Our Survival skills & Wild Camping 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 sustaining water
*Foraging- search for edible foods
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. You will be preparing your own meal typically whole fish which you will need to gut and prepare. Seasoned dry wood is also supplied for your camp fire.
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. After you have constructed your shelter and had your evening meal you can relax around the camp fire, adult groups are welcome to bring along their own drinks.
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 & matt.
Once the camp has been set for the evening many adult only & stag groups prefer their own privacy and the Instructor will camp nearby. You will be left sufficient supplies i.e. firewood, food & breakfast, the Instructor will return to the site the following morning. For groups with any under 18’s an Instructor will always be on site overnight.
Wild camping can be booked with Survival Skills but not on its own.
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.