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Survival and Bushcraft Skills Courses for All


£25 Off Survival Course XMAS Gift Packs for a limited time - Click HERE for more details.

Trueways Survival School offers Survival and Bushcraft Skills Courses founded on the tried and tested principles of its most senior team member, John 'Lofty' Wiseman.


John Lofty Wiseman Survival SkillsLofty Wiseman and Trueways Owner Ken Plows

Trueways offers more courses to more people than any company in the UK. We are one of the longest established Survival Schools employing some of the best instructors available.

Trueways provides adult and family based Bushcraft & Survival Courses throughout the United Kingdom. We offer a comprehensive range of Survival & Bushcraft training courses, covering a wide range of skills from basics to very advanced. We also have courses dedicated to teaching young people of today with the award winning Trueways "Young Survivors Course"

In order for you to get the most out of our courses, they are designed and structured by SAS Legend John "Lofty" Wiseman, Lofty served 26 years in the SAS and is publisher of the massive best selling book - The SAS Survival Handbook, along with Lofty our instructors will teach you these skills in a safe, friendly and structured manor enabling you to learn Survival and Bushcraft.  

As one of the UK's few full time Survival Schools our courses operate 7 days a week, year round through all weathers. 

All our courses are also available as a gift pack, our gift packs are ideal to give somebody a course when you don't know an exact date they can attend.

In addition, we operate an online shop for Survival & Bushcraft equipment, shipped from our head office and storage facility in the North.

Trueways Survival Course Range

Trueways Woodland Survival Courses  Trueways Urban Survival Course  Trueways Coastal Survival Course  Trueways Family Survival Courses   

Trueways Advanced Survival Courses  Trueways Arctic Survival Course   Trueways Medical Survival Course  Trueways Map Reading and Navigation Course

Trueways Bushcraft Course Range

Trueways Advanced Fire Lighting and Fire Craft Bushcraft Course         

Trueways Expedition Course Range

      

Trueways Private and Corporate Range

  


All our courses are desinged to be practical hands on in a fun and enjoyable environment.
You will not be asked to do anything you're not happy with and we do not kill any living animals.

          


Our instructors rank as the best in the world and will ensure you have a great time, learning survival or bushcraft skills in a safe and professional environment.

We look forward to seeing you on a Trueways Survival Skills course for more information please feel free to call us on 0800 043 0832

Buy a Trueways Course as a Gift.
All Gift Pack Come With Survival Course Voucher, Viper Survival Tin, MoraKniv Survival Knife


      

       


Trueways also has a very comprehensive online Survival Shop, offering a range of products from MoraKniv, MSR, Expedition Foods, Condor Machetes and many many more.

Survival psychology, Survival equipment, Shelter siting and construction, Signalling and rescue and much much more

Offering the widest range of Survival Courses in the UK, including Woodland, Medical, Urban, Navigation and Coastal.

Survival Courses For Beginners, Kids and those looking for something more advanced.

Call Trueways Survival - The UK's Number One Survival Training School on 0800 043 0832

Trueways Survival - Survival Bushcraft and Expedition Courses For All

Special Offers
  • Gift Pack - 2 Day Advanced Fire Lighting and Fire Craft Course

    Brand: Trueways Model:2D-Adv-Fire-gift Availability: Out Stock
    Price: £184.00 £209.00
    Based on 0 reviews.

    Trueways 2 Day Advanced Fire Lighting Course - Gift Pack

    The Trueways Survival Course Gift pack makes an ideal gift option for budding survivalist, recipients will receive a Mora Orange Survival Knife, A Trueways Course Voucher and a multi-function Survival Kit which includes lots of useful items to help the recipient on their course.

    Trueways courses are designed for people wishing to get a real taste of the survival experience in a relatively short period of time including spending the night(s) in a shelter you have built with a fire you have made for outdoor cooking and warmth. This is all done using the natural resources found around you.

    The Trueways 2 Day Fire-craft Bushcraft Course will provide you with an introduction to and good grounding in all the principles and skills necessary to light camp fires in the wilderness.  Including all the principles that could help maintain life-saving fires the world over
    This course is designed to give you the time to practise essential fire-lighting skills in a safe and controlled manner, from understanding natural tinders to fire by friction bow drills and hand drills.

    This bushcraft course is for beginners who wish to learn from scratch and for those wishing to expand on their skills.
    This course will give you practical, hands on experience in a fun and safe enviroment. You will not be asked to do anything you are not comfortable with. 

    Your gift pack will contain :

    1 x Trueways Course Voucher valid for a minium of 12 months
    1 x Mora Survival Knife
    1 x Web-Tex Survival Tin complete with a button compass, night light, flint, striker, cutter, book matches, pencil, sewing kit, wire saw, whistle, snare wire, puritabs, safety pin, fishing kit and instructions.

    This makes the Trueways Survival Course gift pack the perfect gift for any outdoor enthusiast - All of these items are included in the price of the gift pack.

     

            

    Course Syllabus

    This course will cover the following subjects :-

    Safety and History
    Dealing with burns outdoors
    First aid
    How humans have benefited from controlling fire for tens of thousands of years
    How to respect fire and treat it as a dangerous but neutral event 
    The multiple benefits of fire
    The Science of Fire
    How fire moves, stays lit and ‘breathes’
    How to get them lit and keep them lit
    The fire triangle and how this relates to camp fires
    How heat, fuel and oxygen work together to keep a fire going and how to spot which ones of these a fire is lacking
    Smoke – how to increase or decrease it and how to make signals
    How to light a fire
    Natural and synthetic tinders, sparks, embers, coals, flames, kindling and larger fuel
    Feather sticks
    Birch bark
    Fire by friction, bow drill and hand drill
    Fire construction and types of wood
    Fire lays – signal, star, Dakota, tepee
    Types of wood and energy output

     


      

    Course Equipment, Site Directions and Timings

    Recommended Kit
    A full and complete equipment list will be provided along with specific directions once your booking is confirmed. However, as a minimum you will need to bring with you some basic kit such as; Waterproof jacket & trousers, suitable footware, knife, torch, billy can or cooking pot, drinking cup/mug and a water bottle. You will also need a sleeping bag, a bivi bag and a basha or tarp. Don't worry if you haven't got everything you need, we do hire the less common stuff which is typically a lot cheaper than buying. Click HERE to check out our hire page.

