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. In this, we may just find ourselves in the raw and develop a better understanding of our place in our community and in the universe. 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. See information below or click here.
Instructor: Terry Hewett
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.
Content & Schedule
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.
Planning and Rescue
Make your own fire tool
Skills Consolidation and Assessment (no failure)
Payment & Cancellation
Introductory price: $499 per person all inclusive. In the future we expect this to be $625.
Early Bird and Students/Pensioner: $450 (10% discount).
Part Payment options available. Cryptocurrency including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Cardano accepted.
100% refundable up to 10 days before the event.
25% cancellation charge after.
$0 transfer fee.
FREE Survival Kit valued at $80
If you book the course and pay before 28 Feb, you will get a survival kit for free and you get to attend the 24th Feb introductory session ($25) for free as well!
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.
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. 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.
Toilets, Water, Shower
Drinking water is available but will be rationed. No showers; please bring a solar shower bag if you want to have one.
A portable chemical toilet and a pit toilet will be dug. In addition, there is a toilet and a shower in the main house 300m away.
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 knife, sleeping bag, torch, sunscreen and repellent are the most basic things required.
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. 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.
3 hour: Introductory Session
Meet Terry and learn the basics
This is a 3 hour introductory session to give you key bushcraft skills to better prepare you for the bush survival weekend event on Fri 16 Apr 2021. The aim of that weekend is to teach you key skills that will increase your chances of surviving situations like getting lost in the wilderness/outback.
The evening will start by meeting your instructor, Terry Hewett, who will go over the details of the Bushcraft Weekend. You will learn a couple of knots that will be useful for shelter building and get introduced to knife sharpening & fire lighting. Please bring a blunt knife; this is your most valuable tool in a survival situation.
Terry will also tell you about his 2 week Kimberley trip, which is a realistic survival trip in one of the last remaining, pristine wilderness areas in the world.
Manu from Wild Cleanse will tell you about the other exciting trips we are planning this year.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Date: Thu 18 Mar 2021. 530pm for a 6pm start. Address: 5/324 Orrong Rd, Welshpool. Parking at back, off Sandra Pl.
Price: $25; refundable if you book the weekend trip on the day or earlier.
Main event: Fri 16-18 April 2021
Kimberley trip: Jul/Aug 2021.
Updates on Facebook page for this event is here.