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The course aims to consolidate the bushcraft skills and knowledge of the participant. It is a field oriented course with most of the time spent in the outdoors. It is for those who have done the Intermediate Bushcraft course, (or similar training) or who have extensive experience in the bush and want to really develop their skills. A preparatory session will be held before a planned weekend overnight trip is included. A tramp with a full pack will be involve significant off track travel. Participants must be fit to travel for approximately eight hours across hill country, on and off track, with a full pack. This course also meets the requirements for Gold Duk...e of Edinburgh training.
On completion, the participant will have an experience of:* How to operate in an environmentally responsible manner* Off-track navigation and route finding with and without a compass* Advanced leadership skills in emergency situations* Travelling on steeper terrain and tracks above the bushline where snow is not likely to be encountered* Acting as party leader* Lighting an emergency fire* Using natural bivvies and/or flysheets for shelter