What’s it about?
Over the years our 2 day bushcraft course has proven to be our most popular bushcraft course. It’s been carefully designed to initiate you into the joys of outdoor living, although many of the skills that you’ll be taught are easily transferable to other outdoor activities.
This 2 day bushcraft course is intended for people who would like to understand what bushcraft is all about and to learn simple, repeatable bushcraft and survival skills, including campers, backpackers, hikers and other outdoors people who wish to learn some of the skills required to be comfortable in the outdoors, so that you have the time to really enjoy what is around you.
We have people attend who have no previous bushcraft experience as well as those with some prior experience and we can say with absolute honesty that everyone leaves knowing more than when they arrived!
What will I do?
During your time spent with us on this bushcraft course, you will:
- Learn how to safely use essential bushcraft tools including knife, folding saw and bow saw,
- Have plenty of practise creating a flame using matches, fire steels, fire pistons, wire wool & a battery, solar mirrors, flint & steel and chemicals,
- Carve your own honey spreader or spatula from materials you gather in our ancient woodland,
- Understand the pros and cons of debris shelters, where & how to build one,
- Put up a tarp and hammock using only 3 simple knots that can be tied and untied wearing gloves (you can sleep in a hammock if you like),
- 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,
- Learn how to sharpen a knife so that it will slice through a sheet of paper,
- Locate and identify different natural tinders easily found in the woods,
- Gather your own materials and light a fire following a method that will work in all weather conditions.
At the end of this bushcraft 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.
By making a booking you confirm that you have read and agree to our Terms & Conditions.
You can see our complete course schedule here.
Location: Westwell, Kent
Duration: 2 days
Start: 6pm Friday
End: 4pm Sunday
Course size: Maximum of 8
Catering: Fully catered
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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What our customers say
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Had an amazing time on the 2 day bushcraft. Gary, Nicola, Pete (and Willow) are knowledgable, enthusiastic and really good teachers. I enjoyed putting up my own tarp and hammock (strongly recommend you have a go at this) and learning all about different carving techniques. Would be glad to do it all again!
Just returned from a fantastic weekend with Gary and the team. Not only do they have the knowledge and experience but are excellent teachers too. Fire making and plant identification were particular highlights for me. Ive come away with some great new bushcraft skills to put into practice over the summer. Thank you!
I came on a 2-day bushcraft course here with my friend. The camp was really surprising, they've done a great job building areas! Food was amazing and I really enjoyed the whole experience - sleeping under the tarp, learning how to light and build our own fires & wood carving. Bob, Gary & Nicole were great (and Willow)! Would recommend.
I did the weekend bushcraft course. Very professional yet warm & friendly. Very informative & plenty for us to partake in. Camp was more amazing than imagined & we were fed fabulously too! was sad when it was over so would definitely book another course with Jack Raven.
Just returned from the October 2 day Bushcraft weekend and what a fantastic weekend it was. Not only were we blessed with lovely weather but Gary and Ho Kyung provided a great learning experience while Nicola cooked the most delicious meals and all this is set in a beautiful woodland. All round great experience and would highly recommend for anyone looking to learn some new skills while leaving the hustle and bustle of modern day life.