We begin by covering a few central points of survival skills, giving you the basics such as how to find FIRE, WATER, SHELTER and FOOD in any situation. A series of real-world disaster scenarios then test your knowledge and responses and evaluate the pros and cons of different survival tactics. By working in groups, learn to bring your ideas together to meet your basic needs and requirements. You will cover Survival Planning Framework and coping strategies, Problem Solving, Debating Skills, Principles of Survival, Shelter Building, Where and how to get water, Where and how to get food.
Next, build your practical skills with our experienced bushcraft leaders, who will show you different techniques covering fire-making, the use of knives and tools, how to select fuel sources, different shelter building types and survival navigation. Not afraid to get stuck in, they also demonstrate how to dispatch and prepare common prey (chickens, rabbits and fish) for cooking. By giving you the chance to try these techniques yourself, we will soon have you feeling confident even alone in the wilderness.
As a trial of your learning, we put groups out into an immersive 18 hour survival scenario, where you will be faced with a series of challenges to overcome using the skills you have gained. Nothing gets closer to the real thing – lost in a remote gorge valley location, covered by densely vegetated deciduous trees, your drive and instincts will be put to the test. Although this is a demanding week, rest assured that our expert leaders will have you under their care the whole way and make sure that everyone comes out feeling inspired and motivated.