Friday evening saw me drive up to Bristol for a even of flint knapping. What a great time watching and learning about how to make flint into tools. Karl Lee was the man and it was informative and well presented. We all got the chance to have a go, the task was to make hide scrapers which was so much fun. He then went on to show how to turn a waste piece of flint into an arrow head.
Check out his site http://www.primitive-technology.co.uk/
I am running a overnight course where you can build a shelter and sleep in it. I will also cover fire lighting, sharp tools, using tarps (sleep under one of these if you prefer), and more. I have some spare spaces if anyone is interested and wants to learn some bushcraft skills. Contact me to find out more and book.
My five weeks working for outposts in the Brecon Beacons is over, it is great to be back home. The final week went really well, the weather was glorious sunshine at the start, followed by gales hail and rain. Highlight of the week was to watch a Red Kite glide over head in the brilliant sunshine and a great night's sleep under the tarp in the woods. Once more I enjoyed chatting with my group about bushcraft and showing them how to ensure their shelter had a good bed.
Now with only a few weeks to go I am busy planning a two day bushcraft course which will hopefully take place in some local woodland. I have two booked on it and looking for two more to join them. Contact me for more details.
Just had some time to have a go at the bow drill using Lime bark cordage for the string. I collected the Lime bark a couple of years ago and processed it for cordage, it produced a good amount of strands some up to 10 feet long.
On someone's suggestion I roughly rolled about 6 strands together, the first attempt nearly got there before breaking. I think the rolling was to loose. Second attempt I rolled tighter and it worked really well and after getting the ember the Lime cordage was still intact. For more pics look at my face book page.
Polar Whittler Blade with a burr Elm handle with leather disc's. I made the handle for this knife and now it is ready to sell complete with leather sheath.
Contact me for price and details.
Back once again from a week in the Brecon Beacons, it was sunny all week and how beautiful it was.
This was the fourth of five weeks working for Outposts on a ILM leadership course. So once again a night out in the forest, so up with the tarp and out with the Kelly kettle, nothing like a hot chocolate last thing at night sat by a small fire.
This weeks group were really good and had a good level of leadership, so my job was easier. They all did well working hard and staying the course even if by Thursday they felt really tired and ready for a shower.
BUSHCRAFT COURSES IN SOMERSET, Bristol and DEVON
We love the great outdoors and are continually learning more about how amazing our wild world is.
We are also discovering that being out in woods, up in the hills or paddling down a river is such a benefit to our innermost being.
It does us good.
So how can we help you?
We run all sorts of days where you can learn how to be at home in wild places, how to engage with our world with minimum impact.
From children's birthday parties, to a fun day out with partners and friends. Staff training to team experience days.
Stag and hen events. From an introduction to bushcraft to taking it further.
Whatever it is you are thinking about we will endeavour to make it happen for you, or find the person who can.
Talk to us about what it is you want to learn.