    Start and Finish Times
    All courses start at 10am on their start date and typically finish around 4pm on the end date. Unlike some other schools a Trueways 2 Day survival course is two full days and one full night.

    Food
    Please do not bring any food as it will be provided for you, please let us know when you book the course if you have any dietary requirements, we can cater for all requirements as long as we know before hand.

    Location
    Although it is possible to reach some of our training locations by public transport, by the very nature of the courses taught there is some necessity for remoteness with regard to many sites. Therefore, for some sites a taxi may be required for the final leg of your journey if you are not traveling by road. For those travelling by road, all training locations offer parking in some form. All courses are camp based, don't worry this is not a boot camp, there are no long hikes or mountains to climb we want you to have fun and learn.

    Courses are held across the UK from the beautiful Devon Coastling to the Cumbrian Lake District. We can therefore normally ensure you don't have too far to travel to join us.

    Total flexibility guaranteed

    With A Trueways Gift Voucher you can Change Course Dates and Locations as many times as you like* You can even change the person who attends the course, we offer total flexibility on our vouchers! (*not witin 28 days of start date). Only Trueways Surival School can offer the unlimited flexibility to change your mind at will. We offer 24/7 bookings management on-line and provide an 0800 Freephone number during office hours for those who prefer not to use the internet so there's no excuse not to get booked in.
    And don't worry if you buy the wrong type of course, want to change a 2 day urban for a 2 day woodland, we will be more than happy to change it free of charge* (must be same course length) 

    Details of how to book a course using the voucher are included on the voucher, this gift pack is ready to be given to the budding survivalist as the perfect present.

    Why Choose Trueways?

    Trueways Survival offers survival and outdoor preparation courses to suit any taste or at any level of experience. Our courses are designed to take the beginner from those very first steps all the way to training in our Global Environments Training packages. Trueways is the only Survival School in the UK with the expertise capable of and offering training anywhere in the world using only their own staff. Let our experience provide you with Real Skills for Real Situations.

    Trueways survival courses offer participants the opportunity to learn and practice the skills and techniques needed to survive without the comfort and convenience of four walls and a supermarket! As well as being highly fun and rewarding, these acclaimed courses are based upon the tried and tested methodology of Trueways most senior team member – none other than bestselling SAS Survival Expert John “Lofty” Wiseman, so everything that is taught, demonstrated and explained has the highest level of authority. Lofty Wiseman's is one of the world's foremost experts on survival. His teachings, including multi-million best selling book, 'The SAS Survival Guide' is used the world over as reference by everyday people and experts alike and can be found in 18 languages.

    If you have any questions please feel free to call us on 0800 043 0832 during office hours.

  • Gift Pack - 2 Day Advanced Shelter Building Course

    Brand: Trueways Model:2D-Adv-Shelter Availability: Out Stock
    Price: £170.00 £195.00
    Based on 0 reviews.

    Trueways 2 Day Advanced Shelter Building Gift Pack

    The Trueways Survival Course Gift pack makes an ideal gift option for budding survivalist, recipients will receive a Mora Orange Survival Knife, A Trueways Course Voucher and a multi-function Survival Kit which includes lots of useful items to help the recipient on their course.

    Trueways courses are designed for people wishing to get a real taste of the survival experience in a relatively short period of time including spending the night(s) in a shelter you have built with a fire you have made for outdoor cooking and warmth. This is all done using the natural resources found around you.

    The Trueways 2 Day Fire-craft Bushcraft Course will provide you with an introduction to and good grounding in all the principles and skills necessary to light camp fires in the wilderness.  Including all the principles that could help maintain life-saving fires the world over
    This course is designed to give you the time to practise essential fire-lighting skills in a safe and controlled manner, from understanding natural tinders to fire by friction bow drills and hand drills.

    This bushcraft course is for beginners who wish to learn from scratch and for those wishing to expand on their skills.
    This course will give you practical, hands on experience in a fun and safe enviroment. You will not be asked to do anything you are not comfortable with. 

    Your gift pack will contain :

    1 x Trueways Course Voucher valid for a minium of 12 months
    1 x Mora Survival Knife
    1 x Web-Tex Survival Tin complete with a button compass, night light, flint, striker, cutter, book matches, pencil, sewing kit, wire saw, whistle, snare wire, puritabs, safety pin, fishing kit and instructions.


    This makes the Trueways Survival Course gift pack the perfect gift for any outdoor enthusiast - All of these items are included in the price of the gift pack.

     

            
     

    On this course, we dont just aim to survive, we aim to thrive.We dedicate the whole experience to improving your shelter building capabilities.

    We go through a whole range of shelters, to prepare you for whatever the wilderness weather throws at you. We start with clothing, whats appropriate and whats not.The right clothing.

    How to make a micro-climate, of your clothes. the layering principal. What really is waterproof.

    We teach you, the benefits of different shelters, for different conditions.  From natural shelters, provided by our environment. Making shelters with natural materials, such as a debris shelter lean too, or a frame type, modern tarp configurations, leading to a "super shelter".

    Course Syllabus

    Clothing 
    The layering principal
    Making a microclimate out of your clothes
    Discuss different types of materials, including natural vs synthetic
    What to wear? In which conditions?
     
    Site location
    How to perform a risk assessment
    How to make the most out of your locality (with regards to resources)
     
    Shelter types
    We go over a number of different shelters and show which will provide the greatest protection from the sun, wind, rain, cold and insects.
     
    Beds
    Knowing how to get off the ground and create a dead air space, to avoid the process of conduction and convection.  This is vital to getting a good night’s sleep.
     
    A-frame
    An "A' frame debris shelter will protect you from the wind and rain using natural resources from all around you. 

    Lean-to
    Again using natural resources when it is so cold it can't rain.  We teach the lean-to shelter paired up with the long fire and reflector. (As long as the user).
    This natural shelter set up will keep you warm and toasty.
     
