What gear do I need?
Once you have booked your course, you will be sent a detailed list of what you need to bring with you (essentially, you can manage with just some waterproof outer clothing and sturdy shoes suitable for the outdoors). The list also includes suggestions on what might be beneficial to bring (change of clothes etc.)
What food should I bring?
All food on the course will be provided (though you are encouraged to bring along some comfort food for morale purposes). It is necessary that we do this, to make sure each individual is consuming enough calories for the nature of the activities they are involved in.
How do I get a copy of the Safety Documentation?
We are happy to email this to you upon request.
What if I don’t like it, or want to go home?
You are free to leave the course at anytime, though you will be responsible for your safe return to your vehicle.
What are the health requirements to participate on the course?
You will be required to walk, up a reasonably gentle slope, for around 20 minutes, carrying whatever equipment you bring along. You also need to be able to spend the night outdoors, in a shelter you have made yourself, so it’s important that you are physically capable of these things.
All course participants are required to fill out a health questionnaire, listing any medical issues and any medications you need to bring with you. If we feel you will find the course too challenging, then of course, we will let you know (and provide a refund of your deposit)
What if my family or friends need to contact me in an emergency?
All participants will complete a contact form, listing your preferred contact person and the various ways we can contact them.
We use mobile telephones (sporadic coverage) and HF radios to maintain contact between the base and the training area, so we can, if necessary, relay messages between yourself and your family.
Will you take any pictures or video of me?
With your express permission, we would very much like to take photographs of our course participants involved in survival activities. We do provide everyone with a form that grants us permission to take these pictures and use them on our website, but, of course, you do not have to sign this, and we will respect your wishes. Likewise, we ask that you don’t take any video or pictures of other participants without their express permission.
Can I bring hunting weapons?
No firearms are allowed on our courses, nor any weapons that discharge projectiles (e.g., slingshots, bows/arrows). This is for safety reasons.
You can, however, bring along knives. In fact, you will learn how to effectively sharpen knives, and your own knife is a great place to start.
Can I bring technology with me (cell phones etc.)?
You can bring along any electronic equipment you would like, in particular any items you would like to test out, for example, GPS units. This includes cell phones and video equipment, but, while we can provide you with Ziploc bags to help protect your electronics, you will have ultimate responsibility for their safety. Please also note, you may not take any still or moving images of other participants without their express consent.
How do I book a place on a course?
Simple. just call or email us, we can let you know available dates, and we can go from there.
We require a 50% deposit on booking. If you cancel your booking a minimum of a month before your course, we will refund your entire deposit, if you cancel two weeks before, we will refund half of your deposit (25%), and if you cancel any later than two weeks before your course, you will not receive any return on your deposit.
What if I’m on my own, but would be happy to share with others I don’t know to keep the costs down?
We are currently working on a forum that would allow any interested people to post dates they would like to attend a course, so that others in a similar position can contact you. Until this is up and running however, you should call us, express your interest, and we can put you in contact with others who want to do the same.