Wildwood Training

About our NW Courses and Wildwood Training

If you’re looking for a high quality Bushcraft & Survival experience in the Northwest of England, then you need to try a course with Wildwood Training. Wildwood provides courses across Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales which can cater for; adults, families, the corporate sector, and we provide professional fully accredited leadership & instructor training (IOL).

The emphasis, on a Wildwood Training course, is on practicality and real survival skills. Staff will teach you skills which will work to keep you safe and comfortable outdoors. Our courses are physically, mentally and emotionally challenging, but at the same time our staff will cater for differing ability levels and ensure that nobody is over-stretched.

You will leave your course with a sense of achievement and satisfaction in the skills you’ve developed, and feeling secure in the knowledge that you’re a lot better prepared for the unknown than you were before.
You will remember your experience, with Wildwood Training for years to come, and guarantee you will want to come back to us again, to share your experience with friends, family and colleagues!

To make sure you choose the right course we have introduced a difficulty rating based on the physical and mental challenges on our courses. This is explained below.

“Courses with this rating are suitable for all. There is a small amount of physical hardship with a small amount of walking.”

“Courses with this rating are suitable for all. There is a reasonable amount of walking and some forms of physical output.”

“Courses with this rating are suitable for 16+. There is a significant amount of physical output, perhaps over a number of days. Time may be spent overnight in poor weather with minimum equipment. A certain amount of mental robustness is needed to complete.”

“Courses with this rating are suitable for 18+. There is significant physical output sometimes over multi-day, and often in Hostile habitats i.e high mountains etc. Equipment/food may be stripped back (if woodland based) or large rucksacks carried (if mountain based). Temperatures may be sub-zero or excessively high. A good level of mental robustness is needed. Special attention should be given to the kit lists available.”

“Courses with this rating are suitable for 18+. There is sustained physical output over multi-days, potentially carrying up to 40lbs, often in high/mountain terrain. Long “hill days” may be necessary, for this reason a good level of fitness is needed. Weather and temperatures are likely to be sub-zero or excessively high. Special attention should be given to kit lists available.”

 

 

Full Day Wildwood Survival £80.00

The Overview for the Full Day Wildwood Survival includes the following:


This course, run within a woodland environment, will teach you the basics of survival. Your instructor will explain the principles of survival, using models such as; the rule of threes and PLAN-M to put the practical elements of your course into context.

You’ll be taught about how to prepare for a trip into the outdoors, and what equipment you should carry (survival tin, emergency shelter etc.) and what to do if you are stranded in a wilderness environment with no support.
You’ll learn and practice many useful skills on this course (please see the itinerary) without the addition challenge of a night out in the cold!

Difficulty Rating

The Itinerary for the Full Day Wildwood Survival includes the following:


Intro: Vital Pyramid, Survival Priorities, Rule of 3’s, PLAN-M, survival tin (brief discussion).

Protection

• How to get the best from the clothes you wear; layering, fabrics, waterproof technologies.
• Creating shelter using man-made resources; group shelters, tarps and cordage.
• Creating shelter using natural resources; thermal A-frames, lean-to shelters.
• Lighting and managing fires; tinder types (man-made and natural), ignition sources, fire by friction and different fire-lays for different purposes.

Location

• How to signal for assistance using modern equipment; whistles, mobile phones, tinsel trees etc.
• Signalling for help using natural resources; ground to air signals, smoke and flame.

Acquisition

• Sourcing water in the outdoors and making it safe for consumption; filtration, purification.
• An introduction to simple edible plant foraging to find wild food outdoors.
• Basic trap making to secure wild game (N.B. you will not catch and kill live animals on this course. You will simply learn how it is possible to manufacture simple trapping devices from available materials).
• Simple backwoods cooking on an open fire.

Navigation

• Basic natural navigation techniques; sun & watch, celestial navigation.
• Fundamental navigational strategies to find your way outdoors; re-finding a path or track, an introduction to the map and compass, trailblazing etc.

Date Time Spaces Price Book
18 March 2018 09:30 - 17:00 7 £80 Book Now

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2 Day Wildwood Survival Courses £160.00

The Overview for the 2 Day Wildwood Survival Courses includes the following:


For people who want to challenge themselves to spend a night out in the woods, in a survival training scenario, Wildwood Training invites you on our Two-Day survival experience.

Our staff will teach you the basics of survival theory, using models such as; the vital pyramid, rule of threes and PLAN-M to put the practical elements of your course into context.

The skills you will learn and practice will have a serious nature, as you will rely on them whilst spending the night outdoors in shelters you’ve made yourself. This course requires more mental and physical resilience than is called for in normal ‘modern’ day to day living, so please be aware that you must possess a good level of physical fitness, as some people find this course quite challenging. For the more robust participants you can try your hand at sleeping out ‘without’ a sleeping bag!

This course will prepare you to explore the outdoors in safety by learning practical survival skills, and developing your knowledge of relevant equipment (survival tin, emergency shelter etc.) Once you’ve completed this course you’ll rest assured in the confidence that you can survive a night outdoors with minimal equipment, in style!

Difficulty Rating

The Itinerary for the 2 Day Wildwood Survival Courses includes the following:


Itinerary: Two Day – Wildwood Training, Survival Course

Intro: Vital Pyramid, Survival Priorities, Rule of 3’s, PLAN-M, survival tin (brief discussion).

Protection

Shelter
• How to get the best from the clothes you wear; layering, fabrics, waterproof technologies.
• Shelter using man-made resources; group shelters, tarps and cordage.
• Shelter using natural resources; thermal A-frames, lean-to shelters.
• Bedding and insulation from the ground.
• Making the shelter that you’ll spend the night in!
Fire
• Lighting and managing fires; tinder types (man-made and natural), ignition sources, fire by friction and different fire-lays for different purposes.
• Wood selection for different purposes; cooking, warmth, boiling etc.

Location

• How to signal for assistance using modern equipment; whistles, mobile phones, tinsel trees etc.
• Signalling for help using natural resources; ground to air signals, smoke and flame.
• Using flares, SPOT devices, sat phones etc.

Acquisition

Water
• Sourcing water in the outdoors and making it safe for consumption; filtration & purification using modern filter systems and basic methods.
• Water sourcing in different environments; digging, condensation, plants.

Food

• Foraging wild edibles to find food outdoors; berries, plants, tubers, fungi etc.
• Principles of trapping: strangle, mangle, tangle, dangle.
• Making traps to secure wild game (N.B. you will not catch and kill live animals on this course. You will simply learn how it is possible to manufacture simple trapping devices from available materials).
• Wild game preparation (game provided; fin, fur or feather).
• Backwoods cooking on an open fire.

Navigation

• Natural navigation techniques; sun & watch, shadow stick, celestial navigation.
• Navigational strategies to find your way outdoors; re-finding a path or track, trailblazing.
• Use of the map and compass (after a brief re-location to suitable terrain).

Date Time Spaces Price Book
28 April 2018 09:30 - 17:00 8 £160 Book Now
26 May 2018 09:30 - 17:00 6 £160 Book Now
16 June 2018 09:30 - 17:00 9 £160 Book Now
28 July 2018 09:30 - 17:00 8 £160 Book Now

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