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Bushcraft shelter and fire-making in Essex

Learn something ancient and new.

Price: £75 per adult, £45 per child


Duration: One day

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From March 2020 all courses are currently postponed.  We have started a waiting list so we can get back on track as soon as govt guidelines say we can.  Email us at info@wildernessweekends.com to be added.


Sat, 24 Oct 2020


Start Point: Parndon Wood Nature Reserve, Parndon Wood Road, Harlow, CM19 4SF.


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The Plan

We have spent many years learning about bushcraft, one day feels like no time at all to show you what we know, so prepare yourself for a jam-packed day of learning.  Outdoor living is more than a life's work but we would love to set you on a road of discovery.  

The skills that will be taught during this course include:

  • Survival skills

  • Making shelters using both man-made and natural materials

  • Discovering various methods of fire-making

  • Management of fire

  • Cooking over a fire

  • Working with wood and string

  • Learning about many useful trees and plants around us

  • An introduction to navigation and tracking

The Bushcraft

No experience necessary. Beginners welcome.

What's included

All bushcraft equipment and instruction. The kettle will be on the go all day, tea and coffee abound. Of course, will cook our lunch on the fire. Food choice will depend on your dietary requirements. Carnivores will be well sated and wait until you see what we can do with leeks on the embers!

What to bring and what to wear

Waterproof clothing for when you are not by the fire. Warm clothing that is suitable to be worn near a fire (no Gortex or plastic finishes unless you are happy for them to become well ventilated)



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