    Knots
    Ropework is an essential skill.  We will show you some basic "bush knots" and some that will comply with HSE legislation.
    Knots you can rely on.
     
    Tarpology
    A basic Tarp/basha can be used in many complex configurations to provide space, comfort and protection.
    Makeshift ‘buttons’ can be made using small stones to replace absent tie-holes or straps on a tarp or cover.
     
    Super Shelter
    Short of a log cabin and woodstove.  No wilderness shelter will keep you warmer in the extreme cold.
    Based on the principles of radiation, refraction and reflection.

    Using a simple tarp, mylar blanket and polythene sheet, again teamed up with a long fire and reflector wall.
    In terms of weight, simplicity of set up and performance we don't believe any other semi-permanent shelter set up can compare.
     
    Your vehicle
    A broken-down vehicle in the wild can often be the start of your "survival situation". 
    We don't believe any semi-permanent shelter will have the structural integrity of your vehicle.

    At Trueways we don't just teach you to stay with your vehicle, we teach you how to use it.  We will show you how to insulate the windows to increase or decrease the temperature.  
    Regulate the airflow with the doors. Using the seat filling as bedding. Using the carpets and roof lining as blankets.

    Your vehicle has 1001 uses in survival with regards to shelter, fire, water, signalling and protection.  Time permitting at the end of the course, we will go over these.

    To our knowledge, no other course provider offers this content on a shelter building course.  We have tried our best to deliver the best course in the country in terms of quality and quantity.  We think you will like it.


  • Gift Pack - 2 Day Basic Woodland Survival Course

    Brand: Trueways Model:2d-wilderness-gift Availability: Out Stock
    Price: £184.00 £209.00
    Based on 0 reviews.

    Trueways 2 Day Basic Survival Course - Gift Pack

    This is a level 2 woodland based course and open to all over the age of 18 - No experience necessary
    2 Full Days and 1 Night Woodland Survival Skills


    The Trueways Survival Course Gift pack makes an ideal gift option for budding survivalist, recipients will receive a Mora Orange Survival Knife, A Trueways Course Voucher and a multi-function Survival Kit which includes lots of useful items to help the recipient on their course.
    Trueways courses are designed for people wishing to get a real taste of the survival experience in a relatively short period of time including spending the night(s) in a shelter you have built with a fire you have made for outdoor cooking and warmth. This is all done using the natural resources found around you.

    Your gift pack will contain :

    1 x Trueways Course Voucher valid for a minium of 12 months
    1 x Mora Survival Knife
    1 x Web-Tex Survival Tin complete with a button compass, night light, flint, striker, cutter, book matches, pencil, sewing kit, wire saw, whistle, snare wire, puritabs, safety pin, fishing kit and instructions.

    This makes the Trueways Survival Course gift pack the perfect gift for any outdoor enthusiast - All of these items are included in the price of the gift pack.

     

            

     

    Trueways 2 Day Basic Wilderness Survival Course Overview.

    This is a level 2 woodland based course and open to all over the age of 16 and over - Under 18's Must Be Accompanied by a full paying adult.
    No experience necessary

    The Trueways 2 Day Basic Survival Skills course will provide you with an introduction to and good grounding in all the principles and skills necessary to survive in the wilderness. Including the principles that can be applied anywhere in the world. 

    The Course is designed for beginners who wish to learn from experts from scratch and those with some experience of the outdoors wishing to check their knowledge. This intensive course includes hands-on practical training for a variety of subjects, concentrating on ensuring the most important skills are developed. All other survival topics are introduced in principle and through discussion as a first step to future, more advanced courses. Attendees of this course should leave with a good grounding in survival principles and basic skills.

    Course Syllabus

    This course will cover the following subjects :-

    Protection from the elements
    Environmental medical (physiological and psychological affect of being too hot or too cold)
    Understand and take care of your clothing
    Taking advantage of and imporving pre-existing natural shelter (caves,hollow,overhangs,fallen trees etc)
    Shelter building using a tarp, instulation and weather protection using natural materials and/or salvaged resources anywhere in the world

    Fire
    Fire Lighting and maintenance with flint and steel
    Use of fire for heating and cooking
    Signalling for rescue including standard internation signals and improvised techniques

    Water
    Sourcing water and making it safe to use
    Water requirements
    Water sources
    Problems in wild water and medical aspects (dangers of seawater,dehydration,heat exhaustion,toxicity,pathology)
    Water treatment and storage

    Food
    Acuiring food from the wild
    Understanding our survival nutritional needs
    Medical problems from malnutrition and/or food imbalances
    Toxins and pathogens in wild food and avoiding them
    Flora (Food from plants,roots,tubers,seeds and fruit)
    Fungi (Food from fungi, if available)

    Survival Camp craft and routines
    Gear and equipment
    Survival Kits
    Safe use and best practise for knives, axes, saws, fire kits etc
    Making your own resources (cordage,containers,bedding etc)

    Navigation
    Understaning your locality
    Safe techniques for crossing unknown countryside
    Best routes to saftey
    Day and Night signals
    Passive and active signalling


    Course Equipment, Site Directions and Timings

    Recommended Kit
    A full and complete equipment list will be provided along with specific directions once your booking is confirmed. However, as a minimum you will need to bring with you some basic kit such as; Waterproof jacket & trousers, suitable footware, knife, torch, billy can or cooking pot, drinking cup/mug and a water bottle. You will also need a sleeping bag, a bivi bag and a basha or tarp. Don't worry if you haven't got everything you need, we do hire the less common stuff which is typically a lot cheaper than buying. Click HERE to check out our hire page.

    Start and Finish Times
    All courses start at 10am on their start date and typically finish around 4pm on the end date. Unlike some other schools a Trueways 2 Day survival course is two full days and one full night.

    Food
    Please do not bring any food as it will be provided for you, please let us know when you book the course if you have any dietary requirements, we can cater for all requirements as long as we know before hand.

