bushcraft

Wild Camping

2 days wild camping

Get back to basics with Frank and the team with our: “Into the wild” survival and canoeing trips

  • wild camping irelandSurvival in an unexpected emergency?
  • Caught out in a storm and in need of shelter?
  • Hot and dehydrated but can’t drink the river water?
  • Cold and wet and need to start a fire but don’t have any matches?
  • Identifying editable plants on the side of the road?
  • Can I eat that wild mushroom, plant, flower, tree and bush? Flora and fauna
  • How do I read an ordinance survey map and plan a route?

wild camping irelanThese are some of the questions we get asked at our survival camps and canoe trips. To be able to answer these kinds of questions is not good enough; we SHOW you how they are done in an enjoyable atmosphere that is what “Into the wild” is about!!
Starting with the basic boat handling skills allowing you to transverse water ways (and rapids for the braver of you), bring your entire trips supplies and go “Off the Grid” for days at a time and hopefully not meet another living person for the entire time. (Do-able, trust me)
“Knowledge weighs nothing, but lasts a lifetime”
wild camping irelanWe try to teach the ways of our fore fathers, they didn’t always have matches or fire lighter’s, they used flint & steel with fungus from fallen trees to start their fires. They didn’t have super markets in which to sustain themselves, they trapped their own food, caught their fish, killed their livestock and snared wild rabbits.
All of these things are missing in our daily lives and WE at “Into the wild” are trying to re-ignite the passion and the lost skills that we all take for granted.
Join us and change to way you look at life —- for the better.
Canoe and camp -various dates available Canoe and safety equipment included, everything else needs to be brought, i.e. food, tents, sleeping bags, kit bags.. Price for 2 full days / 48 hours €115 per person
There is no WiFi on the River’s and in the forest with “Into TheWild,” But I promise you a better connection
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Bushcraft Courses Ireland

Bushcraft For Groups

Bushcraft skills are available to book for groups over 10 people.
I recently went along to one such event with Aebhric and Andy in Co Wicklow.
As I was only partaking for only a few hours I missed out on some of the events but took note of what had taken place before my arrival.
The group had been taught how to light a fire without matches or lighter and would be in the middle of something when they were asked to quickly light a fire again – the idea was to ensure they could have a successful fire going within 3-5 minutes in case of very cold weather.
bedmakingWe also learnt a bit about foraging for salads and how to make a shelter to sleep in that would protect you from the elements using found branches and fronds.
I had to leave then but the guys were busy boiling water and preparing their dinner which they would cook over an open fire sleeping out under the stars that night with more to learn the next morning- I wish I could have stayed – maybe next time!
If you would like to book a bushcraft course for a group then get in touch at play[at]ecoactiveireland.com with the following details and we will get back to you with options and prices.

  • Your name
  • Contact Telephone
  • Number of people
  • Date/s preferred
  • Location preferred
  • Activity of interest
  • Any other details