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Survival courses as a recreational activity teach how to shelter and to find food, in any environment in which you may find yourself.
There are many centres holding courses suitable for a wide range of ability, age and environmental circumstance.
People participating in many interests such as Off Piste Skiing, Caving, Mountaineering etc, or those just wanting an activity of general adventure, enrol in survival courses, to learn survival techniques and sequences.
Courses are available throughout the UK and the World. All concentrating on different aspects of survival, duration/environment/degree of hardship/number in group.
Very young children can get a taste of survival as a part of a family group, Cooking on fires, building shelters, exploring and playing together.
Older children can attend more adventurous courses as part of school or youth groups.
Advantageous abilities to posses are an understanding of the outdoors or environment in which you may be travelling.
Survival courses are considered team bonding and personally character building.
There are a very wide array of adult survival course available. A typical wilderness and nature Awareness course, Instructs through experience the following skills: Shelter building, fire lighting, water collection and purification, A knowledge of wild foods and their uses, native cooking methods, animal behaviour, maybe catching and preparing fish and animals for the table, making utensils, nature awareness, wilderness navigation and how you relate to the environment.
The dedicated survivalist can pursue the interest further, from a casual recreational activity, into a fiercely competitive activity. There are many competitions of varying challenge and duration, for both solo members or teams to enter.
There are many rewards to be gained from experiencing a survival course, a realisation that food doesn’t come from a supermarket shelf, light and heat doesn’t always come at the flick of a switch and that to be warm and dry takes physical effort.
Duke of Edinburghs Award Scheme 712, Scouts 658, Girl Guides 657, Clubs for Young People 653, Boys Brigade 652, Girls Brigade 760, Trail Trax 728, Orienteering 448.
Wilderness Survival and Nature Awareness cources. Instruct through experiance the following skills: Shelter building, fire lighting, water collection and purification, A knowledge of wild foods and their uses, native cooking methods, animal behaviour, maybe catching and preparing animals for the table, making utensils, nature awareness and how you relate to the environment.
Can start from the price of a small course or club membership, to buying the equipment required check out local internet, shops and clubs for up to date prices.
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
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