« Women's Outback Survival Course Chidlow, WA

Category:
Short Breaks
Code:
ADV0366
Dates/Times:
June 8th, 2018 – June 10th, 2018
Start Time:
4.00pm
Duration:
2 Nights
From:
AU$695.00
Location:
Chidlow, WA

 

Survival situations cannot be anticipated, they just happen. Whether or not you survive such a situation largely depends on the decisions you make in the first few hours. Your decisions can be made easier if you have had some training in what is known as bush survival.

These courses are conducted near Chidlow, one hour’s drive from Perth in the Hills.

The course starts Friday 4.00pm and finishes Sunday afternoon around 4.00pm

You will have 2 nights bush camping with a campfire classroom set up for all those interested in learning or honing their basic/advanced survival knowledge on how to have a safer or more adventurous wilderness experience, and of course what to do when ‘Plan A’ is not going the way you intended it to.

Many irrational fears cloud people’s engagement with our wilderness – even in the bushlands of suburbia. The fear of snakes, spiders, becoming lost and being alone are all acquired fears. Survival skills can replace fear with respect for, and trust in, nature. Such knowledge enables people to walk freely and feel safer in our natural environment. As a society we need to recapture the survival skills and empathy with nature which our ancestors instinctively knew. True appreciation and understanding of our natural environment may be the only factor that saves it, and, on occasions, us. This course is a contribution to this necessary new awareness.

 

Bob Coopers Outback Survival HandbookSubjects covered include:

  • Psychology of survival

  • Navigation

  • Water procurement techniques

  • Alternative fire-lighting methods

  • Edible and medicinal plants

  • Avoiding poisoning by toxic vegetation

  • Stellar and solar navigation

  • Modern and traditional survival skills

  • Snake awareness

  • Useful and harmful sea coast creatures

  • Day and night signals

  • Plus many more useful lessons to make your outings safer.

 
 
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT BOB COOPER - OUR FACILITATOR
 

For over 30 years Bob has honed his survival skills by learning from many traditional cultures. His experiences include living for extended periods with Aboriginal people in our Western Desert, sharing bushcraft abilities with the Bushmen of the Kalahari in Botswana also with the Lakota Sioux Indians in Dakota and jungle time with the Orang Asli people in Malaysia.

His roles have included instructing the Special Forces Units, conducting survival courses throughout Australia, lecturing with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service on survival in the Mexican Desert and delivering wilderness lessons in the UK.

Bob has also organised many projects throughout Australia, from social adventures with movie stars and other international celebrities to personal development courses for Youth at Risk.

In 2000 National Geographic America filmed Bob conducting his advanced survival courses in the television series True Survivors which featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. More recently he has participated in two documentaries with the BBC in the UK and a segment on 60 Minutes in Australia.

Bob’s long term commitment to protecting and enhancing the enjoyment of people venturing or working in the Australian bush, won his Outback Safety and Survival Course the prestigious Excellence in Safety Training Award, from the State chapter of the Safety Institute of Australia in 1996.

Over the years Bob has witnessed the fear of death during land, sea and air mishaps where a potentially fatal outcome, for himself or others, was real. Survival skills can replace fear with respect for, and trust in, nature. Such knowledge enables people to walk freely and be nurtured by the “soul food” of the natural environment.

Many irrational fears cloud people’s engagement with the outback - and even with natural habitats in suburbia. Fear of snakes, spiders, being lost or alone are acquired fears. Knowledge is the key to dispelling them.

As a society we need to recapture the survival skills and empathy with nature which our ancestors instinctively knew. True appreciation of our natural environment may be the only factor that saves it and, on occasions, us.

Teaching is Bob’s contribution to this necessary new awareness.

Bob Coopers Outback Survival Handbook

The course fee: $695.00 (includes GST) per person

Your fee includes:

  • 2 nights & 2 days of practical and theoretical instruction in the bush with Bob Cooper and other qualified instructors

  • All meals and accommodation fees on the weekend are included

  • Your own Bob Cooper Survival Kit, Snake Bite Treatment Kit and Survival Blanket

  • On successful completion of the course, you will be presented with the Outback Survival Certificate.

Detailed joining instructions will be sent to all participants prior to the course commencing.

Minimum age 14 years. Minors to be accompanied by a parent/guardian

 

 

 

 

HOW TO BOOK:

TO SECURE YOUR PLACE, CLICK ON THE BOOK NOW BUTTON BELOW, FILL OUT OUR BOOKING FORM & SUBMIT.  WE WILL THEN PROVIDE YOU WITH A TAX INVOICE FOR YOUR DEPOSIT OF $300.00 - ONCE PAID, YOUR PLACE IS CONFIRMED.

 

 

 


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