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

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 Skills.  

Established over 10 years, 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 Survival Courses throughout the United Kingdom. We offer a comprehensive range of Survival 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".

Our courses range from a 2 Day Basic Survival Skills Weekend to 11 Days in the Arctic, or if you prefer 3 Days Mountaineering in Wales to 6 Days Canoeing and Survival in Scotland. Here at Trueways we can provide you with the ultimate outdoor experience.

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 Expedition Course Range

      

Trueways Bushcraft 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 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

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.

For more information call 0800 043 0832.

    


 

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
  • 2 Day Basic Woodland Survival Skills Course

    Brand: Trueways Model:2d-wilderness Availability: Out Stock
    Price: £175.50 £195.00
    Based on 6 reviews.

    Trueways 2 Day Basic Woodland Survival Course

    Weekend Basic Survival Course - Open to All aged 17 and over - No Previous experience required

        

    Course Overview
    Details of the course content can be found below, however if you have any questions please feel free to call 0800 043 0832 

    The Trueways 2 Day Survival training course will provide you with an introduction to and good grounding in all the principles and skills necessary to survive in the wilderness. Trueways vast expertise in teaching Survival Courses will develop skills you didn't even know you had, from basic fire lighting (which is not as easy as it sounds) to getting rescued.

    This course is designed for beginners who wish to learn from scratch, and those with some experience of the outdoors wishing to check their knowledge. You will spend the evening sleeping in your own shelter under the stars. This course is designed for you to get practical hands on experience in a fun and safe enviroment. 

        

    Course Outline

    This course runs over 2 full days and 1 night, and will cover the following subjects :-

    1) Protection
    Our incredible training area will give you unique insight and opportunity to practice how to successfully secure shelter and discover some of the key strategies you will need when you have to apply these skills ‘for real’.

    1. Shelter building using a tarp - Your home for the evening
    2. Instulation and weather protection using natural materials
    3. Protection from the weather
    4. Priorities of Survival, Environmental Medical
    5. Taking advantage of and improving pre-existing natural shelter (caves,hollow,overhangs,fallen trees etc)

    2) Fire
    Mastering the art and the science of fire management is no easy task. Time spent developing confidence and competence in this skill set is a wise investment and will make the world of difference in your ‘survivability’.

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


    3) Water
    The ability to gather, process and store water is typically one of the most overlooked areas in survival training and yet one of the most vital skills to have.

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


    4) Food
    Sourcing, processing and storing food in an wilderness environment brings with it a complex set of challenges.

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


    5) Survival Camp craft and routines
    Maintaining your equipment is an essential skills for anybody in the wild, learn best practices that you will remember for life.

    1. Gear and equipment
    2. Survival Kits
    3. Safe use and best practise for knives, axes, saws, fire kits etc
    4. Making your own resources (cordage,containers,bedding etc)


    6) Navigation
    Getting rescued is made easier when you can help yourself, astral or ground based this course covers them both.

    1. Understaning your locality
    2. Telling the time and direction from natural indicators
    3. Safe techniques for crossing unknown countryside
    4. Best routes to saftey
    5. Day and Night signals
    6. Passive and active signalling

    This busy course is ideal for any survival skills novice male or female, and is run thoughout the year at all our UK locations.
    If you have a party of 3 or more but can't find a date that suits your group please Call 0800 043 0832 as we are happy to add more dates as required.

    This course is also ideal as a custom course for Team Building events or Stag/Hen Weekends - Call 0800 043 0832 to discuss group discounts. 
     

    Fire lighting practice on a Trueways 2 Day Basic Woodland Survival Course    

    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.

    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. We can cater for all dietery requirements, please let us know at time of booking. 
    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.

    Why Choose Trueways?

    There are many people on the internet offering Survival and Bushcraft courses, so before you part with your money for a course that may be 6 months or more away, make sure you are confident the course will actually go ahead.

    We have been providing courses since 2005
    We are a Limited company registered with companies house
    We have a direct office phone number you can call if something goes wrong (beware of companies with only mobile numbers or no number).
    We have full £10m customer liability insurance
    Check the course start times - We don't start courses at 5pm and call that a day
    All our sites are risk assessed yearly.
    We have a selection of instrcutors all with a weath of experience.

    Providing our courses is not just a hobby for Trueways, it's a passion and our business.

