Winter Bushcraft Survival Weekend
17th August 2020
Springwood , Melbourne,
An introduction to winter bushcraft survival skills and techniques
For those who have experienced some basic skills in bushcraft, this course offers a good level of advanced/refined techniques in the basics. We start in the dark but go straight into the understanding of how to establish a fire using natural materials only. Keeping warm on a cold night is much more than having a big fire. We will be looking at how to manage without a sleeping bag (optional), winter sources of wild food, as well as string and even simple baskets are looked at during the weekend.
During the weekend you will:
What to bring
Bring a packed lunch and enthusiasm
Where sensible outdoors clothes and footwear
About the instructor
Dave Watson has devoted his life to using his bushcraft skills to help develop, train or mentor people from all walks of life. He spent ten years working for outdoor activity centres, before setting up Woodland Survival Crafts in 1995.
Dave’s passion for ancient survival skills, or ‘bushcraft’ as it has become known, stems from his teenage years when he spent much of his time wandering around Britain in semi-wild places trying to live off the land. His passion is infectious and his knowledge is endless.