" Survival skills can have the potential to save your life or the life of a companion"
BUSHCRAFT & SURVIVAL | WOODLANDS
Now that lockdown measures have eased and we are able to venture out with groups of up to six people from different households. Wildeye Adventures is inviting folks to spend time in private ancient woodlands in Sevenoaks, Kent to learn survival skills during lockdown. Taking into account the 2 metre distancing regulations, we will be located in a 23 acre woodland space, leaving plenty of room to social distance. We have been separated from nature with all that's been happening. It has highlighted the inequality of green spaces and woodland access within different communities. Every community should have access to green space and woodlands, not just the privileged. Now is the time to heal in nature and expose your senses to the natural world. Spend an overnight in the woods in your own personal space, sleeping under the canopy. After spending the day learning essential survival skills needed to set you up for a night in the woods. No tents allowed. You will sleep separately and create your own shelter using either hammocks & tarps provided.
We will take you away from technology. No mobiles, no watches, no wifi. You will receive clear instructions and demonstration of all survival skills, followed by the opportunity to have a try for yourself.
Wildeye Adventures shares outdoor skills & education in the aims of promoting self-reliance, environmental awareness and personal responsibility. Gain knowledge on environmental awareness and woodland conservation in the UK and discover useful skills that assist 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
BUSHCRAFT TOOLS & KIT
APPLYING LEAVE NO TRACE
HOW TO USE A BUSHCRAFT KNIFE
CREATING PEGS FOR SHELTER
USEFUL KIT TO HAVE IN A BUG OUT BAG
WATER PURIFICATION TECHNIQUES
EXPLORING THE WOODS
We work in a family owned private woodland site based in Brasted Chart in Sevenoaks, Kent. Everyone 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. Camp food ideas will be sent before attending.
A warm, energy boosting, middle eastern style vegetarian breakfast is provided for an extra fee the next morning.
All applicants will be sent a declaration form to sign and be questioned on current health conditions. Even though lockdown measures have eased, we will still taking every precaution to minimise risks. Everyone is required to social distance on site by keeping at a 2 metres distance. Extra hygiene measures are put in place and everyone is to sanitise their hands before and after using any tools and equipment. Rest assured, we will be taking every precaution around each other making sure to keep to the current health regulations. There will be plenty of space to social distance on site.
After practicing learned survival skills, you will be able to put them to the test on an independent overnight experience. 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.
After the sun sets 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).
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.
Tarps are included and supplied on overnight courses, allowing you to stay dry sleeping on the forest floor. We encourage building and in sleeping a natural shelter. You will be given training on how to set it up. You can 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?
YOUTH 6+ years
FRIENDS \ FAMILIES
RAT RACE ESCAPERS
(Includes survival training, hiring of bushcraft equipment & tools and land owner fees)
Adult x 1 = £90
Adult x 1 (Inc. Breakfast) = £95
Youth x 1 (6+ years) = £70
Youth x 1 (Inc. Breakfast) = £75
If you bring along a second adult. A discount becomes available.
Adult x 2 = £175
Adult x 2 (Inc. Breakfast) £185
Adult x 3 = £255
Adult x 3 Inc. Breakfast = £270
OVERNIGHT CAMPING - 10AM - 12PM NEXT DAY
Arrive on camp for 10am. Spend most of the day gaining bushcraft & survival knowledge and be taught essential skills required to set you up for a night in the woods. Create your own personal camp, make shelter and learn how to build and maintain a fire.
Tarps are included and supplied overnight course. You will learn how to create a natural shelters to keep warm and dry. However, you have the option of using a hammock keeping you off the forest floor.
Discover how to use a bushcraft knife and carve wood. Learn about useful trees, plants and fungi and relevant skills that will allow you to spend a warm and comfortable night in the woods. You will be going back to nature and be inspired in becoming self-sufficient.
After a creative day of training and guidance, you will be prepared with the required education, enough to be responsible for you own personal well being overnight. You will have a spot in solitude away from the communal area. For a more secluded and private experience in the woods.
Wildeye Survival Camp is not a bubble wrapped experience.
When the sun begins to set our instructors will be on site, but out of site. Your personal health and safety is in your own hands for a night of independent camping. You will be free to explore the site and have plenty of time spent in solitude.
We encourage setting free independence to help build self-confidence, enough to be self- reliant for an independent overnight camp in the woods.
The next morning when you wake to the sound of the singing birds and sunlight bursting through the trees (hopefully!) you will re-light yours fires for breakfast - breakfast may be included in camp if requested (warm hearty & healthy delicious middle eastern vegetarian breakfast)
You will begin dismantling shelters and put all fires out in the correct manner. Hopefully you may have spotted some deer, heard woodpeckers in the early morning or owls in the night.
By the end of the experience, you will have left feeling a sense of empowerment and rejuvenation.
Stay human and go wild, for a while.
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, 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?
Is there any water?
Please bring a filled up bottle of water with you. There is water on our woodland sites if you need to refill. There will be hot water available for teas and coffee.
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 for family or friends.
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 sleeping bag and roll matt (to keep you off the forest floor) and a simple first aid kit. For hot weather, bring sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.
On overnight camps, you are provided with a tarp (shelter) you can build your own natural shelter or have the option of hiring out a hammock and basha sheet keeping you off the forest floor. You will be given training on how to make your shelter warmer and more comfortable. It depends on how much effort you put into creating your shelter. Make sure it's waterproof!
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.