    Location
    Although it is possible to reach some of our training locations by public transport, by the very nature of the courses taught there is some necessity for remoteness with regard to many sites. Therefore, for some sites a taxi may be required for the final leg of your journey if you are not traveling by road. For those travelling by road, all training locations offer parking in some form. All courses are camp based, don't worry this is not a boot camp, there are no long hikes or mountains to climb we want you to have fun and learn.

    Courses are held across the UK from the beautiful Devon Coastling to the Cumbrian Lake District. We can therefore normally ensure you don't have too far to travel to join us.

    Total flexibility guaranteed

    With A Trueways Gift Voucher you can Change Course Dates and Locations as many times as you like* You can even change the person who attends the course, we offer total flexibility on our vouchers! (*not witin 28 days of start date). Only Trueways Surival School can offer the unlimited flexibility to change your mind at will. We offer 24/7 bookings management on-line and provide an 0800 Freephone number during office hours for those who prefer not to use the internet so there's no excuse not to get booked in.
    And don't worry if you buy the wrong type of course, want to change a 2 day urban for a 2 day woodland, we will be more than happy to change it free of charge* (must be same course length) 

    Details of how to book a course using the voucher are included on the voucher, this gift pack is ready to be given to the budding survivalist as the perfect present.

    Why Choose Trueways?

    Trueways Survival offers survival and outdoor preparation courses to suit any taste or at any level of experience. Our courses are designed to take the beginner from those very first steps all the way to training in our Global Environments Training packages. Trueways is the only Survival School in the UK with the expertise capable of and offering training anywhere in the world using only their own staff. Let our experience provide you with Real Skills for Real Situations.

    Trueways survival courses offer participants the opportunity to learn and practice the skills and techniques needed to survive without the comfort and convenience of four walls and a supermarket! As well as being highly fun and rewarding, these acclaimed courses are based upon the tried and tested methodology of Trueways most senior team member – none other than bestselling SAS Survival Expert John “Lofty” Wiseman, so everything that is taught, demonstrated and explained has the highest level of authority. Lofty Wiseman's is one of the world's foremost experts on survival. His teachings, including multi-million best selling book, 'The SAS Survival Guide' is used the world over as reference by everyday people and experts alike and can be found in 18 languages.

    If you have any questions please feel free to call us on 0800 043 0832 during office hours.

  • Gift Pack - 2 Day Family Bushcraft Experience

    Brand: Trueways Model:2D-family-bushcraft-gift Availability: Out Stock
    Price: £170.00 £195.00
    Based on 0 reviews.

    Trueways 2 Day Family Bushcraft Experience - Gift Pack

    The Trueways Survival Course Gift pack makes an ideal gift option for budding survivalist, recipients will receive a Mora Orange Survival Knife, A Trueways Course Voucher and a multi-function Survival Kit which includes lots of useful items to help the recipient on their course.

    Trueways courses are designed for people wishing to get a real taste of the survival experience in a relatively short period of time including spending the night(s) in a shelter you have built with a fire you have made for outdoor cooking and warmth. This is all done using the natural resources found around you.

    The Trueways 2 Day Fire-craft Bushcraft Course will provide you with an introduction to and good grounding in all the principles and skills necessary to light camp fires in the wilderness.  Including all the principles that could help maintain life-saving fires the world over
    This course is designed to give you the time to practise essential fire-lighting skills in a safe and controlled manner, from understanding natural tinders to fire by friction bow drills and hand drills.

    This bushcraft course is for beginners who wish to learn from scratch and for those wishing to expand on their skills.
    This course will give you practical, hands on experience in a fun and safe enviroment. You will not be asked to do anything you are not comfortable with. 

    Your gift pack will contain :

    1 x Trueways Course Voucher valid for a minium of 12 months
    1 x Mora Survival Knife
    1 x Web-Tex Survival Tin complete with a button compass, night light, flint, striker, cutter, book matches, pencil, sewing kit, wire saw, whistle, snare wire, puritabs, safety pin, fishing kit and instructions.

    This makes the Trueways Survival Course gift pack the perfect gift for any outdoor enthusiast - All of these items are included in the price of the gift pack.

     

            
     

    This course is designed to be more relaxed than our survival courses - we cater for all the family and allow tents on this course.

    You will get practical hands on experience in a fun and safe enviroment. You will not be asked to do anything you are not comfortable with. 


    Woodland walk
    From the sticks on the ground to the new leaves growing: learn the names and uses for trees and plants.  
    Learn the difference between hard and soft woods and which ones burn for longest.  
    Be able to spot food, shelter spots, kindling, natural tinder, shelter material and more.  
    You will be collecting resources with your own hands (might need gloves)

    Environmental awareness
    Be able to cause minimum impact on a woodland but still use resources to help you shelter and make fire.  
    You will be managing a fire and putting it out safely yourself.

    Natural foods from insects to Flora and Fauna
    Which plants to be avoided and which can be eaten, stored, processed and how to cook them.  
    How to find bugs and then how to prepare and eat them.  
    You will be catching things like worms, beetles, woodlice, slugs, snails and grubs – then eating them.

    Tinder and Kindling
    Learn many different natural tinders and how best to light them (possible tinders: red cedar bark, birch bark, fireweed, thistle down, dry grass, fungi etc).  You will be collecting tinder and lighting it.

    Fire Steel
    Learn the correct way to use a firesteel to best effect – even in damp and cold conditions.  You will be striking a fire-steel into a variety of tinders.

    Fire-making
    Everyone five years old or older will make a fire of their own.
    You will be collecting firewood, preparing a fire pit then keeping the fire going.

    Water
    How to find it, collect it, filter it, treat it and store it.  
    You will be finding water, filtering it, treating it but not drinking it.

    Shelters
    Benefits of different shelters and there uses.


    2 Day Survival Course camp preperationFire lighting practice on a Trueways 2 Day Basic Woodland Survival CourseTrueways instructor teaching on a 2 Day Woodland Survival Course

     

    Why Choose Trueways?
    Trueways Survival offers survival and outdoor preparation courses to suit any taste or at any level of experience. Our courses are designed to take the beginner from those very first steps all the way to training in our Global Environments Training packages. Trueways is the only Survival School in the UK with the expertise capable of and offering training anywhere in the world using only their own staff. Let our experience provide you with Real Skills for Real Situations.

