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Tony

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A fantastic offer for Bushcraft UK Members

All booked up, we'll organise another one soon :D

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We’ve been asked a few times about setting up some affordable first Aid courses for the members of Bushcraft UK so we’ve done just that.

We’ve got a weekend First Aid course organised with Forest Knights for the 15-17th September 2006 in Sussex and all for the great price of £70. This includes all your course materials, site costs, insurance and certification.

This course is open to anyone and is on a first come basis so it’s worth getting your name down as soon as possible as it’s a maximum course size of 12 people.

The course is self catering although Tea and Coffee will be available throughout the weekend. The course is taking place in a woodland setting so there’s plenty of space for hammocks, tents or whatever accommodation you prefer. The addresses of B&B’s can be provided if needed. All the other facilities are provided.

The course has been designed with a focus on the outdoor environment. Standard HSE courses are great but are limited to the work place. Our chosen environment is the woods where you may have to keep a casulty alive for a lot longer than the standard urban ambulance response time.

This course uses realistic role play to reinforce the subjects covered. Everybody will have a chance to deal with a situation under pressure in a controlled environment to understand the difficulties that may be faced in the outdoors away from help.

Whether you’re a seasoned First aider or a complete beginner you will enjoy this course and leave with greater confidence in dealing with the unexpected.

For those with existing FAW certs it is important to remain up to date especially as the resus protocols have changed.

The site is near Arundel (that being the nearest train station) picking people up from there is no problem.
Friday night will be setting up, getting to know each other etc and the First Aid will be over the following two days.

Payment can be via Cheque or PayPal Payments to - shop@bushcraftuk.com

Hope to see some of you there
 

ilovemybed

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Good work Tony! How does one register? I assume we email the shop address with payment info...

(Sadly, can't throw my hat in until pay day so I'll get to the back of the queue...)

Cheers,
N.
 

swyn

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Hello Tony Just to let you know that I would like to attend this course and have sent you a pm. Thanks from Swyn.
 

The Joker

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Come on guys whats going on, there was loads of talk a while a go about first aid courses and where to do them. So BCUK and Forests Knights sort one out and there's not much interest.
Lets give them some feed back:~

Is it to expensive?
Is it a bad time of year?
Not the sort of course your looking for?

With a bit of feed back BCUK and Forest Knights could try and answer your questions.

Courses like this can change and save lives. I've had my first aid knowledge for some 20 years and I know I've saved two lives because of it, and helped on lots of minor injurys.

£100 might sound a lot, but you cant put a price on life!

So come on lets have some feed back.

(Before you have a moan at me I've all ready got all my First Aid stuff so I don't need to go.)
 

Wayne

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I have been surprised by the lack of interest in this course. It is HSE recognised course and is also recognised by the MLTB and most governing bodies.


There are many First aid providers out there but very few specialise in the outdoors. I can only think of 4 companies offering this kind of course in the UK. There may be others but i am unaware of them.

This 2 day covers

Introduction to first aid. The responsibilities of a first aider and the law.
Priortities of treatment
Primary Assessment
secondary Assessment
Adult Resusitation
Adult Cpr.
Obstructed Airway
Bleeding
Fractures
Burns
Circulatory Shock
Heart Attack
Casulty Evacation
Venomous creatures
Enivronmental Injuries
Expedition Hygiene.

This course goes beyond nornmal HSE techniques, teaching you how to keep a casulty alive when in remote settings.

You will learn to improvise and adapt using bushcraft skills.

As The Joker as already asked please let me and Tony know what you require of a first aid course. i have designed this course to be useful in whatever environment a bushcrafter operates.
 

nooky

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I am interested in the course but I have to work weekends, so I cant make it, otherwise I would of been there as it sounds like just the course that it is needed for bushcrafting. If you do another course during the week let me know and I will be there.
andrew.
 

R-J

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that looks good and i would be interested, but thats one of my only 2 weekends off work in jan/feb and i've got a the weekend planed! :( , sorry guys, but thanks for arrangeing it, if theres a next time...
 

Tony

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R-J said:
that looks good and i would be interested, but thats one of my only 2 weekends off work in jan/feb and i've got a the weekend planed! :( , sorry guys, but thanks for arrangeing it, if theres a next time...

Err, it's in March :)
 

swyn

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Will I be the only person going? Difficult to bandage and do re-sus on my own :eek: V boring in the evening with nobody to talk to. What else is going on in March? Be bold, learn something which will certainly help you and your fellow, and you never know what is around the corner, do you!! From Swyn :D
 

Cyclingrelf

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I would very much like to do this course, but I've got too much on at the moment to be able to afford it. I should have more spare cash when I've finished forking out for my degree.
 

Wayne

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Would the membership prefer a mid week course?


i am happy to set a date later in the year that meets with peoples busy lives. I chose a weekend as i felt that it would give more people the chance to come.

Let me know what you would like and i can discuss it with Tony.
 

Mad Mike

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nooky said:
I personally would prefer a weekday course if posssible. Its easier for me to get a day off in the week. :)
Andrew.

Same for me . ideal would be meet Sunday & do course Mon & Tues.
Tues & Wed would also be possible most weeks.

Its great you orgainsed this course at all Damm good price to
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Lithril

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Hi Wayne, I'm definately interested in this course, but I've absolutely no chance of getting enough spare time or cash until I've finished my PGCE, so from about August onwards.

All the best

Matt
 

Bardster

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count me in for the september dates! it says 15-17?? i take it its still a two day course but you turn up on the friday evening for an early start on the sat?? please say yes as i am booked on a course that friday :(
 

pibbleb

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Hi

I'd like to come along but I'm concerned about the funds at the mo and will have to wait until pay day around the 15th, are there plenty of spaces available or am I out of luck!

Realise as a newbie it probably seems a bit of a cheek but I gotta ask after all the hard parts over, I've got the bosses (wife) approval already!!!

Pib
 
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