    All our courses offer survival and outdoor preparation courses to suit any taste or any level of experience. They 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.

    Our 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.

    To book this course pick your perfered date at the top of the page and click the buy it now button or for more information call 0800 043 0832

    Selection of photos from the Trueways 2 Day Basic Survival Weekend


       

      

  • 2 Day Map Reading and Navigation Course

    Brand: Trueways Model:2d-mapreading Availability: Out Stock
    Price: £175.50 £195.00
    Based on 2 reviews.

    Trueways 2 Day Map Reading and Navigation Course

    Open to All aged 17+
    No Previous experience required

    Navigation is a key skill that everyone should know. It is the skill that can prvent us becoming lost and in turn prevent putting us into a survival situation.

    Further more it can lead us out of many difficult positions by taking us to safety and avoiding dangerous ground. 
    This course is divided into three major parts, Basic theory practical, Advanced theory practical and Improvised 'Survival' theory and practical.

    Trueways 2 Day Map Reading and Navigation Course Syllabus

    Mapping
    What is a map ?
    Types of 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.

    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
    We do allow tents and gas cookers in this course.
    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.
    Should you decide not to bring a tent you will need 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.

  • 2 Day Urban Survival and Preparedness Course

    Brand: Trueways Model:2d-urban Availability: Out Stock
    Price: £175.50 £195.00
    Based on 3 reviews.

    Trueways 2 Day Urban Survival and Preparedness Course

    Open to All aged 17+
    No Previous experience required

    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.

     

    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

    Course Format

    A suitable mix of classroom presentations interspersed with practical sessions with plenty of group activities, all delegates will be expected to fully participate and as a community their actions will positively or negatively impact on others.

    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
    Feel free to bring a tent and/or gas cooker on this course as we will not be teaching those conventional survival skills such as shelter building and fire lighting as we do on other woodland courses. However, should you have attended any of our other survival courses, please feel free to use the equipment with which you are familiar. 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.

    You will also need a sleeping bag, and should you decide not to bring a tent then we recommend a bivi bag and a basha/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 course is also available as a Trueways Survival Course Gift Pack, click HERE for more details.

  • 2 Day Woodland Survival Course for Young Survivors 7-16 Year Old

    Brand: Trueways Model:2d-youngsurvivalist Availability: Out Stock
    Price: £175.50 £195.00
    Based on 4 reviews.

    Trueways 2 Day Woodland Young Survivors Course For 7 to 16 Year Olds

    Basic Survival Skils Course - Open to All aged 7-16 and over - No Previous experience required

        

    Course Overview
    Details of the course content can be found below, however if you have any questions please feel free to call 0800 043 0832 

    The Trueways 2 Day Young Survivalist course, in keeping with our philosophy of real skills for real situations, delivers sensible and appropriate survival training for children aged 7+. This is a basic course intended to give some real skills to those attending. The teaching style is geared towards younger delegates and each must be accompanied by an adult. The price of this course includes one child and one adult, please only book a place for the child.

    This course loosely follows the adult 2 day basic survival course but with shorter teaching periods and more social interaction by the children. Adults should expect to do some of the work and to supervise their children fully but remember that the course content and focus is on the children. Don't expect lots of adult standard theory or in-depth analysis, the focus is on teaching the children and keeping them safe.

    The Trueways Young Survivalist course was featured in 'The 50 Best Active Days Out' guide from'The Independent' newspaper. Trueways Survival School was the only survival & bushcraft school to make the grade, we were also featured in 'The Times' newspaper as one of "the best courses for aspiring Ray Mears", (their words not ours).

        

    Course Outline

    This course runs over 2 full days and 1 night, and will cover the following subjects :-

    1) Protection
    Our incredible training area will give you unique insight and opportunity to practice how to successfully secure shelter and discover some of the key strategies you will need when you have to apply these skills ‘for real’.

    1. Shelter building using a tarp - Your home for the evening
    2. Instulation and weather protection using natural materials
    3. Protection from the weather
    4. Priorities of Survival, Environmental Medical
    5. Taking advantage of and improving pre-existing natural shelter (caves,hollow,overhangs,fallen trees etc)

    2) Fire
    Mastering the art and the science of fire management is no easy task. Time spent developing confidence and competence in this skill set is a wise investment and will make the world of difference in your ‘survivability’.

