23 December 2015

Bushcraft Survival Tin

Small Pocket Size Tin

Packed Tight With Cotton Wool In Any Spaces

1. Polished Lid For Signaling

2. Emergency Knife

3. Fire Striker

4. Cotton Wool (For Tinder Starting)

5. Cord

6. Fishing Hooks

7. Fishing Line

8. Fishing Weight

9. Safety Pins

10. Candle

11. Solar Powered Torch

Ideally you are hitting the wilds with more equipment than this; including a larger/fixed blade knife, water container and cooking pan. However with enough practice and skill this small tin of equipment will provide so much for you.

With this tin you have the equipment to make shelter, make fire, make fishing rod, make snare, make mattress, make blanket, fix gear and signal for help.

Nathan - Outdoors Ireland

15 December 2015

Second Hand Kayaks For Sale

Second Hand Kayaks With Carbon Paddles For Sale

Blue 10.5 Foot 'Dagger Blackwater' With Rear Hatch & Drop Skeg - €450

Second Hand Kayaks With Carbon Paddles For Sale

Yellow 11 Foot 'Venture Kayak' With Rear Hatch & Drop Skeg - €350

Also For Sale In Good Condition:
Spray Decks

Please Contact Nathan:
+353 (0) 86 860 45 63

11 December 2015

Extra Bushcraft Skills Dates

We have three one-day/stand-alone Bushcraft Skills dates coming up just before Christmas. These are part of the Bushcraft Survival Skills 3 syllabus (BS3). However you can join them having completed previous training with us; or as a complete beginner.

Mon 21st Dec : 930am : €80pp
Bushcraft Shelter Building Skills
Order Of Priority / Shelter Considerations / Natural Cordage / Debris Shelter / Temporary Shelter / Raised Shelter

Tues 22nd Dec : 930am : €80pp
Bushcraft Fire Building Skills
Order Of Priority / Fire Considerations / Fuel Gathering / Fuel Drying / Tinder Drying / Fire Building / Fire Lighting / Fire Tripod / Pit Fire / Raised Fire

Wed 23rd Dec : 930am : €80pp
Bushcraft Water Gathering Skills
Order Of Priority / Water Considerations / Water Gathering / Water Straining / Water Purifying / Boiling Methods / Sweat Bag / Dew Bag / Rock Method / Pit Method / Solar Still

For More Details Please Contact Nathan:
+353 (0) 86 860 45 63

Bushcraft Water Gathering Skills

Bushcraft Fire Building Skills

Bushcraft Shelter Building Skills

Practice Ideas For Post-Mountain Skills 1 & Post-Mountain Skills 2

Post-Mountain Skills 1 Practice Ideas

Team Up With Your Course Participants For Quality Mountain Walks
Identify Contour Features On Map
Calculate Distance (1MM = 50 Meters)
Calculate Time (5KM = 60 Minutes)
Pace & Test 100 Meters Over Various Terrain
5 Plastic Toggles For Pacing
Identify Quality Mountain Walks On Map
Quality Mountain Walks (Every Second Navigation Point Should Be Obvious)
Use Handrail Features
Use Tick Off Features
Use Cut Off Features

Post-Mountain Skills 2 Practice Ideas

Team Up With Your Course Participants For Quality Mountain Walks
Distant Feature Recognition
Attack Point
Aiming Off
Use Full Flash Card
Compass Bearing
Back Bearing
Leap Frog With Compass On Steep/Boggy Terrain
Night Navigation
Steep Ground Work

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First Lead Climb/Lead Belay On A Lead Climb Course

First Lead Climb/Lead Belay On A Lead Climb Course

The emphasis is on moving at the sharp end of the rope on a straightforward climb, placing gear, placing runners, clipping in, communication with the second, and then setting up on top.

While for the second - the emphasis is on careful and dynamic belaying, watching the leader for issues, communication; then seconding the climb, removing the placed gear and the wrap up.

9 December 2015

This Sunday 13th Just Come Availabe

This Sunday 13th Dec has just come available, and I am available, if anyone needs an intensive one-day training program run. The areas available are:

Bushcraft Survival
Bushcraft Fire Building
Bushcraft Shelter Building

Map & Compass Skills
Advanced Mountain Navigation

Rock Climb & Abseil Intro
Rock Climb & Abseil Setup
Intermediate Rock Climbing
Lead Rock Climbing

Business Setup
Business Develop

If interested in any of these please do get in touch on 086 860 45 63. Thanks, Nathan - Outdoors Ireland

ABC Rule For Climbing

ABC Rule (Anchor/Belayer/Climber) Or Straight Line Rule

This means that your climbing system needs to be in a straight line at all times.

Anchors, belayer, climber; in whatever order the system is set up; always need to be in a straight line.

If things are out of straight line and the climber slips then the climber pendulums across the rock face and these photos show what can happen to the climbing rope, as it moves across the rock face back into a straight line again.