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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions
 

1. What is bushcraft? Bushcraft refers to wilderness skills and survival techniques. It encompasses knowledge about the natural environment, including foraging, shelter building, fire making, and navigation, allowing individuals to thrive in the wild.

2. Who can learn bushcraft? Anyone with an interest in nature and outdoor skills can learn bushcraft. Our courses cater to all ages and skill levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners.

3. Why should I learn bushcraft? Learning bushcraft enhances your connection with nature, builds self-reliance, and provides valuable survival skills. It’s also a great way to enjoy the outdoors and develop a deeper understanding of the natural world.

Course Information

1. What types of courses do you offer? We offer a range of courses, including beginner bushcraft, advanced survival skills, family bushcraft, and specialized workshops such as foraging, tracking, and wilderness first aid.

2. How long are your courses? Course lengths vary. We offer one-day workshops, weekend courses, and extended week-long adventures. Check our Experiences page for specific details.

3. Where are the courses held? Our courses are held in a private woodland roughly 10 miles to the west of Gloucester. All meeting locations and times will be sent out after booking.

4. What is the group size for each experience? To ensure a personalized experience and effective learning, our courses typically have small group sizes, ranging from 6 to 12 participants.

Booking and Payment

1. How do I book a course? You can book a course directly through our website. Visit our Experiences page, select the experience you’re interested in, and follow the booking instructions.

2. What payment methods do you accept? We accept all major credit and debit cards, as well as PayPal.

3. Can I get a refund if I need to cancel my booking? Our cancellation policy is detailed on our Terms and Conditions policy (please ask for a copy and one will be sent to you). Generally, refunds are available if you cancel at least 14 days before the course start date. Cancellations within 14 days may be subject to a partial refund or rescheduling.

Preparation and Equipment

1. What should I bring to a bushcraft course? A list of recommended gear will be provided upon booking. Typically, you’ll need appropriate outdoor clothing, a sleeping bag, a tent, hammock or tarp, a water bottle, and basic camping equipment.

2. Do I need to have any prior experience or bring special equipment? No prior experience is necessary for our beginner courses. For more advanced courses, some basic knowledge might be recommended. All necessary specialized equipment will be provided during the course.

3. What if I don't have all the required gear? We offer rental options for some essential gear. Please contact us in advance if you need to rent any equipment.

Safety and Health

1. Are the courses safe? Safety is our top priority. All courses are led by experienced instructors, and we adhere to strict safety protocols. We also conduct thorough risk assessments for all activities.

2. What if I have a medical condition or dietary requirements? Please inform us of any medical conditions or dietary requirements when booking your course. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

3. Do I need insurance? We recommend that all participants have personal accident insurance. We carry public liability insurance, but personal coverage is advised for additional protection.

Miscellaneous

1. Can I bring my children to the courses? Yes, we offer family-friendly experience designed for parents and children to learn together. 

2. Are pets allowed on the courses? For safety and to ensure an optimal learning environment, pets are not allowed on our courses but welcome on camping experiences.

3. How can I stay updated on new courses and events? Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media to stay informed about new courses, special events, and bushcraft tips.

For any other questions, feel free to contact us at info@learn-bushcraft.co.uk

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