#LIFT Hook to Cook Project.

Requirements of the course:

1. Age group of kids would be 12-25 years of age.

2. Must be accompanied by an adult.

3. Must have an interest in the outdoors.

4. Must be eager to learn about life skills in the outdoors.

5. Must be willing to follow instruction and show initiative where required.

6. Must work well in a group and individually.

 

What we will give you:

 

Day One:

1. We will teach you how to build your camp.

2. We will teach you about building your tent.

3. We will show you how to check your equipment.

4. You will learn how to prepare for the next day. I.e. checking all fishing equipment.

 

Day Two:

1. Prepare your equipment.

2. Teaching you how to tie your flies.

3. Teaching you how to cast

4. You will learn the art of Patience.

5. You will learn how and what flies work best with different situations.

6. You will learn about the environment around you.

 

Day Three:

1. We will teach you how to prepare your fish.

2. We will teach you how to gut your fish.

3. We will teach you how to cook your fish.

4. You will learn how to take care of the fish from Hook to Cook.

5. You will learn how to dispose of your campsite.

 

Please note:

All fish that are caught for eating must be handled carefully to reduce stress and humanely killed as soon as possible after capture. Humane killing requires that the fish is stunned (rendered instantaneously insensible) before being bled out. Fish should remain in water until immediately prior to stunning.

 

 

 

Survival part:

 

You Must Bring:

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    Your ticket and confirmation number (Available on sign up)

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    A reusable water bottle

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    Food & beverages

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    First aid kit basic

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    Sunscreen/sunblock & sunglasses (Weather dependant)

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    Warm clothing

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    Rope or tie-down straps

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    Emergency toilet: bring a spade and toilet roll/wipes

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    Hand sanitiser

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    Bin liners & recycling bags, and tools to clean up your camp

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    Duct tape — you’ll find a need for it, guaranteed

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    Torches and spare batteries (headlamps are useful)

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    A good camp tent or other shelter and warm sleeping bags

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    Portable ashtrays if you smoke

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    Prescriptions

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    Fire extinguishers to protect your camp and property,

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    Common sense, an open mind, a sense of humour and a positive attitude

You Probably Should Bring:

· A cooking stove if you expect to heat food or liquid (in case we can’t get a fire

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    Lotion, lip balm and earplugs (Not everyone will want to sleep when you do!)

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    Watertight protective bags for cameras or electronic gear

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    Camp marker (flag, banner, distinctive marking)

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    A reusable travel coffee mug for sitting fishing all day.

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    Fishing equipment (Rods & Flies)

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    Gutting knife

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    Tin foil/foil tray

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    Wellies/waders

Plan ahead!

· Remove all excess packaging from everything (food, supplies, tools) before you pack it.

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    Don’t bring glass containers of any kind — they can shatter. Metal bottles and plates work well.

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    Smokers: use a portable ashtray (a mint tin works well) to collect cigarette butts and ashes. NEVER drop cigarette ends in public areas

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    Bring tarps/Ground sheets to put under your area for seating

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    Bring rope or tie-downs to secure everything in your camp, and to securely strap down your load on top of your vehicle.

 

Before You Leave

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    Line-sweep your camp. Walk shoulder-to-shoulder with your campmates and clean your campsite in a grid pattern. Pick up EVERYTHING. Use a magnet bar or rake to go over your entire camp and conduct a final sweep.

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    Community Clean-Up. As a responsible person, we ask you remember to clean up your campsite.

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    Secure and cover your load! Pack carefully and make sure your litter and other items do not litter our campsites.

· Wild camping is the idea of heading out camping, only taking with you what you can comfortably carry in your rucksack and pitching your tent on a non-sanctioned campsite. Wild camping is only LEGAL in Scotland and certain areas of Dartmoor National Park. If you wish to wild camp anywhere else, you are urged to seek the permission of the land owner.

Wild campers look for lightweight gear and take the bare essentials. If you can't carry it, you don't need it.

Other guides:

To make your camping trip as comfortable as possible, here are some essentials you should definitely remember to pack:

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    Torch. Because guy ropes in the dark are the devil.

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    Lantern. A torch is great for finding your way to your tent, but once you’re inside you don’t want to rummage through your luggage with one hand while holding a torch with the other. A lantern gives you hands-free light.

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    Plastic bags. If some of your clothes get wet, a plastic bag will keep the damp away from the rest of your belongings.

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    Face wipes. If you don’t have access to a shower, you can almost fool yourself into believing that wet wipes or face wipes are as good as a soak in a tub.

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    Marshmallows. For toasting on the campfire, of course.

 What we have also identified is that once the young people master the art of fishing they will then be able to progress on to the local rivers and continue to use all the skills they have learned to then become master fishermen with advice and knowledge they can then pass on to their futures generations.