Training Course Report 29th April -1st May

The Survival Group Leader Monday 29th April saw the start of the first ever SGL course – and what a course it was! We met the candidates down at the Alvie…

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Survival Group Leader And Instructor Course

Survival Group Leader And Instructor Course A hugely successful STAS training course ran last week with candidates from the UK and EU in attendance. The course was run in the Monaidlaith as well…

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‘How To’ Cure Rabbit Skins

‘How To’ Cure Rabbit Skins Plenty of rabbit based action over the last few weeks on our courses and social media, must be something to do with spring being in…

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Scottish Snaring Laws

Snaring in Scotland New laws in Scotland are to be enforced as of the 1st of April 2013. These state that each snare being set must be labelled, GPS tagged…

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‘How To’ Backcountry Survival Stove

This week were going to stick one up Primus, MSR and Colemans and talk Backcountry Survival stoves.  Always a big question when running extended courses in the mountains or when…

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Snow Holeing

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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Deer Skins

Deer Skins Ever felt like purchasing a Deer Skin or better still, learn how to cure your own deer pelt? Well look no further, from March onwards Backcountry will be…

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The Survival Triangle

The Survival Triangle How can you possibly speak about the individuals will to survive unless you yourself have been faced with a potential night out on the hill, getting lost…

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