Bush Survival Course

25-27 June, 2021, Karrakup/Perth, WA. 

If your car stalled or got bogged in a remote area, should you stay with the car or go to find help and water?

If it got cold at night, can you start a fire without matches?

Can you find North without any tools?

What are your priorities?

Learn how to light a fire without matches, find water, build shelter, survival knots, knives, tools and a lot more. Experience the survival mindset and learn how to set priorities based on actual survival experiences. For example, find out why finding food is not a high priority.

Event updates are on Facebook:  25-27 June event.

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Free Survival Guide

This 13 page guide covers the basic of survival topics and what you need in your survival kit. Lots of links will provide you with further reading. Get it for free by subscribing to for event updates from Wild Cleanse.


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What to expect from the weekend.


Survival skills could one day save a life.

How long would we last if we were taken out of our city-slicker 'everything is provided in exchange for a card swipe' setting and put in the Australian Bush?

We have lost connection to nature.

Wild Cleanse invites you to re-connect with Mother Earth. Learn how to build your own shelter, light fires, sharpen tools, collect water, find food (base rations provided) and re-connect with some fun humans who want to do the same.

One day your skills could possibly save a life of a family, friend or a complete stranger. 

INTRO SESSION: There is a 3 hour introductory session that would be advisable to attend prior to the weekend course.  18 Mar 2021; 530pm start. Free if you sign up for the course or $25. See information below or click here.

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Terry is an Order of Australia medalist (OAM) for service to adventure tourism and charities. He has served 12 years in the military of which 10+ years in the Special Air Service Regiment (SAS). He has a Commendation for Bravery (CDFS - Military). Regards survival training in the SAS, Terry provided training whilst in the Regiment, and ran for 16 years a survival course at TAFE that also included mining groups as clients.

In the Kimberley, Terry has been running a style of Human Vs Wild, 70 km trek with limited food, hunt, fish (plenty of Barramundi) whilst developing survival skills of fire, light, shelters, navigation and hunting wild cattle.

See ABC News article.

Operational support will be provided by WA's leading adventure company, Adventure Out (AO). AO have been taking people on extreme adventures since 1984. Besides being Perth's leading Outdoor Rock Climbing tour provider, they are the ones who make WA's highest Bridge Swing (Mandurah) and Highest Abseil (QV1/Urban Descent) possible.

While Manu has known Terry Hewett for longer, exactly two years ago, Manu did a Rock Climbing Anchoring and Rescue training course with Adventure Out and Terry. Really impressed by his breadth of knowledge, ability to connect with people and his thrilling adventure stories.

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The topics are designed to cover the basics of survival like Shelter, Water, Fire, Food, Hygiene, Teamwork and Navigation. But just as important is your morale and attitude. So, we have a group game too! Yes survival is serious but if you know Manu, you know this will be a whole lot of fun, you will meet some interesting people and it will be a fab learning experience.


Friday 4pm

Build a tarp/branch shelter
Prepare a campfire meal

Making Fire without matches

Make your own fire drill

Tools and knife sharpening
Basic Knots

Cleaning and cooking game

(vegetarians dont have to particiapte)


Bites and Poisons

Practise skills from Saturday

How to find and collect water
Skills Consolidation and Assessment Archery

-- Finish around noon --


Introductory price: $499 per person all inclusive. Early Bird price $450

Low income Students/Pensioner: $400 (20% discount).

Part Payment options available. Cryptocurrency including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Cardano accepted.

100% refundable up to 14 days before the event.
25% cancellation charge after.
$0 transfer fee.

For 25 June pay here.

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If you book the June course and pay before 15 May, you will get a survival kit for free! 

The Survival kit has been designed by Western Australia's own Bob Cooper and its 26 pieces, weighing less than 500gms has the key essentials for a survival situation.


Photos from the last course

In April 2021, 11 of us went to Jarrahdale to learn bushcraft skills at the survival course with Terry. Here are some pictures.



Albany Fitness and Camping Retreat

In December 2020, we rented out a farm in Albany and ran a fitness and camping retreat for a month.  Check out the event and some of the testimonials.



Do I need any experience to join?

No whether you are beginner or a wannabe doomsday prepper, we will cater to all levels. Just come with an open mind. A basic level of fitness is required for all Wild Cleanse events.


We will build our own shelters from available trees/shrubs and some provided materials. Only bring a sleeping bag. If coming late, we can organise something easier to setup.


Drinking water is available. No showers; please bring a solar shower bag if you want to have one.

A pit toilet will be dug. 

In addition, there is a toilet and a shower in the main house 250m away. But we will avoid using it unless for a pre-approved use.

Telecoms and Intern

The telecoms network runs out just before the last turn-off. So make sure you understand the map provided in your information pack. The main house has a Telstra modem that can be activated in spare times; but avoid if not necessary.

Can I come alone?

75% of people at our retreats have come on their own. In general, we seem to attract a young-ish (20's-40's), single crowd. We understand the apprehensions of solo travelers and will do our best to ensure you have a safe and fun experience.

What should I bring?

A list will be provided to all attendees. In short, not much! A blunt kitchen knife, sleeping bag, torch, sunscreen and repellent are the most basic things required.

Do not bring: your own food unless you have dietary restrictions that we cannot meet. Deodorants or luxury items.

How do I get there?

A map with the location will be sent out closer to the date. 1 hour drive from Perth. Plenty of parking. Regular car access. Please car pool if possible via our Facebook event post on this topic.


We know how attached you are to your pets. However, they may attack or scare the native wildlife. So in general no pets but we will make exceptions on a case by case basis. Please ask.

But I dont need survival skills

Do you like to go off the beaten path?

What if your partner was injured on a trek and cannot move?

Nobody expects to get kidnapped or escape a hostile person.

Have you not seen Wolf Creek? Lolz.

What was the probability of a war with China in 1990? What is it today? What is it going to be 2025?

People end up in survival situations without choice or notice.

I cant make it on Friday

Its okay, if you come late we will create a tarp shelther for you. If you come early Saturday we can cover that module on Sunday for you.


Facebook Event Page

For the latest updates on the event and to see some of the people going please check (and add yourself) the facebook event Fri 25-27 June 2021.

Have a look at our past retreats here.