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Bushcraft Basics - Learn the most important wilderness skills

Bushcraft Basics - Learn the most important wilderness skills

Price: €695,00 p.p.
Down payment: €200,00 p.p.
With this course we focus on the most important basic Bushcraft and Wilderness Skills to make being in nature as pleasant as possible.

Maximum of 16 participants
Minimumage is 16 years old
After receipt of your deposit you will receive from us the other information about the trip, course, workshop or package. You will also receive an application form At least 6 weeks before departure, the remainder of the travel sum must be paid. You will receive a payment link.
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28-06-2020 - 04-07-2020 (down payment) - Main booker: €200,00
Bushcraft Basics - Learn the most important wilderness skills

Because of Corona, this course has been canceled

This week course is held at one of our training locations in the wilderness of North Karelia, Finland and is the result of a collaboration between Bushpappa and Karu Survival.

Welcome to the easternmost wilderness of Europe!

This beautiful piece of wilderness is located in Eastern Finland and offers a unique environment for being outdoors and learning various bushcraft skills. The diversity of nature, different streams and animals form an unforgettable environment to experience pure nature.

North Karelia is known for its beautiful forests, clean air, clear lakes and the silence that contribute to a real nature experience. Besides the beauty of this nature, we have a good chance to encounter the black bear, moose, lynx or beaver, or at least the traces of these animals, during our walks.

With this course we focus on the most important base Bushcraft and Wilderness Skills to make your life in nature as pleasant as possible and to prepare you for your own future adventures in the wilderness.

Content of the course:

Safe handling of Knife, Saw and Axe:

  • Chopping and splitting firewood
  • Cutting a pothook
  • Making pegs
  • Carving a spoon
  • Making a tripot to cook with
  • Making natural rope

Fire and Outdoor hygiene:

  • Various kinds of tinder
  • Feathersticks and Finnish Cluster shavings
  • Different types of campfire models
  • Firesteel
  • Flint and stem
  • Firebow
  • Maintaining a fire
  • Preparing and cleaning up a fire place (Leave no trace)
  • Drinking water from nature and how to purify
  • Preserve food and protect it from wild animals


  • Tarp,
  • Lean-to,
  • Loue,
  • Tepee
  • Buttons
  • Accommodation of natural materials


  • Map and compass
  • Natural orientation
  • Cook a campfire:
  • Bread / Bannock
  • Fish roasting
  • Making a stew (meat)
  • Smoking

Wilderness first aid:

  • Acting in case of arterial bleeding
  • Unconscious patient
  • Overheating
  • Broken limbs
  • Emergency signals

Included in this course:

  • Knife (Mora Companion Heavy Duty). You can take it home with you after the course.
  • Zebra Billycan 2 ltr. You can take it home with you after the course.
  • Use of folding saw and bow saw, firesteel, flint and handle, grindstone, axe, spoon knife
  • All meals except the last evening
  • 1 night in a hotel (last night)
  • Transportation to training location and back
  • Transfers airport / train station Joensuu
  • Professional guidance of 2 instructors
  • A fantastic experience of nature
  • 10% discount in the webshop of

Not included:

  • Flight ticket to/from Helsinki, flight or train ticket to/from Joensuu
  • Insurance
  • Personal equipment
  • Snacks
  • Drinks at the hotel

If you don't have the right equipment, you can rent it from us, except for clothing. Think of sleeping bag, backpack, hammock, tarp or sleeping mat. If you want to rent equipment you can indicate this in the booking form which you will receive after booking this trip. We will then contact you.

After registration you will receive a packing list with the necessary equipment and additional information about the trip and the flight(s) and/or train(s) to be booked.

4.5 stars based on 2 reviews
Klaas 27-11-2019

In juni 2019 heb ik de bushcraft basiscursus gevolgd in het ruige Finland. Een prachtig gebied met moeras, bos en meren waar je in volledige stilte van de natuur kunt genieten. Onder begeleiding van twee ervaren instructeurs hebben we de vaardigheden die nodig zijn voor een leven in de de natuur uitvoerig behandeld. Het tempo was prettig en er was voldoende tijd om te oefenen. Maar ook er op uit met een rugzak en overnachten in een typisch Finse blokhut aan een meer was onderdeel van de cursus. Ik heb er veel van geleerd en daarnaast ook nog veel gelachen. Rick en Miko dank voor dit mooie avontuur.

Alex van A 22-11-2019

Afgelopen juni heb ik deze Bushcraft Basics gevolgd in het afgelegen Noord Karelië. In een prettig tempo worden een flink aantal basisvaardigheden op een fijne manier uitgelegd. Ruim gelegenheid om alles te oefenen. Je eerste lepel snijden gaat nl niet zo snel als je zal willen en ook de vuurboog is een kwestie van volhouden gebleken (wel gelukt!) Uitstekende verzorging waarbij je uiteraard ook zelf aan de slag gaat. (elke dag brood bakken bv) Je hebt dan een hele mooie totaalbeleving in een prachtige bushcraftomgeving. Aanrader!

4.5 stars based on 2 reviews
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