Saturday 21 October 2017

Get to grips with life in the wild

By Amy Lewis

A two day bush craft course in the Irish National Heritage Park this summer will teach young and old about survival of the fittest.

The course will help both comfortable creatures and seasoned outdoorspeople to brush up on their outdoor skills over a two day period.

On June 18 and 19, the first bush craft course will introduce people to the basics. This level one course will run through key skills such as knife safety, tree identification, fire lighting methods, best practice cooking methods and water purification. Participants will learn the dos and dont's of bush craft in a fun and safe environment. The aim of the course is to allow people of all skill levels to take on the wild woodland area in the parklands and emerge with a better understanding of how to survive in the wild.

Participants are asked to bring their own pocket knife and if they wish to do so, some food for the cooking.

The cost €135 per person and pre-booking is essential. The course is only open to those aged 16 years and over.

More advanced bush craft courses in the Irish National Heritage Park are in the pipeline but dates have yet to be confirmed.

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