Have you every wanted to experience the beauty of nature on your own but you don't feel condifent enough? Have you thought about how easy Bear Grylls makes it look (without the support crew!!) and want to try it out for yourself? Are you an outdoors person and just love getting out and living simply in the Australian bush?… Well, have we got the ideal adventure for you!!
Includes: small leader-participant ratio for 46 hours of survival experience (no more than 1:8 leader:participant ratio); experienced Outdoor Leader has Wilderness First Aid training, first aid kit and public liability insurance; full catering; camp fees and all camping equipment; survival kit to keep including a flint and items to create a personal shelter - tarp, rope, sleeping mat (closed-cell foam)
Age: 18yo+ (Strict minimum age applies)
Requirement for group numbers: Maximum 8 participants, minimum 4.
Start Time: arrive from 3:00pm for 7.00pm start
Duration of Activity: 3 days/2 nights
Meeting Place: The Office
What to bring: All items on gear list to be provided upon booking and a sense of adventure!
What not to bring: Lollies, mobile phones, screens
Fitness Requirement: A moderate level of fitness is required for the 6km walk to and from the bush-camp site.
Please don’t delay booking your place, as numbers are strictly limited. We are only able to secure your place based on full payment of the activity on a first-come first-served basis.
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Arrive early by 3.00pm. The camp will start at 7:00pm at the latest.
This afternoon we get straight into learning about the Survival Mindset, where we learn about “The Big 5” (Water, Warmth, Signal, Shelter, Fire) and how that applies to surviving, setting up the perfect tent and how to light a fire with flint.
We will also explain bush hygiene and start paring back our kit via the “need it -vs- want it” principle. You will cook your dinner over an open fire which you will light using a flint.
Night 1 is in a tent at Mt Barney Lodge where you will learn many principles on how to set up a good campsite.
Building on yesterday’s knowledge, we leave the Lodge and hike (with packs), into the bush ready to use some of the skills and gain even more. First we brush up on your skills on how to use a knife correctly, and then use them to make your swag roll to carry everything in.
On our walk out to Camp 2 we will learn/taste/understand bushtucker principles, understand the “Rule of Three Principle” for equipment, learn the knots needed for the camp and understand the usefulness of everyday objects we may come across on our trek.
Tonight we are constructing our shelter out of a tarp and rope, along with any design features the natural environment gives us.
We are also going to light our fire without flint or even matches. Choose to sleep under the stars, under a fly in the swag you have created, or in a tent, using all the skills you have learned. Dinner will have a focus on bushtucker.
Today we will learn what to do if you lose your compass, how to do basic navigation, and how to respond to an injury and snakebite.
You will also learn how to attract attention with minimal equipment and what to carry in a survival kit.
All this and more will be learnt as we trek back to the Lodge for an afternoon swim and a BBQ dinner.