5 day bushcraft course in South West Scotland or West Dorset.
Modern and Primitive coastal bushcraft skills give you the complete coastal hunter gatherers skill set, learn to live off the seashore where you can thrive rather than just survive.
This unique coastal bushcraft course is a must for all coastal foragers and hunters. A full packed week of practical well practiced skills and proven results!
Forage, fish and hunt along the seashore, living of what you catch and forage using many methods and skills, this uniques course is a total immersion in the complete coastal hunter gatherer, set along the sometimes abundant shores of South West Scotland or West Dorset.
Experience the thrills and rewards of both our modern day foragers and coastal hunters, together with walking in the footsteps of our primitive ancestors. This course is set on the open and breath taking coast line of South West Scotland and West Dorset, taking advantage of the coast in both diverse locations.
Coastal fishing with and out fishing rods, many techniques are covered with kit we will provide you with, some you make may be taken home with you after the course to build on your coastal kit.
Making net starting with fishing line and beach rubbish, then professional net construction including gill nets for round fish and tangle nets for flat fish.
Long line construction and use, both modern and primitive skills are covered with aquiring local available baits and how to use them.
Setting longlines, nets and traps, learning the where, when and how.
Finding local available baits and how to best put it on the hooks is a detail that like others greatly increases you chances of a catch.
Fish and shellfish traps (that work) made from beach rubbish and natural materials and resources. Make your own willow shellfish and fish trap.
Identification of seaweeds, how and when to harvest them along with cooking and drying.
Identification of coastal plants.
Foraging for coastal and inland plants, then how best to eat, cook and preserve them.
Cooking and preserving on an open fire with and without modest utensils.
How best to prepare and cook the wide range of wild food with basic equipment to produce resturant quality food for your self and the group.
Salting, cold and hot smoking meat and seafood.
First aid and medicine from wild resources.
Skill level required – you should be confident and experienced to wild camp with limited resources for 5 days and able to perform basic tasks confidently in all weather conditions, with adequate kit suitable for the season.
South West Coast of Scotland, near Dumfries.
West Dorset, near Bridport.
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Catering and accommodation: you are required to provide your own breakfasts and lunches using your own cooking system – evening meals are provided and incorporate a mix of what you may have foraged, caught or prepared. Hot water is always available for drinks and washing up. Tents are recommended and you can park fairly close to your pitch, free wild camping is in our private coastal meadow. Toilets are mobile composting. Wind break open solar showers.
Individual adult course fee – £575:00.
Deposits stage payment available.
Children (under 13’s) free with booking adult.
Deposit payment option available (please enquire)
Spaces limited to 12.
Comfort zone rating:
Accommodation – your own tent or suitable sleeping system.
Toilet facilities – toilet tent and compost system.
Washing facilities – your own system.
Cooking facilities – Evening meal provided and your own self fuelled system for breakfast and lunch.
Water – on site ground sourced unfiltered spring water or similar.
Food provided – outdoor prepared, wild and basic pantry stores.
Parking facilities – on site feild parking.
Person fitness – (please refer to our standard terms and conditions)
Equipment required – all your kit and equipment must be in good working order and be suitable for the season and duration of the course.
Working course hours – vary and change according to weather and tides.