Location : Chidlow
When : Friday 18 October 2018 at 5pm

Off The Beaten Track WA has teamed up with outback survival guru, Bob Cooper to host a two day WA Outback Survival Course based in Chidlow.

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.

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.

The WA Outback Survival Course Weekender provides you with 2 nights bush camping with a campfire classroom set up for those interested in learning or honing their basic/advanced survival knowledge, 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.

Date/Time: The course starts Friday 18 October 2019 at 5pm and finishes Sunday 20 October 2019 around 4pm.

Subjects covered include:

  • Psychology of fear and priorities for survival
  • Navigation with compass, sun, moon and stars
  • Water procurement and management techniques
  • Avoiding poisoning by toxic vegetation
  • Edible and medicinal plants
  • Modern and traditional survival kits and skills
  • Snake awareness and bite treatment
  • Alternative fire-lighting methods, including friction
  • Emergency signals, day and night
  • String making out of natural fibres
  • Plus many more useful lessons to make your outings safer

Price: $695 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
  • A Bob Cooper Survival Kit, Snake Bite Kit and Emergency 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.

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Details Price Qty
Adult - Full Price $695.00 (AUD)  
Adult - Installment 1 $250.00 (AUD)  
Adult - Installment 2 $250.00 (AUD)  
Adult - Installment 3 (due by 15 September 2019) $195.00 (AUD)  

Booking and cancellation policy

No-shows and cancellations received within 48 hours of hike departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee. Cancellations received 48hrs – 1 week prior will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations received 1 week + can have a full refund or credit towards another event. Customers can transfer their booking to a friend or family member with no penalty but must advise in writing so Off The Beaten Track WA can provide confirmation information to this individual. All bookings are made via Stripe or Paypal. Off The Beaten Track WA will incur the 2.9% + $0.30 transaction fees for the booking transaction. If a customer cancels their booking within the timeframes eligible for a full/part refund. Their refund amount will be minus the transaction fees of the original booking. If Off The Beaten Track WA cancels an event due to inclement weather you will be eligible to transfer amounts paid to another departure date or alternatively receive a full refund.