The success of any trap lies in its simplicity.
In this course, you will gain a greater awareness of the potential risks, consequences and repercussions of setting traps. You will learn to set realistic goals, understanding how trapping fits into an overall survival strategy and choosing appropriate types of traps for the target species.
Part of the course will focus on animal behaviour and observation. You will learn how to place your trap in optimal locations- enhancing your chances of success. Plan to construct and test (indoors) diverse traps, trigger mechanisms and learn how to manage your traps once they are set. You will also prepare a plan for what you will do if you catch something- learning to deal with the many possible consequences of “success.”
The course will cover the following topics:
- Purpose of Trapping
- Applications of Tracking in Survival
Prerequisite: Discover Camping (or by challenging the Discover Camping or any other Fundamental Bushcraft or Survival course)
- You must be over 18 years of age to attend this course unaccompanied.
- Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Each place booked is for one person only, so each course attendee must have their own booking.
- This course is not suitable for young people under the age of fifteen.
In the best interest of keeping to an efficient schedule and eating as well as possible, the chores of food storage, preparation and cooking on speciality courses are supervised by a Timeless Journey® Camp Chef who will provide breakfast, two hot meals cooked on an open fire each day and two snacks. Therefore, the food is included as part of the course fee.
At each hot meal, three-course participants will be assigned the duties of:
- collecting firewood
- assisting the camp chef in preparing the meal
- cleaning up the camp kitchen
A duty rotation schedule will be posted at the beginning of the course.
The meal plan on speciality courses will reflect the course content and exercises planned for the day. We will provide you with a detailed menu in your booking confirmation. Please let us know in your booking package or feel free to contact the office if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies and we will try our best to accommodate your requests.
At the base camp, we provide fresh fruit, cookies, drinking water, tea and coffee.
You are welcome to make or buy your own gear. Although we would like to encourage you to be as self-reliant as possible, all gear used by students in the course must meet the safety standards of the Quartermaster. In some cases, it may be wise to contact the Quartermaster if you have any questions or doubts about gear crafting projects you would like to undertake in preparation or if you would like to make substitutions to the items listed on the Standard Clothing and Equipment Checklist (Overnight).
In the Survival Trapping Strategies course, we will try to help supply you with used gear for rent if you are unable to find, borrow or purchase gear for the course. To ensure a selection and availability of the items you require, please submit the Standard Clothing and Equipment Checklist (Overnight) to the Quartermaster at least two weeks prior to the start of the course.
Course Schedules and Specifications:
The Survival Trapping Strategies Course is offered several times a year, in different conditions, seasons and locations in Canada. Check the list below and read the specifications carefully to make sure that you are signing up for the right course.
STRS 11/17/19 • Survival Trapping Strategies (6 Days, 5 Nights) • West Kootenay Campus • $1300.00
Course Dates: Sunday, November 17th, 2019 to Friday, November 22nd, 2019
- Start Time: 3 pm on Sunday, November 17th, 2019
- End Time: 3 pm on Friday, November 22nd, 2019
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 3rd, at 6:00 pm
Location: Timeless Journey® West Kootenay Campus near Winlaw, BC, Canada
- Bushcraft Instructor: TBA
- Assistant Bushcraft Instructor: Andrew Crawford-White