DAY 1, Saturday Afternoon.
11.00. Arrive at the woods.
11.00 – 11.30. Introduction and familiarisation brief.
11.30 – 12.30. Introduction to cutting tools. (Lesson on the cutting tools we will be using throughout the course (sheath knife, folding saw and bow saw), each student will make 2 tent pegs).
12.30 – 14.00. Game preparation and lunch time meal. (Safely prepare a pigeon to eat for lunch time meal, vegetarian/vegan alternatives provided).
14.00 - 15.00. Developing knife handling skills. (Lesson detailing various techniques to get the best out of using your knife and folding saw, culminates in teams making pot hangers).
15.00 – 16.00. Introduction to fire lighting. (Hands on lesson investigating the various methods for lighting your fire with different tinders, etc, we’ll teach you how to light a fire even in the wet).
16.00 – 17.00. Making shelters (Lesson on importance of and requirement for shelter, discuss various examples, build simple 2-person tarp shelters for overnight accommodation).
17.00 – 19.00. Game preparation and evening meal. (Safely prepare a fish (trout) to eat for evening meal, vegetarian/vegans alternatives provided).
19.00 – Downtime (Relax by the fire).
DAY 2, Sunday Morning.
07.00 – 08.00. Breakfast. (Make Damper bread to eat with bacon and eggs, vegetarian/vegan alternatives provided).
08.00 – 09.00. Natural Navigation. (Using natural indicators to find the Cardinal Points).
09.00 – 10.00. Sourcing and preparing water. (How to source water and safely prepare it for drinking).
10.00 – 11.00. Traps and Snare. (Discuss different methods including the legalities for capturing game/fish in a bushcraft environment).
11.00 – 12.00. Knife Law and knife sharpening. (Understand the legalities regarding the use and carriage of knives in the UK, finishing off with knife care).
12.00 – 12.30. Wrap up and depart.