IN THE WOODS
PRIVATE TUITION | ONE TO ONE
Taking you away from the rat race.
Humans are seeking out nature during these times. A closer relationship to the natural world. We have been separated from nature; but humans are nature.
Survival skills & bushcraft teach a new sense of awareness and have the ability to evolve personal development. Tapping into a knowledge shared by our tribal ancestors and by indigenous cultures whom exist in the world today - they are guardians of the last remaining rainforests on the planet.
Nature is an amazing teacher & healer if we can choose to spend time with our own selves, surrounded by its forces and beauty. Engaging the human senses and awareness into nature, can be powerful in so many different ways.
It is outside the comfort zone, where we can begin to develop. Survival skills provide the ability to travel further, off the beaten track and with less items, learning to be more self-sufficient and depend on what nature provides.
Wildeye shares outdoor skills & environmental education in the aims of promoting self-reliance, environmental awareness and personal responsibility. Encouraging an independent experience
Gain useful knowledge on trees, plants & fungi, woodland ecology and discover skills that will assist you in becoming a more confident explorer.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
RAT RACE ESCAPERS
Spend an overnight in wild-like private ancient woodlands, alone and without a group. One to one tuition allows extra focus and flexibility. Spend the day learning essential survival skills & useful bushcraft, required to set you up for a night left in solitude; sleeping under a canopy of trees.
Discover useful trees, plants & fungi used in bushcraft. Learn how to forage for sufficient tinder & fuel and how to create & maintain fire, even in wet conditions. Discover camp crafts, useful tools, how to shave, carve & chop wood. What to have in a bug out survival pack, water purification techniques and much more. You will receive abundant knowledge on wilderness skills, survival psychology & woodland environments. Clear instructions & demonstrations of all survival skills are given, followed by the opportunity to have a try & practise for yourself. You will have a choice of what skills you wish to focus more or less on. Maybe you wish to spend less time building natural shelters and more time focusing on fire lighting techniques, wood carving, trapping or water purification techniques. We can cater the experience to suit your educational needs and what you wish to personally experience in the woods.
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 please be prepared for some manual labour. If you wish to spend less time construction shelter and more time spent exploring other skills, you are free to do so.
You will have a choice of sleeping options. A bushcraft hammock & basha keeps you off the forest floor. These are not regular palm tree hammocks as they are designed for outdoor use & bushcraft.
Tarps are also available. You will be shown a number of different ways in which to set up. The choice is yours and you may decide on the day.
You are encouraged to create a natural shelter as you receive a more for-filling and personal rewarding experience using what nature provides. However; you may choose to focus on other skills such as fire lighting, wood carving or trap making for example. Feel free to share your thoughts and intentions, we cater camps to suit individual preferences.
Contact us to arrange an Alone in the Woods survival experience.
" Survival skills PROVIDE THE ABILITY TO TRAVEL FURTHER, OFF THE BEATEN TRACK AND WITH LESS STUFF. USING WHAT NATURE CAN PROVIDE"
WHAT TO EXPECT ON CAMP
NATURAL SHELTER BUILDING
HOW TO USE TARPS FOR SHELTER
HAMMOCK & BASHA SET UP
FIRE LIGHTING TECHNIQUES
HOW TO BUILD A FIRE REFLECTOR
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
WHAT TO BRING
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 & roll mats are required. All other bushcraft equipment and tools are provided for.
FOOD & WATER
This camp is self-catered. There is drinking water on site to refill bottles.
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.
After practicing learned survival skills all day and building your self-confidence. You will have the opportunity to put them to the test independently.
This survival camp experience is 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, learn more skills, de-camp, apply leave no trace, say goodbye to the trees and be on your way home by 12pm (midday).
Leave camp feeling empowered, having had an independent experience learning & applying skills of the wild. Gain a new found perception of the natural world.
Based in a private ancient woodland located in Brasted Chart, in Sevenoaks, Kent.
There is parking on site.
There is wildlife on site. If you are quiet, you might be lucky enough to spot deer. Remember that wildlife only wonders closer when you are extremely quiet and with no quick movements.
(Includes survival training, hiring of bushcraft equipment & tools and land owner fees)
Adult x 1 = £150
Includes vegan breakfast
A discount becomes available for second adult.
Adult x 2 = £250
Optional breakfast included
Sleeping bag (3 Season)
Roll/foam mat (For under sleeping bag)
Warm clothing for night (Jumper, warm socks & comfy trousers)
Waterproof jacket (Incase of a rainfall)
Re-fillable water bottle
Camp Food (1x Lunch & 1x evening meal for camp fire cooking)
You will be sent details of kit list via email prior to attending.
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.