Frequently asked questions
What is UKSN?
UKSN is an outdoor organisation with an emphisis on being prepaired. We promote and help facilitate outdoor skills, bushcraft, survival, self sufficiency, communications and camping.
"The UKSN isn’t about the end of the world, it's about being prepared for what life throws your way and having the knowledge and skills to deal with it head-on".
What Membership Options Does the UKSN offer?
The UKSN offers a variety of FREE and paid services depending on your membership tier. From events and camping to livestreams, competitions and so much more.
- FREE Monthly raffles to win UKSN goodies
What is the UKSN's Primary Initiative?
The UKSN’s primary initiative is to connect members of the outdoor, bushcraft, survival and prepper communities creating an online and offline community which allows communication, information sharing and education relating to outdoor skills and activities, self sufficiency, bushcraft, survival, local and national emergencies and camping.
What is the UKSN's Secondary Initiative
What is UKSN's Mission Statement?
What Makes UKSN Special?
> The UKSN have a fully formed Constitution, Code of Conduct, Child Protection Policy and Anti-Bullying Policy in place. These documents form the backbone of UKSN and dictate our operating procedures.
> The UKSN hold a special type of Forest School Insurance in addition to Public Liability Insurance. You can rest assured our team is insured to run events, bushcraft and more!
> Our TRIBE Team all hold Advance DBS certificates for your complete piece of mind.
> We have a radio licence from OFCOM that allows you to communicate with other members of the UKSN without having your own personal licence
> The UKSN is one of a small number of organisations to hold a Camping and Caravan Exemption Certificate in England, Scotland and Wales. This allows us to operate campsites for sole use by our members. It additionally grants us permission to Issues certificates. This will enable sites a to operate under UKSN's guidance without needing planning permission or to apply for change of use for the land.
> We have a Small Society Lottery Licence allowing us to legally hold raffles and lotteries with all funds going towards making UKSN a bigger and better place.
> We operate P1AN – the official store of the UKSN which sells a range of UKSN merchandise and other goodies! The store helps contribute to the UKSN's overall operating costs so don't forget to make a regular visit.
> We are a registered LIMITED Company for legal reasons. This allows us to comply with relevant law and ensure we pay tax on anything we owe. Although LTD, we operate like a community organisation.
What is the Story Behind UKSN?
After doing weeks of research, Glyn (our founder) came across a multitude of prepping and survival groups but something became blindly clear. Too many had an overly negative outlook and a heavily alpha male, macho culture.
From this, UKSN was born. With the help of a team of forward thinking, knowledgeable individuals we created one of the most family friendly UK wide, outdoor, bushcraft, self-sufficiency and emergency preparation networks. From survivalists and bushcrafters to campers and outdoor pursuits enthusiasts. The UKSN has something for everyone!
Does the UKSN Have a Constitution?
The UKSN has a fully formed constitutuion which can be downloaded by clicking HERE.
Does the UKSN Have a Child Protection Policy?
Indeed we do! All of our volunteers who deal with children also hold DBS certificates! To download our policy CLICK HERE
Does UKSN Have a Code of Conduct for its Members?
Absolutely! We expect all members to follow the code of conduct at all times. CLICK HERE to download.
Does the UKSN Have an Anti Bullying Policy?
Of course! We despise bullying of any kind. Download our policy by clicking HERE.
What is a UKSN Region?
How many UKSN Regions make up the UK?
What is a UKSN Charter?
Charters are individual, highly localised groups that are privately operated by UKSN members but run under UKSN’s guidance. Charters are designed to bring local individuals, family’s and friends together forming a tight local support network. This smaller network can then aid its members in an emergency situation and even act as a socialising tool. Some Charters choose to hold events, training and other activities, while others simply get together at the weekend to go camping with the kids. A Charter is what you make it.
What is a Registered Charter?
Registered charters are OFFICIAL UKSN Charters - recognised by the UKSN. They agree to run under the guidance of UKSN and comply with any rules implemented for the safety and security of members. Registered Charters will additionally gain access to a variety of services as they are developed.
What is an Unregistered Charter?
How do i Form a Registered Charter?
How Can i Join UKSN's Facebook Group?
Simply visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/uksurvivalnetwork/
Why is the UKSN Registered as a Limited Company?
Although UKSN is a registered limited company, the ‘UKSN community’ and TRIBE actually operate for the benefit of its members and operate in a non profit manner. Any profits generated from membership helps to pay for continued operation and the development of new services, activities and projects.