Tararua Tramping Club
TTC Bush Craft
One of the best ways of learning the skills needed for going into the hills is to get yourself on one of the Bushcraft Instruction courses run by the Club. They're also a really great way of getting to know others who may not yet be club members or are relatively inexperienced.
Courses are run by experienced people who will provide you with the latest techniques and will cover such things as:
Bushcraft courses are run each year beginning in February. They comprise a series of evening sessions held in the clubrooms,and three weekend trips.
The last one of these weekends is always good value. This is the one where you get to plan and "execute" a full weekend trip (in small teams) visiting a series of map references given to you by an instructor.
Naturally, these places are off the beaten track ... but don't worry, your intrepid instructor will make sure you make it out in time for dinner on Sunday night, if by some small chance you become geographically embarrassed. GPSs not allowed!
If you think you might be interested in taking part in the next course turn up on New Members Evening, Tuesday 29th January 2013 at 7:30pm for 8pm at the clubrooms, when we will be taking enrolments (bring your $120 course fee). If you want to find out more about it - whether or not you are a club member - just contact Malcolm Cunningham -> mailto:ttc-bushcraft [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website on (04) 905 2115.
This year's course starts in early February. The course runs for six weeks alternating between Thursday night lectures (7pm at the clubrooms) and practical weekends. The dates are:
The course fee is $120 includes three maps for the practical weekends, the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council Bushcraft Manual, and transport costs.