18 Hours

Grit Factor ?

Course Information

Learn new skills Bear Grylls style on our overnight adventure - what will you do to survive?

“Whenever you do something beyond your ‘comfort zone’ and realize you are still standing, the more you will believe that the impossible is actually possible.”
Bear Grylls
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The BGSA “Wild Camp” Survival Course is a great introduction to learn wilderness survival skills and has been designed to whet your appetite for our 24Hr courses in the Brecon Beacons and South Downs or one of our extreme courses in either Dartmoor or Scotland. This overnight course teaches Bear’s tried and tested survival techniques and is lead by his expert, knowledgeable and experienced instructors. Learn how to set traps & snares and identify animal runs, to forage for wild edible food to supplement your diet, how to build your emergency survival shelter and create a fire that will keep you alive. Although only an overnight course, lots is packed in, its fast and dynamic. You will move through the terrain fast and efficiently and learn how to navigate without a compass. For your evening meal, and cooked over an open fire, you'll prepare wild game such as fish, rabbit and pheasant. By night you will learn more skills with astro navigation techniques and employing night vision goggles on a stalking exercise. Day two will rise early with some situation awareness training and self defence followed by a casualty evacuation exercise. Put all your new found skills to practice to get your fellow survivalists safely back to civilisation.

  • Learn how to identify animal runs and lay traps and snares
  • Build an emergency survival shelter.
  • Make a signal fire.
  • Learn useful and lifesaving knots.
  • Learn how to camouflage and conceal yourself from wild animals.
  • Navigation techniques.
  • Wild food preparation.
  • Astro navigation
  • Forage for wild edible food.
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Wild Food preparation

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Building a live saving fire


  • Each course runs from 15:00 to 10:00 the following day.
  • Inclusive of an evening meal and breakfast, the accommodation you build and all survival equipment is on loan for the duration of the course, including: knife, mug, sleeping bag and liner, sleeping mat, rucksack and liner, head torch and water bottle.
  • On successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Bear Grylls Survival Academy badge and certificate.

Looking for a private course? Book this today by giving us a call and speaking to a member of the team. We would be delighted to create an exclusive course for you and your group!


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South Downs (near London)
Though less than an hour from London by train, this landscape has plenty of difficult terrain, including rivers, lakes, steep ascents and undulating countryside. In British winter and summer conditions alike, it will be a challenging and demanding environment in which to survive.

These items will all help you to survive! Please note, all of the clothing and equipment that you bring must be appropriate to the environment and the time of year. This is just a guide and you may not require all the kit. Your instructors will let you know what to take out into the wilderness on arrival-any extra kit can be secured at base camp.

…and don't forget a bag full of positive attitude!