Which woods for friction fire?

In this blog we will be dealing with wood choice, identification and selection for friction fire.  Friction-fire technique will be covered in the next blog.   As the season progresses…

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Asprin from Willow Bark

It’s a well known fact, Salicylic acid can be found in Willow bark, and as you may know Salicylic acid is close to the compound acetylsalicylic acid that is better known…

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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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Land-Based Survival Instructor Award

Backcountry Survival along with a number of other Schools and civilian/military instructors have rolled out the LSI which is an IOL accredited  Award.  The award is run over 6 modules throughout…

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Winter Course Discounts

We have limited places left on the remaining winter courses, which we’re offering 20% off!  The dates and spaces available are as follows; 3 Day Snow Hole Exped Feb 23…

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Nick Woods favourite gear

  Well, who am I to comment? I’ve been in the outdoors most of my life, Fishing, Shooting, and hunting .I’m a professionally trained hunter and fishing instructor . As…

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Instant Online Christmas Vouchers

Just a reminder that if you’re still struggling for a Christmas Gift, we have online vouchers available from the page – https://www.backcountrysurvival.co.uk/survival-course-gift-vouchers/ The process is instant and you’ll receive your gift…

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Singleton Whisky

BCS have been busy this year on a few productions.  Here’s the first, carried out in the Cairngorms for the malt whisky Singleton

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Winter 2018 Courses now online

Ok Chums, that’s our winter dates up online. To be perfectly honest our 2 and 3 day courses run on the Cairngorm Plateau are the most “full on” courses we…

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Mega Deal this weekend

We at giving away 2 places on our 3 day course this weekend 13th – 15th of October for £100 per person or £150 for both folk if you book…

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BCS Exped course client review

Andrew Wilson from Fitnique link to his business here came on our last exped skills course…..this is what he has to say about it;   I tend to overthink and…

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BCS MAN IN SOUTH SUDAN

At the beginning of this year BCS head instructor packed his bags for a trip to South Sudan as part of the United Nations Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS).  As…

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