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 TBA this year, and the final date for enrolment is September 9th.
An essential part of the course is a thorough read of the MSC Bushcraft Manual, which is available as a free download here: https://www.mountainsafety.org.nz/learn/resources/bushcraft-manual It is easy to read on a phone or other small screen device using Adobe Acrobat Reader in its Reading Mode.
The TTC Bushcraft 2021 training dates are:
|Registration closes||Tuesday September 9th||Read the MSC Bushcraft Manual! Cover to cover!|
|Navigation||Tuesday October 5th 5.30pm||TTC Hall|
|Day walk||Sunday October 10th 9am||Location - TBC|
|RAMS, Safety, First Aid||Tuesday October 12th, 5.30pm||TTC Hall|
|Day walk||Sunday October 17th, 9am||Location TBC|
|Trip planning, Leadership||Tuesday October 19th 5.30pm||TTC Hall|
|Bushcraft Weekend @ Smith Creek||Labour Weekend 9am Saturday - 5pm Monday||Smith Creek Map|
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 Aotearoa 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 a walk of 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 TBA this year. Food and the club membership fee are not included in the cost. The course fee covers items such as a pack liner, in-course handouts, and maps.
A compass is necessary equipment for this course. We recommend Silva adjustable dial compasses as they offer good design and build quality at a competitive price.
The completed enrolment form, course fee (TBA) 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 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
- if you prefer to meet and talk, come to our New Members evening.