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Wilderness Survival basics

Saturday 31st August 2024

This Wilderness Survival basics course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to confidently step out into the wilderness

Do you have the skills or knowledge to be able to survive in the bush if things don't go according to plan? Perhaps you're wanting to upskill so you can confidently venture further off the beaten track. Or maybe you have ALONE fever and want to test yourself in the wild.

During this hands-on practical workshop you will learn the essentials required to survive in the Australian bush, learn how to reduce risk and discover what equipment you should carry with you.


What we do over the day

We'll start by stripping it right back to the basics, What do we need to survive? Where can we meet those needs in the natural environment? 

Topics covered include 

  • Survival priorities - what comes first? Water, shelter, food and fire?

  • Water - where to find it and how do we make it safe to drink

  • Create fire without matches-modern and traditional techniques

  • Emergency Shelters - natural materials and improvised with what's in your bag

  • Wild edibles and toxic plants

  • Bush Safety and Risk management

  • Emergency First aid - including snake bite management 

  • Equipment selection for the Outdoors-what to pack, including safety equipment

  • Rescue and signalling techniques


During this hands on practical day where we'll spend the day in the bush putting all the skills into practice.

This course is designed to give you the peace of mind and confidence to get outdoors and enjoy nature.  


About Me: Scott

Somewhat obsessed with all things adventure and the outdoors. Enthusiastic peak bagger, adventure racer, mountain biker and trail runner, a self diagnosed gear freak with a nack of being prepared for all eventualities. 

19 years experience as a professional outdoor educator, survival instructor, white water guide + more. Former program coordinator and senior instructor for Outward Bound Australia. 

Passionate hiker including 350+kms solo through the Himalaya. 

Proud father of a my 4 kids with a deep love of the natural world.


When, Where and How Much?

Saturday 31st August 2024

 9 am-4 pm


Where: ​3034 Kyogle Rd, Kunghur, NSW

2 hrs - Brisbane City

1 hr - Burleigh Heads

50 mins - Byron Bay 

How Much:
Adult - $160 . (plus booking fee)

Youth 8 - 14yrs $80 (plus booking fee, must attend with a paying adult)

*Limited positions available. Bookings are essential.

**Optional camping is available on the Saturday nights if travelling to the event. 

****Book for two or more people (in the same order and receive 10% off your booking ..use the booking code "bringafriend")

What to bring?

Comfortable shoes for walking in rough terrain, drinking water, a day pack and lunch, a raincoat for wet weather.

If camping you will need to bring your own tent and camping gear.

The camping area has a camp kitchen with gas cooktop, sink, cooking utensils, a composting toilet and hot water outdoor shower.
Please bring your own plate, mug and cutlery.


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