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The 4 Day Fundamental Mod 2 Bushcraft Survival Course picks up from where Mod 1 left off. Expanding on the fundamental survival skills, you will extend your skill base as we gradually wean you off modern skills and equipment and introduce you to natural resources and the traditional skills used in bushcraft.
Like our Level 1 course, you will be taught using a mix of relevant theory and practical bushcraft skills, all centered around our camp-fire classroom.
This Mod 2 Course will help you to move away from a dependence on modern equipment and increase your ability to make use of natural resources to meet your needs, allowing you to become more self confident and self-reliant.
You will start off by revising some of the fundamental skills taught on our level 1 course then we will move on and introduce you to a wider range of topics and traditional techniques using natural resources.
Learn how to make fire by friction using the bow drill
You will learn to build and live in a natural shelter, how to make a springy bough bed, learn to make fire by friction using the bow drill, make tools using natural materials, learn how to make cordage using natural plant fibres and how to cook using aboriginal cooking methods, learn some simple snares and traps and increase your knowledge of local edible plants, learn to navigate using the sun and stars and much more.
Construct and live in a natural shelter
You Will Learn
– Revision of the Level 1 core skills
– Australian environmental hazards
– Natural shelters & bed construction
– Traditional fire lighting techniques (flint and steel, bow drill)
– Natural tinder selection
– Fire management
– Natural cordage using plant fibres and inner barks
– Improvised water filters
– Introduction to carving
– Introduction to snaring and trapping
– Preparing small game
– Edible and useful plants of the local area
– Wilderness fishing techniques (depending upon venue)
– Aboriginal cooking methods
– Natural navigation
Foraging for underground yams and tubers
Learn how to make natural cordage using inner barks and plant fibres
Catering and Food
All meals will be provided on the intermediate course. Each evening you will be provided with ingredients and resources that you will prepare and cook as instructed, using a mix of traditional and aboriginal cooking methods. One of your meals will involve you having to respectfully and ethically kill, prepare and cook small game.
This course is run entirely outdoors from an expedition style base camp, and you will either be sleeping in your own camping equipment (tarps only) that you will bring (see clothing and equipment list) and in the natural shelters you will build yourselves.
Toilet & Shower Facilities
This course is conducted in an expedition style field camp with no public amenities. A screened trench latrine and gravity fed canvas bush shower in a secluded private spot, along with strict camp hygiene measures will give a natural wilderness expedition feel to your experience while at the same time being low-impact and environmentally friendly.
The Fundamental Mod 2 Bushcraft Survival Course is run at our NSW (Coffs Coast) and Darwin locations and is conducted in natural surroundings from an outdoor expedition style base camp. The outdoor campfire classroom provides an enlightening immersion into nature, helping our students to re-connect with the natural world on their journey to becoming more self-reliant. The outdoor setting provides a wonderful wilderness experience.
All course locations have parking available and are ‘reasonably’ accessible via public transport.
Participants must have attended a 3 Day Module 1 Course with Bushcraft Survival Australia or have previous experience to an equivalent level (e.g. a course from another reputable school)
Clothing and Equipment
Learn how to make useful camp tools
My father in law and I just attended the 4 day intermediate course and we had the time of our lives. We were able to put into practice a lot of theoretical knowledge but also learnt way more advanced skills and techniques, it was very eye opening what is possible and how broad a subject bush-craft and survival truly are. We had a great group of people there and made some new friends The course was set in a gorgeous coastal location. Gordon was an excellent teacher very patient and was able to convey information and teach very efficiently no doubt due to his teaching and military background and his wealth of knowledge in bush craft and survival.
So happy I went will be attending another one of the BSA course next year for sure.
Thank you so much Gordon and to Bushcraft Survival Australia for sharing the knowledge. I’ve completed both the basic and intermediate courses…so surprised at how much I’ve learned and amazing how much “the nature“ can give back to us. I can’t wait to complete the advanced course.
I suggest bushcraft survival Australia to anyone… awesome experience!!!!
When you do a course with Gordon, you’re getting access to a very experienced instructor who has done multiple courses with every global survival school worth mentioning. Gordon is also a current military instructor. All of this shows in his teaching. He’s quick to spot and correct mistakes in your technique or approach which may not be that obvious to you. Highly recommended.
Johan van Dyk
Booking: Fundamental Module 2 Bushcraft Survival Course (4 Days)
Duration: 4 Days
Price: $690 (adult) $345 (child)
Minimum age: 12 (juniors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)
Included: 4 full days and nights of instruction from “fully qualified” instructors, all food & beverages, land use fees, insurance.
Number of places: 12
Course meeting time: 5:30pm (Day 1)
Course finish time: 5:00pm (Day 5)
6-10 July 2021, Darwin NT
5-9 October 2021, Victoria (venue TBC)
26-30 October 2021, Coffs Coast NSW
Upon making your booking you will receive a link to the participant consent form, which must be filled out and returned immediately, along with other documentation about what to bring and where to go.