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Introduction to Karu Artic Bushcraft

Duration: Saturday 10 am - Sunday 12 pm

Course size: 6-16

Prize: 175 €/ person

Dates: 25th of January - 26th of January 2020


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.



10:00-11:00 You will meat your instructors at the meeting point and there is a short drive to training area

11:00-12:00 Arctic conditions and safety + lunch

12:00-13:00 How to gear for arctic conditions

13:00-15:00 Shelters

15:00-16:00 Fire lighting techniques

16:00-17:00 Lunch

17:00-18:00 Water

18:00-21:00 Campfire talks and getting ready for a night


08:00-09:00 Brakfast

09:00-10:00 Introduction to Navigation in winter conditions

10:00-11:00 First Aid and Lunch

11:00-12:00 Transportation to drop-off location

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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  • Safety instructions

  • Equipment and clothing in cold weather

  • Permanent and temporary shelter suitable for winter

  • Fire lighting in winter conditions

  • 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.