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Introduction to Bushcraft

This is a one day introductory course into bushcraft – ideal for those wanting to try something new, or who have previous experience of bushcraft, and wish to practice techniques with an expert.

You will learn how to thrive in the natural environment, gaining the basic skills and knowledge to survive.  

Our instructors have a wealth of experience, and will be on hand throughout the weekend to offer encouragement, instruction and advice – and lots of fun along the way.

After everyone arrives on the Saturday morning, you will familiarise yourself with your surroundings before moving onto the day’s activities.

You will be taught how to use tools, learning safe cutting techniques.  

This is followed by preparing and cooking a recently caught fish, which you will able to eat for lunch.

In the afternoon we will cover water preparation and foraging, where you will learn to identify edible, medicinal and mechanical plants.

The course will finish with a session on natural navigation techniques.

Date: Saturday 13th June, 2020
Cost: £75 per person
Location: Trafford Ecology Park, Central Manchester.
If you have any further questions, please contact bookings@weareadventurers.co.uk

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What to expect

Example itinerary

Saturday

9am Introductions and safety brief

9:30am Safe cutting techniques and making pot hangers

10:15am Trout preparation

11:15am Fire through friction, building and maintaining a fire

12:15pm Lunch

1:15pm Foraging

2:30pm Water preparation

3:30pm Natural navigation

4:30pm Recap

5pm Course ends

 

Information

Kit List

Warm clothing

Spare change of clothing

Hat

Gardening gloves (strong and sturdy)

Waterproof clothing

Personal medication

Eating utensils (knife, fork, spoon, mug, bowl, plate)

Whistle

Insect repellant

Information recording equipment (notepad, pen, camera)

Footwear

Walking boots are ideal, but wellingtons will suffice in wet weather and trainers in dry weather

Food

We will supply food for Saturday lunch and breaks