SURVIVAL & BUSHCRAFT INTRODUCTION-FOREWORD
The difference between Survival and Bushcraft is that in Survival you want out and a quick rescue is the best rescue, and in Bushcraft you want to go in and learn the skills from the indigenous population of different country’s so that in a survival situation, should your rescue not be quick, you are better equipped mentally and practically to deal with it. At Footsteps of Discovery our courses are designed to give you the knowledge to formulate a survival plan and the confidence to put your plan into action to achieve a successful rescue.
ADVANCED SURVIVAL & BUSHCRAFT COURSE (FIVE DAYS FOUR NIGHTS).
This is the culminating point of the Basic and Intermediate courses combined, and cover’s the psychology and physical problems in dealing with isolation and hunger over a longer period. It not only puts into practise all the subjects covered so far in the basic and intermediate courses, but brings into practise more subjects including:
- Survival Kit.
- Formulating a Survival PLAN.
- Knife and Tool Maintenance.
- Natural Navigation.
- Wild Food.
The course duration allows for the student to really put into practise the skills acquired so far, example:
- Making and setting traps.
- Constructing a good weather proof comfortable natural shelter.
- Cooking in a mud oven.
- Water acquisition.
- Making camp craft tools.
- Improvised weapons.
- Students would require a good level of physical fitness and the mental ability to endure isolation while putting into practise all the skills taught.
- Shop available for the purchase of some smaller items that may be needed for the course (firesteel, whistle, knives, axes / hatchets, please ask for more detail.
- The course starts at 0930hrs and training starts at 1000hrs on the first day of the course and concludes at 1530hrs of the second day.Food is provided for the course duration.
- Early arrival (the night before) can be arranged only if you give 1 weeks notice prior to the course.