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Learn to Survive an Apocalypse! -FULL

October 6, 2017 at 10:00 am - October 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm


Welcome to Wild Harvests survival-skills training weekend for Preppers.

What is Prepping? This course is now full!

Prepping is the process of preparing for an uncertain future  – a prepper is a person who is actively learning skills or putting-by for the event of this uncertain future and whatever it brings.  Whether learning to fish or cook from scratch over fire, attending self-defence or first aid classes, sewing your own clothes – a prepper can be male or female and will be looking to ready themselves for any eventuality.  This could be economic collapse, power-down or pandemic rendering the usual services available in society such as food provision, transport, heating, clean water, waste collection and access to money unavailable (please see blog post ‘Future Proofing Your Family’ for more info.)

This weekend is like no other – you will experience basic off-grid living whilst listening to talks and undertaking practical workshops such as:

  • First Aid inc. surgical skills practice
  • Wild medicine including making a herbal wound healing ointment and infection busting tincture
  • Fire-lighting including urban fire-lighting
  • Food security (short and long-term) including – making a fish trap, setting snares, wild food foraging, campfire cooking, preserving food for long term storage, what to stock, preparing a bird/rabbit for the fire,
  • Finding and Purifying Water
  • Target Practice using a range of: cross-bow, instinctive archery wooden recurve bows and air rifles and pistol.
  • Navigation – map and compass together with ‘natural’ navigation
  • Communication
  • Barter and Exchange – Currency in Societal Breakdown
  • Caches – Hidden Storage of Resources
  • Illumination – short and long-term
  • Hiding
  • Shelter Building

*subjects may change depending on availability of tutors and resources.



The weekend includes Tipi accommodation or tent pitch, lunches, refreshments and any materials used.

Price: A life-saving skills weekend for just £99!

Can you afford to miss this?

The teachers are:

Di Hammill Despite an unconventional upbringing Di went on to study at post-graduate level and has completed courses in psychology (with a keen interest in the psychology of resilience), rural crafts and sustainable land management. She is a qualified Adult Ed. tutor and Youth and Community Worker. For over a decade Di has ran wild food walks and self-sufficiency skills workshops and is now called upon Nationally for self-sufficency advice at shows and in the media. She raised her own children off-grid, alone in a remote North Yorks dale, collecting firewood, foraging and bathing in the river, lining the childrens wellies with roadkill rabbit fur, she has lived the ultimate self-sufficient life.  In 2016 Di won gold in the British Tae Kwon Do ladies lightweight and can service her own car.

Lee Wood is an all-round geek, whether it’s making impromptu wooden accommodation (recently having attended a French refugee camp make an assessment of their emergency shelters and make suggestions for improvements), basic electrics/plumbing, science and biology especially as applied to aquaponic plant growing, he also has long held interests in self-defence (particularly wrestling techniques). Lee also teaches instinctive archery at Wild Harvest


  Paul Dore  is a regular face at Wild Harvest teaching archery, leather work and fire-lighting, he also runs Paul Dore Bushcraft and sells his leatherwork all round the world.

A First Aid Trainer  will also be asked to join and will be listed shortly.




October 6, 2017 at 10:00 am
October 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm
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Wild Harvest


Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance
Boundary Farm
York, YO42 4TA United Kingdom
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Preppers Weekend£99.00

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