BCUK Families Bushcraft Course Friday 29th- Sunday 31st March 2013

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Becky

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Nov 11, 2005
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INTRODUCTION
The Bushcraft UK, Families course is a low cost high quality opportunity for members of the Bushcraft UK community and their families to experience top of the range instruction in fantastic rural Dorset at an affordable price, concentrating on the Key Bushcraft and Wild camping skills of the temperate forest.

The Bushcraft Expeditions Families Course gives you the opportunity to cover an introduction to the foundations of bushcraft as a family. Our interest in nature is sewn from an early age and we believe this interest should be nurtured and encouraged. During this three day course you will be introduced to the joys of the natural world as a family. Appreciating that the attention span of your young Bushcrafters can be short we will make this course interactive and as much fun as possible. At the end of the course, you will have the confidence to go into the wild and camp and live comfortably as a family and enjoy all that the natural world has to offer.

During the course, parents will be expected to participate in routine tasks around the camp such as firewood and water collection and some general camp duties.

During the course we will cover the following subjects:


· Bushcraft and survival for all ages
· Camp Cookery
· Nature awareness, plant and tree identification
· Wild edibles
· Tracking and nature awareness
· Camp games and activities


Equipment List:

· Rucksack or holdall. (Large enough to carry all your kit)
· A Tent.
· A minimum of 2 sets of suitable outdoor clothing. (appropriate to season).
· Walking boots or Wellingtons.
· Hat and gloves.
· Waterproof outer wear. (Jacket and trousers preferable)
· Sleeping bag (appropriate for the season)
· Insulating sleeping mat (closed cell or Thermarest type is ideal).
· Knife fork and spoon, small unbreakable bowl/plate, Mug.
· Water container (Bottle or bag) approx 1.0 litre. (The facility to top up is available on site so there is no need to bring big jerry cans.)
· Torch (preferably a head torch) + spare batteries.
· Wash kit and toiletries + towel.
· Insect repellent.
· Notebook and pencil.
· Camera (optional).


COURSE DETAILS:

Course provider: Bushcraft Expeditions
Minimum numbers: 12 - 14 (mix of adults and children)
Maximum numbers: 16
Minimum adult age: 18
Minimum child age: 6
Date of Course – Friday 29th March 2013 – Sunday 31st March 2013
Course go/no go date: 31st January 2013
(Full joining instructions will be issued)
RV time 18:30hr on the 29th March @ Beaminster, Dorset
Course disperses: 16:00hr on the 31st March
Accommodation: Attendees provide their own tents, sleeping bags etc.

Catering: Full Board
Course Cost and payment details:

Cost: First adult: £100.00,
Second adult: £70
Under 18's: £60
(Fully inclusive of VAT)

A Non refundable deposit of £50.00 per family is required on booking – This deposit will however be refunded in full if the course does not go ahead.


Final payments: Payable immediately from the 31st January 2012 if course takes place and by no later than 28th February 2013. Any one failing to pay their final payment by the 28th February 2013 will lose their deposit and forfeit their place to a reserve. It is the individual's responsibility to make note of the above and make prompt payment. Neither Bushcraft UK or Bushcraft Expeditions will be responsible for chasing up and reminding individuals about payments.


All bookings and payments should be made directly to Bushcraft Expeditions by the following means:

To pay by credit/debit card:

Contact Becky in the Bushcraft Expeditions office on 01432 356700. You will need to provide your full name, address, bank/card and contact (email and phone) details and BCUK user name.

To pay by Paypal:
Contact Becky in the Bushcraft Expeditions office on 01432 356700 or on the email address below. You will need to provide your full name, address, contact (email and phone) details, and BCUK user name. Do not make any payment until you have confirmed your booking with Bushcraft Expeditions office.

inforequest@bushcraftexpeditions.com (use this email address for Paypal payments)

To pay by bank transfer:

If paying directly into the bank by bank transfer etc please phone the number above for the account details. You will need to provide your full name, address, bank/card and contact (email and phone) details and BCUK user name.

All payments are by secure means.


On receipt of your booking and clearance of your deposit, all paper work will be sent via email, unless otherwise requested differently

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT NO STUDENTS BOOK TRAVEL TICKETS OR PURCHASE COURSE EQUIPMENT OR FOOD UNTIL THE EXPEDITION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED TO BE TAKING PLACE. NIETHER BUSHCRAFT UK OR BUSHCRAFT EXPEDITIONS WILL BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY EXPENSE AS A RESULT OF STUDENTS NOT COMPLYING WITH THE ABOVE STATEMENT.
 

Becky

Forager
Nov 11, 2005
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west midlands
Hi All

The following is an official list of all those that have paid their deposits for this course and consequently represent the numbers so far:

1.Dornorn (2Adults+2children)
 

Woody

New Member
Whats the youngest youve had on the course?
Hi Gabrielsdad,
the simple answer to this is that there is no minimum age. The reason we say that is that if you are happy to have your toddler in the woods, then we are happy to have them. We have had babys along on courses, but you have to understand that the child, regardless of age is ultimately the responsibility of the parent.
I hope that doesnt come across as blunt or negative but we have had some parents come along and just let their children run riot and disrupt every one elses enjoyment or have expected the instructors to baby sit/sort out crying little Tommy whilst mum and dad have a walk. My view is start them as young as possible, but do remember all that that involves and your responsibilies as a parent.

I hope that makes sense : )

Woody.
 

Chiseller

Bushcrafter through and through
Oct 5, 2011
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I wish we could participate...the quality will be Tiptop, the price is fandabudouble dozy....the rub ? Its to southern for a lot of folks. The fuel bill to travel so far is a real grind :eek: its a shame they can't be more central. Don't give up hope yet....I'm plotting lol.
 

Becky

Forager
Nov 11, 2005
103
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34
west midlands
Dear All
We regret to say that the above course is cancelled due to insufficient numbers. I will email you regarding your refund.
Regards
Becky