This is a wonderful opportunity for all budding bushcraft folk to take part in an introductory bushcrtaft course at the Woodland Play Centre. I did this course a year ago with George and Maggie and can not speak highly enough of it. They are so knowledgable in the subject area, fantastic tutors, they gave me a brilliant three days, brilliant value for money and i was buzzing at the end of it. I am thrilled that would like to come and delivery the course at the Woodland Play Centre and am very excited at the prospect, please make sure this opportunity does not pass you by.
INTRODUCTORY BUSHCRAFT COURSE
Institute for Outdoor Learning - Foundational Bushcraft Competency Certificate
The Institute for Outdoor Learning Bushcraft and Survival Skills Special Interest Group has devised a training and assessment course in basic Bushcraft skills suitable for a variety of outdoor professional occupations or for general interest. The 3 day training syllabus is detailed below. This is a very practical course, focusing on the development of personal skills and best practice. Participants can choose to endorse the training, if they wish, by completing a one day assessment at a later date after a period of consolidation. The cost of an assessment is not included in the training cost.
The following will be covered:
- Bushcraft Tools (knife & saw) – design, selection, safe use, maintenance.
- Tool use in cutting, splitting and carving – for making such things as wedges, feather sticks, pegs, safe pot hangers.
- Bushcraft and the Law with special emphasis on “Knife Law”
- Fire ignition sources – flint & steel with charred cloth, fire steels, matches, chemical, electrical, solar, compression, – advantages and disadvantages of different methods.
- Types of natural tinders – inner and outer bark, seed heads, fungi, dried grass, bracken, tree resin – how these are prepared for safe use and the environmental considerations connected to these types of tinders.
- Types of man-made tinders – waxed paper, candle wax, gel, rubber, fire-lighters, hexamine blocks- how these are prepared for safe use and the environmental considerations connected to these types of tinders.
- Fire - siting and the environmental considerations, construction and maintenance using a suitable fire lay, safe use and disposal.
- Fire by friction using bow/drill set – knowledge of suitable woods and the component parts of the set, use of the set to produce fire and ignite kindling.
- Water – finding, collecting, filtering and purification- advantages/disadvantages of different methods.
- Improvised Shelters – vital use in protection, siting and safe construction with regard to possible environmental damage, water proofing and disposal.
- Basic Tree I.D - with reference to bow drill, tinders’ and burning qualities.
- Sustainable use of resources/ Leave No Trace
- General Safety and Hygiene
Course date: 24 – 26 March 2012
Venue: The Woodland Play Centre, Crowcombe, Somerset.
To book a place or for further details contact:
Mountain & Bushcraft Ways