1 Night Course

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1 Night Course1 Night Course1 Night Course

£125.00

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Venue:  Devon (Near Exeter - EX11 1LU) and Staffordshire (Near Burton upon Trent - DE13 9RW)

The 1 Night Course is for private groups of 5 or more only.

To book this course please call us on 01453 752220 and let us know the dates and venue that you'd like.

Below is an example of what you and your friend and family could be doing:

After an initial brief and instructional session, the group must construct a camp, prepare a meal and administer themselves for 1 night. The test of their abilities is the last 12 hours when they have to sleep in their own shelter over night. This course is only for groups of 5 or more people.

The group will be taught basic survival techniques including fire lighting, shelter construction and cooking methods, initial instruction on the safe use of cutting tools, outdoor hygiene & etiquette is provided. Due to the ever changing British weather, different materials are provided to suit the conditions.

The course works by setting a number of goals and skills to be mastered. The instructors will give clear demonstrations on fire lighting, shelter construction, the collection and purification of water and cooking the food provided. After each demonstration it is up to the group to practise and perfect the technique.

As always, our courses are designed to be fun, instructive and safe. All techniques will be demonstrated with safety in mind. These courses are not designed to test the physical resilience of the participants, but to increase their knowledge and experience. We tailor the courses to suit participants’ abilities and the weather.

 

 

 

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DAYS AND TIMES 12pm-12pm
CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER 07786 436518
SAT NAV POST CODE EX11 1LU
DIRECTIONS FROM EXETER
From Exeter, take junction 29 on the M5 and head towards Honiton on the A30. About 8 miles from Junction 29 you will see a brown road sign showing the turning for Escot. Turn left off the dual carriage way, turn right off the slip road, turn right after you pass under the dual carriage way, take the second turning on the left following signs for Fairmile (do not go back onto the dual carriage way). Turn right opposite the Fairmile Inn. Drive into Escot (between the stone pillars) and then take the left hand fork to the restaurant car park.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE EAST
Follow the A303 to the A30. Drive past Honiton. When you leave the built up area of Honiton, take the first slip road off the A30. Escot is marked on a brown road sign. Turn left at the end of the slip road. Keep going until you drive past a Memorial. Take the next left following signs for Fairmile (do not go back onto the dual carriage way). Turn right opposite the Fairmile Inn. Drive into Escot (between the stone pillars) and then take the left hand fork to the restaurant car park.
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DAYS AND TIMES 12pm-12pm
CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER 07786 436518
SAT NAV POST CODE DE13 9RW
DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH
M42 - J9 - A446 - A 38 - Burton-on-Trent / Branston Junction. First left off island towards Tatenhill. Straight over cross roads in Tatenhill, to Rangemore village. We will meet outside the Church in Rangemore.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH EAST
M1 to J24A. A50 to A38. South to Burton-on- Trent / Branston Junction. Third exit off island towards Tatenhill. Straight over cross roads in Tatenhill, to Rangemore village. We will meet outside the Church in Rangemore.
DIRECTION FROM THE NORTH WEST
M6 to J15 A500/A50 towards Uttoxeter / Derby. Turn onto the A515 at Sudbury heading for Lichfield. Come through Draycott-in-the-Clay, up the hill and take the second left at the six-lane junction onto the B5017. Follow this road towards Burton-on-Trent until you come to a traffic island with a Jet garage. Turn right towards Rangemore with the New Inn car park on your left. Take the next left and we will meet outside the Church in Rangemore.
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The itinerary will depend on what you want to do.

Choose what you want to do from this list and let us know:

  • Axe work
  • Knife, Saws and cutting techniques (making pegs, mallets, pot hangers, spoons)
  • Foraging
  • Fire Lighting (including rubbing two sticks together to make fire)
  • Traps and Snares
  • Natural cordage (making string from plants)
  • Game preparation (this would be your meal preparation)
  • Shelter building (the shelters you build would be the shelters you sleep in)
  • Primitive weapons
  • Tracking (animal and man tracking)
  • Water Preparation
  • Knife sharpening
  • Knife Law
  • Bread making
  • Charcoal making

Call us on 01453 752220 & leave the rest to us.

 

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Suitable outdoor clothing (see below)
Sleeping bag
Insulated sleeping mat
Knife, fork, spoon, mug, bowl and plate
Water bottle (1 litre mineral water bottle will do)
Head torch with fresh batteries & 1 spare set
Wash kit & towel
Pair of gardening gloves or similar for shelter building
Whistle
Personal toiletries & medication (to include toilet paper, sunscreen, insect repellent and lip salve)
Antibacterial wipes/soap
Tea or Coffee + whitener
Small first aid kit (plasters, bandages, headache pills etc.)
Spare change of clothing
Camera + Notebook + pen (optional)

PLEASE DO NOT BRING AXES, MACHETES, PARANGS etc.  You will be asked to leave them in your car.

Outdoor clothing
Outdoor clothing should be tough and comfortable. Wearing several thin layers is better than a few thick layers. A waterproof jacket and several sweatshirts underneath are sufficient. Jeans should not be worn, as they are slow to dry, clinging and cold. Natural colours or camouflage will give you a better chance of spotting wildlife. Walking boots are ideal, but wellies in wet weather and trainers in dry weather will suffice.

Please pack your torch, antibacterial wipes/soap and insect repellent at the top of your bag.

Food
You will be fed throughout. Alcohol is not permitted on this course.

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Instructions

You will not be posted any instructions.  Everything you need to attend the course is on this webpage and on the email that you will receive.  If you require anything further, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we'll be glad to assist.

Feedback and Complaints

Any feedback from you course is always welcome. If you have a complaint it should first be raised with the instructor running the course. If you are still not happy, please contact us in writing at the address above. We will always strive to amend our courses for the best experience for all concerned.

Insurance

Our public liability insurance is with Lloyd's and the policy number is T2015031913130358.