Canoeing

Sweden bushcraft courses

Sweden bushcraft courses with Coastal Survival

North Sweden – Arctic circle – Summer 2015.

Wilderness river canoe and coastal experience.
Canoe – forage – fish – prepare and cook – wild camp.
coastal-survival-swedenExperience Sweden and the Arctic Circle in the most perfect of settings, canoe remote wilds stretches of rivers before embarking on a trip along to the coast, foraging, fishing and cooking a long way in the land of the midnight sun.
Experience more than just a simple canoe trip!
On our expedition there will be plenty of time to forage and fish under the guidance of both our local Swedish resident guide and outdoor instructor Toby and Coastal Survivals chief instructor Fraser, both very practically experienced in wilderness living, fishing and foraging, together they will teach you the many ways of how to confidently canoe, find food, prepare and cook it in a variety of ways, in a truly wild environment, along with how to plan, pack and perform any wilderness canoeing and coastal experience.
Basic bushcraft skills such as fire lighting, shelter requirements, water and food will be covered as a matter of course.
This is an excellent course for anybody who wishes to experience the thrills and rewards of truly remote wilderness living canoeing along the river and then onto the beach, giving you the personal confidence and skills for any further planned expeditions or trips.
This wilderness canoeing and coastal experience is shared across two locations the first three days canoeing along remote wild stretches of the upper river before transferring (missing populated areas of the river) as we head straight to the coast for three days foraging, fishing and living wild on the beach!
Bushcraft skills taught and experienced on this course will include: fishing in both river and sea using different techniques including: Rod and line spinning, netting and trapping. Wild camp fire cookery and preserving food will be hands on, surrounded with how to camp safely in the wilderness including the tools and equipment used.
The course is fully catered. Food on the course is a mix of pantry stores and rations that we will supply along with any wild foraged or fished food that we may get along the way. Everything else is included from the moment we pick you up from the airport, including all transfers, canoe hire and safety equipment, fishing license along with any specialist equipment needed for the course duration.
All you need bring is your personal camping equipment, which will include a small tent, sleeping bag and mat, along with 2 easy to dry light weight changes of cloths in a waterproof bag and wet shoes.
If your unsure of what kit you will need or require hiring equipment please contact us.
Transfers will be from Lulea airport, both Scandinavian and Norwegian airlines have regular flights.
This course requires a minimum of 7 attending with a maximum of 10.
This course will be confirmed once 7 people have booked. Notification is given when the final remaining 3 places are available.
Confirmation of this course will be given by the end of February 2015 and all bookings should be made well in advance of that date.
Please book early to avoid disappointment on this of the first of our courses north of the Arctic Circle.
We are pleased to offer you this course and introduction rate of £685:00 per person. Deposit payment £175:00 available to secure your place/s. Full payment needed 2 months prior to course date.
We would advise you not to book any flights until the confirmation of this course is given.
This course does not include personal or possession travel insurance.
Please ensure you have fully read, understood and agreed to our standard terms and conditions before booking any course, if you’re unsure of the suitability or the requirements for this course please contact us personally.

Dates: 22nd – 29th August 2015.

  • Day 1 – Flight arrival, transfer to course start, briefing, food and camp fire.
  • Day 2/4 – Remote wilderness canoe and wild camping.
  • Day 5/7 – Transfer to coast wild camping.
  • Day 8 – Transfer to airport.

Please email  coastalsurvival@gmail.com for online booking links or to arrange payment.
Please call Fraser on 07702 104644 if you wish to discuss details or have any questions.
Web: coastalsurvival.com/bushcraft-courses/sweden-courses/
 

Cook a Turkey in the ground!

Into the Wild Survival & Canoe Trip’s have a large Xmas camp with tipi’s and canoeing end of November at riverhollow co Kilkenny:

“we’ll have a santa appearing, Turkey cooked in the ground and this should not be missed
Into the Wild Survival & Canoe Trip’s Also I’ll be in wicklow next weekend for a weekend camp with tipi adventures
And don’t forget to get your Christmas voucher for next years canoeing and wildcamping. ”
Holy Moly!!- See you there!
To book call Frank Deegan:  087 1355207
Email: intothewildsurvival@gmail.com or visit them on

Facebook: /Into-the-Wild-Survival-Canoe-Trips

Eco Tour of Ireland Day 3

Boyne Valley Activities Tuesday 23rd September

As I negotiated my way from Lough Bishop House through the diversion at Delvin to Athboy I suddenly realised that I was being beeped at! Who knew me in Athboy I wondered? James Murray  of BoyneValleyActivities.ie that’s who! James had obviously been checking out our photos and had recognised the Opel Mokka S kindly sponsored for our trip by Ferrybank Motors, Wexford and beeped me to follow him to the first of their two centres.
Boyne Valley Activities are based, as the name suggests, along the Boyne River Valley with a base in Trim, Co Meath and just outside Athboy at Drewstown House also. They run a number of activities to suit various ages and levels including their 10 meter tree canopy challenge course set deep in woodlands.
Two of James’ instructors (Gav and Fergal) were on hand to give us a taste of this high ropes course which is quite challenging thus all participants must first make it up the climbing wall before they are allowed to continue. You can view videos of the lads completing the course in no time at all and flying down the zip wire on our YouTube Channel here >>.
I am not a great swimmer – actually I would not call myself a swimmer at all as I cannot go out of my depth. So James had a tough job to convince me to get into a canoe with him to sample the beauty of his medieval tour.
But convince me he did and we hopped (rather ungainly on my part) into a reassuringly large Canadian Canoe (specially brought out for scaredy cats like me!) and as we travelled up river he pointed out the various and many castles and ruins along the riverbank. He has a deep local knowledge which he continuously improves and is a natural storyteller – now I know where the two Irish phrases ‘P*** Poor ‘ and ‘Hasn’t a bucket to p*** in’ come from! (Apparently people used to sell their pee as a cleaning agent..I’ll leave it up to James to fill you in)
This is a really relaxing and unique way to see the heritage of the area and also perfect for wildlife lovers like myself.
Boyne Valley Activities is run by both James Murray and Dara Llewellyn  and they cater for school tours, corporate groups, team building days and individuals interested in trying out Kayaking, White Water Rafting, Archery & High Ropes in a safe and controlled environment.
Next year I will be able to swim and boy am I going Kayaking!
For contact details and social media links to Boyne Valley Activities Click Here >>
Listen to our ‘Cuppa Tae’ Chat here: https://soundcloud.com/ecoactive/a-chat-with-boyne-valley-activities

EcoTour Kindly Sponsored By

Ferrybank Motors Wexford Sponsor Eco Tour Ireland