The survival and bushcraft programme is shaped around a group of six to twelve people and is appropriate for individuals, families, school groups, and as team-building for small companies and public services (fire service, police, paramedics, social services, foresters, etc.).
The programme is adaptable according to the actual situation on the terrain, time of year and weather conditions, group dynamics and experience of participants.
The route through this ancient forest will inspire and exhilarate you, while the presence of magnificent trees, a friendly connection with the group, and feeling in touch with yourself will thoroughly feed your soul.
Kočevje and the River Kolpa.
Reception at Brnik Airport (SLO), and transfer through the capital to Kocevje, a town in the middle of the woods.
A welcome including a spread of home-made and wild food in the tourist centre.
Transport to the forest and accommodation in a quirky cottage on the edge of Kočevski Rog. Sightseeing, and a colourful presentation of local history and culinary socialising with the owner of the cottage.
Presentation of the programme for survival in nature. Equipment inspection with opportunity to buy things you may have forgotten.
Dinner consisting of local food and drink, informal socialising by the fire.
Rest for the night.
Early rise and abundant breakfast.
Preparation for staying in the forest: basics of bushcraft, basic tools, moving around and orientation on the terrain, safety guidelines.
Hike to the location where we’ll build a camp from natural materials.
Full day learning survival skills: recognising plants, animals and materials, gathering and preparation of wild food, manufacturing utensils, tools and weapons, etc.
Full day learning survival skills. Consolidating knowledge of already gained skills and learning new ones: tracking and ancient hunting techniques, fire-building techniques, making torches, etc.
Short thematic hikes and observing animals by night. Programme includes basic survival skills, with emphasis on authentic contact with nature and responding to situations in nature as they arise.
This kind of living in nature can deepen our connection with our own true self, and for that reason our programme of Survival in Nature includes elements of preserving one’s wellbeing.
Living in nature goes even deeper on day four, and the difference between this and an everyday, urban way of life will become very obvious.
We will use our exhaustion to learn about efficient use of power. We will tear down the camp and try to conceal the traces of our presence in the forest as much as possible.
Return to Kočevje town and accommodation in the guesthouse. Break for shower and short rest.
Plentiful formal dinner of local cuisine and final ceremony.
Informal socialising, sharing new stories.
Rest for the night.
Breakfast. In the event of an afternoon flight, there is an opportunity for independent sightseeing around town (square, church, museum, lake, etc.) by bicycle or on foot.
For an additional payment we can provide guided tours and short 1-2 hour trips (panoramic flight, viewpoints: Fridrihštajn, Mestni vrh, Ajbel, Ograja by Kolpa River, Bear’s learning path, etc).
Early in the afternoon sorting out the formalities, chance to buy souvenirs and home-made crafts for friends.
Escort to the airport and waving goodbye to Slovenia.
Less equipment means easier movement and more genuine experience of the wilderness.
You can buy or rent equipment at the location.
Bespoke dates available - please use the enquire form below.