A 2 day programme involving theory, practical, demos plus two nights wild camping in the woods.
Knife & Saw
Safe use of sharps (Bushcraft knife, folding saw and hook knife - spoon carving)
Maintaining your equipment
Natural and man-made tinder
Making char cloth
Harvesting and processing fuel
Choosing a safe location for your fire
Making feather sticks
Making a flame/ Methods (Fire by Friction demo)
Fire Safety - Leave No Trace
Choosing an ideal place to camp
Modern set up options for tarps and knots used
Hammock set up options/ knots used
Debris shelters and thermal walls
Preparation and cooking fish (trout) over the fire
Making and cooking bread over your campfire.
Importance of water and the human body
Making water safe to drink
- Filtering water - example of improvised and modern filter systems
- Methods of water purification
Trees & Plants
Identify trees in your location and outline properties and uses (5)
Identify plants in your location and outline properties and uses (5)
Tinder box - natural and man-made materials.
Making natural cordage using nettles/ inner bark
Bush-craft chair (tripod & sack)
Participants will receive our "Natural Living Skills Patch" with the Tipi Adventures Ireland NLS Programmes Logo at the end of the workshop.
Number of Places: 12
Programme Leaders: 2
Age Group: 18+ unless accompanied by an adult.
* All participants must sign our waiver form.
Camp set up Fri afternoon/ evening.
Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm finish
Evening practice sessions under shelter and around the fire
Cost per person:
2 Breakfast, 1 lunch & 1 Evening meal with Tea & coffee
Bring your own equipment (i.e. small tent, max size 2-man or camping hammock) included in course cost
Alternatively, we have tipis, hammocks & tree tents for hire.
use discount code NLS+ACCOM for 20% discount per person on your overnight stay on booking NLS1
(ie 2 nights accommodation in : single hammock is normally €65.00 discounted to €57, 2 person tree tent normally €140 discounted to €112 if both doing NLS2, 3 person tree tent normally €180 discounted to €144 if 3 people doing NLS, tipi is normally €360 discounted to €288 if 6 people doing NLS) ? Theo do we need different discount codes for these?.
Private wilderness site near Rathdrum village in Co. Wicklow
Special Note: In Cooperation with Woodcraft School UK, our Natural Living Skills programmes will give people an insight and understanding of some outdoor skills. Programme content is based on the Woodcraft School accredited courses which are certified by NCFE UK.
These programmes 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.