The words Bushcraft and Survival are often used interchangeably. However, there is a significant difference between the two. Bushcraft involves thriving in the natural environment, using skills and equipment to live comfortably. Survival is about staying alive, and maintaining the basic requirements of life such as food, water and shelter. Many of the skills are of course similar, and of course bushcraft skills will be helpful in a survival situation.

whittling a feather stick

Bushcraft skills include:

  • Firelighting (including sourcing wood and tinder, and lighting fires without matches)
  • Cooking over a fire with minimal utensils
  • Wood carving and whittling
  • Navigating
  • Tracking
  • Foraging
  • Sourcing and purifying water
  • Shelter building
  • Making tools

All bushcraft skills are, by their nature, best taught using a hands on approach. Our instructors will, where appropriate, demonstrate the skills, and then participants will have a go themselves.

We offer a range of bushcraft sessions including:

All sessions are led by our experienced instructors, fully risk assessed, and covered by ยฃ5 million public liability insurance. Sessions can be delivered at our basecamp venue, or brought out to your own site.