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.
The 3 Day Extended 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 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.
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.
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!
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. This course is open to all aged 14 and over, however 14-17 year olds must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
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.
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.
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 Lighting and maintenance with flint and steel
Use of fire for heating and cooking
Signalling for rescue including standard internation signals and improvised techniques
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
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
Safe use and best practise for knives, axes, saws, fire kits etc
Making your own resources (cordage,containers,bedding etc)
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
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.
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.