Gift Idea's: 5 Great Camping Experiences

Some great gift idea for the person who loves camping and learning new things.
Value Pick​
Introduction to Bushcraft
Introductions to Bushcraft​
Best Pick​
Woodland Survival and Bush Craft Course
Woodland Survival and Bush Craft Course
Premium Pick​
Weekend Survival Camp Experience
Weekend Survival Camp Experience ​
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The Best Gift Idea’s: Camping Experiences​

Whether you are buying these for yourself as a nice little treat or whether your buying for someone, we have reviewed the best ones on the market to make your decision easier.

The great thing about buying a gift like this for someone is that you are treating them to an actual experience, something they will remember and hopefully use again. Got to be better than a pair of socks.

The majority of these are a voucher, which means the recipient can book the experience when its most convenient for them.

Value Pick

Introduction to Bushcraft

Introductions to Bushcraft

Limited Locations

About the Experience

Bushcraft is all about using the natural environment to survive. Ray Mears and Bear Grylls have made bushcraft a very popular experience and this is your chance to learn some basic skills.

Sunrise Bushcraft, a wilderness bushcraft and survival school, offers a fantastic selection of bushcraft and survival courses teaching various survival skills from around the world. Sunrise pride themselves on realistic survival courses that are enjoyable and practical, to them it’s not just a course, it’s a way of life!

There is a lot in the great outdoors that can help you survive, whether you’re in the woods or stuck in open fields, there is always something close by to offer shelter and food. This is your chance to spend a day building fires, making shelter and learning survival tips from experts. The perfect gift for anyone that enjoys taking part in outdoor activities and learning vital survival skills!

Our Thoughts

This course will try and teach you all the basic bushcraft skills in about 5 hours.

While the voucher is for one person and you can buy more, there might be other people on the course – which I liked, it got me to meet other like minded individuals. I got chatting to a guy named Jon (without the h) and we’re off camping together to try some of the skills we learnt.

Our instructor was very knowledgable and friendly but most importantly there was one member of the struggling and he took the extra time and effort to make sure she could do it all. He repeated the steps several times, giving 1 to 1 advice. So don’t worry if you have never done this before, it was designed for a person like you.

Best Pick

Woodland Survival and Bush Craft Course

Woodland Survival and Bush Craft Course

Three locations across the UK.

About the Experience

Do you see yourself as the next Bear Grylls? Or maybe the might and power of Rambo is more your style? Well, it’s time to put your survival skills to the test with this full day course! You’ll be taught everything you need to survive in the wild during a jam-packed itinerary deigned by ex-military special forces veterans. You’ll be learning everything from building shelters to lighting a fire and preparing and cooking wild food, but practical skills aren’t the only thing you need to survive in the wild. You need to have your head in the game, be smart, keep calm and stay vigilant so you’ll also get a tutorial on the psychology of survival!

Our Thoughts

Full days course and goes into some detail.

You will have all the basic skills you will ever need to go off on your own and starting exploring more of our beautiful planet.

It covers the four basic elements.

  • Building Shelters
  • Collecting water and making it safe to drink
  • Starting a fire
  • Preparing wild food and how to cook it.

So you will be able to have somewhere dry to sleep in, water to drink, food in your stomach and warmth from a fire – the basics of surviving. 

Premium Pick

Weekend Survival Camp Experience

Weekend Survival Camp Experience

Limited Locations

About the Experience

The perfect gift for anyone who fancies him or herself as the next Bear Grylls, this full-on experience will teach you how to stay alive out in the wild. Leave behind modern conveniences and learn how to live on your wits, skills and instincts. You’ll use branches and leaves to make a shelter, forage berries and plants, and generally use what you can find to keep yourselves alive. Surprise yourself with your resourcefulness, and learn life-saving tips from the experienced bushcraft and wilderness skills experts. These instructors have experienced everything from sub-zero Arctic conditions to the depths of the jungle environments, in over half a century of survival experience between them. They’ll teach you how to build a shelter, feed yourself, and stay safe when you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere in fear for your life. You’ll learn basic survival techniques like building traps and snares, lighting fires by friction, building shelters, navigation, using cutting tools safely, water purification, and how to cook when you’re hundreds of miles from a microwave.

Our Thoughts

It’s not much different from the one day course in terms of the basic elements. 

However as you have more time you really hone in on them skills. Plus you learn additional skills like setting traps and navigation.

The great advantage is you get to sleep in the shelter you have built and if you know your going to be spending the night in the shelter it doesn’t half motivate you to make sure its perfect. That was what I found the difference between the one day and the two day courses. The only day was great, but the added pressure of knowing you was sleeping in your shelter 

 

Other

Fire Lighting Masterclass for Two at Endeavour

Fire Lighting Masterclass

Limited Locations

About the Experience

Become a real fire starter with a unique experience at Endeavour for two. Taking it all back to basics, you’ll engage in a four-hour survival session, learning how to quickly light and manage a fire with only what nature provides. Besides it being great fun, this is one of the most important skills that any adventurer would want to master! Be like Bear and explore a range of ancient techniques that will act as emergency skills if you’re ever lost out in the wet and wild. This experience is ideal for both keen outdoor wanderers and those looking to impress their camper friends.

Our Thoughts

Great course is fire lighting is your weak area. It was great that this course is for two people.

You might ask what can you learn about lighting a fire in 4 hours – surely once you have learnt to light a fire what more can you do.

Well you would be wrong, there are many ways to light a fire depending what’s around you. 

Great fun and lighting a fire is an essential survivial skill.

Even if you know how to light a fire, take a long a friend which doesn’t.

Other

Bushcraft Experience with Wild Survivor

Bushcraft Experience with Wild Survivor

Limited Locations

About the Experience

Bushcraft is all about using the natural environment to survive. Ray Mears and Bear Grylls have made bushcraft a very popular experience and this is your chance to learn some basic skills.

There is a lot in the great outdoors that can help you survive. Whether you’re in the woods or stuck in open fields, there is always something close by to offer shelter and food.

Spend a day building fires, making shelter and learning survival tips from experts.

This experience includes fire lighting and marshmallow cooking, to learning the basic skills to survive in the wild. Lunch is included.

Our Thoughts

It’s not much different to the any of the other day courses mentioned above.

Yes, you do get a real expert – not to say the ones from the other courses aren’t, just don’t expect to see Bear Grylls or any other ‘TVExpert’, don’t get me wrong these guys know there stuff and are very knowledgable.

 

If none of these are suitable, you could always just book them a weekend away.

I would also like to thank everyone who responded with suggestions of ones to try.

There were others which we tried which we felt didn’t quite make this list.

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