Please don't go out and spend loads of money on shiny new kit. Part of the philosophy of bushcraft is to carry less by learning more. Come along to one of our courses, spend some time figuring out what the essentials are, before spending money on kit that you may find you don't really need.

To book, call Bushcraft Ireland on 087 2266922, or email for a booking form.



  • Based out of an expedition type camp. The first meal on Friday night is supplied. A basic breakfast is also supplied. Please bring along your own food for all other meals, call me or email for more info.

  • Walking boots, ( or working boots).

  • Waterproof clothing, (see note below).

  • Notebook and pencil, (for those memories).

  • Personal first aid kit, (include plasters, antiseptic wipes, personal medication).

  • Insect repellent and sunscreen.

  • Torch (plus spare batteries).


Please do NOT bring your own knives or other cutting tools. We will supply you with a bushcraft knife. If you are doing the Basic Bushcraft course it is yours to keep.

You will be loaned other appropriate equipment when needed.

Alcohol is NOT allowed on any of our courses.


  • Tent or Tarp.

  • Sleeping bag (preferably 3 season).

  • Sleeping mat.

  • At least 2 changes of clothing, see note below.

  • Plate, cutlery, mug, drying up cloth.

  • Towel and wash kit. ( please use Bio-degradable products were possible).

  • 10 M of para. cord or similar.


  • Camp chair

  • Binoculars

  • Camera


For all our courses we recommend that you bring practical outdoor clothing that will dry quickly.

In cold weather its better to have several layers of clothing rather than one or two heavy layers. You should bring a warm hat, waterproof / windproof jacket.

Try to avoid cotton T-shirts, these will stay wet and will conduct heat away from the body. Bring a couple of woolly jumpers or fleeces, (wool is better).

Avoid bringing jeans, they take a long time to dry, a pair of old combats or work trousers are ideal. A pair of strong walking boots are essential, also as many changes of socks as you can fit into your rucksack.


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