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Coastal Foraging Walk

Coastal Foraging Walk

Coastal Foraging Walk with an experienced forager in North Wales

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Night Navigation Course

Night Navigation Course

Night and poor-visibility navigation training course in North East Wales

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Foraging and Wild Foods Course

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

One-day foraging course in the woods and fields of North East Wales

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Natural Navigation Course

Natural Navigation Course

One-day natural and instinctive navigation course in North East Wales

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Foraging and Wild Foods Course

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

One-day foraging course in the woods and fields of North East Wales

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Bushcraft Basics Course

Bushcraft Basics Course

One-day basic bushcraft and campcraft course in North East Wales

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Mountain Navigation Course

Mountain Navigation Course

Intermediate-Level Mountain Navigation Course in Snowdonia

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L1 Search Tracking Technician Course (Volunteers only)

L1 Search Tracking Technician Course (Volunteers only)

Level One Search Tracking Technician Course. Only open to members of volunteer SAR organisations.

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Woodcrafter Course

Woodcrafter Course

Two-day bushcraft and campcraft course in North East Wales

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Coastal Foraging Walk

Coastal Foraging Walk

Coastal Foraging Walk with an experienced forager in North Wales

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L1 Search Operations Technician Course (Volunteers only)

L1 Search Operations Technician Course (Volunteers only)

Level One Search Operations Technician Course. Only open to members of volunteer SAR organisations.

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Foraging and Wild Foods Course

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

One-day foraging course in the woods and fields of North East Wales

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Coastal Foraging Walk

Coastal Foraging Walk

Coastal Foraging Walk with an experienced forager in North Wales

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Natural Navigation Course

Natural Navigation Course

One-day natural and instinctive navigation course in North East Wales

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Course report – Wild Camping Weekend June 2018

Course report – Wild Camping Weekend June 2018
Course Report - Wild Camping Weekend Photos and notes from our June 2018 Snowdonia Wild Camping Weekend Last weekend I was joined by Richard, Allan and Amy for our 2018 Mountain Wild Camping course in the hills of Snowdonia. This course has two learning outcomes - planningRead more...

Mountain Wild Camping Course

Mountain Wild Camping Course

Two-day guided mountain wild camping course in Snowdonia

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Why tracking doesn’t work for misper SAR in the UK

Why tracking doesn’t work for misper SAR in the UK
Why tracking doesn't work for Misper SAR in the UK (And why every SAR team member needs to learn basic tracking skills) Here we go... this post will attract a minimum of two types of response: 1. "you don't know what you're talking about, if your skillsRead more...

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

One-day foraging course in the woods and fields of North East Wales

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UK SAR Courses – Training the Wales USAR Team

UK SAR Courses – Training the Wales USAR Team
Training with the Wales Urban SAR Team I'm very, very lucky in that I get to make my living by doing the things I love to do. One of the highlights of my working year are when I get to use my skills to help those whoRead more...

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

One-day foraging course in the woods and fields of North East Wales

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Coastal Foraging Walk

Coastal Foraging Walk

Coastal Foraging Walk with an experienced forager in North Wales

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Mountain Navigation Course

Mountain Navigation Course

Intermediate-Level Mountain Navigation Course in Snowdonia

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Why is foraging still so popular in the U.K?

Why is foraging still so popular in the U.K?

For a decade our foraging and wild foods courses are filled – but why?
My name is Richard Prideaux, and I am a forager.

It’s not much of a confession really – through Original Outdoors I have been leading foraging courses and walks for a decade or more, as well as working as a supplier of foraged plants from a local organic estate and working with chefs and restaurants to find new ways to use wild plants, fungi and lichens in dishes served to the most discerning of clients. It is safe to say that a large part of my working life outdoors has been linked to foraging and wild food, even if peripherally on our bushcraft courses. But none of that would have been possible if there hadn’t been such a demand for information and training in this ancient activity – so with shops and food suppliers all around us, why is there such a cultural draw towards edible plants and fungi?

I have two theories on this, and they require a little unpacking. They may also be complete cobblers, but allow me to explain… Continue reading

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Our 2018 course dates are online!

Our 2018 course dates are online!

The 2018 Courses are now live! Around this time of year I normally find myself pretty much locked in the office working out course dates and descriptions for the courses next year. We’ve found that a good number of our course participants attend our courses after receiving

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Foraging and Camp Cooking with 16 Hospitality

Foraging and Camp Cooking with 16 Hospitality

Foraging and Wild Food with 16 Hospitality Last year we teamed up with 16 Hospitality for their first external training course – a day of foraging and wild food cooking in the woods. For 2017 they wanted to push things forward a little and really challenge their

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Do I need to bother with bow drill?

Do I need to bother with bow drill?

Bow Drill Skills: Are they worth learning? One of the skills most associated with the world of ‘bushcraft’ is that of making fire by friction. The image that normally accompanies that description is somebody crouching over a contraption that looks like a fiddle crossed with a rolling

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Private Expedition Training in North Wales

Private Expedition Training in North Wales

Private Expedition Training with Mike and Wayne In the winter of 2016 I was contacted by a gentleman (Mike) who was enquiring about the possibility of some bespoke private training. Funnily enough, Mike had found us through the review of the Katadyn Gravity Camp Water Filter we

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Tracking Training and Awareness with North Wales Police

Tracking Training and Awareness with North Wales Police

Track and Sign Awareness with North Wales Police A training and skill-sharing session with the NWP Rural Crime Team A few months ago I was joined by police officers from the North Wales Police Rural Crime Team for a session on track and sign awareness and to

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The Bushcraft Points System

The Bushcraft Points System
The Bushcraft Points System Making sure you don't fall foul of the internet police In this video, Kevin Field joins me for a brief explanation of what the internet Bushcraft Points System is, and how you can make sure that you maximise your points and avoid theRead more...

UK Knife Law Explained

UK Knife Law Explained

UK Knife Law Explained for the Outdoors UK legal carry law discussed with a former police officer What can I carry in the UK? Is my knife illegal? What knife can I carry for bushcraft? The above is a good example of questions we’re asked with regards

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