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Bushcraft

Bushcraft

We run safe, quality, relaxed and well equipped events amid stunning scenery, that way you get the most out of your time spent with a qualified, experienced and friendly Safe and Sound instructor.

We deliver tried and tested wilderness skills forged from time spent out in Nature with a kind regard and sustainable approach to the wild places we teach in, using our heads and hands with a bit of heart.

We specialise in teaching all kinds of people all kinds of skills for living, working and spending time in the Great Outdoors, or as it has come to be known – Bushcraft

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Ever fancied going back to basics and learning how to cope with just what nature gives you. At Safe and Sound Outdoors we have everything from a day taster session to a full weekend. We can even offer one to one instruction for that personal feel

Taster day

During the day you will cover all the basics of bushcraft with our specialist bushcraft instructor. You will have a look at making shelters and also their location, the principles of making,creating and managing fire and some wilderness cooking.

Price Price: £95 per person


Bushcraft Weekends

You will arrive on friday night to our camp area where you will be met by our bushcraft instructor who will show you how to locate and create a shelter. Over the course of the weekend you will cover some of the following modules:

Knife-craft and Saw-craft module

  • Equipment selection
  • Safe use of the bushcraft knife
  • Safe cutting techniques
  • Creating craft objects and useful tools
  • Sustainable harvesting techniques

Fire-craft module

  • The uses of fire
  • Principles of creating and managing fire
  • History of fire-making techniques from the match back to the bow-drill
  • Material selection from tinder to wood
  • Wet-weather fire-making
  • Reducing environmental impact



Tree/plant-lore module

  • Understanding trees
  • Importance of trees in the environment
  • Identification of trees
  • Uses of trees
  • Myth and legends

Camp-craft module

  • Choosing and locating shelters for the outdoors
  • Choosing equipment for the outdoors
  • Setting up expedition camps
  • Camp safety and group management



Wilderness cooking module

  • Wilderness nutrition
  • Foraging for safe foods
  • Selecting and carrying basic provisions
  • Field hygiene and food handling
  • Cooking equipment
  • Fires for cooking

Nature-lore module

  • Understanding the human being
  • Understanding habitat
  • Methods of wildlife observation
  • Understanding animal behaviour
  • Getting closer to wildlife
  • Indicator species



Track-craft module

  • Tracking terms
  • Animal tracks and signs
  • Animal behaviour
  • Tracking systems
  • Man tracking

Water module

  • Water and the human body
  • Water requirements
  • Sourcing water
  • Water filtering
  • Water purification
  • Safe water strategy



Creative crafts

  • Tree/plant identification
  • Understanding properties of natural materials
  • Material selection
  • Making cordage
  • Creating craft or useful camp items

 

Price Price: £190 per person including food and instruction.

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