Level 2 Coastal Survival Course
Open to All aged 17 and Over.
Coastal Survival 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.
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 including sea water desalination
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
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
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 Survival?
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