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One of the best ways of learning the skills needed for going into the hills is to get yourself a Bushcraft Instruction course run by the Club. They're also a really great way of getting to know others who are new to the club or are relatively inexperienced.
Our Bushcraft course is run each year in February or March. This year we are trialing a intoductory weekend course at the Waerenga hut in Orongorongo Valley:
Planning meeting: Tuesday March 8th. Waerenga Weekend: Friday 18th - Sunday 20th
If you are interested but those dates don't suit you, please let us know so that we can schedule another course later in the year.
A range of bushcraft skills and lots of practical information and advice will be provided. A safe and supportive environment with friendly instructors will be provided to help you get the most out of tramping in the New Zealand bush.
Who is the course for?
The course is for people who are new to tramping or just want to build their confidence. Itís also a great way to meet new people. Participants are required to become a member of the Tararua Tramping Club.
What will you learn
Courses are run by experienced people who will provide you with the latest techniques and will cover such things as:
- what's hot and what's not in food;
- clothing and equipment;
- map-reading and using a compass;
- river crossing;
- basic first aid;
- environmental awareness; and
- trip planning and safety.
Participants who complete the course receive a certificate of accomplishment.
How fit do you need to be?
Participants need to be able to complete 10km per day carrying a light weight pack, and will be organised into groups of a similar fitness. Please contact us if you are unsure about your fitness.
If you want to find out more about it - whether or not you are a club member - just contact Peter Barber -> mailto:ttc-bushcraft [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website on 027 750 5443.
How much does it cost
Food and the club membership fee are not included in the cost. While the accomodation is free to club members, there is a course fee to cover expenses such as the manual, map, transport, and cooker fuel.
The completed enrolment form, course fee ($65) and membership in the club (or submitted application form) are required ASAP to secure your place on the course. Once you have done this, we can send you advance material to study before the course.
Please pay your fees by internet banking: 02 0500 0022732 00. Under the Statement Details put and your for Bushcraft fees, and and your for your membership fee.
- Please try the online enrolment form online
- or print it post it to Bushcraft, Tararua Tramping Club, PO Box 1008, Wellington 6140
And to become a TTC member please:
- download our enrolment form, fill it in and post to Membership, Tararua Tramping Club, PO Box 1008, Wellington 6140.