firesteel.
Spoon carving
A gentle way to finish off the course back at basecamp. You’ll be taken through how to carve a spoon from green wood. You’ll get a chance to select from a number of native British woods such as Ash, Birch or Hazel. There will be a number of specialist tools which you can used including, axes, crook knives and whittling blades.
Course finishes
All good things must come to an end, time to pack up and head home.