Our Thailand bushcraft and survival courses are not only about surviving but flourishing in the natural jungle of Southern Thailand with the help of a few tools.
This is the perfect family vacation too. We love teaching bushcraft skills to kids. We love teaching children jungle survival skills and they really seem to love learning these new skills… especially building fires and making shelters.
Our bushcraft courses differ from our jungle survival courses in that we take tools such as knives, containers, cooking implements, rope, and other camping gear into the wilderness.
Thriving in the tropical jungles of Southern Thailand involves the possession of ancient, aboriginal skills and knowledge.
True survival is all about making decisions that affect your longevity and a focus on safety is paramount to this end.
You will not jump off of any cliffs, cross raging rivers, go snake hunting, or scale cliffs to get a better idea about where you are located. This makes for more interesting TV, but it is not what you do in a true survival situation.
Thai people have lived off of the jungle for eons and many, to this day, still do to a large degree. Their knowledge of edible and medicinal plants is very inspiring.
Our bushcraft course includes methods for obtaining and carrying water, making fire, shelter building, foraging for food, building various traps, fishing using of tools such as knives, traditional Thai jungle knives (in lieu of an axe or machete), modern cordage, cooking gear and other slightly modern instruments.
In addition, the course involves making containers from natural materials, making rope, choosing and making a campsite, starting and building fires using various friction methods, navigation, plus a lot more.
With a minimalistic approach, you will learn what is useful and what is truly unnecessary to take with you.
Of course, a true survivalist can survive with almost nothing, bushcraft assumes that you meant to stay out in the wilds for a little bit longer and planned accordingly.
You will learn what to take on your next backpacking, paddling, fishing, or backcountry trip, just in case you find yourself slightly lost.