Karu Bushcraft Basic
Duration: Sunday - Sunday
Course size: 6-16
Prize: 735 €/ person
Dates 2019 : 9th of June - 16th of June
Dates 2020: 28th of June - 5th of July
Karu Bushcraft Basic takes place in the North Karelia region in eastern Finland. This one-week course teaches you comprehensive bushcraft skills under the guidance of professional and clear instructors. The course teaches you skills to get around independently in wild environments and develop your skills on your own. You will stay the night in a tent or in similar shelter.
The last nights of the course will have accommodation in a cabin or hotel, so that you are well rested after the course.
Who is the course for?
The Karu Bushcraft Basic course is for everyone interested in bushcraft skills who wants to learn new skills or expand their existing skills.
DAY 1. Arrival: Security and safety, gear check up, training area presentation and hygiene late night supper on campfire
DAY 2. Tools: Knife handling, axe handling, saw handling and fire basics
DAY 3. Shelter: Shelter basics
DAY 4. Living skills: Cooking, hand crafts, navigation
DAY 5. Frontier skills: Navigation with map and compass
DAY 6. Food: Open fire cooking
DAY 7. EndEx: Leave no trace. Transportation to Hotel in Joensuu
DAY 8. Back home: Transportation to train station and airport in the morning
(Karu Survival will keep right to change the program if needed)
You will learn the following skills:
Handling an axe, saw and knife
The basics of using a map and compass
Preparing food over an open fire
The course includes:
All food enjoyed during the course
All equipment and material required during training and to keep Mora Companion Heavy Duty knife and 1,2l Zepra Billycan
Transportation from city of Joensuu
Participants must have valid insurance, as well as a backpack, basic outdoor equipment, a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent or similar and clothing suitable for the season. Participants must be in a normal state of health.
More detailed instructions will be sent to participants before the course begins.