13 July 2019

Mountain Skills 1 Coming Up In Burren Hills, Kinvara/Galway

As well as our nearly daily kayaking trips in Killarney National Park; and Glengarriff Nature Reserve; we have a two-day Map Reading/Mountain Skills 1 coming up in the Burren Hills/Galway this 3rd & 4th Aug, with two places left to book.

Please Get In Touch To Book:
086 860 45 63

6 July 2019

Starting A New Vegetable Garden

Starting a new vegetable garden in between kayak trips. Making a major compost heap from those invasive weeds like dock, thistle, nettle; rotovating; planting and watering clover as initial 'green manure'; making a bee hotel. Now we just need rain!

2 July 2019

Good & Simple Bushcraft/Camping Food

'What's good food or simple food to bring bushcrafting or camping' gets asked on our bushcraft courses. To that I would say:

1. Tinned Soup
2. Tinned Baked Beans
3. Pasta & Tomato Sauce
4. Sausages
5. Fish
6. A Lump Of Meat
7. Bread & Cheese & Salami
8. Nuts & Dried Fruit
9. Regular Fruit

You are looking for nutritious/high energy/good quality food. Anything with salt, such as peanuts, is good for your hydration (drink plenty water also). Anything with fluid, such soup/pasta sauce, is also good for your hydration. Food in tins can often be heated directly in the tin. Avoid quick-fix stuff. Pre-cooked packet meals can be fine (like wayfarer meals), but ultimately much better to be cooking basically and properly yourself. Leave the packet meals at home!

The physiological benefit of a hot cooked and hydrating meal at least twice a day (breakfast and dinner) is huge.

28 June 2019

Bushcraft Skills 1 Course Available To Book For July

Due to request a last minute Bushcraft Skills 1 Course has been scheduled for 10th & 11th Jul, in Glengarriff/West Cork.

More details here: www.outdoorsireland.com/bushcraftsurvival.php

Get in touch please if you are interested in booking:
00353 86 860 45 63

26 June 2019


I know it can be awkward, but next time you are about to buy or accept something plastic; from a shopping bag, to a toothbrush, to a bottle of water or a takeaway coffee cup - just think this is how it ends up. This is the industry and environmental devastation we are adding to...

21 June 2019

Simple Climbing Gear Care

A question often asked on climbing courses is how to look after your gear. It's pretty straightforward. Any gear, (ropes/slings/hardware/harness) that is muddy, gritty or has been on sea cliffs gets rinsed well in fresh water; then hung to air dry out of direct sunlight.

Check ropes/slings/harness for abrasion. Check hardware for flaking, fracturing, gate stiffness or anything else obvious. Then hang somewhere dry, air temperature and out of sunlight.

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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