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A rather unique two-day bushcraft course…

A rather unique two-day bushcraft course…

This weekend we were joined at our bushcraft school site near Ruthin for a two-day bushcraft skills course – we call it The Woodlander. In previous years these courses have always been fully booked, or nearly so. We often receive bookings from groups who wish to attend a

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First aid for the outdoors…

First aid for the outdoors…

First aid for the outdoors… Obviously, you won’t know this from reading it but I’m typing with one-and-a-half-hands. This is following a slightly unfortunate incident this afternoon whilst out foraging for seaweed as part of our commercial wild food project with Rhug Estate. To ensure we only

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Foraging Courses – Trailer

Foraging Courses – Trailer

Foraging Courses – a trailer We’ve put together a few photos from our foraging courses into a video:

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A fire, a tripod and a brew…

A fire, a tripod and a brew…

A video taken during the final assessment from one of our one-day bushcraft courses in North Wales. Music remains the property of Spiers and Boden/Navigator Records “Oswestry Wake/Morgan Rattler”

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How to light a fire (Bushcraft Course)

How to light a fire (Bushcraft Course)

How to light a fire… We always start our bushcraft courses with possibily the most important wilderness skill – how to light a fire first time, every time. During one of our one-day bushcraft courses last year we caught one of the firelighting demos on camera: If

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Kelloggs Bushcraft Day

Kelloggs Bushcraft Day

Kelloggs One-Day Bushcraft Course A few members of staff from the Kelloggs factory in Wrexham joined us for a one-day bushcraft course earlier this week. We covered the basics of bushcraft skills such as firelighting, finding safe drinking water, building shelters and a few other essential skills

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Foraging Guide Books (a guide…)

Foraging Guide Books (a guide…)

An important part of our foraging courses is choosing the best foraging guide book. Which is difficult, as just using one guide book normally leads to uncertainty and even accidental poisoning… I have been intending to put this section online for a little while now, so here

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Discover Snowdonia Festival

Discover Snowdonia Festival

Discover Snowdonia Festival May 27th  – free skills lectures and zip line tickets! On 27th May there will be a new outdoor activities and attractions festival being held at Betws-y-Coed – the Discover Snowdonia Festival. We’ll be there – with our rather large parachute shelter – delivering

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Ticks, Lymes Disease and inspecting crevices…

Ticks, Lymes Disease and inspecting crevices…

The weather is getting warmer (finally) and we are entering the UK tick season. I was about to launch into a long blog article about ticks, the diseases and problems they can cause and how you should remove them, but it was pointed out to me that

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GPS Training in North Wales

GPS Training in North Wales

Yesterday we ran a GPS training course in the hills above the Vale of Clwyd, and it reminded me that I intended to write a blog post about it… Our GPS training courses are normally held in North Wales, and are priced rather attractively at £55.00. Most

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