UK Woodland Survival Courses - Trueways 5 Day Advanced Survival - Gift Pack

Gift Pack - 5 Day Basic to Advanced Woodland Survival Course

Gift Pack - 5 Day Basic to Advanced Woodland Survival Course

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Trueways 5 Day Basic to Advanced 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 5 Day Basic to Advanced course offers 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 along with many other subjects.

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.



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.

A Huge range of locations to choose from

Courses are held across the UK from the beautiful Devon coast to the picturesque Lake District, 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 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!

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 Christmas gift or birthday present.

Trueways 5 Day Basic to Advanced Survival Course Overview

The Trueways 5 Day Basic 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. This, our flagship course takes clients from `Zero to Hero` in 5 days and incorporates a scenario based assesment during the last 24-30 hours. 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.

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 Lighting and maintenance with flint and steel
  • Use of fire for heating and cooking
  • Signalling for rescue including standard internation signals and improvised techniques
  • Understanding the needs of fire reflectors and heating shelters
  • Understanding the various methods of fire lighting


  • 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


  • 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)


  • Understaning your locality
  • The 72 hour rule and how it applies to us
  • Telling the time and direction from natural indicators
  • Safe techniques for crossing unknown countryside
  • Best routes to safte
  • Day and Night signals
  • Passive and active signalling
  • Natural navigation methods available during daylight
  • Astro Navigation and Sketch Maps


  • 30 hour assesment phase where you will go solo and put all your new skills to the test

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.

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.

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.

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