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The Old School House

Introduction to Survival & Bushcraft Skills

  • Location Saltash
  • Price from £47.00
  • Survival / Bushcraft
  • Wildlife
  • Learn new skills
  • Microadventure
  • Bucket list


The introduction to survival and bushcraft course is a great way to begin learning some essential outdoor skills! The day starts with a short safety brief before getting straight into action. First up is a session on how to safely and efficiently use the cutting tools supplied by us, this leads into some wood carving work to get you used to using an outdoor knife and folding saw. Shelter building is up after which is hard work but great fun and highly rewarding. As you are constructing your shelter you will be taught about the importance of protecting yourself from the elements. When the shelters are complete it will be time to stop for a lunch break.  After lunch we will concentrate on fire lighting skills where you will get the chance to light fire by friction. The importance of water will be linked into this session where you will learn how and where to acquire it and make it safe. Next there will be a guided forage through the woodland where you will learn about edible and medicinal plants and which plants to avoid due to their poisonous nature. Finally we will cover some aspects of navigation without a compass which will bring us to the close of the course.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Charity fundraising
  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties
  • School groups

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Equipment Any necessary tools will be supplied.

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing Practical outdoor clothing and footwear
  • Waterproofs
  • Food Lunch/snacks
  • Drink




Serious Outdoor Skills

Serious Outdoor Skills

Serious Outdoor Skills is the experience provider for Introduction to Survival & Bushcraft Skills