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Sat, 15 Oct


Bovey Tracey

Bushcraft Footpad Course

Learn to be self-reliant and how to feed yourself in the wild with our Footpad Course!

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Bushcraft Footpad Course
Bushcraft Footpad Course

Time & Location

15 Oct 2022, 10:00 – 17:00

Bovey Tracey, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot TQ13, UK


About the Event

Footpad was a name given to a highwayman in the 16th-19th century, who operated on foot rather than horseback. In this course we learn some of the skills that would have been needed for a life on the road (although we won't quite be going to the extent of teaching how to hijack a carriage!).

Living comfortably for long lengths of time outdoors requires a serious level of self-reliance and resourcefulness. This includes being able to maintain your own equipment, an understanding of native flora & fauna and being able to light a fire & cook in all weathers.

To make life somewhat easier, some items would be pre-prepared and carried on the person. We’ll look at methods for creating tinders from natural and man-made items which can be easily transported and taken away with you.

A key focus of this course is game preparation, you will be instructed in how to prepare one or more game animals for cooking. 

Attendees will ideally have a good level of knowledge and application of core bushcraft skills, such as knife, saw and axe work and fire lighting. 

If you're preparing for a life of self-reliance, this is the course for you!

Lunch (a Footpad Feast of venison/rabbit/pheasant!), tea & coffee included! 


  • Adult

    Pay what you want
    +Service fee



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