    Trueways survival courses offer participants the opportunity to learn and practice the skills and techniques needed to survive without the comfort and convenience of four walls and a supermarket! As well as being highly fun and rewarding, these acclaimed courses are based upon the tried and tested methodology of Trueways most senior team member – none other than bestselling SAS Survival Expert John “Lofty” Wiseman, so everything that is taught, demonstrated and explained has the highest level of authority. Lofty Wiseman's is one of the world's foremost experts on survival. His teachings, including multi-million best selling book, 'The SAS Survival Guide' is used the world over as reference by everyday people and experts alike and can be found in 18 languages.

    Course Equipment, Site Directions and Timings

    Recommended Kit
    A full and complete equipment list will be provided along with specific directions once your booking is confirmed. However, as a minimum you will need to bring with you some basic kit such as; Waterproof jacket & trousers, suitable footware, torch, billy can or cooking pot, drinking cup/mug and a water bottle. Don't worry if you haven't got everything you need, we do hire the less common stuff which is typically a lot cheaper than buying. Click HERE to check out our hire page.

    Start and Finish Times
    All courses start at 10am on their start date and typically finish around 4pm on the end date. Unlike some other schools a Trueways 2 Day survival course is two full days and one full night.

    Food
    Please do not bring any food as it will be provided for you, please let us know when you book the course if you have any dietary requirements, we can cater for all requirements as long as we know before hand.

    Location
    Although it is possible to reach some of our training locations by public transport, by the very nature of the courses taught there is some necessity for remoteness with regard to many sites. Therefore, for some sites a taxi may be required for the final leg of your journey if you are not traveling by road. For those travelling by road, all training locations offer parking in some form. All courses are camp based, don't worry this is not a boot camp, there are no long hikes or mountains to climb we want you to have fun and learn.

    This course is also available as a Trueways Survival Course Gift Pack.

     

  • Gift Pack - 2 Day Map Reading and Navigation Course

    Brand: Trueways Model:2d-mapreading-gift Availability: Out Stock
    Price: £170.00 £195.00
    Based on 0 reviews.

    The Perfect Gift

    The Trueways Survival Course Gift pack makes an ideal gift option for budding survivalist, recipients will receive a Mora Orange Survival Knife, A Trueways Course Voucher and a multi-function Survival Kit which includes lots of useful items to help the recipient on their course.

    Your gift pack will contain :

    1 x Trueways Course Voucher valid for a minium of 12 months
    1 x Mora Survival Knife
    1 x Web-Tex Survival Tin complete with a button compass, night light, flint, striker, cutter, book matches, pencil, sewing kit, wire saw, whistle, snare wire, puritabs, safety pin, fishing kit and instructions.

    This makes the Trueways Survival Course gift pack the perfect gift for any outdoor enthusiast - All of these items are included in the price of the gift pack.

     

            
     

    This makes the Trueways Survival Course gift pack the perfect gift for any outdoor enthusiast - All of these items are included in the price of the gift pack.

    A Huge range of locations to chose from

    Courses are held across the UK from the beautiful Devon Coastling to the Cumbrian Lake District. We can therefore normally ensure you don't have too far to travel to join us.

    Total flexibility guaranteed

    With A Trueways Gift Voucher you can Change Course Dates and Locations as many times as you like* You can even change the person who attends the course, we offer total flexibility on our vouchers! (*not witin 28 days of start date). Only Trueways Surival School can offer the unlimited flexibility to change your mind at will. We offer 24/7 bookings management on-line and provide an 0800 Freephone number during office hours for those who prefer not to use the internet so there's no excuse not to get booked in.
    And don't worry if you buy the wrong type of course, want to change a 2 day urban for a 2 day woodland, we will be more than happy to change it free of charge* (must be same course length) 

    Details of how to book a course using the voucher are included on the voucher, this gift pack is ready to be given to the budding survivalist as the perfect present.

    Course Syllabus

    Mapping
    What is a map ?
    Types if mapping available
    Map reading basics
    Features displayed
    Key symbols and margin information
    Use of contours to show relief of land
    Map care
    Bring mapping up to date

    Reading the map
    Orienting & Setting the map
    Attack points
    Aiming off

    Route Cards
    What are Route cards and how do they work ?
    Writing and Filing route cards
    Leaving route cards

    Grid Systems
    Latitude and Longtitude
    Universal Transverse Mercator - What is it and how will it help you.
    Ordnance Survey

    Scale and it's interpretation
    Metric and Imperial systems

    Compasses
    Types and effective us of a compasses
    Degrees and Mils
    Determining location
    Bearings, Back Bearings and Walking on bearings
    Re-section basic and advanced
    Aspect of the slope
    Intervisibility

    Contours
    Reading of contours
    Use of contours
    Route selection and Cross Graining

    GPS
    How to use GPS correctly
    The pitfalls of GPS and choosing a GPS to buy
    GPS accuracy and the myths

    Sketch maps
    Drawing and using sketch maps
    Using natural signposts for navigation
    Micro navigation
     

    Course Format

    Classroom theory with a mix of practical lessons and summative testing.
    Practical test of navigation skills
    Daytime and nightime practical exercises
    Be prepared to walk at least 10 miles in all weather


    Kit Provided
    Map of area of course and course notes

    Kit Notes
    Standard Trueways kit list is required for this course, however we do allow Tents and Gas Cookers on this course as we will not be teaching survival skills such as shelter building and fire lighting
    Your compass must not be of the bubble type.

    Course Equipment, Site Directions and Timings

    A full and complete equipment list will be provided along with specific directions once your booking is confirmed. However, as a minimum you will need to bring with you some basic kit such as; Waterproof jacket & trousers, suitable footware, knife, torch, billy can or cooking pot, drinking cup/mug and a water bottle. You will also need a sleeping bag, a bivi bag and a basha or tarp as well as a torch.

