Woodcrafter Bushcraft Course
2- Day weekend bushcraft course held in North Wales
£195.00 per person
The one phrase that is key to wilderness skills and bushcraft is “knowledge weighs nothing”. You can carry less by learning more and gaining experience.
The Original Outdoors Woodcrafter Course is a two-day bushcraft and wilderness skills course that takes place in a forest surrounded by farmland, hedgerows and rivers. The site is just outside the North Wales town of Ruthin.
The course includes an overnight stay in a woodland shelter, cooking over an open fire, expert tuition in traditional bushcraft, wilderness skills and survival techniques and a wide range of other skills. The Woodcrafter was the original two-days wilderness skills and bushcraft course that we offered to the general public, and is still one of our most popular courses.
The first day of the Woodcrafter Course begins with firelighting using a variety of methods, then builds on this with a tutorial on different ways of cooking over an open fire. After lunch the course syllabus moves on to shelter building where students will work in groups to build shelters from natural materials. They have to be solid – they are going to be slept in that night! The second day focuses on more advanced skills such as making cordage from natural materials, camp furniture and basic first aid, as well as practicing and honing the skills learnt on the previous day. There is a lot to cover but we will revisit the basic techniques again and again throughout the two days.
There will also be workshops on foraging, purifying drinking water, using a knife and axe safely and sharpening them, tracking and making simple camp tools.
This course requires no previous experience or for you to supply any specialist equipment, other than a sleeping bag and mat and basic outdoor clothing. The only other equipment you need to bring is good, solid footwear such as walking boots and suitable outdoor clothing, a sleeping bag and sleeping mat/bedroll.
Please see below for full course content.
The course runs from 10:00am Saturday to approximately 4-5:00pm Sunday.
- Firelighting tuition using a variety of bushcraft methods
- Building simple woodland shelters from natural materials
- Use of tarps and tarpology (including bivvy bags)
- Use of hammocks and ‘sleep systems’
- Cooking over an open fire and making pot hangers etc
- Some examples of wild foods and other foraged items
- Finding safe drinking water
- Choosing and using a bushcraft knife and axe safely (including sharpening)
- Campcraft and camp organisation
- Identification of useful plants
- Making basic tools
- Knots and useful cordage techniques