Frontier Bushcraft Taster Course (3 Days)
Your Introduction to a World of Bushcraft
Our 3-day taster course is an enjoyable introduction to the many facets of bushcraft. The whole course is run outdoors and is designed to be hands-on and fun.
Run at a pace that allows you to appreciate the beautiful woodland setting, this course is perfect for those who enjoy nature and being outdoors, but are new to bushcraft.
Starting around the campfire, then venturing further afield, you will spend 3 days immersed in the woods with our friendly and experienced instructors. During this time, they will share skills and knowledge that will enrich and enliven your outdoor life.
We begin by introducing some core bushcraft skills. At meal times we will also include some campfire cooking skills for you to employ. We will then progress to showing how rich our countryside is in useful trees and plants. In particular, you will examine – and taste – some of the wild food nature provides.
As you relax and become accustomed to your surroundings, we will introduce you to the wonderful world of tracking. You will look for tracks and sign left by animals as well as the animals that left them. We’ll show you ways in which you can enhance your observation and teach you methods of remaining quiet and unobtrusive. This training will raise your awareness of nature as well as allowing you closer encounters with wildlife.
You should leave this course with a host of practical skills, enthused, inspired and with a view that bushcraft really is the art of the possible…
During this course we will cover:
• Fire-lighting and campfire skills
• Shelters – using man-made and natural materials
• Campfire cookery
• Leaving no trace
• Bushcraft uses of plants and trees
• Seasonally available wild foods
• An introduction to tracking
• Exploring animal tracks and sign
• Techniques for nature observation
What Our Clients Say About the Frontier Bushcraft Taster Course:
“Paul many thanks again to yourself, James and Matt for a thoroughly enjoyable weekend. I learnt many new things and your patience and clear instruction made seemingly difficult things very simple and straightforward. See you all soon and thanks again.” Phil Jeffery.
“The course appealed as it offered me the chance to develop skills to make my outdoor experience less reliant on the modern world and technology. I want to go wild camping and ultimately I want to experience an expedition or trek. The content exceeded my expectations, your knowledge was wide ranging, reassuringly deep and detailed, and you and James and Matt went out of your way to answer all questions. There was so much to learn and I know I have only scratched the surface.” Kay Zukor.
“I would like to thank you ,James and Matt for a very interesting taster course on Bushcraft, I found it both educational, practical and entertaining. I would definitely recommend this for anybody wishing to become involved in Bushcraft. Thanks again for a great weekend.” David Breeze.
“Thank you and your team so much for a truly memorable Bushcraft Taster Course. I really enjoyed the whole experience and feel I did get just what I wanted and needed from it, not least a feeling of achievement and a curiosity to learn more, especially on the plant life and finding my way around wild places! The good humour amongst everyone was great and helped me ignore the weather, in fact it made the success even more special!” Elizabeth Dalton.
“I had an absolutely great time on the taster course. I don’t want to give Paul a big head but he is the fountain of all knowledge when it comes to bushcraft, easy going and very patient too. Ask Paul a question and he will give you a good answer even in Latin! Brilliant Course, ace instructors and assistants. I have been on a few other courses elsewhere – what they taught me the wrong way in a weekend, Paul taught me the right way in a few hours…. “ Karl Kristiansen.
All the Other Details You Need to Know…
You don’t need to spend lots of money on specialist clothing or equipment for this course. What you will need is some basic outdoor clothing and camping equipment. You may already have most of the equipment and anything you don’t have, you can probably borrow from friends and family. If you are willing to sleep out under a lightweight fly sheet for the whole weekend, then you don’t even need to bring a tent. Clothing should be muted, natural colours. Avoid bright colours as well as blue.
A full kit-list is available here and it will also be e-mailed to you with your e-mail receipt after your booking has been accepted.
Other specialist equipment will be provided for your use during the course. This includes the use of a tarp and a bivvy bag.
This course will be conducted entirely outdoors, from an expedition-style base camp, and you will be camping out for the duration of the course.
There will be a covered teaching area which also serves as a communal area for breaks. There is a fire, kettle, tea, coffee, biscuits and cordial available here.
All food is provided but much of the preparation and cooking will be done by you and your fellow participants. If you have any allergies, food intolerances or other dietary requirements, please make sure you include this information when you book. There is an opportunity during the booking process to tell us about this.
No previous bushcraft or camping experience is required to attend this course.
FREE Equipment with this Bushcraft Course
During the course you will receive a carbon steel bushcraft knife by Mora of Sweden.
As they old saying goes “your knife is your life”, and this important tool will be yours to keep.
Availability and Booking: Frontier Bushcraft Taster Course
Duration: 3 days.
Deposit: 25% on booking; Balance: 9 weeks prior to course date.
Suitability: 18 years and above.
Course size: 12 participants (maximum).
Location: East Sussex.
Course Leaders: Paul Kirtley or James Bath.
100% Money-Back Guarantee
If you are not completely satisfied with your course, we’ll give you your money back. Just tell your course leader at the end of the course and we’ll arrange the rest. It’s 100% risk free!
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