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BC Guide Expedition Skills

This is a one day training course based on the British Canoeing Expedition skills module.  The syllabus is wide and we can flex it to meet your requirements, whether sea kayakers, expedition white water paddlers, canoeists or indeed trekkers.  The course is aimed at people wishing to guide others, to enhance their skill sets and depth of knowledge; it will make your trips safer and more interesting.  The course is one of the qualifying modules to BC Guide endorsement.  The one day option is £95.  There is an option to include a journey and wild bushcraft style camp, or include the content in to a multi-day trip.

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Camp Craft

Look at campsite selection, the law and Leave No Trace camping ethics. Learn about tent options, and how to put them up properly and securely.  Consider the impact of your group on others and the environment.

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Expedition Food & Cooking

Learn about camp hygiene, how to dispose of human and food waste.  Keep yourself clean and safe on expedition.   Learn about expedition nutrition, how to find and make water safe for drinking.

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Camp Fires

Learn how to responsibly build and enjoy campfires, and ensure that there is no environmental damage or indeed sign of your fire.  Learn different cooking methods on open fires.

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Expedition Skills

Consider special expedition issues such as bears, insects and injury prevention.  Look at the issues of foraging for wild foods, the joy of nature and the environmental impact of expeditions.

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Equipment & Procedures

Practise using tarps for temporary or emergency shelter.  Look at useful expedition rope work, knife work and essential expedition emergency equipment and protocols.

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Expedition Dynamics

Consider the special human dynamics on expedition, group dynamics, conflict resolution and simple issues such as the importance of sleep, alcohol and leading by example.