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 on an open 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:

Sessions for Schools

Bushcraft is a great outdoor skill for school children of all ages to understand the uses of tools such as knives and fire, learn “back to basic” skills and develop resilience.

Sessions for Youth Groups

Our sessions can be delivered at a discounted price to Scouts, Guides, Cadets, Boys and Girls Brigade and every other Youth Group out there.

Corporate Bushcraft Away Days and Getaways

Take your team away from their screens and into the wilderness. Whether your team needs an afternoon, a day or a 3 day retreat, we can help!

Bushcraft Holiday Club

We provide Bushcraft Activities as part an outdoor themed holiday club, running during the school holidays from Easter to October

Bushcraft Survival Experiences 

2-hour or 4-hour experiences for individuals or small groups. Perfect for a Christmas/Birthday gift or something new to try as a family

All sessions are led by our experienced and friendly instructors, fully risk assessed, and covered by £5 million public liability insurance. Sessions can be delivered at our basecamp venue, or brought out to your own site.