Bushcraft UK Foundation Skills week - 30th May – 3rd June 2011
The Bushcraft UK, Foundation Skills course is a low cost high quality opportunity for members of the Bushcraft UK community to experience top of the range instruction in fantastic rural Dorset at an affordable price, concentrating on the Key Bushcraft skills of the temperate forest.
Course provider: Bushcraft Expeditions
Minimum numbers: 12
Maximum numbers: 16
Minimum age: 18 (16 if accompanied by an adult)
Date of Course - 30th May – 03rd June 2011
Course go/no go date: 15th April 2011 (or before if numbers are there)
RV time 09:00hr on the 30th @ Beaminster, Dorset
Course disperses: 15:00hr on the 3rd June
Accommodation: Attendees provide their own tents, sleeping bags etc.
(Full joining instructions will be issued on signing up)
Cost: £245.00 (Inc VAT)
The Bushcraft foundation skills course will enable students to master some of the key skills associated with the temperate forest as listed below. Students will be lent Tarps, Bivvi bags and Billy cans, and a knife if required.
Note: With the exception of the Knife, the above will be issued mid week for the appropriate lessons. Students still need to bring their own tents and cooking facilities for the remainder as per the kit list.
During the course students will be expected to participate in routine tasks around the camp such as firewood and water collection and general camp duties.
Course subjects will cover:
- The safe use, care and maintenance of cutting tools
- Primitive shelter construction
- Contemporary shelters and tarps
- Primitive and contemporary fire making techniques
- Natural cordage and binding material
- Astro and solar navigation techniques
- Camp cookery
- Water, its procurement, preparation and storage
- Primitive and contemporary fishing methods
- Camp hygiene and sanitation
- Introduction to wood carving techniques
- Introduction to tracking and nature awareness
Course Cost and payment details:
Cost: £245.00 (Fully inclusive of VAT)
A Non refundable deposit of £75.00 is required on booking – This deposit will however be refunded in full if the course does not go ahead
Final payments: Payable immediately from the 15th April if course takes place and by no later than 15th May. Any one failing to pay their final payment by the 15th May will lose their deposit and forfeit their place to a reserve. It is the individual's responsibility to make note of the above and make prompt payment. Neither Bushcraft UK or Bushcraft Expeditions will be responsible for chasing up and reminding individuals about payments.
All bookings and payments should be made directly to Bushcraft Expeditions by the following means:
To pay by credit/debit card:
Contact Becky in the Bushcraft Expeditions office on 01432 356700. You will need to provide your full name, address, bank/card and contact (email and phone) details and BCUK user name.
To pay by Paypal:
Contact Becky in the Bushcraft Expeditions office on 01432 356700 or on the email address below. You will need to provide your full name, address, contact (email and phone) details, and BCUK user name. Do not make any payment until you have confirmed your booking with Bushcraft Expeditions office.
inforequest@bushcraftexpeditio ns.com (use this email address for Paypal payments)
To pay by bank transfer:
If paying directly into the bank by bank transfer etc please phone the number above for the account details. You will need to provide your full name, address, bank/card and contact (email and phone) details and BCUK user name.
All payments are by secure means.
On receipt of your booking and clearance of your deposit, all paper work will be sent via email, unless otherwise requested differently
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT NO STUDENTS BOOK TRAVEL TICKETS OR PURCHASE COURSE EQUIPMENT OR FOOD UNTIL THE EXPEDITION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED TO BE TAKING PLACE. NIETHER BUSHCRAFT UK OR BUSHCRAFT EXPEDITIONS WILL BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY EXPENSE AS A RESULT OF STUDENTS NOT COMPLYING WITH THE ABOVE STATEMENT.