Weekend Course

~ Day One ~

 

Arrive 10am at Cregg Castle


Survival Lecture


The group will be given an introduction to Bushcraft Survival, covering the four key elements: fire, water, food and shelter. This will equip them with a fundamental understanding of what it means to live in the wild

Shelter Building

The group learn the importance of shelter in a survival situation and how the lack of it can lead to hypothermia and a subsequent decline in physical and mental strength. They then work in together to build lean to shelters from surrounding natural materials.

 

Lunch

 

Fire Workshop

This workshop gives students key fire-lighting skills, both ancient and modern, and they will witness the more exciting methods of fire-lighting such as chemical and friction fire. They will then use these skills to light their fires and cook lunch in their groups.

 

 

Cutting Tools & Spoon Carving Workshop

In this lecture the group will be shown the essential tools used in Bushcraft, and their many functions. The students will also learn safe handling techniques and the importance of behaving responsibly when using these tools.

 

Cook Dinner

Cook your dinner using ancient cooking techniques.

 

Campfire Activites 

Star Gazing and Night Navigation

 

 

~ Day Two ~

 

 

Wilderness Cookery Workshop

We will discuss the importance of food in the survival chain, and how to successfully find food without wasting excess energy. They will then demonstrate the many different traps that can be used in the wild, before the students themselves use this knowledge to design and build their own traps from natural materials and explore different cooking techniques.

 

Wilderness First Aid and Scenario SOS

We will discuss the importance of staying fit and healthy in the outdoors and how to treat ourselves if and when we need to. We will put this into practice with a scenario in the woods. 

 

Lunch


Woodland Archery

 

String Making - Cordage Workshop

 

Leave No Trace

The group will learn the importance of leaving their environment as they found it, and understand the impacts human activity can have on the natural landscape. They will strike camp leaving the site in a natural state.


Depart 4:30pm

 

 

Course Rate

€160 per person

(Inclusive of all course materials & meals)

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