Spending that unplanned night out in the outdoors is always daunting. Always be prepared - learn the skills to be self-sufficient in the wild and implement them in our reality based two day survival training experience in the Lake District.
With hands on learning to hone your skills over this extended period, you will leave with the confidence that you now own those skills to put in to use when it really matters. Even though you will have access to a highly experienced Survival Instructor throughout, this is a real opportunity to focus your learning and make those skills become second nature. You will also be supported with the necessary items to aid in your survival including buckets of tea and mountains of biscuits!
We will cover the same core skills as delivered on our Thriver experience (shelter, fire, water, food, navigation, signalling, medical and movement) but with much more time allowed to immerse yourself and refine the techniques. We will also cover more technical fire lighting methods such as feather sticks, and making tools such as bow saws and improvising traps.
During the evening we can enjoy being in our shelter enjoying the fire or we can go for a night excursion and experience the forest at night. A truly awesome place to be!
The following day will start by lighting your fire and cooking a proper good bit of scran in the woods. We will then go for an explore and see who else has been living in the woods alongside us, learning the skills of tracking and moving with stealth.
We always have a few more challenges up our sleeves to keep you entertained after your mid-morning brew so always stay ready (another chance to get that fire going, practice makes permanent!!). Our last objective is to find our way to safety and get rescued - navigation and signalling really come into play here.
Even though the skills are real, the location at times rugged, exposed and wet, with beautifully Cumbrian weather, you will be looked after, kept mostly dry and very well fed!
Dinner is provided on Day 1, and on Day 2 breakfast and lunch is provided. (You will need to bring your own packed lunch for Day 1).
Tea, coffee and hot chocolate will be available throughout the experience.
All our experiences are offered on a private booking basis for you and your group, and you have complete flexibility to choose your own date for your experience. A minimum of two adults are required when booking all our activities.
Bring the contents of the multi-day kit list and all will be good. Oh, and bring some mental fortitude, positive attitude and a sense of adventure because you will need it.
Duration: Two days (from 09:00 on Day 1 to approx 17:00 on Day 2)
Challenge Level: 3/5
Maximum No: 8 people
Suggested Min Age: 12 yrs
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