June 1-4 Bushcraft Experience

We had a great time on our latest Bushcraft Experience course. With 8 students and 2 instructors around the campfire, our evenings were filled with smiles.

Our youngest student made a rather unusual looking natural shelter. A dome-shaped frame of willow saplings, covered with a thick layer of brush, worked exceptionally well at keeping young Daniel warm at night. The rest of the team dubbed it "The Sasquatch Nest"!

Willow Shelter

 

Knowing the properties of the trees that surround us is not only useful but very rewarding. Some trees can feed you at any time of year...

 

 

Trees
Friction Fire
 

...whilst others can provide the raw materials for a bow-drill set and a tinder bundle...

Some people ask us why we do what we do. The look on people's faces when they first achieve a friction fire is one of those reasons!


In memory of our good friend and assistant instructor
Jason Callaghan
21 Mar, 1997 - 8 June, 2017

We'll miss ya, little brother!