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 - 10th Oct – 14th Oct 2011 Course go/no go date: 21st September 2011 (If you book in September the full amount will need to be paid to secure your place)
RV time 09:00hr on the 10th @ Beaminster, Dorset
Course disperses: 15:00hr on the 14th October
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 August if course takes place and by no later than 15th Sept. Any one failing to pay their final payment by the 15th Sept 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. NEITHER BUSHCRAFT UK OR BUSHCRAFT EXPEDITIONS WILL BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY EXPENSE AS A RESULT OF STUDENTS NOT COMPLYING WITH THE ABOVE STATEMENT.
Nah, seeing if I can go on this course too. Gotta book it off with work first. Hopefully I'll be attending. Glad they are doing a 2nd week as I couldn't make the first one and don't wanna wait a year to go on a course.
Problem with that is if everyone waits for someone else no-one actually books so it does not happen
I was on the early summer course and it was a fantastic week and a great time was had by all, thoroughly recommended. I dont think there is too much risk in booking and putting down the deposit if you want to go, as the deposit is refunded if the course does not go ahead. You just get disappointed but that is almost the guaranteed result if you don't!
I cant make that week but this is perfect for what I want to do!!! A perfect grounding for a complete noob!!! Absolutely gutted as I have been searching everywhere fir something like this!!
Any other dates available??