FAQ FAQ

Q. Will I have to eat Worms?

A. No, unless of course you really want to. We provide very good food on all our courses as well as all the tea and coffee you can drink.

Q. Do I need to buy a lot of expensive equipment?

A. We will supply most of the equipment for the course, but depending on the weather you may need to bring waterproofs , strong Boots or Wellingtons (Not Trainers) and warm Clothing. We do recommend that you bring old clothing as it is likely to get dirty and possibly damaged. For overnight courses you will need a Sleeping Bag, preferably 3-4 seasons rating.

Q. Do I need to have any Previous experience?

A. No, For the majority of our courses you will not need any previous experience. The courses are available to anyone over the age of 16. We also offer courses such as the Family Camp that can accommodate under 16s. Our expeditions or courses longer than 3 days are the only courses requiring previous experience and we recommend attending one of our 2 day courses such as the practical woodsman before attending an expedition.

Q. Do I need to be Very Fit?

A. No, although a reasonable level of fitness is advised because there will be some walking involved.

Small First Aid Kit

Should include Scissors, Tweezers, adhesive dressings or a Plaster strip, antiseptic wipes and cream, Asprin or Paracetamol, and any prescription medicines you normally use. (Please let us know if you are taking any Medicines or Drugs).

We have some spare equipment available for loan, so if there is anything you don't have please let us know in advance.

Wash Kit

Tooth brush, Tooth paste, Biodegradable Soap and Shampoo, small Towel + anything else you normally use.

  • Sleeping bag 3-4 season rating.
  • Foam Mat or Thermarest.
  • Knife ( Only if you already have one ).
  • Compass ( Only if you already have one ).
  • Several large plastic bags (bin-bags are perfect).
  • 1 litre water bottle.
  • Plate, mug, bowl (Not Ceramic or glass).
  • Ruc-sac 50-70 litre capacity.
  • Torch with spare batteries.

Clothing

Remember this is Wales; and it can get cold at night even in Summer, so bring plenty of warm clothing. This is a basic clothing list, but please do not bring your £300 brand new Goretex Jacket, or any other expensive gear as it may get damaged or dirty. Bargains can be had in Army Surplus stores and Charity shops.

  • 1 waterproof/ windproof Coat or Jacket with Hood.
  • 1 pair of waterproof Trousers.
  • 2 pairs thick warm Socks.
  • 2 pairs thin Socks.
  • 1 wool/fleece Hat.
  • 1 fleece Jacket or warm wool Pullover.
  • 1 long sleeve top/ sweatshirt/or shirt.
  • 2 x Tee shirts/or thermal tops.
  • 1 pair long trousers ( not Jeans ) Army Combats are perfect.
  • 1 pair hiking boots, Wellington's or strong shoes. ( not trainers ).
  • Spare underwear.
  • 1 pair warm Gloves or Mitts.

 You should also bring a full change of clothing for the Journey home.

Bushcraft Equipment

For overnight courses you should bring whatever items you would normally take Camping. We will supply most of the cooking equipment but you may wish to bring your own plastic or metal Bowl or Plate, a Mug, and a Spoon. If you wish to bring a Bushcraft Knife please ensure it has a Fixed (Not Folding Blade), and is of a reasonable quality. We have some excellent Knives available for loan or purchase at a reasonable cost.

Bushcraft Courses

  • Family Bushcraft camp +

    Family Bushcraft camp The enjoyment of learning how to live comfortably in a wilderness environment is something that the whole family can now Read More
  • 1 or 2 day Corporate Teambuilding Course +

    1 or 2 day Corporate Teambuilding Course Dryad Bushcraft offers a range of original corporate development courses which are highly enjoyable yet challenging and educational. In our Read More
  • 1 day Wilderness Gourmet +

    1 day Wilderness Gourmet This is a fantastic day out for all the family. We will be preparing a meal in the great outdoors, Read More
  • 2 day Practical Woodsman Course +

    2 day Practical Woodsman Course The Practical Woodsman Course is designed for those with little or no previous Bushcraft experience. The course will begin with Read More
  • Expeditions +

    Expeditions Norway Expedition 2010 This expedition will take place in the Beautiful Setesdal Valley of Southern Norway. This Expedition will combine Read More
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F.A.Q

  • Bushcraft Equipment +

    For overnight courses you should bring whatever items you would normally take Camping. We will supply most Read More
  • Clothing +

    Remember this is Wales; and it can get cold at night even in Summer, so bring plenty Read More
  • Wash Kit +

    Tooth brush, Tooth paste, Biodegradable Soap and Shampoo, small Towel + anything else you normally use. Sleeping bag Read More
  • Small First Aid Kit +

    Should include Scissors, Tweezers, adhesive dressings or a Plaster strip, antiseptic wipes and cream, Asprin or Paracetamol, Read More
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