Bushcraft Canada Army Cadet Training
The skills and knowledge of Bushcraft are some of the key elements in
the Army Cadet training program. Many of the greatest challenges and
rewards in this program will occur in adventurous outdoor training.
confident in outdoor safety, survival and trekking skills, you will
be prepared to fully explore and discover our vast and remote Canadian wilderness.
Start now to keep a written record of your adventures and experiences. Keep copies of routes that you travel, write down stories or anecdotes, and draw pictures of the animals, plants and scenery you encounter.
Record your favourite, and least favourite, places, people and events and the lessons that you learn from the experience. At the end of your cadet career this journal will tell a wonderful story.
A manual issued by the CANADA military for cadet training survival use
Renew your knowledge for survival in the wild and get acquainted with forest fruits intended for food and animals that can attack you. The CANADA army manual EN book is the basis for proper behavior and skill acquisition. Here you will find not only safety but also how to build a shelter, fire and much more.
WEATHER AND SEASONAL CONSIDERATIONS
When you select your personal clothing and equipment for an outdoor activity, the elements of weather and season will have a significant impact on your choices. Air temperature, wind, precipitation, altitude, humidity and the UV index are elements of weather that will need consideration. Your local media, or Environment Canada, will offer weather forecasts that are moderately accurate for your area for short periods of time (2-3 days). You can also research weather averages, highs and lows for the area you plan to travel to for your activity. Remember that weather is not constant or 100% predictable.
Clothing that you wear for outdoor activity must protect you from sun, wind, rain and snow, variations of temperature and insects.
The comp onents of outdoor clothing can be identified as:
- hat – your hat should be wide brimmed for sun and rain
protection, with holes for ventilation;
- shell (jacket) – your shell is your primary protection from windand rain or snow and keeps your insulation layer dry. It shouldbe long enough to reach your thighs. It should have a hood aswell as wrist, neck and waist closures that you can loosen ortighten to allow ventilation. You need to remember thatmoisture can also come from inside your clothes as youperspire in warm weather or while you are participating instrenuous activities. You can control the build up of moisture inyour clothes by wearing a shell that is made from a waterproofbreathable fabric and has extra ventilation openings under thearmpits. The extra vents and the ability of the material to allowmoist air out without allowing rain in helps keep you dry. Alsolook for a shell that has a zippered opening in the front and hasno permanent insulation layer attached to it. You may alsochoose a pair of wind or rain pants to compliment theprotection of your shell;
Your personal equipment is divided into two categories: objects that you carry in your pockets, and objects that find a place in your load carrying device.
Items you would ordinarily carry in your pockets are:
- whistle (plastic);
- folding pocket knife with a large (10cm) and small blade;
- personal identification and medical insurance card;
- map and compass;