Bushcraft an Introduction (Full Day)

“The man, who goes afoot, prepared to camp anywhere and in any weather, is the most independent fellow on earth” – Horace Kephart

What is bushcraft/ Survival skills? 

Bushcraft, Woodcraft, Wilderness skills, or Survival skills is the ability of using resources found in nature to survive in it and thrive. Bushcraft is the set of skills we obtain that allow us to survive in nature. These skills include but are not limited to: firecraft, navigation, shelter building, trapping, tracking, foraging and the use of both primitive and contemporary tools. 

Who is it for? 

Bushcraft is a fun and rewarding activity for everyone. As Naomi Walmsley and Dan Westall put it: “All children (and adults) should be able to light a fire (safely) by the age of ten, know at least 10 different uses for a stick and a stone, be able to recognise at least five of the plants and trees see daily, and be able to identify at least 10 different birds visiting their back garden”.

During our Quality Days Out, we provide the most appropriate activities based on the group age. 

Bushcraft activites are suitable for: 

  • Adults who want to learn something new and spend a day out in nature.
  • Families that want to teach their children and themselves something new and spend a day out in nature (For a better experience, we reccomend this for children over the age of 5).

Why practice bushcraft? 

Living in the era of convenience someone might wonder why practice bushcraft, leaving behind home comforts to pursuit an activity in the woods. We can think of multiple ways an individual can benefit through such an activity. Practicing bushcraft allows you to:

  1. Spend time outdoors
  2. Learn lifesaving skills 
  3. Get you out of your comfort zone
  4. Reconnect with nature 
  5. Create self-reliance and independence from the contemporary urban life 
  6. Slow down from the busy everday rythums
  7. Explore and understand naural patterns around you
  8. Get your hands on different tools 

Introduction to Bushcraft Workshop (Full day)

Located in Kalo Chorio Orinis, 30 minutes drive from Nicosia center right before we enter the mountainous Pitsillia region.

We have put together this one-day bushcraft course for people who have limited time but are curious to learn new skills on how to spend more quality time in nature.

The package we have created delivers skills on the 4 principles of survival in the wilderness. These are: Finding shelter, purifying water, preparing food and lighting a fire with different tools.

This starter pack is essential for anyone that wants to get a glimpse of the outdoor world of Cyprus. Through this activity you will gain the confidence to spend more time in the outdoors regardless of the circumstances.

Suitability: 15+ years. Anyone under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Essentials (Kit List):
– Hiking boots (ideal but not essential)
– Clothes that can get smoky and muddy (not expensive hiking trousers or down jackets)
– Personal medication
– Rain coat
– Water bottle
– Pen/pencil and a notepad

The cost for the day is €90 and it includes teaching fees, food and an outdoor knife.

08:00 – Safety brief
08:30 – Tools and techniques we will be using
09:00 – Shelter building
10:30 – Water
12:00 – Food preparation
13:00 – 14:30 – Lunch break
14:30 – Fire lighting techniques
16:00 – End of the course and departures

Gathering point Petrera Permaculture Farm at 8:00am

Participation Form:

Terms and Conditions

Download, read, sign and bring the Risk Acknowledgement Form with you on the day of the activity

Payment Methods:
Bank of Cyprus QuickPay Service (99869390 – Constantinos Charalambous)
– Revolut (99869390 – Constantinos Charalambous)
Paypal (Form below)

Introduction to Bushcraft Workshop (Full day)

A course that teaches you skills that will be handy in nature.