Our basic bushcraft trip is tailored for people whose time is limited, or the novice who wants a taste of bushcraft. This is an excellent way to experience the skills of bushcraft and enjoy all that the great northern forest has to offer.
Join us on an overnight trip in the beautiful Finnish forests. You will learn to find your way in the nature with some basic navigational skills, firecraft, forest fishing, be relaxed in the great outdoors.
We cover a wide range of subjects:
- Learn basic map and compass skills.
- Learn how to find your way using natural signs.
- Learn how to start and maintain a fire.
- Cook on an open fire.
- Find and prepare basic forest snacks and drinks.
- Enjoy a relaxing evening fishing by a lake.
- Enjoy the peace and serenity of the nature.
- Experience a night in a traditional Finnish open shelter.
- See what the great outdoors has to offer.
- (exact program may vary according to weather / needs / location / etc)
The camping location will be decided according to the weather conditions and season.
If you’re wondering if bushcraft is for you, or if you already have experience but don’t have much time, this trip is perfect.
The dates and times for the trip are negotiable, as are the start and return location.
An example: The start for the trip will be 12:00 on day one and we finish at 16:00 at the latest the following day.
Participants must bring clothing and footwear appropriate for the season. If you wish to use your own camping gear then please let us know beforehand so that we can discuss what is appropriate for this trip.
If needed, you can also rent equipment from us, eg. backpack, mess tins, water bottle. You must bring your own sleeping bag.
Our guides will lead and teach you all of the way, demonstrating and explaining many skills that make up bushcraft and are essential to comfortable exploring of the boreal forest. As part of this trip, you will be taught how to light a fire using a ferrocerium striker, which will be yours to take home at the end of the trip.
We will be sleeping under traditional Finnish Loue shelters for the night of the trip, however, if you feel you will be more comfortable sleeping in a tent, please bring one with you. Please let us know in advance.
The following items will be provided by Wildward for your use during the trip:
- Traditional Loue shelter
A Loue is basically an open-sided shelter similar to half a tipi or kota. It is a waterproof and very simple shelter which allows a fire for cooking and warmth to be built in front when needed. You will learn how to erect a Loue properly and set yourself up comfortably for the night.
- Fire Stick
You will be supplied with and taught how to use a ferrocerium striker. It will be yours to take home at the end of the trip.
For booking enquiries, please contact us at email@example.com (use “Bookings” as subject)