Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Chilcotin Holidays

Wilderness guide training in bush craft and survival

Bush craft and Survival. Wilderness guide training.




"Our Bushcraft and Survival courses have been fantastic this year. In fact, our instructors have enjoyed them as much as our students! Wilderness guide training enables pupils to know how to survive in the great outdoors.
On our last wilderness guide training bush craft course, eight students spent four days in the bush. They learned about wild edibles and medicinal plants, built a comfortable group shelter, used fire to carve cups and bowls, made string from tree bark and lit fires with bow-drills. They harvested the tubers from lilies growing in a beaver pond and collected the inner bark from Pine trees which they roasted, ground, and baked into bread in an oven they built from rocks. Not only do they now have a host of new skills from their wilderness guide training, many of them have remained friends and we hear that some of them are meeting up to go out bushcrafting by themselves!
On our Survival course last month, our three students took part in a four day course where they learned how to recognize their survival needs, prioritize them, and the skills needed to take care of themselves in emergency situations. Then they put their skills to the test over the course of a twenty four hour scenario where they built shelters with no string or tools, found water by reading the landscape and digging in the right location, lit fires with bullets, batteries, and sticks, and found food to fuel their bodies. All this whilst navigating themselves across the wilderness. Guide training gives you a whole host of skills that you can use to get further and deeper into nature. They now have the skills to look after themselves and those around them as well as great memories from a once in a lifetime experience."

Chilcotin Holidays

About Chilcotin Holidays

We are a licensed guide outfitter and we conduct guided wilderness adventures throughout our 5,000 square km operating area. This guide area has been operational since 1880, making it the oldest in British Columbia. More about us HERE.

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