Imagine that you are out on a wilderness exploration and become stranded and lose your pack. Could you improvise and build a fire and shelter using only what natural materials you can find in the forest? A survival course will teach you essential knowledge required for survival in such conditions. Our survival course will provide you with knowledge so that you can survive with or without the amenities you might include in your backpack.
Our survival course will provide you with the crucial know-how needed for survival in the wilderness. Participants in a Woodland Ways survival course will learn fundamental survival skills while enjoying the splendid natural surroundings that acts as a classroom. If you are passionate about nature, select a Woodland Ways survival course and begin your own explorations.
Among the topics covered in our survival course are the basic survival skills involved in setting up a camp. Skills learnt during our survival courses include finding water and purifying it, building fires and shelters, and finding and preparing food. Hopefully you'll never need to make use of this skill, but first-aid knowledge from such a survival course is always critical.
Other topics covered in our survival course are tracking, plant identification, natural navigation as well as compass navigation among others. You'll develop a fund of practical knowledge from our survival course that you'll carry with you always, and this is the kind of baggage that won't take up room or weight in your pack. This survival course is all about learning to take care of yourself, living with nature and respecting the wild, expanding your knowledge and abilities and enjoying yourself in the process.
When we get snow fall, and settle, in and around the woodland, the whole feel of the wood changes.
Noises are deadened, the smell of the wood changes, and night turns to day under moonlight! As we don't get snow that often in this country, whenever possible I use the opportunity to get out and experience these changes.
Snow provides us with excellent opportunities for tracking and stalking. Not only do we have the advantage that prints will be clearly visible in the ground, but also we can make use of the deadened noise. The sound of a deer walking on snow covered ground is very distinctive, and making use of the reflected moonlight on the snow increases your visibility. Deer have very poor eyesight but a good sense of smell, so get into a hide downwind and stay still!
We couldn't be talking about snow without mentioning that of course we can get water from it as well. But, you shouldn't just ingest snow directly, as your body will use up more of its energy than you will gain from it whilst processing the liquid, therefore you should melt the snow first. There are many ways to do this, the easiest is to use a pan but a word of warning! Don't just fill your saucepan and place it on the fire as the snow that melts at the bottom of the pan will create a vacuum and you could split the pan. Instead, melt it a little at a time. At Woodland Ways we always try to put across the importance of drinking safe water, and the effects of not doing. Therefore I would suggest that once the water has been melted you still go through the process of filtering and purifying... just to be safe!
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