The Bushcraft UK, Campcraft and Cookery 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 Campcraft and Cookery skills of our forefathers.
The course is designed to give you the fundamental skills required to work with what nature provides and the in-depth Camp cookery skills to make any stay in the wilderness an enjoyable and rewarding experience. During the course you will be taken through the safe use of Campcraft tools, introduced to the properties of the different woods available and learn how to fashion them into a variety of useful implements for use around the camp. You will learn about various camp construction methods using natural materials that have evolved from around the world as well as introducing you to different camp cooking techniques again using methods and utensils from around the world. The course will culminate in the construction of a "Bushcraft Base camp" as created by our pioneering ancestors from tools and furniture constructed by the course.
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:
· Safe use of Campcraft tools (Knife, Axe, draw knives, Mauls, saws and augers)
· Wood selection for camp craft projects
· Materials and bindings for Campcraft projects
· Making tools from natural resources
· The 10 Knots of Bushcraft
· Creating camp furniture and implements
· Blind "peg and wedge" techniques
· Pioneering Skills
· Wood selection, identification and properties for fires and cooking
· Fire lays and their uses
· Primitive and contemporary cooking techniques
· Recipes for open fire cookery
· Dutch oven and Pojke cookery
· Fish and game preparation
· Outfitting and utensils for the trail, canoe and pack
· Rucksack. (Large enough to carry all your kit) .
· Small tent or similar shelter such as hammock and tarpaulin/shelter sheet.
· A minimum of 2 sets of suitable outdoor clothing. (appropriate to season).
· Walking boots or Wellingtons.
· Hat and gloves.
· Waterproof outer wear. (Jacket and trousers preferable)
· Sleeping bag (appropriate for the season)
· Insulating sleeping mat (These can be loaned on site).
· Spoon, small unbreakable bowl/plate, Mug.
· Water container (Bottle or bag) approx 1.0 litre. (The facility to top up is available on site so there is no need to bring big jerry cans.)
· Torch (preferably a head torch) + spare batteries.
· Wash kit and toiletries + towel.
· Insect repellent.
· Notebook and pencil.
· Camera (optional).
· Fixed blade knife. (These can be borrowed if you do not own one)
· Personal cooking/catering equipment and stove
(There is the facility to cook over the open fire and a communal area with grill is provided for those that prefer to do so)
Course provider: Bushcraft Expeditions
Minimum numbers: 12
Maximum numbers: 16
Minimum age: 18 (16 if accompanied by an adult)
Date of Course – 23rd April – 27th April 2012
Course go/no go date: 23rd February 2012
(Full joining instructions will be issued)
RV time 09:00hr on the 23rd April @ Beaminster, Dorset
Course disperses: 15:00hr on the 27th April
Accommodation: Attendees provide their own tents, sleeping bags etc.
Catering: Half Board (Students to provide breakfast and lunch meals, Dinner will be provided)
Course Cost and payment details:
Cost: £268.00 (Fully inclusive of VAT)
A Non refundable deposit of £50.00 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 23rd February if course takes place and by no later than 23rd March. Any one failing to pay their final payment by the 23rd March 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.