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Into the wild weekend: Bushcraft & Foraging

Learn wilderness bushcraft skills during 2 days in nature with Luca Durante, a specialist in archaeology, indigenous communities and their traditional way of life, and Nina Fischer, a herbalist specialised in edible wild plants.

At the end of that weekend, you will have learned two techniques to start a fire without matches, you will be able to identify, prepare and eat a variety of wild plants, you will bring self-made items back home (wooden spoon, basket, rope) and you will have created wonderful memories for life!

Into the wild weekend: Bushcraft & Foraging 1

What’s the plan?

We meet at a given location on Saturday morning (accessible by public transport), and walk to the camp. The walk to the camp introduces us to the environment in which we will spend these 2 days. For the rest of the weekend, we will split the group and dedicate our time to the preparation of our camp, the fire-making process to keep warm and cook our meals, and the food gathering.

You will learn two primitive fire-making techniques: flint and steel, and bow-drill.

Nina will introduce you to the local plants and together you will forage the food needed for our meals. Once enough edible plants have been gathered, you will head back to the camp and prepare the meals on the campfire.

While some gather the food, others will be introduced to the following bushcraft activities:

-Wood carving
-Basket weaving
-Rope making

We will then swap the groups so that everyone gets to try all activities.

How to get there

We will confirm the location at a later stage. It will be accessible by public transport.

Kit list

Must have:

-Hiking shoes
-Backpack
-Backpack waterproof cover and a waterproof bag to keep your personal items dry
-Waterproof jacket and over trousers
-Down jacket
-Fleece
-Base layer
-Hiking trousers
-Warm hat
-Warm gloves
-Head torch and spare batteries
-Sleeping mat
-3-season sleeping bag
-Knife
-Fork
-Camping plate and mug
-Simple first aid kit (plasters, pain killers, wound disinfectant…)
-Water (min. 3L)
-Packed lunch for Friday
-Snacks

Nice to have:

-Spare socks, hat and gloves in case of rain
-Sleeping bag waterproof cover
-Small axe
-Small saw
-Thermal bottle with hot tea

Pricing

The price for this event is CHF 300.

Included in price

-2 days of bushcraft activities with a bushcraft specialist and a herbalist specialised in edible wild plants
-Dinner on Saturday
-Breakfast on Sunday
-Lunch on Sunday

Not included in price

-Transport to the event location
-Lunch on Saturday
-Drinks and snacks

Group size

Minimum number of participants: 6
Maximum number of participants: 10


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21 - 22 May 2022
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Megan Avilla
Megan Avilla
3 months ago

I did the foraging hike last year and had a blast. Looking forward to the overnight this year.

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