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


    3) Water
    The ability to gather, process and store water is typically one of the most overlooked areas in survival training and yet one of the most vital skills to have.

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


    4) Food
    Sourcing, processing and storing food in an wilderness environment brings with it a complex set of challenges.

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


    5) Survival Camp craft and routines
    Maintaining your equipment is an essential skills for anybody in the wild, learn best practices that you will remember for life.

    1. Gear and equipment
    2. Survival Kits
    3. Safe use and best practise for knives, axes, saws, fire kits etc
    4. Making your own resources (cordage,containers,bedding etc)


    6) Navigation
    Getting rescued is made easier when you can help yourself, astral or ground based this course covers them both.

    1. Understaning your locality
    2. Telling the time and direction from natural indicators
    3. Safe techniques for crossing unknown countryside
    4. Best routes to saftey
    5. Day and Night signals
    6. Passive and active signalling

    This busy course is ideal for any survival skills novice male or female.

    If you have a party of 3 or more but can't find a date that suits your group please Call 0800 043 0832 as we are happy to add more dates as required.
     

    Fire lighting practice on a Trueways Survival Course for Kids    

    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.

    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. We can cater for all dietery requirements, please let us know at time of booking. 
    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.

    Why Choose Trueways?

    There are many people on the internet offering Survival and Bushcraft courses, so before you part with your money for a course that may be 6 months or more away, make sure you are confident the course will actually go ahead.

    We have been providing courses since 2005
    We are a Limited company registered with companies house
    We have a direct office phone number you can call if something goes wrong (beware of companies with only mobile numbers or no number).
    We have full £10m customer liability insurance
    Check the course start times - We don't start courses at 5pm and call that a day
    All our sites are risk assessed yearly.
    We have a selection of instrcutors all with a weath of experience.

    Providing our courses is not just a hobby for Trueways, it's a passion and our business.

    All our courses offer survival and outdoor preparation courses to suit any taste or any level of experience. They 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.

    Our 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.

    To book this course pick your perfered date at the top of the page and click the buy it now button or for more information call 0800 043 0832

    Selection of photos from the Trueways 2 Day Young Survivors Course
     

      

      

     

  • 3 Day Advanced Woodland Survival Course

    Brand: Trueways Model:3d-wilderness-advanced Availability: Out Stock
    Price: £242.00 £269.00
    Based on 0 reviews.

    Trueways 3 Day Advanced Woodland Survival Course

    Level 3A Survival Course - Must have completed Trueways 2 Day Basic Course or provide experience level
    Aged 17 and over.

    This Trueways Survival Level 3A course is aimed at those who have already attended some survival training at least to level 2 standard and are wanting to put their skills to the test in one of our assessment scenarios. Those who have previously attended a Level 3 course with a 'not yet satisfactory' assessment are also able to repeat the assessment stage on this shorter course which includes a day of refresher training. Owing to the complexity of the scenario and the amount of time available this shoudl be seen as refresher training and not a compressed trainign course. Time is often in short supply and it is essential that those attending the course have done some practice in the time prior to the course. If not you may jeopardise your ability to successfully demonstrate such skills and complete the assessment.

    Pre-course requirement

    Must be able to demonstrate ability to light fire in all weathers using flint and steels. Must understand the processess for summoning help and signalling locations. (If in doubt, download the planning handbook from the website and familiarise your self with the contents).

    This course is divided into two distinct parts :

    On arrival delegates should be able to demonstrate building a shelter and setting up camp for use that evening, then once a brew has been achieved we will start the refresher stage, looking at the whole of PLAN and also natural shelter and bedding aspects not previoulsy covered on the Level 2 courses.

    During Day 2 delegates will enter the assessment phase in a fully immersed survival scenario under conditions likely to be encountered in line with that scenario. Delegates shoudl be able to logically follow the PLAN making reasoned and appropriate decisions based on training and the conditions encountered. During this phase there will be continued assesment and at the end a formal assessment will take place where delegates will be expected to expand upon their performance and justify their actions.
     

    Course Syllabus

    We will refresh the following subjects

    Introduction to Survival
    Psychology of Survival
    Preperation and equipping for emergencies
    Priorities and pillars of Survival
    Rule of 3s - What we need to do
    Pyramid of Survival
    PLAN outline planning
    Medical emergencies (not covered in-depth)
    Choosing the right clothes to begin with and improvising
    Understanding the combustion chain
    Understanding the needs of fire refectors and heating shelters
    The 72 hour rule and how it applies to us
    Active & Passive, Day & Night signalling
    5 Phases of water
    Daylight navigation methods
    Astro navigation and sketch maps

    We will also fully cover the following

    How to make and improvise a natural shelter
    Natural bedding and insulation
    How to stay warm

    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.

