Our Survival skills experience takes place on remote privately owned land within the Brecon Beacons National park. You will be taught essential survival skills that will enable you to create a functioning expedition camp. Using a variety of techniques you will learn how to make your own comfortable natural shelter, how to light and manage a fire, how to arrange a fire for cooking and many other wilderness skills.
For our standard experience we drive as close as possible to the site and then there is a 15 minute walk carrying equipment onto the site. If you are looking for a more challenging experience you have the option of an indoor briefing nearby and a navigational hike to the camp.
On arrival your group will set up a Parachute canopy that will act as shelter and base for your stay.
Survival skills typically include:
*Emergency Shelter Building
*Friction Fire and other methods
*Finding and purifying water
Wild Camping Overnight
You can book our Survival Skills experience on its own or include a full nights overnight Wild Camping. Your overnight stay will also include an evening meal and breakfast. Seasoned dry wood is supplied for your camp fire. You can also book our wild camping experience if you have booked any of our other activities.
You need to be self sufficient as your group will be building a shelter to sleep under for the night. Along with natural materials, Tarpaulin sheets & basic equipment will be supplied for shelter construction. If you prefer a less challenging option you can bring along your own tents or we can supply these at an additional charge.
After you have constructed your shelter and had your evening meal you have the option to either relax around the camp fire or learn additional Survival skills.
As we are all aware weather conditions can vary quickly in the UK. Due to the possibility of adverse weather conditions (at any time of year) all youth groups will be required to bring along tents as a backup or we can supply these at an extra cost if required. For adult groups this is optional and simply depends upon how challenging an experience you are after 🙂
The price for overnight wild camping includes: Evening meal, Breakfast & drinks, Coffee & Tea / Orange Juice, Seasoned firewood. Participants will need to bring along their own sleeping bag & mat.
Once the camp has been set for the evening most adult only groups prefer their own privacy and the Instructor will leave the site and camp nearby. Adult groups are welcome to bring along their own drinks for the evening. You will be left sufficient supplies i.e. firewood, food & breakfast the next day. Your vehicle(s) will be parked nearby and the Instructor will return to the site the following morning . If you prefer for an Instructor to stay on site overnight please request this upon booking. For groups with any under 18’s an Instructor will always be on site overnight.
To arrange a booking we require a minimum group size of four, if you do not have a minimum group size you are welcome to join one of our open events.