    Don't worry if you haven't got everything you need, we do hire the less common stuff which is typically a lot cheaper than buying. Click HERE to check out our hire page.

    All courses start at 10am on their start date and typically finish around 4pm on the end date. Food is provided on all courses. There is no need for you to bring food with you. Although it is possible to reach some of our training locations by public transport, by the very nature of the courses taught there is some necessity for remoteness with regard to many sites. Therefore, for some sites a taxi may be required for the final leg of your journey if you are not traveling by road. For those travelling by road, all training locations offer parking in some form.

  • Gift Pack - 2 Day Urban Survival and Preparedness Course

    Brand: Trueways Model:2d-urban-gift Availability: Out Stock
    Price: £184.00 £209.00
    Based on 0 reviews.

    The Trueways 2 Day Urban Survival & Preparedness Gift Pack

    The Trueways Gift pack is the ideal option for budding survivalist, recipients will receive a Trueways Course Voucher, a multi-function Survival Kit which includes lots of useful items to help the recipient on their course and a Mora Survival Knife.

    Presented by Trueways Staff who have worked in real life emergencies and disaster relief around the world, the course provides in-depth information and practical skills training which goes beyond the simple advice provided by media and official websites, allowing you to understand the official advice, but preparing you and equiping you to cope for yourselves, in both the short term (until the situation returns to normal or you escape from it) or even in the long term.

    Your gift pack will contain :

    1 x Trueways Course Voucher valid for a minium of 12 months
    1 x Mora Survival Knife
    1 x Web-Tex Survival Tin complete with a button compass, night light, flint, striker, cutter, book matches, pencil, sewing kit, wire saw, whistle, snare wire, puritabs, safety pin, fishing kit and instructions.

    This makes the Trueways Survival Course gift pack the perfect gift for any outdoor enthusiast - All of these items are included in the price of the gift pack.

     

            
     

    A Huge range of locations to chose from

    Courses are held across the UK from the beautiful Devon Coastling to the Cumbrian Lake District. We can therefore normally ensure you don't have too far to travel to join us.Trueways gift certificates are offered for use with any of our courses and are valid for 12 months from their time of purchase.

    Total flexibility guaranteed

    With A Trueways Gift Voucher you can Change Course Dates and Locations as many times as you like* You can even change the person who attends the course, we offer total flexibility on our vouchers! (*not witin 28 days of start date). Only Trueways Surival School can offer the unlimited flexibility to change your mind at will. We offer 24/7 bookings management on-line and provide an 0800 Freephone number during office hours for those who prefer not to use the internet so there's no excuse not to get booked in.
    And don't worry if you buy the wrong type of course, want to change a 2 day urban for a 2 day woodland, we will be more than happy to change it free of charge* (must be same course length) 

    Details of how to book a course using the voucher are included on the voucher, this gift pack is ready to be given to the budding survivalist as the perfect present.

    Trueways 2 Day Urban Survival and Preparedness Course Overview

    The Trueways Survival Urban Preparedness Course, in-keeping with our philosophy of real skills for real situations, seeks to deliver sensible and appropriate survival training for unexpected eventualities in the urban environment.  How do we cope with power cuts and other denied services such as water and gas; the option of heading for the hills, as lovely as it sounds, isn't actually practical as life and society goes on.  We would still be expected to turn up to work and carry out our normal daily life’s activities.  In extreme circumstances the military would be called to give Military Assistance to Civil Authorities (MACA).  For this reason we should clearly state this course is not the doomsday approach or the zombie apocalypse.  It is focused on sensible preparations, precautions and actions in the event of denial of services as well as safety in urban environments perhaps when travelling or holidaying abroad.  Natural disaster and environmental issues are also covered.

    Sensible but simple precautions and preparations, coupled with some knowledge and skills based on the real life experience of the experts on the Trueways Team, could make all the difference for you and your family. Be prepared and be safe!

    Presented by Trueways Staff who have worked in real life emergencies and disaster relief around the world, the course provides in-depth information and practical skills training which goes beyond the simple advice provided by media and official websites, allowing you to understand the official advice, but preparing you and equiping you to cope for yourselves, in both the short term (until the situation returns to normal or you escape from it) or even in the long term.

    This course is open to all aged 14 and over, however 14-17 year olds must be accompanied by a full paying adult.

    Course Syllabus

    This course will cover the following subjects, but not limited to :-

    • Utilisation of household items to contimue to operate
    • Cooking facilities in the event of denied electricty or gas (options, improvistion and feasibility)
    • Improvising ovens and cooking facilities
    • Improvising cold storage
    • Safely improvising and using combustible fuels
    • Home preperation for emergencies such as Fire, Flood and Denial of Services
    • Water procurement and storage (large quantities)
    • Planning for and dealing with thawing food and possible wastage
    • Latrines and domestic hygiene
    • Waste management
    • Human waste and contamination
    • Adeduate incineration techniques (EU guidance)
    • Community solutions to communal problems

    Why Choose Trueways?

    Trueways Survival offers survival and outdoor preparation courses to suit any taste or at any level of experience. Our courses are designed to take the beginner from those very first steps all the way to training in our Global Environments Training packages. Trueways is the only Survival School in the UK with the expertise capable of and offering training anywhere in the world using only their own staff. Let our experience provide you with Real Skills for Real Situations.

    Trueways survival courses offer participants the opportunity to learn and practice the skills and techniques needed to survive without the comfort and convenience of four walls and a supermarket! As well as being highly fun and rewarding, these acclaimed courses are based upon the tried and tested methodology of Trueways most senior team member – none other than bestselling SAS Survival Expert John “Lofty” Wiseman, so everything that is taught, demonstrated and explained has the highest level of authority. Lofty Wiseman's is one of the world's foremost experts on survival. His teachings, including multi-million best selling book, 'The SAS Survival Guide' is used the world over as reference by everyday people and experts alike and can be found in 18 languages.

  • Gift Pack - 2 Day Woodland Young Survivors Course For 7-17 Year Old

    Brand: Trueways Model:2d-youngsurvivalist-gift Availability: Out Stock
    Price: £184.00 £209.00
    Based on 0 reviews.

