15 June 2019

Bushcraft Skills 1 Syllabus

Bushcraft Skills 1 Syllabus:

Bushcraft V Survival
Order Of Priority
Rule Of Three

Efficient Movement
Efficient Gathering
Camp Consideration
Environment Consideration

Base Camp Shelter
Debris Shelter

Improvised Shelter
Survival Sleeping

Fire Building
Fire Management
Fire Cooking
Fire Utensil
Fire Tripod
Pot Hook
Pot Hanger

Water Gathering

Water Sterilisation

Knife Skills
Cordage Skills

Wood Ash
Wood Charcoal
Wild Foraging

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31 May 2019

Learn To Lead Climb Course Running This June

Have scheduled a last minute Learn To Lead Climb Course. This is a six-day course, beginner friendly, with all gear provided.

Places are available to book. Dates: 8th - 9th Jun Plus 13th - 16th Jun. Price €600 per person.

First three days are on sandstone crags in Glengarriff/West Cork. Last three days are on sea cliffs in Dingle/Kerry.


At the end of the six days you will be a safe and self sufficient climber, able to rock climb and abseil. Also able to rig/setup and deal with bottom rope climbing, top rope climbing, abseiling and lead climbing. This also includes all ropework, knots and anchor placement/gear placement.

For More Details Or To Book Contact Nathan 086 860 45 63

24 May 2019

Map Reading Weekend - Mountain Skills 1 - In The Wicklow Hills

We are running a Map Reading Course (Mountain Skills 1) next weekend in the Wicklow Hills, 1st & 2nd June. Places are available to book. Beginner friendly course.

Over the weekend you will cover map reading, contour features, timing, pacing, navigation techniques, how not to get lost, how to get sorted if you do become lost, plus what essential gear to carry in your backpack.

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17 May 2019

Bushcraft Skills 1 Training Course - Outdoors Ireland Certified


Bushcraft Skills 1

Leer bushcraft skills zodat je vaardig en zelfvoorzienend kunt zijn in het wild

Bushcraft Survival Skills is een tweedaagse cursus in de wildernis van Kerry en West Cork.

Gedurende deze twee dagen leer je over uitrusting, improvisatie bij noodgevallen, voedsel zoeken, vissen in noodgevallen, het bouwen van een schuilplaats, vuur maken, koken in de buitenlucht en een variatie aan andere basisvaardigheden m.b.t. bushcraft. Je overnacht in de wildernis, in de schuilplaats die je zelf hebt gemaakt.

Prijs: 250 euro per persoon
Als je bij ons een training afrondt, mag je dezelfde training altijd gratis nog eens komen doen

Tijd: 9 u - 17 u
Beginners zijn welkom

7 May 2019

Irish Times Article Last Weekend

Delighted with this Irish Times article last weekend, written by Jamie Ball; about a weekend spent in West Cork, staying at Eccles Hotel and sea kayaking with us out in Glengarriff Bay!
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3 May 2019

Kayaking Tours On The Lakes Of Killarney & Sea Kayaking Tours On Glengarriff Bay This May Bank Holiday

May Bank Holiday Killarney Lakes Kayaking Available
Thurs 2nd - Tues 7th May Inclusive
Morning + Afternoon + Sunset
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May Bank Holiday Glengarriff Bay Sea Kayaking Available

Thurs 2nd - Tues 7th May Inclusive
Morning + Afternoon + Sunset
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Guided Kayak Trips Are Beginner Friendly, €60 Per Person, And All Gear Provided Including Wetsuit/Buoyancy Aid

29 April 2019

Always Have Useful Cordage Handy

Cord or cordage can be super useful in a bushcraft situation. A handy tip is to change your boot laces for paracord (which you'll get in a bushcraft or army surplus store). Cut the paracord twice as long as your boot laces need to be.

Then if you urgently need cordage use one of your laces as cordage, and cut the other lace in half to turn it into a conventional lace.




With such long laces there are a couple of ways to tie away all the surplus length. Photo 4 shows one way.

17 April 2019

Moving Safely Over Steep/Exposed/Rocky Mountainside (From Mountain Skills 2 Syllabus)

Moving Safely Over Steep/Exposed/Rocky Mountainside:

Break the mountainside into small pieces. Look to move through each piece via 'ramps', 'gullies' and 'steps'. Each piece should finish in a 'safe haven' where you can assess the next piece.

No matter how comfortable you are in terrain within a 5 meter radius of you; zoom out and look at what is below you, for example a cliff; or above you, for example possible rockfall.

Here are six good questions to ask before tackling each piece of steep ground:
1. Could we do this?
2. Should we do this?
3. What is the likelihood of a slip?
4. What is the consequence of a slip?
5. If we scramble over this piece can we also scramble back, if necessary?
6. Can I see a way on and out; or are we doing something tricky/risky/time consuming - only to have to backtrack?

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