2 Day Survival course promotional video

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BCB FireDragon

Shout out to @bcbadventure @bcb_international for sending us #firedragon to “test” we’ve been using this for a few years now and its mega. Makes 5 minute fires a piece of…

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Garmin InReach and InReach Mini

We use the Garmin and Garmin mini InReach PLB’s (Personal location Beacons) in both our Location lessons (how to attract hold and direct rescue) and whilst out in remote areas…

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The Firewood Poem

Handy poem for remembering the burning qualities of woods. The Firewood Poem Beechwood fires are bright and clear If the logs are kept a year, Chestnut’s only good they say,…

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Want to lead groups in Survival?

We have places left in October for our WSL course with @WildwoodTweet . The course is designed for those who want to offer basic bushcraft and survival techniques to paying…

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New Lairig Ghru Date online

Due to the popularity of this course we’ve opened up a further date in September for this course, you can find the details here .  Or watch a video here

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Top tips Tuesday

Use a pencil sharpener to shave twigs to get wood shavings to start a fire 2.Dew on grass can be absorbed by clothes and ringed out for drinking water. 3.Brewing…

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Birch/Betula

Time to pay some #homage to the trusty #Birch (#Betula) ready for some facts? 1. The Birch is a #pioneer species meaning they are one of the first #species to…

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Island Survival Course now live!

Left on an island in the middle of a Highlands Loch, would you survive? This course takes place on a private Island on the West Coast of Scotland and It’s…

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First line of Protection

Our first line of Protection in the outdoors is our clothing and there is certain ways you can put on your clothing to get the best out of them and…

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High Fire Risk

As we all know fire can get out of control at an alarming rate. The Easter holidays have brought some tinder dry conditions. Even with forecasted wet weather coming in…

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PREPARE YOURSELF

#route planning….what’s your strategy? Going on a day, multi-day or expedition there’s homework to be done! #weather reports, route cards, gleening local knowledge and a whole lot of #research will mean you’ve adhered to the…

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GPS Units Pro’s VS Con’s

A big thanks to Garmin UK for sending us GPS units for clients to trial this year on our courses. Where it is undeniable that GPS have their place as…

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If it aint raining it aint training

That’s the winter courses wrapped up for us and onto spring/summer programme. The final course of the year was our LSI winter module where prospective candidates, wanting to become instructors…

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The five most surprising things I learned on a Backcountry Survival course

From anxious recluse to trier, speaker, author and, some days, trainee astronaut, Paula McGuire is the world’s least likely adventurer, with the world’s most inspiring adventure story. She joined us…

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Can you stop your fall?

Do you have the skills to stop a potentially deadly slip in the mountains?  One of the most important survival skill to possess if you’re out in a winter environment…

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Whiteout

A short video of the weather conditions you might encounter this time of year on the UK mountains. Always make sure you have adequate equipment to tackle icy conditions such…

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Return to winter conditions in the Gorms

Rubbish day on the hill today, don’t go, you wont enjoy it 🤪 Great first day of our 2 day winter skills course looking at #navigation #iceaxe and #crampons #avalanche…

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Coastal Foraging

BCS and the LSI are just back from the Ardnamurchan peninsula up NW Scotland running the Coastal module for the Land-based Survival Instructor. A large part of the course was…

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