The importance of Group Shelters Fjallraven Windsack 3

What safety equipment do you guys carry with you when you’re out in the nature? Whistle, orange survival bag, foil blanket, head torch, first aid…….check!  How many of you carry…

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Natural Navigation; Shadow Sticks

You Should never substitute good map and compass work for natural navigation, Natural nav should be used to supplement a comprehensive knowledge of modern techniques.  The use of using naturally…

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Fjallraven Abisko Review

BCS head instructor Graham Melloy Reviews the Abisko Hybrid Jacket, along with the Abisko Tarp.   ABISKO HYBRID JACKET So with the winter passed but the weather still being fairly…

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How to use a Fire-Steel

Short video of Andy briefing a group on how to best use a fire-steel.  We all know that out of all ignition sources the Fire-steel is by far the most…

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Secret Agent Training:WWII

Last year BCS were involved in the “Living series” Secret Agent Training WWII, which is scheduled for airing on the 9th of April @ 2100 on BBC 2.  The Programme…

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Courses Difficulty Ratings

To make sure you get the most out of your BCS course we’ve introduced a Star difficulty rating to all of our courses; To make sure you choose the right…

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Weather

WEATHER   In this article we will be having a look at weather forecasting, along with short term forecasting out on the ground using cloud formations and wind directions. The…

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Establishing Shelter in multi-environment settings

  Snow-Holeing Be it necessity or leisure, the snow hole is in many cases the most effective form of shelter within a winter mountain environment. Yet unlike woodland shelter, there…

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