NEW Course for 2020.
Pathfinder Survival Journey - weekend skills camp.
Our survival Instinct is our greatest source of inspiration.
Mountain, Gorge, Canoe, Camp
Based in the mountainous region of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this newly developed weekend course offers a range of exciting and challenging situations designed to develop self-reliance and survival skills.
Working in small groups your expert survival skills guide will provide you with the abilities and competencies required to navigate mountain terrains, cross rivers and scramble gorges. We will also include rope skills/abseil sessions to ensure you can descend and cross waterfalls. These skills sessions will take place as you navigate your journey to your final bivi site.
Your skills guide will provide on the ground support to help set up your bivi shelters, find water, gather wood, build and light fires, prepare game, forage and cook outdoors. At this location, you can use your newly honed skills to be self-reliant. We'll always there for further support should you need it.
Outeractivelife's team of experts will provide the equipment, know-how, technical support and distant observation through defined areas of your journey ensuring your safety.
The Weekend Course
0930hrs - Meet and greet with Outeractivelife staff to go through
Check personal kit
Outline Course Concepts,
1000hrs - Self -reliance Skills Workshops (inc lunch)
Workshop 1. Navigation and Mountain Safety (40mins)
Workshop 2. Shelter Building, Fire Lighting and Cooking Techniques (40mins)
Workshop 3. Knot @ Lashing and Rope Skill. (40mins)
1300hrs Skills Development Journey 1
Distance 12/14k. Terrain via Woodland, Gorge, Mountain and Moorland
Disused 1k tunnel
Gorge Scramble and descent
Trekking over moorland and Mountain peak to the Bivi Site located in High Mountain valley
1700hrs - Skills Development Camp Setup (Utilise self-reliance skills workshops)
Base Camp Set up challenge
Erect overnight shelter,
Light fire (develop skills using flint and steel), fire care
Food prep (develop skills to skin game and outdoor cooking)
Toilets/waste disposal preparation
Overnight at the camp - enjoy camp life with open fire care, dark skies, friends and freedom.
0700hrs - Meet with Outeractivelife staff to go through -
Clear site - clean earth policy
0830hrs - Skills Development Journey 2
4k Trek - Terrain via Woodland, Mountain and Moorland,
Arrive at River, Canal or Lake
Flora and forna identification en route
Self -reliance Skills Workshops
Workshop 1, Canoeing Skills & Navigation Skills and Water Awareness (40mins)
1300hrs Skills Development Debrief
Life skills learnt
Check personal kit
Who is it suitable for: This course is suitable for adventurous beginners and those with some bushcraft experience. It covers a wide range of fascinating bushcraft skills and techniques which are sure to enthuse and inspire. Starts 09.00am on Saturday and ends 2.30pm Sunday.
Cost: £125 per person (6 spaces available). Total Price including all technical equipment, skills training, guidance and food for this weekend package.
Click on the image below to download a PDF of the course outlines.