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Start Time:  9PM (the evening before day one)
Finish Time:  4PM (the sixth day
Full cost:  £250
Deposit:  £50
Dates:  See Calendar (Opens new window)

Wilderness Living One Course

Our most popular course which starts at the basics and finishes at an advanced level for a well rounded set of skills that will enable you to survive most anything. You will also have far more opportunity to use the skills we teach during the course while being drawn more into the “wilderness way of life”. No pre-requisites are required and our aim is to ensure your comfort throughout the program. While we will encourage you to replace modern equipment with primitive counterparts, you will not be obliged to surrender any modern conveniences.
Skills covered start at the basics such as fire-by-friction, shelter, edible plants and purifying liquids and continuing with advanced trapping and hunting techniques, tracking, various types of shelter, nature awareness, use of tools, pottery, basketry, cord making, glue making and many, many more skills.
The course is very hands-on, and for this reason, we provide a small rest on the afternoon of the middle day.
During the course, every participant will have the opportunity to sleep in the shelters we will build during the course as well as the long-term primitive structures already present on-site.
We will serve you lunch in the form of bread, butter, ham, cheese, jams and other spreads. Fresh fruit will also be available. We will make sure there are plenty of hot and cold drinks available for you throughout the day.
In the evenings we will cook a variety of delicious meals on the fire.
The course is taught on our specialized course-site where there is plenty of shelter to work in if the weather is bad. The site is about 10 minutes walk away from the car-park, and there may be some muddy areas on the trail to the camp. This course does not require you to have a lot of equipment available, but below is a list:

• Sharp knife (2" to 5" blade preferably non-folding but if it's a folding knife it has to be lockable!) If you do not have a knife, we would suggest you borrow one from us during the course rather then purchase one as we will explain different knife-types and their benefits during the course.
• Plate, drinking-mug and spreading-knife
• Warm clothing
• Appropriate shoes
• Rain gear
• Notebook and different color pens
• Leather gardening gloves
• Sleeping bag and mat
• Poncho, tarpaulin or tent (There are sleeping spaces available, but bringing your own gives you more options)
• Spare space in your pack to take things home with you.


• Camera
• Some snack food (IE: travel-mix, dried fruits, chocolate)


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