Plant-based Survival - Weekend Course 22-23 Jan
Mangrove Mountain - private address (details sent after ticket purchase)
Jake will be cramming in as much information as possible, so be prepared to take a lot of notes.
Plant-based Survival - Weekend Course
Jake Cassar Bushcraft (JCB) acknowledges the Tradional Custodians and Elders past, present and emerging. JCB strives to interact with the land and all its inhabitants with the utmost respect.
Jake will be cramming in as much information as possible, SO BE PREPARED TO TAKE LOTS OF NOTES.
Even though this is a 2 day / one night event, we are offering the option to set up camp Friday afternoon at no extra cost - see below for more info.
** COURSE DETAILS **
Learn how to use a wide variety of useful wild plants from one of Australia's most experienced teachers. While this is an introductory weekend course, it is arguably one of Australia's most comprehensive courses for edible and medicinal, native and introduced plants (weeds).
This interactive, upbeat and informative weekend with Jake is designed for you to;
• understand how to establish and maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with the land and all its inhabitants
• be educated and build confidence regarding edible and medicinal native and introduced plants
• tips on safe and sustainable foraging
• tracking & survival skills
• preparation ideas and tasting wildfood
• sustainability & environmental awareness
• discover various bird calls and information regarding other wildlife in the area
• campfire stories, music and bushcraft related discussions
For those who have attended Jake's past courses, this weekend will offer even more in-depth educational teachings and the opportunity to spend more time learning around the campfire.
Each course differs according to the seasons, so for anyone that has attended a course previously, you will gain more information on the wild food and medicinal plants available in that particular season.
Suited to ethical omnivores, vegetarians and vegans and anyone wishing to learn more about medicinal & edible wild plants.
** Be sure to bring a notepad and pen, as you will need to take lots of notes to keep up with the volume of information you receive **
Please make sure you book in advance as these crash courses always sell out!
** DETAILS **
🌿 Start: Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd January 2022
🌿 Arrive: Saturday 9.45am sharp for a 10am start. (if you choose to set up camp the day before, please be at the same rendezvous point by no later than 4.30am on Friday 21st).
🌿 Finish: 4pm, Sunday 23rd January (approx)
🌿 Location to meet: All location details will be sent from TryBooking.com after your ticket is purchased - please check junk mail
🌿 Self Sufficient Camping: You will need to bring your own tent and all camping equipment (including food and water)
🌿 To bring: Warm / cool layers, walking shoes, sun hat, raincoat, bottle of water, notepad & pen and food. Please be prepared for colder nights
🌿 Food and drink: Bring all your food and water for the weekend. We will have a campfire to cook over if needed
🌿 Held at Ironbark Bushcamp at Mangrove Mountain (approx 90 minutes from Sydney) in a beautiful natural setting by Ironbark Creek.
🌿 Cost (for over 17 years only): $350pp for full weekend experience / $250 Concession (proof to be provided)
** PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING TICKET: **
It's worth noting that this is in a fairly remote area where there is no electricity, no amenities (pit toilets) and very limited phone reception. It would be worth making arrangements to let friends and family know that you may not be contactable for that period.
The location is not accessible by public transport, therefore coming by car is strongly recommended. Jake will meet everyone at a nearby location to lead you into his bushcamp.
Please also note that no dogs/pets are to be brought into the area.
All events go ahead rain, hail or shine!
* Cancellations. We are happy to fully refund your money if you cancel a week in advance, however, any cancellations within one week of the course start date we will refund 50% of your ticket or offer you a transfer to another date. (If we need to cancel the event because of severe weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances we will let you know in advance and fully refund all paid tickets).
For more information please email Emma French: email@example.com
** About Jake Cassar **
Jake has been described as an encyclopedia of bush knowledge, earning this reputation by spending months at a time living in the bush and subsiding largely from only what he can hunt, catch and gather.
Jake has worked with Aboriginal groups across Australia, former military trackers, and also did a week of training with American tracking legend, Tom Brown junior.
With over 25 years of experience doing survival missions into remote areas, Jake is considered by many to be one of Australia's foremost authorities on edible and medicinal wild plants.
As a conservationist, tracker and bushcraft teacher, Jake has featured on the History Chanel, BBC Radio (International) SBS (The Feed), ABC, National Indigenous Television, the Today Show on Chanel 9 and many more.
A political activist and award winning conservationist known for significant environmental wins including creating new #NationalParks on the #CentralCoast and protecting other large areas of bushland, Jake's personal stories are sure to captivate and inspire.
Jake is raw, upbeat, authentic (albeit a bit rough around the edges) and will take you on a journey of discovery that is GUARANTEED to change the way you look at the Aussie bush forever!
For our love of this ancient land,
Emma - JCB Events Manager
'We all have a role to play in creating a safe and sustainable future for our children. Indeed it is our ultimate responsibility.' Jake Cassar