    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.

  • 3 Day Advanced Woodland Survival for 12-17 Year Old

    Brand: Trueways Model:3d-advanced-YS Availability: Out Stock
    Price: £242.00 £269.00
    Based on 0 reviews.

    Trueways 3 Day Advanced Woodland Survival Course For 12-17 Year Olds.

    This course is designed for 12-17 year olds who have prevously completed the Trueways 2 Day Young Survivors Course

    The Trueways 3 Day Advanced Survival Skills course, in keeping with our philosophy of real skills for real situations, seeks to deliver sensible and appropriate survival training for general settings. Throughout the course there is formative assessment of the assimilation of skills and knowledge, with the final suimmative assesment seeks to build upon the skills taught. This is an opportunity to put into practice and demonstrate the skills that are acquired and results in a formal assessment being carried out by the instructor.

    This course is divided into two distinct parts

    A teaching phase where we cover all the syllabus in detail and have the opportunity to practice those skills taught. We check the rate of assimilation and use all available time to ensure that the important parts are fully digested, at the end of the teaching phase we embark on a scenario based fully immersive assessment phase where we formally assess the abilities of the delegates within a sensible and realistic survival situation. This phase lasts approx 24-30 hours and covers all aspects attendee's will learn on this course.
    This is your oppertunity to demonstrate what you have learned and the skills you have acquired.

    On completion of the assesment an instructor will formally assess your work and after deliberation and colsultation with external validators you will receive a certificate and course report in the post. You will be graded as "satisfactory" - meaning you have been able to demonstrate the key skills and done what is necessary to stay alive and get rescued, or "not yet satisfactory" meaning you have a few area's of weakness that should be addressed before attempting the assessment phase again.

    Trueways 3 Day Advanced Teen Survivors Woodland Survival 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)
    How to make a natural shelter to provide a safe place in the environmental conditions
    Natural bedding and insulation

    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
    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

    Survival Camp craft and routines
    Gear and equipment
    Natural Shelter Building
    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
    Day and Night signals
    Passive and active signalling
    Natural navigation methods available during daylight

    Trueways 5 Day Survival Course for KidsSurvival training for kids, building a campFather and Son sit down for something to eat after a hard dayYoung survivors building a signal fire

    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.

    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 equipment 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 2pm on the end date.

    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.

    Purchase as a Gift
    This course is also available as a Trueways Survival Course Gift Pack, click HERE for more details.
     

  • 3 Day Coastal Survival Skills Course

    Brand: Trueways Model:3d-coastal Availability: Out Stock
    Price: £242.00 £269.00
    Based on 2 reviews.

    Trueways 3 Day Coastal Survival Course

    Level 2 Coastal Survival Course
    Open to All aged 17 and Over.


       

    Course Overview
    Details of the course content can be found below, however if you have any questions please feel free to call 0800 043 0832 

    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.

    This course runs 3 times a year in April, June and September on a private coastline owned by the National Trust near the town of Ringmore in Devon. This course is also available as gift pack.

        

    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

        

    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.

    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.

    To book this course pick your perfered date at the top of the page and click the buy it now button or for more information call 0800 043 0832

  • 3 Day Extended Basic Woodland Survival Course

    Brand: Trueways Model:3d-wilderness Availability: Out Stock
    Price: £242.00 £269.00
    Based on 1 reviews.

    Trueways 3 Day Extended Basic Woodland Survival Course

    Open to All aged 17 and over
    No Experience Required

     

    Following the same syllabus as our 2 Day Basic Course but with the advantage of developing some routines and added confidence through an extra night out in your shelter and much more time for hands-on practice at all the basics throughout. 

    This course provides an excellent 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. 

    The 3 Day Basic Survival 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.

    The benefits of the 3-day course is a more relaxed course phase and opportunity to perfect and hone the skills taught.  There is also the perfect opportunity to put right the mistakes made on the first night, especially under poor weather and during the winter months

    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
    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

    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 3 Day survival course is three full days and two 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.

    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.