Do you want to get outdoors and explore more, taking your wilderness skills to the next level? Then this course is the one for you. Bushcraft is all about exploring and discovery, very addictive but great for the soul. Bushcraft takes you to another level when it comes to enjoying the outdoors - being able to build, light and maintain a fire with ease, improvise utensils that you may have left behind, read the woods, identify the plants and find something you want the answer for next time.
The Advanced Bushcraft Course is not a survival course - roughing it through the night is something we don’t want to do. What we do want to do is, “know more and carry less”. Our courses are designed to be enjoyed, not endured. Unlike the weekend bushcraft course, where time is very limited and therefore not every subject will be covered in depth, the extended duration of the week course allows us to really concentrate on each subject in a detailed hands-on manner.
Course Outline The course begins bright and early at 08.00hrs Monday morning. After setting up your sleeping location, we will issue you with theequipment you will be using for the course: Mora Clipper Knife, Laplander Saw, Crook knife and some cookware to make Bannock. Then we begin the fun part! Over the course of the week, here are some of the things that you could expect to learn:
Basic foraging and gathering wild edibles; Hunting and trapping; Making cordage; Carving useful camp utensils, burning bowl shaped containers; Water gathering and purification; Fire by friction – bow drill and hand drill, including gathering and selecting the best materials; Fire construction principles, including types of fires for cooking and staying warm in winter; Weaving blankets/mats from natural materials; Constructing baskets/containers from natural materials; Navigating without a compass; Safe knife and axe use; Building a buck saw from natural materials; Shelter construction; Net making;
Bushcraft is such a diverse subject, no two courses would be the same - a lot largely depends on the time of year, and what materials we find to use. Many people have devoted a lifetime to learning bushcraft, and are still learning. It never gets boring! Some courses MAY include cooking which will be included at no additional cost, but do not rely on this as food for the course. The course usually finishes around 15:30hrs, largely depending on group size and not until we’ve had our group photo!
To keep costs low, food is not included on this course. The use of a Mora Clipper Knife, Laplander Saw, Crook Knife and Cookware for teaching purposes is included.
Cost: $565 (includes all applicable taxes). A 25% deposit is required to hold your place, with the balance payable 8 weeks before the course start. If the balance is not paid by this time, the reservation will be treated as cancelled by the client. Client cancellations earlier than 6 weeks before the start of the course will be refunded in full, subject to a $50 administration charge. For cancellations later than 6 weeks before the beginning of the course, no refund can be given. However, in the good spirit of bushcraft, if we can fill your place we will refund your payment (less the administration charge) at anytime. In the event of a School in the Woods cancellation, all fees paid will be fully refunded.
Duration: 5 days.
Timing: Please arrive between 30 and 60 minutes prior to the start of the program to complete administration requirements. Thank you.