2021 course Full
We welcome anyone over the age of 18 who has a passion for the outdoors and already feels comfortable going on a long day walk in the wilds of the UK. We also heartily recommend this course for those who’d like to brush up on these essential skills before going on The Old Way Immersion or Kalahari Expedition, as it will facilitate a much richer experience from those courses.
You will learn how to:
Sleep under the stars
Cook using different stoves and fuels
Use a knife safely
Set up a simple shelter
Use a few practical knots
Find and filter water
Poo, wee, bleed and wash in the wild
Choose and wear the right clothes
Pack, adjust and carry a rucksack comfortably
Choose the right equipment for you
Understand wild camping codes and law
Deepen your rewilding journey
The course is run at a beautiful private woodland site on Dartmoor. We will be outdoors for the whole time and based at this one location. We won't be walking and carrying a rucksack on this particular Wild Camp course.
The ability to feel at home in the wild, sleep under the stars, cook over a simple flame
and carry all you need on your back creates a sense of freedom unlike anything else.
This was once how all humans were.
Prior to agriculture and sedentism humans were nomadic, living in temporary camps carrying all their possessions with them. In some parts of the world people still practice this original way of living. Wild camping is so much more than an outdoor pursuit; it’s a pathway to re-engage with our evolutionary biology. A backpacking trip not only gets you fit and gets you out but will leave you feeling deeply rejuvenated as you nourish this ancient expression of being human.
This course is a fun, safe and gentle introduction to wild camping using modern equipment where your fears will be quelled and your questions answered by Old Way leaders, Charlie Loram and Emily Fawcett. We have decades of experience wild camping, trekking, expedition leading and living outdoors.
“A far deeper level of thinking than simply bushcraft/survival courses.” Participant 2018
“I felt more supported physically, emotionally and mentally than ever in my life.”