I built this over the weekend…
A-frame shelter built at Survival Training Course weekend #nofilter
My friend, Alayne, and I decided to do a Survival Training Course over the weekend. We built this together from the materials surrounding us, and it kept us warm and dry on Saturday night, especially with a little wind break and fire.
These were our instructors at Survival School:
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
And here’s a picture of Alayne and I with our fellow survivors in training:
We got up to all sorts, from fire making skills to water sourcing. Gutting and/or skinning, then butchering trout/pigeon/rabbit, with knife or just our bare hands. Cutting techniques and related knife laws, and sawing. Foraging and cordage making, as well as a sneak preview into ‘primitive crafts’ aka primitive weapons such as the bow and arrow, spears and the atlatl, and building traps and snares. And finally, natural navigation.
Writing that down now, I’m exhausted just reading it… we had a real good laugh, and the whole weekend was filled with a lot of good people, humour and smiles. I learned so much, and of course, am now looking at what other training courses I may get onto next. Watch this space!
For now though, I’m going to take an incredibly long bath and chill the hell out. After all, I still have to go to work tomorrow morning – no rest for the inspired!