- 7:00pm Safety Brief
- 7:30pm Safe Cutting Techniques for knives, folding saws and bow saws. Make Camp.
- 8:00pm Make wooden pegs and put up tarp shelters.
- 8:30pm Game Preparation (pigeon or pheasant), cook evening meal and eat.
- 7:30am Breakfast
- 8:30am Cutting Techniques (making pot hangers, mallets and more advanced woodwork)
- 9:00am Shelter Building (the shelters you make in this session will be the shelters you’ll sleep in on the Saturday night)
- 12:00pm Trout preparation – lunch
- 2:00pm Rabbit or Squirrel Preparation (this is your evening meal which will be simmering for a few hours to make it the most tender meat you’ll taste. Delicious!)
- 3:00pm Fire Lighting. This session is a favourite and includes natural and manmade tinder, fire lays, fire lighting techniques and friction fire lighting.
- 5:00pm Traps and Snares. Covering legalities and different sorts of traps and snares.
- 6:00pm Water preparation. A very important topic if you’re travelling and venturing out into out of the way places.
- 7:00pm Natural Cordage. Making string from plant fibres.
- 7:30pm Evening meal and a chance to chill out after a very busy day.
- 7:30am Breakfast
- 8:30am Pack kit and break camp
- 9:00am Knife Law and Knife Sharpening
- 10:00am Foraging. Learning to identify edible, medicinal and poisonous plants, tree ID and tree uses.
- 11:30am Natural Navigation. Learning to read the natural signs to find your way home.
- 12:00pm All good things must come to an end and the course departs.
The skills and techniques you need to live in the wilderness are expertly demonstrated and explained so that you can master them before leaving the course. You need have no knowledge of survival skills to attend this course. This is learning through experience at its best. Most people come on this course as individuals or pairs. If you have a large group, please contact us for your own weekend.
The itinerary may change depending on weather, but all subjects will be covered.