Bushcraft

MASTER NEW SKILLS WITH US

New skills and personal wellbeing go hand in hand. Learning something new can give a huge boost to your moral, put a positive change in your routine, create a new hobby, and even turn into a business. All of this can help improve mental health, self confidence, personal satisfaction and much more.

Check out the calendar to see what’s on next or get in touch to plan something special together. Our team are ready and excited to be able to share the delights of discovering adventure right here in the UK or anywhere worldwide.

  • Perhaps you’d like to discover a new trail or climb a Monroe?
  • Refine your kit for a comfortable lightweight adventure?
  • Open your eyes to the flora and fauna around you to enrich your journeying?
  • Find the perfect hideaway campsite for a quiet retreat with your own instructor on hand to guide you through a new carving project?
  • We work with a variety of sites and happily chat to landowners to bring our courses and camps onsite to enhance their customers’ experiences. Get in touch to find out what we can do for you.
Duration: 1-2 Day
We can give you ‘High Class or Hard Core’, but why not do both? Get out in the woods and try something new, push your mental limits and learn to succeed where most would fail. Then at the end of a fulfilling day, relax and enjoy amazing glamping, food and accommodation in a number of our incredible sites like Plush Tents, or the Goodwood Hotel and Spa. Knowing that at the end of the day you are going to jump into a sauna or take a hot bath can help your mind and body cope with survival and it can motivate you to work harder or do better. During a journey with us most people find that they are capable of so much more than they ever thought! So let's get some fresh air and have an awesome time learning some survival skills with the Polaris Team. Find Out More
Duration: 1 Day
New skills and personal wellbeing go hand in hand. Learning something new can give a huge boost to your moral, put a positive change in your routine, create a new hobby, and even turn into a business. All of this can help improve mental health, self confidence, personal satisfaction and much more. Join us for a lovely day in a beautiful woodland, or at your own preferred location, learning to carve a spoon: much like the one’s found on King Henry VIII’s sunken flagship the Mary Rose. We can also help you to craft spatulas and other utensils. On longer courses you can even try your hand at a traditional Kuksa, from Finland, perfect for soup or a hot chocolate around the fire. Find Out More

Course Content

  • Discover which trees and types of wood are useful for different tools and craft items
  • The properties of the different wood that can be used for carving
  • Knife safety training and the law
  • How to use a knife to make basic cuts needed in a survival situation
  • Carve a spoon, a spatula and other useful items
Take your team, family or students out for a wonderful time creating something fantastic!
Duration: Various options: 1 day to a week long camp
Want to be better prepared, and feel more secure whilst on the move? We have teamed up with Krav Maga UK for a brilliant education on how to stay safe whilst traveling the world. This course will give you an in depth and detailed knowledge of how to be well prepared and confident as you travel. Whether you're a student on a gap year, a working professional or on a personal adventure, this course will help you to optimise your enjoyment. You will come away better prepared to cope with the pressure when things go wrong, maximising your opportunities to get the most out of your holiday or trip. Find Out More

Course Content

  • Prior preparation including research, paperwork, clothing and equipment
  • Map skills, route setting and local knowledge
  • Emergency escape routes and evasion
  • Martial arts and self defence training with nationally accredited certificates
  • Danger zone preparation, both human and natural
  • Camping techniques including camouflage and concealment
  • Wilderness and urban survival skills
  • Bushcraft and field techniques including knife use and fire lighting
  • Fauna and flora: key dangerous plants and animals, plus food sources
  • First aid in the field: what to take and how to use it
No matter where you chose to wander, from the Scottish Highlands to the Favelas of Brazil, this course has something for you.
Duration: 72 Hours
If you had to leave the house in 30 seconds flat, could you do it and be prepared in body and mind? The 72 Hour bug out exercise is used for emergency evacuation training, and is suitable for team building, families or just huge fun. Find Out More

Course Content

  • Navigation inc. wild navigation and evasion
  • Fire ignition and firecraft, plus outdoor cooking
  • Stalking and tracking
  • Wild foods, medicines and poisons
  • Emergency man made shelters
  • Natural Shelter building
  • How to use your 72 hour emergency equipment
  • Knife skills and camp craft
  • Bushcraft First Aid
  • Water purification
Prior to this activity you will receive a kit list that you will need to gather before you attend. This kit will make up the entirety of your 72 hour bug out bag. Be better prepared with this insightful and hugely exciting activity.
Duration: 2 Days - 1 Night
A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE AND OUTLOOK ON LIFE. The Survival Training offers outdoor learning at its best. Participants learn the skills needed to survive outdoors in all seasons, with winter being our most popular season for learning. Develop your bushcraft and survival skills to an extremely high standard, and finish with the knowledge, attitude and skills necessary to thrive in even the most challenging of situations and environments. This applies equally to the outdoors as it does to other aspects of a persons’ life. Find Out More

Course Content

  • Survival priorities and attitude, expedition planning, preparation and safety
  • Fire craft - safety, ignition, fire lays
  • Knife craft, safety, the law, carving and the use of woodland tools
  • Stalking, tracking, primitive technologies and weapons
  • Search and rescue, first aid, managing emergencies
  • Foraging for wild foods & medicines, outdoor cooking, sourcing and purifying water
  • Camp craft - safety and organisation
  • Effective communication, leadership, teamwork and wellbeing
  • Wild navigation, compass and map use, Morse code and night navigation
  • Shelter - natural and man made, rope craft, knots and tarpology
Duration: 1-2 Day
Visit one of our beautiful woodland sites and take part in one of our scheduled bushcraft days, or we can come to you and design something bespoke. Our highly skilled teachers and instructors tailor your session to meet your personal goals, delivering with fun and enthusiasm. Day and weekend sessions can include: Fire craft, shelter and camp craft, carving and woodland tools, fauna and flora ID, animal tracking, search and rescue, remote first aid, navigation techniques, expedition groundwork. We work with a variety of sites and happily chat to landowners to bring our courses and camps onsite to enhance their customers' experiences. Find Out More
We work with a variety of sites and happily chat to landowners to bring our courses and camps onsite to enhance their customers' experiences. Get in touch to find out what we can do for you.
Duration: 1 Day
Celebrate together for birthdays and special events. We can create the perfect combination of exciting activities at amazing locations so you can have fun as a team, family or group. Any of our bushcraft, survival and craft courses can be adapted for your event and we can also cook fabulous meals on the campfire. We also provide stag and hen dos tailored to you... You can have a challenge-based adventure honing survival skills or a chilled craft time out in nature. Or even go further afield around the world on one of our worldwide expeditions. Create deep connections between everyone and you'll have incredible stories to share around the campfire. Find Out More
We also provide stag and hen dos tailored to you... You can have a challenge-based adventure honing survival skills or a chilled craft time out in nature. Or even go further afield around the world on one of our worldwide expeditions. Create deep connections between everyone and you'll have incredible stories to share around the campfire.
Duration: 5-10 days
Once you are well trained and have a number of Polaris Outdoor experiences under your belt it is time to take things to the next level... The extreme winter survival trip is a 5-10 day excursion where your survival skills will be built up and tested to make you a truly ‘world ready’ traveller. Using minimal tools and equipment you will travel from place to place in the wilderness searching for food and resources. With your map skills resource caches can be found to enrich your experience. You will navigate difficult terrain, make important decisions, walk, canoe, scramble and wild camp in different conditions. Find Out More