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 & 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 provides.
Spend an overnight in the woods, alone and without a group. Sleep under a canopy of trees. Discover how to create, maintain & cook over a camp fire.
You will spend the day learning essential survival skills & useful camp craft required, to set you up for a night in the woods.
Taking you away from the rat race. 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.
Sharing 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.
" Survival skills can have the potential to save your life or the life of a companion"
You may have the choice of how you wish to experience sleeping in the woods. Either by building a natural shelter (the wilder way) which takes time & effort, so be prepared for some manual labour.
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.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
RAT RACE ESCAPERS
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
BUSHCRAFT TOOLS & KIT
LEAVE NO TRACE
HOW TO USE A BUSHCRAFT KNIFE
CREATING PEGS FOR SHELTER
SOLITUDE | INDEPENDENT EXPERIENCE
USEFUL KIT TO HAVE IN A BUG OUT SURVIVAL PACK
WATER PURIFICATION TECHNIQUES
EXPLORING THE WOODS
SOS | SIGNALING FOR HELP
We work in a family owned private woodland site based in Brasted Chart in Sevenoaks, Kent. You will be sent information via email to read through carefully before attending camp. You will be advised on what kit to bring. Sleeping bags and roll mats are required for this course. All other bushcraft equipment and tools are provided for.
This course is self-catered.
You are required to bring a packed lunch for the first day and an evening meal to cook over a fire for dinner time and also breakfast the next morning. Camp food ideas will be sent before attending. An optional warm, energy boosting, middle-eastern style vegan & gluten free breakfast can be provided for an extra fee (£5) the next morning.
It is out of the comfort zone where you learn more about your own self and capabilities. After practicing learned survival skills all day and building your self-confidence. You will have the opportunity to put them to the test on an independent overnight experience, without any other groups. This is a private woodland survival camp experience for no more than two people.
Find your own patch in the woods, create a shelter and cook an evening meal over a fire. Finish the evening either star gazing, forest bathing, wood carving or just staring at the fire (natures TV) The night is what you make of it. When the evening arrives, you’ll be on your own.
The next morning you will wake up under the trees, de-camp, apply leave no trace, say goodbye to the trees and be on your way home by 12pm (midday).
You will leave camp having practised skills of the wild and gain a new found perception on survival, trees, nature and forests.
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.
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.
(Includes survival training, hiring of bushcraft equipment & tools and land owner fees)
Adult x 1 = £150
Adult x 1 (Inc. Breakfast) = £155
A discount becomes available for second adult.
Adult x 2 = £250
Optional breakfast included
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.
GET IN TOUCH
We'd love to hear from you
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?
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.
What clothes do I wear?
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?
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.
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.