As a new TTC member, one of the best ways of learning the skills needed for going into the hills is to attend a Bushcraft Instruction course run by the Club. They're also a really great way of getting to know others who are also new to the club or are relatively inexperienced.
TTC Bushcraft costs $85 this year, and the final date for enrolment is August 4th.
An essential part of the course is a thorough read of the MSC Bushcraft Manual, which will be issued four weeks before the first evening session.
The TTC Bushcraft 2020 training dates are:
|Bushcraft MSC manuals issue||Tuesday August 11th 7pm||TTC Hall|
|Map and Compass||Tuesday Sept 8th 5.30pm||TTC Hall|
|Day walk||Sunday Sept 13th 9am||Location - TBC|
|RAMS, Safety, First Aid||Tuesday Sept 15th, 5.30pm||TTC Hall|
|Day walk||Sunday Sept 20th, 9am||Location TBC|
|Trip planning, Leadership||Tuesday September 22nd 5.30pm||TTC Hall|
|Bushcraft Weekend @ Waerenga||Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th October,||Waerenga Hut, Orongorongo River Valley|
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 share with you with their 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.
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.
How much does it cost?
TTC Bushcraft costs $85 this year. Food and the club membership fee are not included in the cost. The course fee covers items such as the MSC Bushcraft manual, a pack liner, accommodation, and maps.
A compass is necessary equipment for this course. We recommend Silva compasses as they offer good design and build quality at a reasonable price.
The completed enrolment form, course fee ($85) and membership in the club (or submitted membership application form) are required to secure your place on the course. The MSC Bushcraft manual is required pre-reading, and will be issued at New Menbers Night, before the first Bushcraft Meeting.
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 use the online enrolment form.
- visit our Joining page and complete our online membership application form
If you want to find out more about it - whether or not you are a club member:
- just contact Peter Barber -> mailto:ttc [period] bushcraft [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website on 027 750 5443 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- if you prefer to meet and talk, our New Members evening is 11th February at TTC Hall in Moncrieff St., Mt. Victoria, Wellington; there will be a short presentation about the course, and a chance to talk afterwards.