Trueways Survival

  • £95.00

Our 1 Day Bushcraft introduction is designed for those that want a general introduction into the world of Bushcraft, or those that do not feel ready to spend a night out under the stars just yet. This is not a survival course so a more laid back approach is taken, to help ease you into the wilderness. 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.  This course is designed for you to get practical hands on experience in a fun and safe environment.

We start with a risk assessment and safety brief, after which we take a woodland walk to our camp. Plant and Tree Identification, knowledge and tips on Flora and Fauna will be discussed along the way. Once at our woodland camp we get down to the serious business of enjoying the woods and all its resources.

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’.
Shelter building using a tarp.
Insulation and weather protection using natural materials.
Protection from the weather.
Priorities of Survival, Environmental Medical.
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’. 
Fire Lighting and maintenance with flint and steel.
Use of fire for heating and cooking.
Signalling for rescue including standard international 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.
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.

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

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. Gear and equipment.
Survival Kits.
Safe use and best practice for Knives, Axes, Saws, Fire Kits etc.
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. Understanding 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.

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 Footwear.
Billy Can or Cooking Pot.
Drinking Cup/Mug.
Water Bottle.

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.

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