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  1. Ultimate Survival and Bushcraft Expedition




    18th to 25th March 2018

    On 18th – 25th March 2018  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.

    Day 1.

    Travel from the UK to Sweden, flights included.

    Day 2.

    Safety brief and cross country ski day to acclimatise, no previous ski experience necessary.

    Day 3.

    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.

    Day 4.

    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.

    Day 5.

    Natural shelter building day, this is your opportunity to build whatever type of natural shelter that suits your needs.

    Day 6.

    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.

    Day 7.

    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.

    Day 8.

    Unfortunately it is time to head back to the UK.

  2. Happy Christmas Everyone

    We’d all like to wish you a very Happy Christmas.

  3. NCFE Inspection – 100% Positive. Thank you one and all.

    NCFE - Accrediting Our Amazing Courses!

    NCFE – Accrediting Our Amazing Courses!

    We have just had an inspection by the NCFE to make sure that we were ticking all the right boxes and providing you with the best courses possible.  It is with great pleasure that we can announce that we got a 100% positive report.  Thank you instructors and thank you course candidates.

  4. 19th Birthday for Survival School – Yippee!

    Happy Birthday to Survival School's Customers

    Happy Birthday to Survival School’s Customers

    It’s our 19th Birthday today.  Thank you to each and every person who has helped us become who we are today.  It’s your birthday too.  Thank you.

  5. Radio 2 with Jeremy Vine – the effects of heat on the body

    Jonny in the BBC Radio Gloucestershire studio waiting to talk to Jeremy Vine.

    Jonny in the BBC Radio Gloucestershire studio waiting to talk to Jeremy Vine.

    Today, Jonny was talking to Jeremy Vine about the effects of heat on the body.

  6. Working with the BBC this weekend

    We’ve been working with the BBC this weekend.  Three different radio shows on Radio 2, Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Bristol in two days.  We had the pleasure of talking with Jeremy Vine, Dr Phil Hammond and Stephen Nolan.  It really was a pleasure.

    The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2

    The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2

    The Dr Phil Hammond Show on BBC Radio Bristol

    The Dr Phil Hammond Show on BBC Radio Bristol

    The Stephen Nolan show on BBC Radio 5 Live

    The Stephen Nolan show on BBC Radio 5 Live

  7. Time for our first Scotland Course of the Year

     

    Applied Level 3 Course

    Applied Level 3 Course

    Location – ✔

    Kit – ✔

    Forecast for Snow – ✔

    Excitement – ✔

  8. BBC Radio 2 Interview with Jeremy Vine

    Today, Jonny has mainly been on the Jeremy Vine Programme on BBC Radio 2

    Today, Jonny has mainly been on the Jeremy Vine Programme on BBC Radio 2

    Lots of fun today talking about Bear attacks on BBC Radio 2 with Jeremy Vine.

  9. Dave Corper – Level 4

    Dave Corper - Level 4 Instructor

    Dave Corper – Level 4 Instructor

    Congratulations to Dave Corper who passed his Level 4 Instructors and Mentors Course.  You worked very hard for this award.  It showed too!  Well done Dave.  One of the team.

  10. 27-29 November in Staffordshire

    November 2016 Primitive Weapons Course in Staffordshire - Bows, Arrows and lots of Laughing!

    November 2016 Primitive Weapons Course in Staffordshire – Bows, Arrows and lots of Laughing!

    Level 2 Training Course in Staffordshire. Excellent skills one and all.

    Level 2 Training Course in Staffordshire. Excellent skills one and all.

  11. Wayfarer’s Course 2015 – Perhaps the toughest course ever!

    The toughest course!

    The toughest course!

    On the 15-20 November 2015 17 good ladies and gentlemen attended possibly the toughest course.  With 75mph winds, driving rain, hail, sleet, snow and the occasional spell of stunning sunshine, we take our hats off to these guys.  Outstanding skills too.  If you can make there, you can make it anywhere!

  12. Carl passes his Level 4 Instructors and Mentors Course

    Carl Proctor - Level 4 Instructor

    Carl Proctor – Level 4 Instructor

    Congratulations Carl.  A superb performance.  It’s been an absolute pleasure.

  13. Congratulations to the Level 2 and Level 3 Candidates 23-25 Oct in Staffordshire

    Congratulations to the candidates on the Level 2 Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Living Skills Assessment, the Level 3 Tracking Course and the Level 3 Foraging Course.  Outstanding skills!

  14. Congratulations to Georgi Milev – Now a Level 4 Instructor

    Georgi

    Georgi Milev – Congratulations Georgi on completing your Level 4 Instructors Certificate. A huge accomplishment. See you soon Georgi.

  15. NCFE Inspection – WooHoo!

    NCFE - Accrediting Our Amazing Courses!

    NCFE – Accrediting Our Amazing Courses!

    Survival School has just received back the Monitoring Report from the NCFE. All our accredited courses have been give the proverbial thumbs up – in a big way! We can proudly report that we’ve got 100%. Nothing buy ‘Excellent’ in all the columns and a big well done to all the assessors and verifiers. We are very chuffed with this and it should give everyone total confidence in Survival School and the instructors and courses.

  16. Family Bushcraft Course in Devon

    A lovely course with lovely people. Family Bushcraft Course in Devon.

    A lovely course with lovely people. Family Bushcraft Course in Devon.

     

    If you’d lik to join us in the woods, then we will be running more Family Bushcraft Courses in August 2016.  Please ping us an email to info@survivalschool.co.uk and ask to join our course distribution list.  See you next year.

  17. Alain Wright

    Alain Wright

    Alain Wright

    They say Alain was born with a fishing rod in his hand and this maybe true and may explain his passion for being outdoors. His passion for fishing especially fly fishing has meant he has developed a vast knowledge of the wildlife around him, having spent 30 years on the river bank.

    Read more »

  18. Sadie

    Sadie, holding Tom.

    Sadie, holding Tom.

    Sadie began her career by teaching environmental education to school groups who visited an environmental centre in Berkshire, during my work experience for my National Diploma. Since then she has taught in a wildlife park and environmental centre in Devon and done further work experience in Dorset. Read more »

  19. Swedish Canoeing Expedition 2016

    If you fancy our eight day Swedish canoe trip for next year (24th-31st July 2016) the bookings are open! No experience needed and quite simply the trip of a life time.
    For more information please click on the link:

    It's not all white water, there are some of the most stunning lake sections too!

    It’s not all white water, there are some of the most stunning lake sections too!

  20. If you go down to the woods in May, you’ll see these guys

     

    What a weekend!  Amazing tracking skills, Level 2 training and a one day course on Foraging and Fire Lighting.  Well done everyone.  We love working with people like you!

    What a weekend! Amazing tracking skills.  Otters, deer, foxes and badgers.  Blind-folded tracking too.  How good are you guys?

    Level 2 Training Course - Never seen a group of people smiling so much when it is raining.

    Level 2 Training Course – Never seen a group of people smiling so much when it is raining.

    1 Day Course - Fire Lighting and Foraging.  Outstanding fire lighting in atrocious weather.  Well done one and all.

    1 Day Course – Fire Lighting and Foraging. Outstanding fire lighting in atrocious weather. Well done one and all.