Basic Woodland Survival Skills


(1-day course)
Want a day out with a difference? Want to give someone an unusual present? Then try this course, and if you go down to the woods today I am sure you will be in for a few surprises.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is designed for anyone who wishes to learn basic survival techniques in a woodland setting. Participants need not be particularly fit but should be in reasonably good health. The course can be tailored to a parties particular needs and abilities.

What the course covers

Basic Principles of survival

Fire lighting skills*

Shelter building from natural materials

Basic plant foraging/ identification

Basic animal tracking*

Basic Water purification*

Additional Information

You will need to bring water proof clothing and warm clothing depending on the time of year, a packed lunch in case what we find to eat is not to your liking, suitable walking boots and most importantly a sense of humour. A brief medical questionnaire will need to be completed before taking part on the course. On completion of the course you will gain a certificate as a reminder of the day

Course Costs

The course costs £25 per person with a minimum number of 4 persons and a maximum number of 8 persons. If you have less than this in a party please enquire for upcoming course dates and locations. This course can be combined with the emergency first aid for Ramblers and Hill walkers course, in this case the course will last 2 days, carry an additional Emergency First Aid certificate and cost £35 per person.


We can run this course at your own venue or in national park/ public woodland near you. Participants will have to get to the arranged location by their own means. The location will be arranged prior to the course and will be as near to your location as is possible.

Environmental policy*

Storm Crow Survival is committed to an environmentally friendly practice. We try to minimize the impact of any of our courses on the countryside. The following points should be noted Course Content

If a group wishes, certain elements of the course maybe changed. With the exception of Basic Survival Principles and plant foraging and identification any of the subjects listed above maybe replaced with any of the following subjects

Camouflage and Concealment

Escape and evasion techniques