Courses and Mentoring |
Tamarack offer a range of outdoor training to both the individual and groups. With our wealth of experience and knowledge living, working and playing out-of-doors we can improve your outdoor experience so you gain more confidence, have a better understanding of the natural world and enjoy the outdoors more.
At Tamarack there are no fixed or set itinerary’s for courses, it is up to you to design your own course, this gives you a greater flexibility, ensuring you get what you want.
There is no set dates either, giving you the opportunity to fit the course in, when you want it.
All you have to do is pick of the list below as many subjects, skills or activity’s as you like and then contact us. We will then offer advise and guidance on the best way to approach and put the itinerary together. Once this is agreed, we can then give you a price and set a date for the course.
We can also come to you to deliver training and courses on your site. This usually means an initial site visit to ensure all health and safety matters are covered and the site is suitable for the activity’s you require.
All our courses are self catering, apart from the campfire and Dutch oven cookery courses.
Below is a list of current subjects, skills and activity’s
Fire lighting- from match to fire by friction
Tools of the woodsman- learn how to use a knife, saw, axe, froe etc
Natural shelter construction- bow, tipi, lean to shelters
Rootcraft- gather and process Spruce roots for camp gadgets
Plant & tree identification and uses
Animal tracks & signs
Drystone walling- from beginner to advanced
Navigation- from beginner to advanced
Camping techniques- tarps, hammocks, bivis and tents
Spoon & bowl carving
Trapping- snaring, deadfalls & spring traps
Campfire cookery- breads, soups, stews, roasting, ponnassing
Dutch oven cookery
Clay oven construction
Natural Cordage - gather and process inner bark and plants
Survival geo-cache- navigate to find food & equipment to survive
Nature observation & camouflage
Shave Horse Construction
Rustic Gate, Stool and Bench Making
Walkabout - Spend the day exploring the natural world, plants, trees, animals, cook over an open fire in the beautiful Forest of Bowland
Skills based mentoring accelerates the individuals learning ten fold, especially on a one to one basis. The mentoring package can be specifically designed for the individual or group and spread out over a period of time. The programme could involve all the key features from the list of subjects, skills and activity’s above, or could be cherry picked to suit you needs. The mentoring programme is open to all from the age of 16, contact us for a chat and more details.
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