“Whenever you do something beyond your ‘comfort zone’ and realize you are still standing, the more you will believe that the impossible is actually possible.”Bear Grylls
The BGSA “Wild Camp” Survival Course is a great introduction to learn wilderness survival skills and has been designed to whet your appetite for our 24Hr courses in the Brecon Beacons and South Downs or one of our extreme courses in either Dartmoor or Scotland. This overnight course teaches Bear’s tried and tested survival techniques and is lead by his expert, knowledgeable and experienced instructors. Learn how to set traps & snares and identify animal runs, to forage for wild edible food to supplement your diet, how to build your emergency survival shelter and create a fire that will keep you alive. Although only an overnight course, lots is packed in, its fast and dynamic. You will move through the terrain fast and efficiently and learn how to navigate without a compass. For your evening meal, and cooked over an open fire, you'll prepare wild game such as fish, rabbit and pheasant. By night you will learn more skills with astro navigation techniques and employing night vision goggles on a stalking exercise. Day two will rise early with some situation awareness training and self defence followed by a casualty evacuation exercise. Put all your new found skills to practice to get your fellow survivalists safely back to civilisation.
ABOUT THE COURSE
South Downs (near London)
Though less than an hour from London by train, this landscape has plenty of difficult terrain, including rivers, lakes, steep ascents and undulating countryside. In British winter and summer conditions alike, it will be a challenging and demanding environment in which to survive.
These items will all help you to survive! Please note, all of the clothing and equipment that you bring must be appropriate to the environment and the time of year. This is just a guide and you may not require all the kit. Your instructors will let you know what to take out into the wilderness on arrival-any extra kit can be secured at base camp.
With ankle support
Thin and active outdoor gloves
Weather Dependant (Optional)
Fresh clothes to change into after the course ends.
…and don't forget a bag full of positive attitude!