Learn how to make fire, find water, build and sleep in your own shelter and get around the woods safely - basic outdoor skills but also some more specialist skills for interest. Your trainer will be John 'Sully' Sullivan, EC prides itself on working with the best and Sully is the 'real deal'. Join us for just £150pp
You will learn the skills needed to find water, make fire to keep warm, and construct a basic shelter from things around you. You will have to work as a team to get your survival kit, locate your campsite and build a shelter.
You will receive professional training that develops your ability to survive in the wild, using elements of the natural environment and your own resourcefulness
Finally when training time is up you are off on your own, or in a buddy pair, to a new piece of the woodland where for the next night you must do everything yourself. With little more than a survival kit and the clothes you wear, you will have to put all your new found skills to the test. It's down to your wits and will to survive now. Can you cope?
Please join us for this excellent value and high quality training weekend. Early bird price is just £150pp if paid before 7th July 2013 and includes:
all training and training materials
all meals (dinner on Friday, 3 meals on Saturday & breakfast on Sunday)
accommodation in log cabins on Friday (and Saturday night if needed)
an adventure presentation on the Saturday night if the weather permits
If booking after 7th July 2013 the price will be £165
The course will be run in the forest near Northampton, just 1hr20mins drive from London, 2hrs20mins from Bristol. 1hr from Birmingham. If travelling by train, the nearest train station is Kettering.
Friday: Arrive from 6pm. Dinner and campfire.
Saturday: Training will run all day. After dinner, we hope to put on an adventure presentation in the woods (this will be weather dependent) Hopefully we'll be sleeping in shelters we've built ourselves on Saturday night (the log cabins are there if you have a problem with your shelter!)
Sunday: more training and an exercise. Followed by lunch at a local pub (not included).
These are some of the things you'll learn about during the weekend:
Survival tin - how to maximise its use
Fire - make fire without matches or a lighter
Water - where to find it and purification methods
Shelter - Improvised / natural
Food - what is edible in the forest
Cooking - underground ovens
Navigation - with and without a compass
Observation - maximise your chances of being found
You will need some basic outdoor and camping equipment including walking boots, waterproofs, sleeping bag and mat, torch etc. A full list will be supplied on booking.
John puts it best.... "The idea is to have a good crack in the woods whilst learning some useful skills for people wishing to go exploring!
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More information here http://www.explorersconnect.com/join-in/northamptonshire/survival-bushcraft/-/ec-bushcraft-weekend-with-survival-expert-john-sullivan-19-july-15107/ We have an exceptionally good host and instructor in Sully, he rarely runs these courses in the UK so we're excited to be able to offer one to our members. Some EC regulars are coming also some amazing wildlife cameramen friends too
To book please first read our terms & conditions and then please pay into the Explorers Connect account (internet banking easiest probably) to secure your place.
Explorers Connect Ltd
Please put 'Bushcraft' in the reference line.
The early bird price is only £150pp including all training, meals, accommodation, presentation etc if paid before the end of next week. Also we really appreciate it if payment is made earlier, it makes planning easier and often reduces our costs - this way we can continue to offer really cost effective weekends to our members
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