~ Day One ~
Arrive 10am at Cregg Castle or on
Friday evening from 6pm
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
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.
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 your dinner using ancient cooking techniques.
Craft Workshop (1)
Campcraft activities such as: Primitive glue making, camp chair/ stool making, trapping skills etc
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.
Craft Workshop (2)
Time to finish up our projects or even start a new one..
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.
€200 per person
(Inclusive of all course materials & meals)
Maximum participants: 8 people