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Introduction to Karu Artic Bushcraft

Duration: Saturday 10 am - Sunday 12 pm                                                                                                          Course size: 6-16                                                                                                                                                   Prize: 175 €/ person


On the Introduction to Karu Arctic Bushcraft course, you will learn about winter equipment, how to move around in natural environments in winter, and how to survive dangerous winter situations. You will learn about temporary shelter suitable for winter conditions, as well as how to conserve energy when outdoors in winter. You will stay the night in a large heated tent.

Who is the course for?

Everyone who is interested in winter outdoor activities and who wants to learn more about the bushcraft skills required in winter. Participants should ideally have some experience in bushcraft, but it is not mandatory. The course has no specific physical requirements and is not physically demanding, but we will move around outdoors during the course.

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You will try following skills:

  • Safety instructions

  • Equipment and clothing in cold weather

  • Permanent and temporary shelter suitable for winter

  • Navigating using a map and compass and selecting a route in winter

  • Energy comsumption and nutrition

  • Hazardous situations and survival

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The course includes:

  • All food enjoyed during the course

  • All equipment and material required during training

  • Personal guidance

  • Transportation from the city of Joensuu

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Please note:

Participants must have valid insurance as well as a sleeping bag, sleeping pad and appropriate clothing for the season.  Participants will stay the night in a temporary shelter built during the course, weather permitting. It is also possible to stay the night in heated tents. Participants must be in a normal state of health.

More detailed instructions will be sent before the course begins.