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APPLIED BUSHCRAFT, SURVIVAL and WILDERNESS LIVING SKILLS - SCOTLAND
The Aim of the Applied Wilderness Skills Course is to teach you how to survive in Wilderness Areas. The Survival School Applied Wilderness Skills Course is probably one of the best bushcraft courses in the country. Not only do you get the best scenery in the country, but it is also a chance to live and learn bushcraft in an extreme and sometimes hostile environment. This course is about learning to live in wilderness areas and how to look after yourself and others in remote wilderness locations. This is a bushcraft course rather than a military survival course.
Places for this course go quickly.
Due to the remote location of the course mobile phone signal is non-existent. If you need to contact a member of the course in an emergency, please call 0033 6 40 04 58 30. This is a satellite phone and is the equivalent of calling a mobile number in France. Consequently it could be expensive, so please only use it in emergencies. Thank you.
DAYS AND TIMES
9am Monday to 3pm Friday
CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER
Sunday Evening: Welcome and Safety Brief. Safe cutting techniques, setting up camp
Monday: Intense firelighting session with the emphasis on lighting fires in wet weather. Followed by individual camp set up and game preparation. Axe proficiency.
Tuesday: Jerky production, Charcloth production, Advanced fire lighting, water purification practical
Wednesday: 101 things to do with a conifer - from root to needle (eat it, drink it, build it, glue it, light it)
Thursday: Spoon or bowl carving, advanced game preparation and trap making
Friday: The course finishes at around 12pm on the Friday
The Applied Wilderness Skills Course is designed to teach you how to live comfortably in remote parts of northern Europe. The itinerary may change depending on weather, but all subjects will be covered.
Course Learning Outcomes: Level 3 Applied Bushcraft Skills
You will ideally need some experience of bushcraft and survival techniques, but not mandatory. We suggest you attend a course with a reputable school first. To make a booking, please call us on Tel: 01453 752220. We can take payment from credit or debit cards over the phone or you can pay online.
PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE COMPLETED OUR LEVEL 2 COURSE BEFORE ATTENDING THIS COURSE.
Suitable outdoor clothing (see below)
Bivi bag (this is essential, if you don’t have one please contact us for advice on where to buy one)
Insulated sleeping mat
Tarp and hammock. (Please let us know if you do not have a tarp or hammock)
Spoon, metal mug that can be put on fire to heat water and bowl
Water bottle (1 litre min)
Head Torch with fresh batteries & 2 spare sets and spare bulb if possible
Wash kit & towel
Personal toiletries & medication
Antibacterial Wipes / Soap
Small first aid kit (plasters, bandages, headache pills etc.)
Spare change of clothing
Fire Steel (please click HERE)
Tough gardening gloves
Hanging Billy Can (please click HERE)
Emergency Rations (Chocolate, Kendal Mint Cake, Nuts & Raisons etc)
Sheath Knife (you will need your own knife, please click HERE)
Laplander Folding Saw or similar. (Please click HERE)
Rucksack + waterproof liner
Roll of plastic freezer bags and 2 x bin liners
Waterproof coat and trousers
Tea / Coffee / whitener / to last the course
1 Litre Thermos style flask
You will be living rough for 5 nights. You may wish to have some clean clothes to change into for your return home. Please note that the whole course is run in the wilderness and so no showers are available. There are showers available at the Service Stations on the M6.
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.
If your certificate does not arrive with in 20 working days it is the responsibility of the learner to alert Survival School via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Certificates that are not handed out on the final day of the course are posted requiring a signature. A claim can only be made against Royal Mail with in 60 days of postage. Any replacement certificate will be charged at £35.
Our public liability insurance is with Lloyd's and the policy number is B133817SCE0007.
Post Course Reading List
For a list of suggested reading material please click here: Recommended Reading