Hands on bushcraft and survival experiences
Alasdair’s recommended Survival and Bushcraft experience
Check out your Bushcraft Taster, an ideal introduction to getting to grips with Nature in the Wild!
Or browse the whole market to find the one for you that’s in your price range and gives you just the level of survival training you need.
What happens on a bushcraft and survival experience?
If you check out the list above, you’ll see that all types of survival and bushcraft are catered for, and whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.
Taster experiences start with a couple of hours in the countryside, learning how to build a shelter and make a fire, so you can handle yourself if the need arises.
And these sessions are excellent too for giving you an idea how well suited you are to being totally self-sufficient and depending on yourself far away from all the comforts of civilisation.
Or if you want something a bit more in-depth, then you can go for one of the longer experiences where you’ll learn how to prepare wild food (not for the squeamish) and learn which plants you can safely eat and which will prove toxic. A weekend survival course would be a good middle-of the road choice, teaching you many really useful skills in the minimum time.
Then there’s the five day experiences, which are the gold standard if you really fancy yourself as an outdoor type and want to learn from the best. It’s not quite in the Royal Marines class, but as near as you’d get without enlisting!
For fans of Bear Grylls and his own individual outdoors style, choose one run by the Bear Grylls Academy, where you might not meet the man himself, but your instructors will be approved to the same exacting standards.
Is there a bushcraft or survival experience near me?
It depends on where you live, but the chances are you wouldn’t have to go too far. One of the nice things about the UK is that you don’t have to go very far from the beaten track before you are into some wild and exciting countryside.
Bushcraft experiences for two
If you have an OH or a friend with similar interests, then a double experience could be just the job where you share it together and can spend many a happy hour afterwards sharing the memories too.
And team-building bushcraft experiences are very popular just now, with small groups from the office, shop or factory learning survival skills together.
Why not give it a try??