    Trueways 2 Day Young Survivors Survival Course Gift Pack.
    Woodland Survival Skills Course for 7+ Year Olds.

    This gift pack is vaild for 1 Child + 1 Adult to attend any Trueways 2 Day Young Survivors Course.

    The Trueways Survival Course Gift pack makes an ideal gift option for budding survivalist, recipients will receive a Mora Orange Survival Knife, A Trueways Course Voucher and a multi-function Survival Kit which includes lots of useful items to help the recipient on their course.
    Trueways courses are designed for people wishing to get a real taste of the survival experience in a relatively short period of time including spending the night(s) in a shelter you have built with a fire you have made for outdoor cooking and warmth. This is all done using the natural resources found around you.The

    Trueways Survival Course Gift pack makes an ideal gift option for budding survivalist, recipients will receive a Mora Orange Survival Knife, A Trueways Course Voucher and a multi-function Survival Kit which includes lots of useful items to help the recipient on their course.

    Your gift pack will contain :

    1 x Trueways Course Voucher valid for a minium of 12 months
    1 x Mora Survival Knife
    1 x Web-Tex Survival Tin complete with a button compass, night light, flint, striker, cutter, book matches, pencil, sewing kit, wire saw, whistle, snare wire, puritabs, safety pin, fishing kit and instructions.


    This makes the Trueways Survival Course gift pack the perfect gift for any outdoor enthusiast - All of these items are included in the price of the gift pack.

     

           

    This makes the Trueways Survival Course gift pack the perfect gift for any outdoor enthusiast - All of these items are included in the price of the gift pack.

    The Trueways Gift pack is the ideal option for budding survivalist, recipients will receive a Trueways Course Voucher, a multi-function Survival Kit which includes lots of useful items to help the recipient on their course and a Steel of Fire Survival Knife complete with flint & Striker.

    The Trueways gift pack is the only Survival Course gift with the obvious advantage of being fun and interesting from the minute it's opened as well as providing the opportunity to meet the experts in person on a genuine Trueways Survival Course. It is designed for 7+  year olds and will teach them an introduction to and good grounding in all the principles and skills necessary to survive in the wilderness, and including the principles to be applied anywhere in the world. Covering shelter-building, fire, water, wild food, natural navigation skills, survival medical and psychology. 

    Supervising adults come for Free on a Trueways Young Survivors course (max 1 adult per paying child).

    Course Syllabus
    This course will cover the following subjects :-

    Protection from the elements
    Understand and take care of your clothing
    Preperation for extreme cold weather survival
    Shelter building using a tarp, instulation and weather protection using natural materials and/or salvaged resources anywhere in the world
    The hazards of extreme cold weather

    Fire
    Fire Lighting and maintenance with flint and steel
    Use of fire for heating and cooking
    Signalling for rescue including standard internation signals and improvised techniques

    Water
    Sourcing water and making it safe to use
    Water requirements
    Water sources
    Water treatment and storage

    Food
    Acquiring food from the wild
    Understanding our survival nutritional needs
    Toxins and pathogens in wild food and avoiding them
    Flora (Food from plants,roots,tubers,seeds and fruit)
    Fungi (Food from fungi, if available)

    Survival Camp craft and routines
    Gear and equipment
    Survival Kits
    Safe use and best practise for knives, axes, saws, fire kits etc
    Making your own resources (cordage,containers,bedding etc)

    Navigation
    Understaning your locality
    Telling the time and direction from natural indicators
    Best routes to saftey
    Day and Night signals
    Passive and active signalling

    A Huge range of Locations to chose from
    Courses are held across the UK from the beautiful highlands of Scotland to the picturesque New Forest, and can be tailored to suit the requirements of those taking part. We can therefore normally ensure you don't have too far to travel to join us. Trueways gift certificates are offered for use with any of our courses and are valid for 12 months from their time of purchase.

    Total Flexibility
    With A Trueways Gift Voucher You can Change Course Dates and Locations as many times as you like* You can even change the person who attends the course, we offer total flexibility on our vouchers! (*not witin 28 days of start date). Only Trueways Surival School can offer the unlimited flexibility to change your mind at will. We offer 24/7 bookings management on-line and provide an 0800 Freephone number during office hours for those who prefer not to use the internet so there's no excuse not to get booked in.

    Why Choose Trueways
    Trueways Survival offers survival and outdoor preparation courses to suit any taste or at any level of experience. Our courses are designed to take the beginner from those very first steps all the way to training in our Global Environments Training packages. Trueways is the only Survival School in the UK with the expertise capable of and offering training anywhere in the world using only their own staff. Let our experience provide you with Real Skills for Real Situations.

    Trueways survival courses offer participants the opportunity to learn and practice the skills and techniques needed to survive without the comfort and convenience of four walls and a supermarket! As well as being highly fun and rewarding, these acclaimed courses are based upon the tried and tested methodology of Trueways most senior team member – none other than bestselling SAS Survival Expert John “Lofty” Wiseman, so everything that is taught, demonstrated and explained has the highest level of authority. Lofty Wiseman's is one of the world's foremost experts on survival. His teachings, including multi-million best selling book, 'The SAS Survival Guide' is used the world over as reference by everyday people and experts alike and can be found in 18 languages.

    Course Equipment, Site Directions and Timings
    A full and complete equipment list will be provided along with specific directions once your booking is confirmed. However, as a minimum you will need to bring with you some basic kit such as; Waterproof jacket & trousers, suitable footware, knife, torch, billy can or cooking pot, drinking cup/mug and a water bottle. You will also need a sleeping bag, a bivi bag and a basha or tarp as well as a torch.
    Don't worry if you haven't got everything you need, we do hire the less common stuff which is typically a lot cheaper than buying. Click HERE to check out our hire page.

    All courses start at 10am on their start date and typically finish around 4pm on the end date. Food is provided on all courses. There is no need for you to bring food with you. Although it is possible to reach some of our training locations by public transport, by the very nature of the courses taught there is some necessity for remoteness with regard to many sites. Therefore, for some sites a taxi may be required for the final leg of your journey if you are not traveling by road. For those travelling by road, all training locations offer parking in some form.

