Fieldcraft Training
Fieldcraft Training covers a wide range of activities, however; these should not be confused with Adventure Training. One of the primary purposes of fieldcraft training is to develop a cadet's personal skills and knowledge in a wide range of activities which relate directly to working and living in a field environment. It also offers a wide range of opportunities for cadets to develop their leadership skills at all levels.

Fieldcraft Training, or FC, includes campcraft, cooking, camouflage and concealment, field first aid, moving in groups, navigation exercises observation skill, both during the day and at night.

Cadets taking part in Fieldcraft, especially involving a stay out overnight in the field will need to learn how to build a shelter to keep them warm and dry, how to use ration packs, what equipment they should take and how to look after it as well as personal hygiene.

The level of training will depend on the age and experience of the cadet as well as the area that they will be using for the Fieldcraft training.

Field Cooking
Normally cadets would be issued with a 24 hour ration pack after being taught how to use them, as well as a solid fuel or gel fuel cooker. MoD Ration Packs or M.R.Es (Meals Ready-to-Eat) are a great food supply specially designed to take up minimal amount of room in a backpack. They contain breakfast lunch and dinner as well as high energy drinks & snacks totalling up to 4000 calories specifially for use in the field.

There are different menu options including Halal meat dishes and vegetarian menus, however; most packs also contain whitener, instant coffee, tea bags, Fruit drink, chocolate, porridge, sugar, matches, wet wipes, water purification tablets, chewing gum and a spork.

Shelter Building
Shelter building could be as simple as using a waterproof poncho, string and bungees to contruct a small personal tent like shelter through to larger 2 or 3 man shelters. Cadets will be taught the best materials to use and how to build them.
Camouflage and Concelmeant
Cadets will be taught how to apply cam cream to their skin to break up their facial features as well as how they can blend in with the natural surroundings by using appropriate equipment and foliage. This could be as part of an ambush exercise, how to move in a group or for observational skills without being detected.
Personal Equipment
Whilst operating in a field environment, cadets will need to be able to carry the equipment they need and this needs to be appropriate to th environment and type of exercise. They will be instructed on webbing rigs and backpacks and how they should be packed correctly.

This may include rations, water, shelter building equipment, first aid kit, waterproofs, map, compass, whistle, penknife, torch and sleeping bag.