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 and  kingfishers  ! There is no light pollution , its a beautiful site.

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.

The first night there will be a great sacred fire and storytelling of the

old ways and an introductionto cordage. Then onto the main subjects

of fire, shelter and food,  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 .

We will challenge you , be warned 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 and storytelling from the day ..

Skills covered :

 

Games

We will throw in a bunch of games to keep you entertained and on your feet , ninja and jedi games , and one night game .

** GAMES THAT WILL OPEN YOUR SENSES , BLINDFOLDED NIGHT GAMES TO KEEP YOU ON YOUR TOES , AND GAMES JUST FOR PURE FUN AND LAUGHTER ! 

Fire

  • 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;

Shelter

  • 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;

Equipment

  • 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);

Outdoor Safety

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  • 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.

Wild Food

On the saturday we will go out for walk to i.d certain trees , talk

about their pragmatic uses for wilderness living , and set out to collect a whole bunch of wild food for a salad feast when we get back. This is one of the most special experiences we can have , seeing the world around us change before our eyes , essentially seeing food everywhere we look !! 

Payment :

You can pay by eventbrite or to my bank account...eventbrite details n FB page.

For full payment for the course please pay into my bank account down below and we will send you a confirmation e mail . .

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

If the course is cancelled 100 % will be returned 

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We are based in and around the Bristol area , with permanent land in Gloucestershire .

For any questions please e-mail us at bluemoon_johnny@yahoo.co.uk.

Or tel on : 07474159371