Survival Courses

Our Summer Survival Courses in Scotland run from March to the end of October and take place in the Cairngorms National Park – the largest National Park in Europe and one of Britain’s last true wildernesses – and in Northern Perthshire – the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. All summer courses are run as multi-environmental and cover a wide range of terrains from Boreal woodlands to mountainous and hillside, rivers and gorges, providing you with a more rounded experience in a range of techniques.

You can book your summer course now with our online booking system, please check course dates for availability. Once you have booked your course you will receive an email confirming the course and payment details. Remember to download the available resources for your course and bring them with you when you start.

We have a range of courses to suit everyone, for more information on our Summer Survival Courses in Scotland please do contact us.

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 are suitable for 18+”

“Courses with this rating are suitable for all. There is a reasonable amount of walking and some forms of physical output. Courses are suitable for 18+”

“Courses with this rating are suitable for 18+. 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 Survival Course – Perthshire £100.00

The Overview for the Full Day Survival Course – Perthshire includes the following:


 

Lesson-based courses mixed with experiential learning.

For those who are interested in delving deeper into the subject matter we recommend the full day course, participants are introduced to the survival principles and models to contextualize what they will be learning and why, along with a Survival tin and equipment demonstration.

The full-day course is designed as a solid foundation to anyone wanting to join our longer courses or has an interest in staying safe in the outdoors. It’s also a great course to join if you are a corporate, or organised group looking to have fun, challenge yourself and learn some useful skills along the way.

The full-day course is run within a forest environment.

Difficulty Rating

The Itinerary for the Full Day Survival Course – Perthshire includes the following:


Principles & Priorities of Survival

PLAN-M

Survival Triangle

Kit and equipment

Protection
Introduction to protection from the elements including:
• Clothing systems
• Layering systems
• Survival Tins

Woodland Shelter including:
• Thermal A-frames and Lean-to’s
• Introduction to Friction Fire and ignition sources such as chemical, solar and spark ignition, fire maintenance and upkeep.

Location
Introduction to signalling for help and attracting attention, emergency procedures.
• Emergency procedures.
• Attracting attention
• Calling for help

Acquisition
Finding and making safe water.
• Water sourcing
• Filtration
• Purification
Introduction to foraging and plant identification.

Navigation
Introduction to map and compass;
• Using nature and the sun to navigate

Date Time Spaces Price Book
24 April 2021 09:30 - 17:00 12 £100 Book Now
8 May 2021 09:30 - 16:00 12 £100 Book Now
26 June 2021 09:30 - 17:00 12 £100 Book Now
10 July 2021 09:30 - 17:00 12 £100 Book Now
21 August 2021 09:30 - 17:00 12 £100 Book Now
4 September 2021 09:30 - 17:00 12 £100 Book Now
23 October 2021 09:30 - 17:00 12 £100 Book Now

Please download these resources for your information