The Ultimate Winter Experience in Sweden
6th to 13th January 2019
On 6th - 13th January 2019 Survival School will be going on another Expedition. This time we're off to Sweden for the Ultimate Survival and Bushcraft trip. This is a trip of a life time. If you are doing anything else - cancel it!
- The Expedition will last for 8 days.
- Deposit - £395 - Full Price - £995
- Instalment payments available on request.
Balance (with flights) £600
Full Payment (with flights) £995
Travel from the UK to Sweden, flights included.
Safety brief and cross country ski day to acclimatise, no previous ski experience necessary.
Travel to the lake and have a days ice fishing, eating what you catch, and if you don’t catch anything we will lay on a hot lunch as well.
Safe cutting techniques and fire lighting skills honed prior your departure into the field before the Bushcraft phase. You would be amazed how difficult some of the most basic bushcraft techniques are affected by cold weather, frozen wood and axe handling skills etc.
Ski to location and erect tipi and establish camp for the night.
Natural shelter building day, this is your opportunity to build whatever type of natural shelter that suits your needs.
Snow hole/quinzee day. This is a fantastic day learning how to build a quinzee and there is more science behind it than you think, plus the added bonus of sleeping in it for the night.
After the night in the quinzee, we head back to the cabin where you can either relax or head out for another ski, or take a snowshoe trip, or even carry on practicing the skills that you have learnt over the week. The hot tub will be lit and so will the sauna, so you can get cleaned up and in the evening a BBQ to feast on.
Unfortunately it is time to head back to the UK.
Pair of warm boots
Spare pair of footwear for inside the cabin
Enough pairs of thermal socks to last the duration
Enough complete sets of thermals to last the duration
Enough spare underwear to last the duration
Pair of outdoor trousers
T-shirts or base layer tops
Jumper / Fleece
Waterproof outer jacket or skiing style jacket
Sun block and lip salve
Set of strong sunglasses or ski goggles
Sleeping bag suitable for -20c
Three Sets of spare batteries for head torch
Knife, Fork and Spoon
Personal First Aid Kit
Rucksack (Hold Luggage)
Day Sack (Hand Luggage)
1 Thermos Flask
Enough food to last for three days in the snow during the survival/bushcraft phase
If you have any knives or saws, please leave then in your hold luggage and not in your hand luggage.
Please do NOT bring an axe
Please ensure that ALL kit is carried in a waterproof bag. Any cameras, mobile phones etc should be kept in re-sealable plastic bags to keep out water…, which will get everywhere!
The local currency is Swedish Kronor. You can put almost anything on a credit card but we would suggest taking about £50 in Kronor. You will need to bring a credit card for the Snowmobile day - if you crash one you need to pay the excess.)
EHIC – European Health Insurance Card – you will need one of these. Please visit http://www.nhs.uk/nhsengland/Healthcareabroad/pages/Healthcareabroad.aspx and apply online.
Please consult your doctor. It is worth taking antibacterial soap with you and washing your hands before eating. Even by taking these precautions it is still possible to get an upset stomach, so having your own supply of Imodium (and loo roll) is advisable – if taking wet wipes, ensure they are biodegradable (i.e. Kandoo)
The temperatures in the wilderness could still be as low as -300C during the night but may rise to just below freezing during the day. Be prepared for all eventualities.
We will be to the north of Ostersund and East of Follinge
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK.
Transfers within sweden.
Food at the cabin.
Uk qualified training team.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
Personal travel insurance.
Rations for the training phase (3 days worth needed)
**Sleeping bag, bivi bag and roll mat can be hired for £30.00.**
Fully ATOL bonded for your financial travel security.
- You will need a current 10 year passport and a current European Health Insurance Card.
- £995 including Flights
- £745 excluding Flights (if you take this option, then you must ensure you meet the main group as they arrive at Ostersund Airport)
When choosing a company offering overseas events do ensure and ask for confirmation that they have adequate insurance and licensing. This will give you the peace of mind that both you and your money are secure, and that you are dealing with a reputable company.
This venture is run in conformity and in accordance with British Standard 8848.
Licensing and Bonding
This trip is fully bonded and licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for your financial protection. All relevant customer monies are secured by Bank Guarantees and/or Insurance. An Air Travel Organisers' Licence (ATOL) granted by the CAA is held for this trip. The ATOL number is 9576.