What is bushcraft then? Well I think bushcraft is fundamentally the conservation of the natural world, living in harmony with the natural environment using a minimalist approach to carrying equipment. Having the knowledge in your head and the skill in your hands. Bushcraft involves all aspects of natural history and wilderness living, from making fire to foraging for wild foods, backwoods cooking skills, studying wildlife, identifying animal track and sign and how to trail animals. It means knowing your plants and what you can do with them to make wilderness living more comfortable. Shelters are fundamental to comfort and clean and plentiful water is essential to life itself. All of these subjects are indeed survival skills in the situation where they will save your life. There are a vast array of different subjects encompassing bushcraft which involve studying the natural world and the ways in which we can harness it's bounty sustainably.
Alongside these skills there is the need to have the ability to use bushcraft tools safely, tools such as knives, saws and axes to craft items which are practical and play an essential role in wild living for creating shelter, making tools like bow drill sets to enable you to make fire, or a simple spoon to feed yourself with. All survival skills.
We run a variety of bushcraft skills courses for you to choose from, we like to change them to keep you and ourselves interested. If you don't see something your interested in then please get in touch with suggestions and we can look into maybe offering it at a later date.