18 May - 20 May
Manawatu branch have spaces on their Intermediate Bushcraft/ Silver Duke of Edinburgh training course.
The course aims to consolidate the bushcraft skills and knowledge of the participant. It is a field oriented course with most of the time spent in the outdoors. It is for those who have done the Basic Bushcraft course, (or similar training) or who have some experience in the bush and want to develop their skills. A preparatory session will be held before a planned weekend overnight trip is included. A tramp with a full pack will be involve significant off track travel. Participants must be fit to travel for approximately six hours across hill country, on and off track, with a full pack. This course also meets the requirements for Silver Duke of Edinburgh training.
On completion, the participant will have an experience of:
* Selecting a suitable campsite
* Building an emergency shelter with material carried and sleeping in it
* Operating in an environmentally responsible manner
* Navigating with and without a compass (grid method) over a selected route
* Safely travelling off-track in non-challenging bush terrain
* The responsibility of the party leader role
* Using a mountain radio
* Dealing with some basic emergency and first aid situations
* Completing observations/predictions of field weather
Prep day 6th May 9am – 3pm Palmerston North (arrangements may be possible for those out of town or unable to attend the prep day).
Training weekend Friday evening 18th May – Sunday 20th May 2018 Tamaki West near Dannevirke
Cost $70 per person.
Link to Register: http://tinyurl.com/OTNZMan-silver18
Contact Angieszka Witkowski with any queries email@example.com or phone (06) 358 8070.