What’s it about?
Located between Canterbury and Ashford, join us at our ancient woodland camp on the beautiful Kent Downs for this introductory 1 day bushcraft course.
We’ve put together this 1 day bushcraft course for people whose time is precious but would like to gain a thorough grounding in the key skills of outdoor bushcraft and survival. So we’ve created a package that will ensure that you leave us with simple, repeatable skills that’ll give you the confidence to broaden your horizons in the great outdoors.
What will I do on this 1 day bushcraft course?
During your time spent with us on this 1 day bushcraft fundamentals course, you will:
- Learn how to safely use a knife,
- Build a debris shelter and gain an understanding of the design principles involved,
- Have plenty of practise creating a flame using matches, fire steels, fire pistons, wire wool & a battery, solar mirrors, flint & steel, chemicals,
- Make char cloth, create a tinder bundle and blow an ember into flame,
- Find, filter and purify your own water,
- Go for a woodland walk to gain an insight into some of the trees and plants around us and what they can be used for,
- Gather your own materials and light a fire following a method that will work in all weather conditions.
At the end of the course you will have a good working knowledge of the skills needed to enjoy your time in the woods or enhance your camping or outdoor activities.
You can see our complete course schedule here.
Location: Westwell, Kent
Duration: 1 day
Course size: Maximum of 8
Catering: We’ll provide tea & coffee, you’ll need to bring a packed lunch
Note: There is a short walk from the meeting point to the camp. We’ll transport your bags in our 4×4
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Was brilliant to be able to get away in to the Jack Raven camp after lockdown. It was all outdoors and I felt safe with the social distancing measures in place. Gary and Peter were excellent teachers, always happy to answer questions, offer tips and ever patient. As a complete beginner, I learnt a lot and would now be keen to do a two day course with Jack Raven.
Second visit and was not disappointed, great tuition from Gary who has a wealth of knowledge and expertise, supported ably by Nicola and Peter and of course Willow. Would thoroughly recommend and hope to visit in the future
Wanted to a course like this for ages..so glad i booked with jack raven . Learnt alot and had such a good time..cant wait to book another course.. you won't be disappointed.. it was so good
Another great day spent with the Jack Raven team great location excellent food plenty of knowledge gained thanks from Rob & Harry. Looking forward to next time
Really enjoyed our day adventure at Jack Raven Bushcraft, from learning some basics of foraging to knife handling and fire building in a fantastic outdoor space. Thanks for a delicious lunch and we hope to be back soon.