WILDERNESS LIVING - LEVEL ONE
Ages : For adults only.
Dates : 24-26 April 2020
Accomodation : Camping in tents
Amenities : There is a hot shower and toilets on site, we have a scout hut for indoor activites if its raining with a kitchen for cooking .
Location : Come join us in the beautiful hills of Huntley in West Gloucestershire on a colossal 1500 acre piece of land with a sunset hill point , witches cave , monk-jack , kingfishers ! There is no light pollution or felling from mankind , the forest has been left untouched , this is true wilderness !
Price : Please go to eventbrite to see all prices , we do have a sliding scale to help people less well off.. click here .
Food and accomodation will be included .
(we have limited spaces for those on low income, single parents , benefits etc .
***** Please send a bank transfer or deposit TO COMFIRM YOUR PLACE of 120 pounds for each student to : Mr J Tidd 07033203 089249 With ref: wild earth - 5 day camp
Send us an e-mail please with how many people are coming and so we can send you finalised details about the camp and all the logistics / kit list etc .
Wilderness Living - Level 1
This is a course showing you the basics of bushcraft allowing you to take your first steps into deep nature
work and its the first level of all of our courses which is compulsory if you want to study more levels with us. It is perfect for adults who want a taster of the basics of living in the wild. We will take you through the doorway into
a state of deep nature connection, which will profoundly change your inner and outer worlds.
Your life will never be the same again . So come switch off your phones for a weekend , unwind ,
wittle wood , play games , make fire and delve deep , its time to get back your common sense and learn who you ar and
why you are here on this planet.
This is a basic course and once you have done this one , we can take you to higher, more advanced
levels of bushcraft , taking you deeper into specific techniques .
The first night there will be a great sacred fire and storytelling of the old ways and an introduction
to cordage. Then onto the main subjects of fire, shelter, food and water, interspersed with games ,
survival challenges and primitive cooking techniques.
Everyone will muck in with keeping the camp clean , washing up caretaking fire and other camp jobs .
Wildearth will challenge you thoughout the whole weekend , leaving you inspired and thirsty for more .
All the skills taught will be learnt with spirit skills alongside , we cannot learn one without the other ,
it is essential in our world today that we get back to our roots , the earth is crying out for us to
connect and remember. When you have the spirit skills to , thriving in the wild becomes so much more easier .
Skeleton structure for the day : Wake up at 9 am - have breakfast and do some stretching / tai chi
start skills of the day at 11 am , finish at 6 pm for dinner and camp cooking , music , poetry ,
storytelling from the day ..
Skills covered :
** JEDI /NINJA GAMES AND TECHNIQUES :
- LEARNING TO BECOME INTUITIVE , HOW TO READ NATURE AND CONNECT WITH PLANTS .
** GAMES THAT WILL OPEN YOUR SENSES , BLINDFOLDED NIGHT GAMES TO KEEP YOU ON YOUR TOES , AND GAMES JUST FOR PURE FUN AND LAUGHTER !
Avoid the common mistakes everyone makes when first trying (and failing) to light a fire;
The 3 vital elements for successful fire-lighting;
How to identify the best sources of kindling;
How to identify and select the best firewood. Without fail;
How to light a campfire with only one match;
Two key techniques for successful fire-lighting with sparks;
How to select and prepare the most common natural tinders;
How to leave no trace of your campfire;
The key places you should look for water;
How to get water from the ground;
The 5 contaminants you need to know about;
The two fail-safe methods for purifying water;
Camping sites that could get you killed (or where not to put your tent, tarp or other shelter);
The key considerations when choosing where to build a shelter;
The 5 factors you need to know about to achieve a thermally efficient shelter;
How to build a great shelter without any tools or materials;
Lightweight emergency shelter options;
How to quickly and efficiently erect a lightweight tarp;
The 7 items you should never leave home without;
How to select equipment for a comfortable camping trip in the woods;
What to include in a small daypack to ensure you have everything you need for longer than a day
How to pack a rucksack with everything you need for a planned overnight camp or longer (and still be able to carry it);
The one thing that is easy to forget but could easily save your life;
How to prioritise in a survival situation;
The key principles and methods of signalling for help in an emergency.
For full payment for the course please go to the FB page ..and pay through the eventbrite
link .. click here
If not and you dont have the money right now , please send a £80 deposit to confirm your place to , or e mail us if you want to pay in installments :
ADD REF : WILDERNESS LIVING
Mr J Tidd Co Op Bank : 07033203 Sort Code : 089249
REFUNDS : REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE RETURNED 3 WEEKS BEFORE THE COURSE STARTS