3 DAY TOUR ($1,850 PP AUD)
The 3 Day Ucles Wild Tour has been designed as a basic introductory to the Australian Outback. Clients will experience a crash course on survival aspects, with a particular focus on hunting strategies. Each Day will comprise of a 10Km trek where basic aspects such as water collection, shelter building and wild food preparation will be taught.
Outside the survival realm there is an aspect of the tour that introduces you to wildlife encounters; it is here that I will show you how I capture a number of wild species, including venomous snakes and feral animals such as Boars.
TOUR PACKAGE INCLUSION
All food and transport is included within the tour package. Airport pickup and drop off is organised with the client, if there are nearby suitable locations within the Sydney area where the client would like to be picked up from then these arrangements can be made on consultation.
Food will be purchased for the client at the nearest Coles or Woolworths, suitable foods which are light weight, compact and long life such as muesli bars, noodles, nuts and dried food are highly recommended as an additional dietary intake.
All necessary equipment will be supplied including; toiletries, first aid, sleeping bags, swags, cooking instruments and additional camping needs. Medications or other medical needs must be identified within the health screening application.
The following guideline to your tour will encompass: 5 factors which will aid in your survival.
Learn how to make a shelter from a number of natural resources, different shelters are designed around different landscapes and climatic considerations.
There are a number of natural forming shelters which can be found in the Australian Outback, from cave formations and escarpment outcrops to large debris piles accumulated from the effects of flooding. There are however a number of shelters which can be built in a relative short amount of time, these may include grass, palm, bamboo and paperbark shelters.
Identifying which materials can be utilised and how natural cordage can be used to help structure a shelter is part of the learning procedure. Understanding the properties of certain materials and there benefits will further define how else the natural resources may be used, E.g. Paperbark is a waterproof material which can also be used for bedding as well as canoe construction.
Learn how to collect and filter water, preparing water for consumption can involve a number of steps, and there are many different types of filtering processes which can be used.
There are a number of potential dangerous agents which may be present in water including; E.Coli, Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green algae) & Fecal Coliforms which can be potentially harmful to the human body in even small concentrations, learning water purification is a survival must.
Utilising water for consumption in a survival situation is the difference between life and death. There is however a number of steps which need to be taken before water can be safely consumed. There are now new technologies which allow water to be treated easily using microbial incorporated filters such as the Katadyn and Lifestraw devices both of which will be used throughout the program.
However other alternatives may need to be used when such devices are not readably available, such as cans, bowls, shirts, socks, pants and a combination of natural elements such as sand and coal to help in water purification.
Learn how to make fire using a number of primitive strategies including bow drill method and bamboo fire saw.
There are essentially two different types of fire making which I teach which can be used in a range of habitat types. Identifying the correct wood types to use is a critical step in the fire making process. Collecting the appropriate tinder and developing the wood style kit are the next fundamental steps before the correct technique is mastered.
The Fire Drill kit is an ancient method of starting fire without matches or a lighter, a method that applies friction to generate heat. The heat eventually produces an ember in the burnt sawdust. Once the ember is formed it is carefully placed into a “tinder bundle”. Once the ember is in the tinder bundle it is then carefully nurtured and coaxed into flame.
The Bamboo Fire Saw is another method that incorporates a piece of wood being passed horizontally over a vertical wooden beam member, a small slither is made in the centre of the horizontal hand piece which incorporates a small hole which allows sawdust to build in a hollowed cavity, once again a ember is formed and carefully placed into a tinder bundle.
There are a number of hunting strategies which I incorporate into the program including; spearing, persistence hunting, tracking and primitive trapping. I have designed the most efficient techniques for the relative habitat we will be located in. There is a key focus on feral animal species including Feral Goats, Wild Boars, European Carp, Cane Toads, Hares and Rabbits.
Australia has a diversity of feral animal species which are managed in a number of recreational and professional manners. Animal welfare initiatives are also taught on best practice and efficiency within the program.
As part of the program one or more feral animal species will be targeted for our consumption.
Learn how to acquire wild game using a number of different hunting strategies, this may involve persistence hunting or using primitive trapping technologies
The process of utilisation animal products for consumption takes practice. Identifying which aspects of an animal can be utilised and the nutritional value of each aspect is critical in a survival situation. Organs such as the Liver, Kidneys and Brain retain many nutritional benefits but knowing how to identify, clean and prepare these organs requires careful attention to detail.
Utilising meat from the animal and the process of correct removal also incorporates fine details, the bones, skin and tendons also have many uses in a survival situation such as tool making, clothing development and string or rope for binding, tying and snaring.