Intermediate Bushcraft Survival Course (3.5 Days)

Intermediate Bushcraft Survival Course (3.5 Days)

Course Description

This 3.5 day course picks up from where the basic course leaves off. Expanding on the fundamental survival skills, you will extend your skill base as we gradually wean you off modern skills and equipment and introduce you to natural resources and the traditional skills used in bushcraft.

Like our basic course, you will be taught using a mix of relevant theory and practical bushcraft skills, all centered around our camp-fire classroom.

 The intermediate bushcraft survival course will help you to move away from a dependence on modern equipment and increase your ability to rely on natural resources, allowing you to become more self confident and self-reliant.

 You will start off by revising some of the basic skills taught on our basic course then we will move on and introduce you to a wider range of topics and traditional techniques using natural resources.


Learn how to construct a natural shelter and bedding

You will learn to build and live in a natural shelter, how to make a springy bough bed, learn to make fire by friction using the bow drill and hand drill, make containers and tools using natural materials, how to boil water using hot rocks, learn how to make cordage using natural plant fibers and how to cook using aboriginal cooking methods, learn some simple trap trigger systems and increase your knowledge of local edible plants, learn to navigate using the sun and stars and much more.


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Fire by friction using the bow drill

You Will Learn

   Revision of the basic course skills

   Natural shelters & bed construction

   Fire lighting (flint and steel, bow drill, hand drill)

   Fire management

   Containers and tools from natural materials

   Natural cordage using plant fibers and bark

   Improvised water filters and hot rock boiling

   Camp craft

   Basic carving skills

   Introduction to traps and trapping

   Preparing small game

   Edible and useful plants of the local area

   Aboriginal cooking techniques

   Natural navigation



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Hot rock boiling in natural containers

Catering and Food

All meals will be provided on the intermediate course with full opportunity for each student to learn and be involved in preparing and cooking food using aboriginal cooking techniques. Learn how to use a camp oven, bake bread and cook fish in the coals.Tea, coffee, biscuits, fresh water and cordial, as well as a fruit bowl will also be provided at the base camp.


Cooking in a ground oven


The Intermediate Bushcraft Survival Course is run at both our NSW and NT locations and is conducted in natural surroundings from an outdoor expedition style base camp. The outdoor campfire classroom provides an enlightening immersion into nature, helping our students to re-connect with the natural world on their journey to becoming more self-reliant. The outdoor setting provides a wonderful wilderness experience.

All course locations have parking available and are ‘reasonably’ accessible via public transport.


Participants must have attended a 3 Day Basic Course with Bushcraft Survival Australia or have previous experience to an equivalent level (e.g. a course from another reputable school)

Upcoming Courses

Date: TBA     Location: Darwin. NT    Course: Intermediate Bushcraft Survival Course (3.5 Days)  We start at 5pm TBA.

To express your interest in booking a place on an upcoming 3.5 Day Intermediate Bushcraft Survival Course or to enquire about our customised training:

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   Price: $550 per adult, $250 per child (juniors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

   Included: All instruction, food & beverages, land use fees and GST.

   Maximum number of places: 12

   Minimum age: 13 (juniors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

   This course starts at 4:30pm on Thursday (day 1) and finishes at 4:30pm on Sunday (day 4)