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Enjoy a unique experience in the wild and stunning environment of the Scottish Highlands. Backcountry Survival – 57.19’40” °N, -3.82’30” °W – the furthest North Survival school in Britain provides tailored courses and packages in wilderness survival techniques.


BCS offer Technical support, safety and consultancy services

Why Backcountry Survival? The name Backcountry Survival sums up what we do perfectly – We love to get into the more remote places and teach skills for living in an area for a prolonged length of time, making use of the materials and resources around us.

Backcountry Survival is different from other Survival companies, our clients have the opportunity to learn from us skills relevant to any environment and in an environmentally sensitive way – woodland, moorland, mountain, river, loch and sea. Our courses also complement a variety of outdoor activities such as hill walking, trekking, sea kayak trips, cross country skiing and so on, as they provide key survival and navigational techniques that would benefit anyone spending time in a diverse wilderness environment.

Whether you’re making plans for your next expedition and need training, guidance on equipment or advice, interested in how to cope competently and confidently in any extreme environment, then you’ve come to the right company – knowledgeable, experienced, qualified. Click on the buttons for details, dates and content of our popular standard courses, but if you need something more bespoke and tailored to your particular needs, get in touch with Neil on the number above for a more detailed discussion.

Backcountry is proud to be supported by FJALLRAVEN. We have exhaustively tested the leading brands on the market and have found Fjallraven offers exactly what we need from our gear: Durability, functionality and adaptability. Consequently, all Backcountry staff utilise FJALLRAVEN clothing and equipment on our courses.


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What’s the minimum amount of water needed to survive?

Let’s face it, running courses and spending time in the outdoors in Britain, there’s no shortage of water…..In fact we take it for granted!  But what about more Arid conditions such as the Desert, Being out at sea or even Arctic conditions?  How much water is required to keep the human body functioning when in […]

The difference between Bushcraft and Survival

A short interview we did recently for a blogging website on the differences between Bushcraft and the need for Survival training.

“I had one of the most memorable experiences of my life – I learned a lot, in the most beautiful of settings, with a knowledgeable and encouraging guide who also happened to be great company!”
- Mark Wareham