  • Gift Pack - 3 Day Coastal Survival Course

    Brand: Trueways Model:3d-coastal-gift Availability: Out Stock
    Price: £260.00 £285.00
    Based on 0 reviews.

    The Perfect Gift - Trueways 3 Day Coastal Survival Course Gift Pack

    The Trueways Gift pack is the ideal option for budding survivalist, recipients will receive a Trueways Course Voucher, a multi-function Survival Kit which includes lots of useful items to help the recipient on their course and a Mora Orange Survival Knife. The Trueways gift pack is the only Survival Course gift with the obvious advantage of being fun and interesting from the minute it's opened as well as providing the opportunity to meet the experts in person on a genuine Trueways Survival Course.

    Experience the challenges and rewards of coastal survival on a 3 Day Trueways Coastal Survival Course. Learn how to live on and from the seashore, using many of the same techniques applied on our woodland courses, but with the different dimension of coastal resources such as fish, shellfish, seaweeds and coastal plant life. Discover where your survival priorities lie, understanding the dangers of time and tide with safe site selection, shelter from the elements, signalling for rescue and making water safe to drink.

    Your gift pack will contain :

    1 x Trueways Course Voucher valid for a minium of 12 months
    1 x Mora Survival Knife
    1 x Web-Tex Survival Tin complete with a button compass, night light, flint, striker, cutter, book matches, pencil, sewing kit, wire saw, whistle, snare wire, puritabs, safety pin, fishing kit and instructions.

    This makes the Trueways Survival Course gift pack the perfect gift for any outdoor enthusiast - All of these items are included in the price of the gift pack.

     

            

     

    Total flexibility guaranteed

    With A Trueways Gift Voucher You can Change Course Dates and Locations as many times as you like* You can even change the person who attends the course, we offer total flexibility on our vouchers! (*not witin 28 days of start date). Only Trueways Surival School can offer the unlimited flexibility to change your mind at will. We offer 24/7 bookings management on-line and provide an 0800 Freephone number during office hours for those who prefer not to use the internet so there's no excuse not to get booked in.


    Course Syllabus

    This course will cover the following subjects :-

    Protection from the elements
    Environmental medical (physiological and psychological affect of being too hot or too cold)
    Understand and take care of your clothing
    Taking advantage of and imporving pre-existing natural shelter (caves,hollow,overhangs,fallen trees etc)
    Shelter building using a tarp, instulation and weather protection using natural materials and/or salvaged resources anywhere in the world

    Fire
    Fire Lighting and maintenance with flint and steel
    Use of fire for heating and cooking
    Signalling for rescue including standard internation signals and improvised techniques

    Water
    Sourcing water and making it safe to use
    Water requirements
    Water sources
    Problems in wild water and medical aspects (dangers of seawater,dehydration,heat exhaustion,toxicity,pathology)
    Water treatment and storage including sea water desalination

    Food
    Acuiring food from the wild
    Understanding our survival nutritional needs
    Medical problems from malnutrition and/or food imbalances
    Toxins and pathogens in wild food and avoiding them
    Flora (Food from plants,roots,tubers,seeds and fruit)
    Fish preperation including gutting, filiting and cleaning

    Survival Camp craft and routines
    Gear and equipment
    Survival Kits
    Safe use and best practise for knives, axes, saws, fire kits etc
    Making and using your own resources (traps,nets,fishing spear)
    Fishing with a long line
    Cooking using a pit oven and hot rocks
    Cooking fish using a split stick

    Navigation
    Understaning your locality
    Telling the time and direction from natural indicators
    Safe techniques for crossing unknown countryside
    Best routes to saftey
    Day and Night signals
    Passive and active signalling

    Why Choose Trueways?

    Trueways Survival offers survival and outdoor preparation courses to suit any taste or at any level of experience. Our courses are designed to take the beginner from those very first steps all the way to training in our Global Environments Training packages. Trueways is the only Survival School in the UK with the expertise capable of and offering training anywhere in the world using only their own staff. Let our experience provide you with Real Skills for Real Situations.

    Trueways survival courses offer participants the opportunity to learn and practice the skills and techniques needed to survive without the comfort and convenience of four walls and a supermarket! As well as being highly fun and rewarding, these acclaimed courses are based upon the tried and tested methodology of Trueways most senior team member – none other than bestselling SAS Survival Expert John “Lofty” Wiseman, so everything that is taught, demonstrated and explained has the highest level of authority. Lofty Wiseman's is one of the world's foremost experts on survival. His teachings, including multi-million best selling book, 'The SAS Survival Guide' is used the world over as reference by everyday people and experts alike and can be found in 18 languages.

    Course Equipment, Site Directions and Timings

    Recommended Kit
    A full and complete equipment list will be provided along with specific directions once your booking is confirmed. However, as a minimum you will need to bring with you some basic kit such as; Waterproof jacket & trousers, suitable footware, knife, torch, billy can or cooking pot, drinking cup/mug and a water bottle. You will also need a sleeping bag, a bivi bag and a basha or tarp. Don't worry if you haven't got everything you need, we do hire the less common stuff which is typically a lot cheaper than buying. Click HERE to check out our hire page.

    Start and Finish Times
    All courses start at 10am on their start date and typically finish around 4pm on the end date. Unlike some other schools a Trueways 2 Day survival course is two full days and one full night.

    Food
    Please do not bring any food as it will be provided for you, please let us know when you book the course if you have any dietary requirements, we can cater for all requirements as long as we know before hand.

    Location
    Although it is possible to reach some of our training locations by public transport, by the very nature of the courses taught there is some necessity for remoteness with regard to many sites. Therefore, for some sites a taxi may be required for the final leg of your journey if you are not traveling by road. For those travelling by road, all training locations offer parking in some form. All courses are camp based, don't worry this is not a boot camp, there are no long hikes or mountains to climb we want you to have fun and learn.
    This is a woodland based level 2 course open to all.