Trueways Survival

  • £299.00

The Trueways Survival 3 Day Extended Survival training course (open to 16+) will provide you with an introduction to and good grounding in all the principles and skills necessary to survive in the wilderness. The extra day from the normal 2 day course gives you two nights sleeping outside and much more time to practice the skills you will learn.  You will also have time to go on to more advanced skills. 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 environment.
This course runs over 3 full days and 2 nights, 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’.
Shelter building using a tarp - Your home for the evening.
Instulation 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, including birch bark and other natural materials.
Use of fire for heating and cooking.
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.
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. 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).

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 practise 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. 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.

This busy course is ideal for any survival skills novice, 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.
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.
Billy Can or Cooking Pot.
Drinking Cup/Mug and a Water Bottle.
Sleeping Bag.
Bivi Bag.
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.
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.

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