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Karu Arctic Bushcraft

Duration: Sunday - Saturday

Course size: 4-16

Prize: 1150 €/ person

Dates: Coming soon!                                                                                                                                   

On the Karu Arctic Bushcraft course, you will learn more about winter equipment, how to move around in the wilderness in winter, and how to survive dangerous winter situations. You will learn more about temporary shelter suitable for winter conditions, and how to conserve energy when staying outdoors in winter. You will also go ice fishing and prepare food over an open fire. You can hike through snowy forest with snowshoes or skis. We will stay the night in a cabin, large heated tent out in the open or, if you prefer, you can stay in temporary shelter.

The first and last night of the course will be in a cabin or hotel, so that you are well rested before and after the course. 



Who is the course for?

Karu Arctic Bushcraftis intended for everyone who is interested in winter bushcraft skills and who wants to learn new skills or expand their existing skills. During this one-week course, you will learn the comprehensive bushcraft skills required in winter under the guidance of professional and clear instructors. The course teaches you skills to move around independently outdoors in winter and to develop your skills on your own.

The Karu Arctic Bushcraft course is held in the North Karelia region of eastern Finland. You will stay the nights in a cabin, large heated tent or temporary shelter.


You will learn the following skills during the week:


·     Physiology and performance in the cold 

·     Nutrition, water and risks 

·     Equipment 

·     Moving around 

o  Snowshoes 

o  Skis 

o  Dog sled 

·     Staying the night in temporary shelter 

·     Making fire 

·     Fishing 

·     First aid 

·     Preparing food over an open fire

·      Hazardous situations and survival


The course includes:

·       All food enjoyed during the course

·       All equipment and material required during training

·       Personal guidance

·       First and last nights in indoor accommodation

·       Transportation from the airport or railway station


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.