Ultimate survival week.
Intrepid Expeditions has created a new winter survival skills Bushcraft course in Sweden …this time we have dropped all the additional activities so you have more time to hone in on you Bushcraft and survival skills. There has never been a better chance to practice your skills in such an awe inspiring, yet challenging environment.
This Week is better suited for people who have spent some time outdoors practicing their bushcraft and survival skills, although not essential.
3rd-10th February 2019.
Travel from the UK to Sweden, flights included.
Safety brief and cross country ski day to acclimatise, no previous ski experience necessary.
Travel to the lake and have a days ice fishing, eating what you catch, and if you don’t catch anything we will lay on a hot lunch as well.
Safe cutting techniques and fire lighting skills honed prior your departure into the field before the Bushcraft phase. you would be amazed how difficult some of the most basic bushcraft techniques are affected by cold weather, frozen wood and axe handling skills etc.
ski to location and erect tipi and establish camp for the night.
Natural shelter building day, this is your opportunity to build whatever type of natural shelter that suits your needs.
Snow hole/quinzee day. This is a fantastic day learning how to build a quinzee and there is more science behind it than you think, plus the added bonus of sleeping in it for the night.
After the night in the quinzee, we head back to the cabin where you can either relax or head out for another ski, or take a snowshoe trip,
or even carry on practicing the skills that you have learnt over the week. The hot tub will be lit and so will the sauna, so you can get cleaned up and in the evening a BBQ to feast on.
Unfortunately it is time to head back to the UK.
What is included.
Transfers within sweden.
Food at the cabin.
Uk qualified training team.
What is not included.
Personal travel insurance.
Rations for the training phase (3 days worth needed)
Sleeping bag, bivi bag and roll mat can be hired for £30.00.
Fully ATOL bonded for your financial travel security.
The cabin is basic, sleeps fourteen people with no electricity or running water, as it is in a remote location (water is brought in) so candle light and digital detox is in order. It comes equipped with a sauna and a hot tub that we use on the last day.
Everyone takes it in turns to prepare meals.
1 X PAIR OF WARM BOOTS
1 X FOOTWEAR (FOR INSIDE CABIN) CROCS / TRAINERS
ENOUGH PAIRS THERMAL SOCKS TO LAST THE DURATION
2 X COMPLETE SET OF THERMALS
ENOUGH SPARE UNDERWEAR FOR THE DURATION
1 X PAIR TROUSERS
1 X JUMPER FLEECE
1 X WATERPROOF JACKET OR SKI JACKET
1 X WATERPROOF TROUSERS
1 X PAIR GLOVES OR MITTENS
1 X PAIR LEATHER GLOVES FOR CUTTING / HANDLING POTS ETC
1 X HAT
1 X TOILETRIES BAG
1 X TOWEL
1 X SUN AND LIP BLOCK
1 x HEAD TORCH
3 X SETS OF SPARE BATTERIES
1 X WHISTLE
1 X MESS TIN/ COOKING POT
1 X KNIFE FORK SPOON
1 X MUG (PLASTIC)
1 X PERSONAL FIRST AID KIT
1 x THIN SLEEPING BAG FOR INSIDE THE CABIN.
1 X RUCKSACK OR HOLDALL
1 X SMALL DAY SACK
1 X THERMOS FLASK 1ltr
1 X PILLOW CASE FOR INSIDE THE CABIN
1 X CAMERA
1 X SET OF SWIMWEAR FOR THE HOT TUB
3 DAYS WORTH OF RATIONS FOR THE SURVIVAL PHASE
1 X SENSE OF HUMOUR