This is a very popular course, always book early

Complete the Requirements below:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the following:

a. How to Prevent and treat the effects of extreme heat( Sunstroke and Dehydration)  and cold (Hypothermia)

b. The First Aid treatment for external bleeding and shock, the correct method of mouth to mouth breathing and dangers of involved in moving injured people.

c. How to construct different kinds of shelters.

d. How to build several different fires and burning qualities of different wood.You should not use man-made materials such as paper or firelighters.

e. The correct use of international distress signals, using Whistle, Torch , Mirrors and Markers

f. Some basic actions to take while waiting rescue that will both keep you (and your group) safe and will assist your rescuers in locating you.

g. Some edible plants and/or fruit to be found locally.

    Show how to prepare Fish and sample different Meats

h. Methods of filtering and purifying water.

  • i. How to maintain hygiene in a survival situation

Part 2

Survival Camp from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon

They have build shelter, Light a reflector fire and cook on the saturday using no foil just natural materials

  • cook without utensils, although you may use a knife.
  • prepare a meal using raw ingredients that could have been found or caught  cook all meals over an open fire

 Please note that Water buckets should be nearby just in case Fire should get out of hand

 and also used to put out fire when not in use


  Fire Triangle

The Course will cover different types of fires and how to light without matches also the burning properties of different woods. The new fire we will be highlighting will be the Swedish Log Fire(Stove) see below 

Laying the fire is important when using Silver Birch Bark 

Reflector Fire  below

Swedish Fire Log Stove  quick way for boiling a kettle

Lean Too Fire 


Extinguishing Your Campfire

When you're ready to put out your fire and call it a night, follow these guidelines:

  1. Allow the wood to burn completely to ash, if possible
  2. Pour lots of water on the fire, drown ALL embers, not just the red ones
  3. Pour until hissing sound stops
  4. Stir the campfire ashes and embers with a shovel
  5. Scrape the sticks and logs to remove any embers
  6. Stir and make sure everything is wet and they are cold to the touch
  7. If you do not have water, use dirt. Mix enough dirt or sand with the embers. Continue adding and stirring until all material is cool. Remember: do NOT bury the fire as the fire will continue to smolder and could catch roots on fire that will eventually get to the surface and start a wildfire.


Pyramid Fire 

Self Feeding Fire 

 Below:Swedish Fire Log Stove. Log cut into 4 and fire lit inside 

Another way to start a fire using Fuzz Stick 


  Survival Kit Sample

Being Shown a Bow Drill to Light Fires 

This produces an ember

Other items light fires ie: Flint & steel

Mirror,Steel Wool etc

Burning Properties of Wood 

    To start a fire using Flint & Steel

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Meats are purchase in Burger form & cooked by the Team 

Meat tasting : Wild Boar , Zebra & Ostrich meat 2012 

Meat Tasting 2013:  Springbok,  Bleasbok & Kudu 

Meat Tasting 2015: Crocodile, Wild Boar & Kangaroo 

 Scouts have a go at preparing Fish (Gut,cut head off & remove backbone if needed

Fish is cooked on wood platter 

Scouts find out where to get drinking water 

Filter Dirty Water 

Fruit & Nuts 

Warning    Do Not Touch or eat this Fungi

or any other fungi unless you know what type you can eat

Sweet Chestnuts 


Rescue Signals 

Body Signals

Ground to Air Signals

Route Planner


Your Safety

First Aid

Directions without Compass 



Natural Materials Shelter 

 Making natural shelter plus other types of shelter 

Snow Shelter 



1.  Trench  Fire     2. Fish Cooking on Wood Platter   3. Pyramid Fire 

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