Bush Craft

Bush craft is an Outdoor recreation course where the students learn how to live in a camping environment. Again, NZDF Staff oversee the entire exercise. It gives them an insight on some of the things the Defense Force practice whilst in the field. Here the students learn how to:

  • Set up camp using what they have in their back packs
  • Tramping
  • River crossing
  • Navigate using map and compass
  • Building survival shelters
  • Collecting water
  • Improvised Stretcher making
  • Cooking in the field
  • Maintaining hygienic
  • Setting up animal traps using what you have on you


Bushcraft is a 5-day field exercise held in different parts of the country.