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Bushcraft courses, workshops and schools across the UK. Bushcraft courses cover survival training, wilderness and foraging skills. You'll learn about equipment, surviving in the natural environment and -most of all- the joys of having an outdoors adventure!

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Learn how to make baskets from foraged materials which we gather on the day from the woodland site. Courses are scheduled to coincide with the seasonal availability of plants for foraging. Please see the Native Hands website button (above) for the next course. Learn about the whole cycle of production- harvesting the raw materials & processing them, through to completing a beautiful and useful basket to take home with you. On offer is a wide...
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Dads and Lads Bushcraft courses with Stuart Lawrence - This course is designed to strengthen your mental endurance and to give you the basics of camp management, hunting, preparing animals for eating, fire starting. It is an intensive course even though it is basic - you will be put through a real life scenario as if you were in that situation. Even though these are basic bushcraft courses they are designed to simulate real-life situations,...
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Next course on 4th April 2017
This 3 day training course is approved through the Institute for Outdoor Learning and focusses on equipping Teachers, Wildlife Rangers, Outdoor Pursuit Instructors and Forest School Leaders with some detailed understanding and confidence in the key skills of Bushcraft. The course looks at Effective shelter construction, Efficient fire lighting in a selection of methods with time spent on the Bow Drill, Confident knife skills, String making Direction finding, Tree Identification, water procurement, wild food and...
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Next course on 16th April 2017
On this course you can spend the day learning to forge a traditional blacksmith bushcraft knife. It will involve basic blacksmith techniques for one part of the knife and silversmithing techniques for the other. You will learn how to temper, heat treat and sharpen using files. You can learn how to put a twist in the knife. If you want to make a sheath for it - this will cost an extra £100 and will...
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Spend the day learning how to flint knapp like our ancestors during the Stone Age. On this course you will learn to shape a knife blade or arrowhead using the pressure flake method. The arrowheads are preformed so no need to learn how to percussion knapp. You will also learn how to attach the handle to the blade. Handles can be made from wood or antler.
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Next course on 16th June 2017
Who’s it for? We’ve designed this Nordic crafts weekend with Jack Raven Bushcraft to give a sound introduction to anyone interested in working with metal and green wood, all based in a stunning outdoor setting at our ancient woodland camp in Kent. We don’t believe that you can learn both of these fantastic skills in a single course anywhere else. What will I do? We’ve combined two traditional craft skills for this unique weekend –...
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Next course on 21st May 2017
This is a detailed course in brain tanning. We will be beginning with a raw deer skin, and you’ll take home a soft, wearable, brain tanned buckskin. During this 4 day course we’ll go through every step of the process in detail so that you can take this skill home with you along with your buckskin. (scraping, dressing, softening and smoking) The focus will be on finishing a whole hide each. Buckskin is a very...
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Next course on 8th April 2017
On this popular 2-day course you’ll be in the woods making hand built pottery, using clay that we’ll dig from the land on the day. This course provides a thorough understanding of what’s involved in making wild pottery, and gives you a hands-on appreciation of the origins of this craft. An exciting, elemental and alchemical process: earth, water, wood, fire- it’s all in there. You’ll learn how to fire your pots successfully in an open...
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This one day is designed to give people a good level of confidence and understanding in the use of knives and saws. Whether you are an outdoor professional, teacher or just someone who wants some no nonsense tutoring in the use of sharp tools this is a course to consider. Woodland Survival Crafts Ltd is one of the longest established schools of Bushcraft and related subjects in the UK and Dave Watson, who will be...
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Spend the day on a wild cooking bushcraft course with the Wildman of the North! On this course you will learn to prepare, cook and eat rabbit, fish and maybe pheasant if in season. Also you will have the chance to make bread as well. You will learn to cook on an outside fire. Maximum of 4 people. No places will be booked without payment being made on the day of booking and no gift...