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Karu Bushcraft Advanced

Duration: Sunday - Sunday

Course size: 6-16

Prize: 755 €/ person

Dates 2019: 3th of August - 10th of August

Dates 2020: 2th of August - 9th of August

During this course, you will expand your bushcraft skills and learn more about staying outdoors in a genuine wilderness environment. You will also learn traditional bushcraft skills, and how to use them every day. The surrounding wild nature and observing it are integral parts of the course.

You will stay the night in a tent or in similar shelter, but we will spend the last nights in a cabin or hotel, so that you are well rested after the course. 

Who is this course for?

Karu Bushcraft Advanced is for outdoor enthusiasts who already possess basic bushcraft skills. If you have completed a course similar to Karu Bushcraft Basics, you can take part in this course.


DAY 1. Prepare: Security and safety, gear check up, camp set up

DAY 2. Shelter: Man made and primitive shelters

DAY 3. Axe and fire: Lighting fire methods and axe handling

DAY 4. Crafts: Camp crafts

DAY 5. Hunter: Fishing and trapping techniques

DAY 6. Gatherer: Food from nature

DAY 7. First Aid: Outdoor first aid

DAY 8. Home journey: Transportation to airport and train station

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You will learn following skills:

  • Making fire

  • Handling an axe

  • Carving wood

  • Working with bark

  • Fishing

  • Using traps

  • Temporary shelter

  • Preparing food over an open fire

  • Preparing a campsite

  • Making a saw

  • Making a backpack

  • Tracking

  • Collecting water

  • Outdoor hygiene

  • First aid


The course includes:

  • All food enjoyed during the course

  • All equipment and material required during training

  • Personal guidance

  • Last night in cabin or hotel (2 person rooms)

  • Transportation from the city of Joensuu

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Please note:

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.