" Survival skills can have the potential to save your life or the life of a companion"
ALONE IN THE WOODS
PRIVATE SESSIONS | ONE TO ONE SURVIVAL CAMP
We have been separated from nature with all that's been happening and if anything it has highlighted the inequality of green spaces between communities. People are seeking out nature in these times, a closeness to the natural world. Outdoor skills such as survival & bushcraft teach a new found awareness towards nature. Tapping into knowledge shared by our tribal ancestors and by tribal people that exist in our world today, who are guarding the last remaining ancient ecosystems of the world.
Nature is an amazing teacher and healer if we can choose to spend time with our own selves, surrounded by its forces and beauty. Survival skills give you the ability to travel further, off the beaten track and with less items, learning to depend on what nature can provide.
Spend an overnight in the woods alone, without a group. Sleep under a canopy of trees and learn how to create, maintain and cook over a camp fire. You will spend the day learning essential survival skills & discover useful camp craft needed to set you up for a night in the woods.
You may have the choice of how you wish to experience sleeping in the woods. Either by building a natural shelter, which takes time and manual labour (the wilder way) Or you may have the choice of sleeping in a hammock & basha (keeping you off the forest floor) or using a tarp and sleeping on the forest floor. The choice is yours and you may decide on the day, after being shown the different ways to set up. However, you are highly encouraged to create your own natural shelter as you receive a more for-filling experience in the woods using what nature provides.
Taking you away from the rat race. There is no wifi in the forest but we promise you will find a better connection. Can you survive a night alone in the woods? You will receive clear instructions and demonstration of all survival skills, followed by the opportunity to have a try and practise for yourself.
Wildeye Adventures shares outdoor skills & environmental education in the aims of promoting self-reliance, environmental awareness, personal responsibility and promotes a strong connection to the natural world. Gain useful knowledge on trees, plants & fungi, woodland ecology and discover skills that will assist you in becoming a more confident explorer.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON CAMP:
NATURAL SHELTER BUILDING
HOW TO USE TARPS FOR SHELTER
HAMMOCK & BASHA SET UP
FIRE LIGHTING TECHNIQUES
FORAGING FOR FUEL
CAMP FIRE COOKING
USEFUL TREES, PLANTS & FUNGI
USEFUL BUSHCRAFT KNOTS
USEFUL BUSHCRAFT TOOLS & KIT
APPLYING LEAVE NO TRACE
HOW TO USE A BUSHCRAFT KNIFE
CREATING PEGS FOR SHELTER
SOLITUDE | INDEPENDENT EXPERIENCE
USEFUL KIT TO HAVE IN A SURVIVAL BUG OUT BAG
WATER PURIFICATION TECHNIQUES
EXPLORING THE WOODS
SOS | SIGNALING FOR HELP
Sleeping bag (3 Season)
Roll Matt (This goes underneath the sleeping bag, keeping off the forest floor)
Warm clothing for night (Jumper, warm socks, comfy trousers)
Waterproof Jacket (Incase of a shower)
Re-fillable water bottle
Camp Food (1x Lunch & 1x Evening meal to cook over a fire)
After booking, you will be sent a more detailed information via email. Including risk assessment & booking forms, kit list, camp food ideas etc.
We encourage building and in sleeping a natural shelter as you get more out of the experience using what nature provides. Tarps are included and supplied on overnight camps. You will be given training on how to set it up. You may also have the option of sleeping in a hammock, keeping you off the forest floor.
We strongly recommend immersing yourself in the outdoor experience but the experience is what you make of it.
You are required to bring a sleeping bag, foam matt (to place underneath sleeping bag on the floor) and a travel pillow. These specifics items are not supplied. You will be sent a kit list via email before attending.
This courses is based in 25 acre ancient woodland located in Brasted Chart, in Sevenoaks.
