Firelighting success Foraging hen group Penny bun, a prized wild mushroom! A selection of improvised fishing hooks Self made stone age bow and arrow Camouflage & Concealment! handmade leather haversack Containers made from bark Team building group Wild Venison Stew Deer In A Day Team building shelter for one Birch bark pot Team building exercise Cooking bacon on split logs in the fire Feeling a soft buckskin Campfire with billy can Bow making workshop Hand carved wooden cups and bowls Roast dinner on the campfire with pheasant Foraged food from Stonehenge Team building speed fire with marshmallows Shave horse workshop Private fish trap weaving class Weaving a fish trap Maintaining a sharp edge Group deer butchery Survival trapping Friction fire lighting Bucksaw Workshop Bows and Arrows Workshop Beautiful hand carved spoons Hen do with a difference! Bespoke Outdoor Course Stag do - creating fire! Everything you need to make fire by rubbing sticks together

Bespoke Courses

I am also able to offer the following bespoke training...

  • 1-1 training focusing on a particular skill or technique
  • Corporate team building days for small or large groups  
  • Stag/hen days or weekends with a survival & bushcrafty theme
  • 'One off' subjects such as...
  • Crafting your own wooden bow – use axe, saw, drawknife, scraper. Start with a log, finish with a Neolithic style flat bow and hazel sapling arrows (3 days).
  • Survival trapping – learn how to make a selection of extremely effective traps using natural materials, string and simple tools (1 day)
  • Crafting a wooden 'Shave Horse' - a portable wooden seated work station designed to clamp a carving project while you work on it with a drawknife (3 days)
  • An introduction to navigation - learn how to interpret a map and use a compass to stay on track (1 day)
  • Make improvised fishing equipment fishing hooks and line or weave a fish trap from willow (1 day)
  • Making your own stone age sewing kit using stones, bone and antler to make needles and awls (1 day)
  • 4 Day Survival Challenge - living from the land with an extremely minimal kit list (4 days)
  • ...and more, just ask!

Starting price per day is £200 BUT this covers two people so you can spread the cost between you.

Larger groups than the minimum two should then allow £100 per person per day. Weekend dates require a minimum of ten people in a group to book, however groups numbering more than ten will be discounted by 10%!

If your course or workshop is one that requires additional materials that can’t be gathered from the woods, this will cost a little more per person depending on the activity. All bespoke courses and workshops are self-catered unless campfire cooking is included in the syllabus. 

Have a quick browse at our testimonial page to see what other folk got up to during their time with us.

Please email or call to discuss your requirements: 0771 8078619

"The guys at Wilderness Survival Skills are great, and we always love having them at our River Cottage events. Spending time with them is a fantastic way to learn new outdoor skills and discover more about the living environment around you. You'll be having such a good time you'll barely notice.  They are brilliant with children as well as adults -  my son Oscar had his 10th birthday party in the woods with his friends, doing bushcraft led by Joe and Glenn, and it was a huge hit - "one of the best days ever" he said.  We joined them for a good part of the day and had a pretty fine time ourselves!"

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Just a note to say thank you SO much for putting on such a good show.
We all enjoyed ourselves immensely.  When we got back to the house you could tell that everyone felt like they'd achieved something special and there was a great atmosphere. I hope you all have a cracking Christmas and New Year. Please thank the boys for us."

Perry Haydyn Taylor,

"As best man, it was at first daunting to organise a decent weekend for a group of guys but Joe at Wilderness Survival was a huge help in the planning of the weekend, tailoring it to our needs and being flexible to include some additional stag fun...and making some great suggestions and planning out a weekend we all had a great time on.  Our two instructors were very easy going, clear and did a great job adding to the fun we were having.  We learned a huge amount of interesting stuff over the weekend and feel confident that if nuclear war ever breaks out we'll be ready to survive off the land!

Cracking work guys, would recommend this as a stag or hen do or anyone wanting to get to know the outdoors a bit more."

Mark, Private Stag Weekend

"Hi Joe,
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the weekend.  It was absolutely amazing, everyone had an incredible time, and the woods were magical.
Thank you again."

Winter foraging day

"Hi Joe
Thanks for a great weekend. Successfully making fire and eating raw deer my definite highlights!"

Duncan, Stag Weekend

"Just wanted to say thanks for a great weekend. I had a good time and really benefited from your advice and knowledge"

Helen, Take on Africa 

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