In recent years spoon carving has made a resurgence in popularity amongst bushcrafters and green woodworkers alike. This ancient craft is an incredibly satisfying skill, working with wood in its natural form to create an immensely practical and often beautiful daily use implement.
Here at Living Wilderness Bushcraft School, we have worked very hard at developing our courses to help you learn in a productive and efficient manner, within a friendly and supportive environment. We aim to provide the highest quality in all our endeavours, and as such have structured all our series of courses in a specific manner, with a lot of care and attention.
Within our Bushcraft Series the first course is Bushcraft Basics. If you want a gentle introduction to bushcrafting, or you wish to attend with a family, this is the place to start for you.
Our next course is Bushcraft Essentials, which is the foundation course for our system of bushcraft training. This is an intensive weekend designed to provide you with a solid grounding in the five core aspects of bushcraft. Even for those who have considerable experience under their belt, our Bushcraft Essentials course is designed in such a way as to able to accommodate a more in-depth training for those who require it, and as such is our prerequisite to attending any of the other courses in the bushcraft series. After this course, all the courses in our bushcraft series are modular, and can be taken in any order that suits you as a student. We have structured the courses in this manner as it facilitates a more in-depth and holistic learning experience. Over the years we have found it to be a very beneficial system for novices and veteran outdoor persons alike.
In our development weeks we work at getting the camp set up to run our courses in. On them we will be working on many different projects in setting up for the year ahead. These are run at a nominal fee just to cover costs and are open to anybody who wants to learn a bit more about our camp life in the woods and spend a bit of time under the trees, meeting old friends and making new ones. Each year we take on an assistant to help out and we recommend if applying for this position that you come on this week so that we can all see how we work together.
Each year we offer the opportunity for a couple of motivated people to assist on courses through out the year. The aspiring bushcrafters will assist on the courses through out the year in exchange for free food, camping and a chance to learn bushcraft skills in greater depth.
Bushcraft Basics is a two day bushcraft course suitable for families or those who have never experienced bushcraft before, and want to have a go at getting into the woods. In beautiful surroundings and a relaxed atmosphere, you will be introduced to the five core topics of bushcraft – fire, water, shelter, food and craft, and will learn the basics of how to get out and about and enjoy bushcrafting in the woodland.
Bushcraft Essentials is an intensive weekend course designed to give you a solid foundation on which to build your bushcraft knowledge and experience. It will encompass the fundamentals of bushcraft covering the 5 core elements of, fire, water, shelter, food, and craft. Whether you are seriously interested in learning/developing these skills or just want to ‘have a go’ this is the place to start.
In bushcraft one of the key components it knowing the environment your in and the resources available to you from it. Living woodland is all about just that, the life that surrounds you in the wood. Be it plant for food, trees for materials, roots for medicine, animals for hides and sinew, habitat for shelter, the list goes on.
In Woodland Ways we will be working on the skills and crafts needed to live out in the woods. We will be going into all aspects of camp life for choosing a site to building a well functioning camp which facilitates the needs you require.
Often if you say to someone in December that you are off for a few nights camping they look at you as if you have gone mad! But some of the best times I've ever had sleeping out in my hammock have been in the middle of winter.
A good axe is about my favorite tool and one of the most versatile to have in the woods, To learn to use it well takes time, practice and patience to master. For this reason we have decided to dedicate a separate course axe work to allow us to fully immerse in it for the weekend and gain lots of practice and instruction.
Our family bushcraft seasons are a great way for children and adults to get out into nature together and have so good old fashioned fun whilst learning lots of important skills that can stay with you a lifetime.
If you are looking for a team building day with a difference look no further. We can arrange for you a day your team will never forget, learning the skills of the bushcrafter and then being put to the test to see if you can work together to complete of the challenges.
These sessions are dedicated to you and your needs. If you or your group would like a tailored course to suit your time frame or area of interest please call discuss to discuss your requirements and we will do our very best to accommodate you.