There is wildlife on site and if you are quiet enough in the morning time or around sunset you might be lucky enough to spot deer. Remember that wildlife only wonders closer when you are extremely quiet with no quick movements.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
RAT RACE ESCAPERS
Are there any toilets?
There are no toilets in the woods, so please be prepared in going back to basics. Bring toilet tissue & hand sanitiser. You’ll be advised on site.
What kit shall I bring?
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing (no jeans on overnight camps please) take warm clothing for cold weather, good socks, a good pair of outdoor shoes or boots. Bring a waterproof jacket.
Waterproof trousers are optional.
Will I be comfortable sleeping on the forest floor?
On overnight camps, you are provided with a tarp (shelter) you can build your own natural shelter or have the option of sleeping out a hammock & basha sheet keeping you off the forest floor. These are not your regular lounging on the beach hammock they are designed for outdoor camping. You will be given training on how to make a natural shelter warmer and more comfortable. It depends on how much effort you put into creating a shelter. The more effort you put in, the more you will get out of the experience.
Is there any water?
Please bring a re-fillable bottle of water with you. There is drinking water on site.
Can I cook my own food over a fire?
You may only experience this on overnight camps or if specifically required. Day camps are self-catered. You are required to bring along a packed lunch and snacks for the duration of the day.
What if it's raining?
Any questions we haven't answered?
We are happy to answer any questions if you have any. Please contact us.
You are always welcome to get in touch if you wish to organise your own personal woodland experience.
What clothes do I wear?
You will be provided with a kit list via email after booking on things you will need. Or can read our "Kit List" page on our blog.
Don't believe that you need to buy lots of expensive outdoor equipment for this experience. If you are camping overnight, you will need a torch, sleeping bag, roll matt, travel pillow, a re-fillable water bottle and mess tin. Bring some insect repellant along & sun cream for hot weather.
British weather can be unpredictable and we can get all the seasons in one day. It's advisable to bring waterproof clothing if you suspect the weather will be wet. If it isn't raining, than it isn't training! However, in cases of heavy rainfall and wind, camps may be subject to rescheduling or cancellation for safety reasons. Scheduling or refunds can be provided, if this is the case.
Wildeye Adventures shares outdoor education in the aims to promote a connection to the natural world and self-sufficiency. Please be aware that you are responsible for your own health and safety whilst on camp.
Please ensure that you bring any required medications needed with you and take personal responsibility for them. We cannot carry or look after any medications on your behalf.
Please be aware that we encourage having a strong sense of awareness towards the environment whilst on camp, bring rubbish bags to take away any rubbish you may have off camp. Do not leave any litter in the woods. Please do not burn plastic on camp fires as this can create toxic chemicals which may be harmful to health and the environment. Please do not burn any cans or glass bottles on fires. If not burned out properly they can leave behind sharp objects which may harm wildlife.
Woodlands are always full of uneven grounds, falling branches and other risks to be aware of. Please ensure you always wear suitable clothes and footwear whilst spending time in woodlands.
Absolutely no hunting, harming or the killing of wildlife is allowed on site.
Wildeye Adventure camps are all self-catered. Wildeye Adventures instructors are not responsible for any food you bring on camp and all food is your own responsibility. There are no shops in the woods so do organise yourself or your group before arrival on camp and come prepared for an overnight experience in the woods.
Wildeye Adventures does not supply any food for evening meals.
There are no kitchen facilities on camp, after bushcraft training your camp is your own creation and you will be cooking food over an open fire.
Please bring a small first aid kit, personal medications and self-treat & self-care if and when needed. Woodlands are a wild and natural environment. Be aware that there may be trip hazards from tree roots or uneven ground, observation skills are needed. Look out for poisonous or stinging plants such as Foxglove, Nettles or Bramble.
Wildeye Adventures instructors are not responsible for any injuries or illnesses that may occur whilst on camp. We will happily share our first aid advice and offer friendly support but your personal health is in your own hands please.
Thank you for your understanding. Stay wild.