Natural Living Skills 1

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1-Day Programme, with overnight option.

Our Natural Living Skills programmes are all about learning fundamental outdoor skills, understanding and feeling confident when out in nature.

More importantly, it will give people, especially the young, the foundation to develop a greater appreciation as well as gain confidence each time they venture out in nature.

Our location is a beautiful and natural wild environment and a perfect place to unwind and practice fundamental outdoor skills. The campfire will be lit and will have large kettles hanging over it with water on the boil for anyone looking for hot drinks.

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Natural Living Skills

 

Our Natural Living Skills programmes are all about learning fundamental outdoor skills, understanding and feeling confident when out in nature.

More importantly, it will give people, especially the young, the foundation to develop a greater appreciation as well as gain confidence each time they venture out in nature.

Our location is a beautiful and natural wild environment and a perfect place to unwind and practice fundamental outdoor skills. The campfire will be lit and will have large kettles hanging over it with water on the boil for anyone looking for hot drinks.

The morning programme will start at 10am with a break for lunch at 12.45pm. Afternoon activity resumes at 1.30pm and we finish our day at 4.30pm - 5pm. We have a short but adventurous loop walk around the site which will bring you through the forest and along by the river and up to our tree tent and hammock camping area. This spot was used to film scenes from the popular TV series Vikings, who left behind some beautiful tree carvings. Archery is offered in this area.

 

So who would benefit most from these programmes?

Primary and secondary schools, TY programmes, youth groups, sports clubs, corporate groups and family groups. We can offer bespoke packages to suit specific group requirements if necessary (contact us for more information).

 

Our Natural Living Skills programme will give everyone an insight and understanding of firecraft - including fire by friction, managing your fire for both cooking and warmth, sourcing and making water safe to drink, modern and emergency shelters and essential knots. The programme is delivered in a friendly and informal manner. Previous experience is not essential - you just need to have a love for the outdoors and an interest to learn more about it!

Subjects covered are all based on the accredited courses that we also offer in cooperation with Woodcraft School UK.

 

Fire

Sustainably harvesting and processing fuel
Choosing a safe location for your fire
Making a flame/ Methods(Bow drill demo)
Fire Lays
Fire safety - leave no trace
Natural and man-made tinder
Shelter

Modern set up options for tarps and knots used
Modern hammock set up options and simple knots used
Primitive debris shelters

 

Water

Making water safe to drink
Filtering water - example of improvised and modern filter systems
Methods of water purification
Campfire Cooking

Managing your fire for cooking
Mixing and cooking Bannock bread
Campfire treats

 

Schedule:

9am to 5 pm

 

Cost:

€65 per person, group discounts available

 

Includes:

Light lunch, tea & coffee/hot water, use of communal kitchen

 

Special Note: 

In cooperation with Woodcraft School UK, our Natural Living Skills programs will give people an insight and understanding of some outdoor skills. Program content is based on the Woodcraft School accredited courses which are certified by NCFE UK.

 

These programs are suitable for young and old alike, providing a solid foundation to continue and do the accredited courses if they wish to obtain a certificate. We have the Level 2 (suitable for people up to 18-yrs old) and the Advanced Level 3 Bush-craft Award, for 18-yrs and over.

Natural Living Skills

Our Natural Living Skills programmes are all about learning fundamental outdoor skills, understanding and feeling confident when out in nature.

More importantly, it will give people, especially the young, the foundation to develop a greater appreciation as well as gain confidence each time they venture out in nature.

Our location is a beautiful and natural wild environment and a perfect place to unwind and practice fundamental outdoor skills. The campfire will be lit and will have large kettles hanging over it with water on the boil for anyone looking for hot drinks.