So What Have we been up to? May-June 2015

So what have we been up to?

Well since the last newsletter we kicked off with Joe instructing on the Arrow Making workshop on Wednesday 13th.

Kev, Bob & Ed then headed into the weekend 15th-17th with the 2nd year Woodland Wayer Navigation Weekend in Oxfordshire. Jason instructed the 1st year Woodland Wayers on the Intermediate Fire Weekend, also in Oxfordshire, Danny & Kev Kean delivered a private day course booking and went onto a Private birthday booking at the customers location on the following day.

Adam, Danny & Chris McAffrey had a three day midweek Private school booking in Oxford.

The weekend of the 22nd-25th was a fantastic weekend as many of you turned up to The Bushcraft Show. It was great to see you all at the show & we hoped you enjoyed our display of bark crafts we had to show you all. It was also great to see so many of you getting involved in the cook off competition both by participants & spectators all being entertained by our very own Mr Martin Tudhope. Jason also gave a presentation on “Bushcraft in the UK” on the main stage where the Tipi’s were full to the rafters with standing room only. Many people commented afterwards at the “inspirational” talk.

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Martyn conducting the Cook Off at The Bushcraft Show

On the same weekend we are also exhibited at The Big Outdoor Show in Milton Keynes. Jason quickly headed over to give another presentation to a packed stage, only this time with Sir Ranulph Fiennes in the audience… no pressure then! Kev & Jay gave friction fire demonstrations to the crowds both at Canoe Trails stand & our own stand manned on the Saturday by Brian.

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Family Survival Course in Bedfordshire

After the weekend Adam, Alex & Chris were busy with a Family Survival Course at the Belvoir estate in Leicestershire, while Joe instructed on the Understanding Axes Workshop at our Centre in Bedfordshire.

Danny & Jay Held a Family Survival Course in our Bedfordshire woods on the 28th & 29th & then Travelled to Oxford to meet with Ian & Nicola to deliver a Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekend on 29th – 31st.

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Woodland Ways Weekend, Oxford


So what have we got coming up?

This weekend in our Oxford woods Matt, Andy, Laurence, Richard & Chris will be busy with a Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekend, while Kev, Ed & Stephen are on two back to back Fundamentals Courses. Joe will be at The World of Bushcraft Centre instructing on the Making a Simple Round Basket Workshop.

Joe continues with a Wednesday Game Preparation Workshop, to learn both pigeon & rabbit preparation call us at the Centre, as Adam instructs on a private day course in Oxford. He then makes his way to Maidenhead for a private school booking.

Over the weekend Kev entertains a private stag do in Oxford, as Jay guides the Saturday 13th workshop through the Friction Fire Bow method of fire lighting. We guarantee you will achieve fire by friction on this workshop, so join Jay on the day to achieve this amazing skill.

Wednesday 17th Workshop is learning to make your own arrows. We will show you how to craft your own fletching & build your own arrow.