If you feel the need to take some time just for your family this weekend is the perfect opportunity, all within the calm and tranquil surroundings of Linkwood. You will be able to watch the roaming deer and other wildlife as you escape the hustle and bustle of daily routines, fully relax and learn some new skills. We make natural survival shelters with material that can be found in the woods. One of your family activities will be to work as a team and construct a comfortable and warm shelter that will act as your camp for the night. As you do this you will learn what to look for in materials as well as how to identify the perfect location for your base. We will talk about the different scenarios for shelter building and imagine survival situations - which is very engaging for the children! For lunch, on Saturday we will learn how to gut and fillet fish and this will be cooked on an open campfire. In the evening, we will either work with Rabbit or Pigeon to prepare the game and to c...
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
Mark is the Owner and Director of Natural Survivor Ltd. Here is his story… Growing up in a small rural village in Suffolk, I always enjoyed the outdoors and what it had to offer. Luckily for me, it was all on my doorstep. I joined the scouts at a young age and loved every minute of it. I soon realised that being part of a team that worked well together was very important to me. Learning new skills, making new friends, training evenings, weekend camps, summer camps and all the new things I was learning really started me on a journey thats brought me to where I am today. Serving a long career in HM Armed Forces spanning from 1990 – 2018 I travelled extensiveIy over the years experiencing a side of life I wouldn’t have normally encountered, educating me about different cultures along the way. Now I have retired from military life I find myself evermore drawn back to nature and the calmness it brings. Having been on a personal recovery journey of my own and the realisation of the way m...
What you’ll need
This course will go ahead in bad weather. So pack sensibly. ESSENTIAL Individual First Aid Kit Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser knife Fork Spoon Plate/Bowl Cup Gloves for shelter building Whistle Sleeping bag Sleeping mat Water Bottle 1L minimum (Juice Bottle will be adequate) Head torch if staying overnight Wash kit OPTIONAL Insect repellant spray Sunglasses / Hat (for summer) Thermals / gloves / Hat (for winter) Notebook and pen Camera NB: You don’t need to spend a fortune on kit so if you are unsure what to purchase please contact us for advice before buying.
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