Haggs Biker Bushcraft Weekend

Haggs Biker Bushcraft Weekend

Event Phone: 07919092403

  • October 21, 2016 - October 23, 2016
    8:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are proud to be hosting our first ever Haggs Biker Bushcraft event.

Although the title suggests that it is aimed at bikers, all are welcome as the skills are transferable.
​Friday is arrival, getting to know your fellow crafters and an introduction of what to expect over the weekend. A two course meal will be provided and a night in the comfort of the Bunkhouse. You are welcome on site from 12 to begin the experience early and can set up camp on arrival. Saturday starts with a full English breakfast to leave you prepared for a full day of learning new skills including:
FOOD – roadkill cookout style, with opportunities to try out preparation of game meat as well as cooking it!
FIRE – secrets revealed and
TARPOLOGY – followed by a night in the great outdoors at Haggs!

Sunday will welcomed in with another full English breakfast followed by more learning, going old school with maps and back to the 21st century with GPS navigation skills.

Introductory price of £180 includes accommodation, catering, all activities and workshops. You will also be provided with a knife for the duration of your stay which will be yours to keep as a souvenir of your weekend at Haggs!

Weekend Itinerary

Friday evening:
Arrival and Orientation.
Discussion about course outline.
Evening Meal

Saturday:
Bikes and Bushcraft ethos – Go Light
Fire secrets revealed
Water, how, where, with what?
Food, wild game -Roadkill Cook out style
Tarpology and Hammocks for bikers
Lay your bed: your choice of accommodation: Hammock/Floor Dweller. (If you have your own hammock please bring it along with you, for those that don’t we do have a number of hammocks available on a first come first served basis, for you to try, but please drop us an email at info@haggsbank.com if you would like to borrow one!)

Sunday:
Navigation skills.
Going old school with Maps
GPS and Basecamp.
Natural Navigation

Course finish 3pm approximately
*Course structure may change to suit weather conditions and participants needs.

Equipment List
Please note you will need to pack all your equipment in a rucksack as there are no vehicles allowed in the camping area.
Equipment you need to bring:
o Water proof jacket and trouser
o Water bottle
o Sleeping bag,
o Role matt,
o knife (not too big please),
o Wooden spoon ( small)
o Hat,
o Warm clothes
o Pair of Gardening Glove
o 4x black bin bags
o Torch
o Mixed herbs,
o Little first aid kit.
o Small ball of string,
o Small rucksack,
o 6x little candles,
o Small box of matches ( not Safety Matches)
o Insect repellent,
o Sun Block
o Local Map
o GPS ( if you have one)

Optional equipment:
Water purification tablets.
Axe
Saw
Fire striker
Hammock/Lightweight tent

FAQ. Frequently Asked Questions.

Can we bring alcohol?
Alcohol is allowed on the course but only to be consumed in moderation. A clear mind and a steady hand will be needed. Axes and alcohol do not mix, for obvious reasons, an agreement regarding safer times to a have a little tipple will be discussed at the start of your course.
Will I have to kill anything?
No! At no time will any participant be asked to kill any animal, all the wild game is culled by local farmers and would be discarded if not used within this course. Haggs discourages the unnecessary death of any creature and is directly involved in conservation.
Will I have to gut and prepare food?
Yes rabbits and other game will be made available for you to prepare under expert tuition.
Can I bring other food?
Yes you can bring other food sources if you wish. However this may not give you the feel of a real Bush Craft course. Rice and wild game including fish and rabbits are available for you to prepare, cook and eat.
What do we sleep in?
Friday night will be in the bunkhouse. Saturday you construct a shelter which you will use throughout the course, if we are unfortunate to have heavy rain we sometimes use tipi’s. For the more experienced you may wish to use a tarp and hammock.
Do I need to be physically fit?
No. A good level of health is required but you will not be over exerted, however the course is quite tiring so if you have any ailments or injury that may affect you whilst on the course could you please disclose this as this will help us to tailor the course to your needs. All information given is confidential.
Do I have to have a Rambo knife?
No a fixed blade of three to four inches will suffice or a locking pen knife. Large Rambo style knives are less useful for this type of course and are often dangerous.
Are there any risks?
When using knives and axes and in an environment where nature rules there is always risks, the tutors are trained and experienced and make every effort to minimize these risks. Techniques are taught with the axes and knives to make their use safer. It is agreed that this level of risk is accepted with all students when attending this course.

This event is supported by AdventureSpecLogo

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 07919092403/ 01434 382486

Venue Website:

Address:
Haggs Bank Bunkhouse and Campsite, Nentsberry, Alston, CA9 3LH

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