bushcraft courses

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How do you cheer yourself up? The Frontier team discuss how they manage their moods whilst working outdoors. Everyone at some point will experience a low, but how do we get over it? Read more...

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Post image for Firelighting: Why We Teach It The Way We Do

A while ago I posted the above photo from my phone to the Frontier Bushcraft Facebook page. It shows Ian Lawson giving a fire-lighting demonstration (under nice, dry conditions) on our award-winning Bushcraft and Survival Foundation Course. We received many good-natured, tongue-in-cheek comments about the apparent height of the flames, some asking if we’d set […] Read more...

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Post image for Intermediate Bushcraft Skills: An Exercise in Elimination

At first, learning bushcraft is about gaining fundamental knowledge and basic techniques, learning the most useful and widely-applicable elementary bushcraft skills. These bushcraft skills are largely aimed at addressing your basic needs – shelter, fire, water and food. Here there is a substantial overlap with survival skills. Basic bushcraft skills are typically directly applicable without […] Read more...

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Post image for Elementary Wilderness Bushcraft Course Video

Even though it doesn’t feel like we’ve had much of a Spring, the year is progressing at pace. It doesn’t seem like long ago that I was writing about the March equinox but we are now just around the corner from the June solstice. The Frontier team has been out in the woods for a […] Read more...

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Post image for A Rough Weekend in the Midlands and an Object Lesson in Interconnectedness

Last weekend I jumped in my Land Rover and braved the motorways to visit a great group of bushcraft enthusiasts in the Midlands. The group are all active members of BushcraftUK and regularly get together at Rough Close Scout camp for social meets where they share skills and time in the woods together. On waking […] Read more...

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Jew's Ear fungus on Elder

I was out in the woods with a couple of clients on a private 2-day course. They were interested in improving their plant and tree identification as well as refreshing friction fire-lighting skills – both bow-drill and hand-drill. I had planned to spend most of the daylight hours of the first day exploring the woods, […] Read more...

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Post image for Holiday Hiking in the Howgills

In the course of teaching and practicing bushcraft, I spend a lot of time in woodland and forests. As a Mountain Leader as well as a Bushcraft Instructor, I do like to get out onto the open hills too. There’s a sense of freedom that comes from striding along grassy ridges, being cleansed by the […] Read more...

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Tarp tipi on a Frontier Bushcraft bushcraft course.

A large tarp creates a fantastic communal space while camping in the woods. It’s quick and easy to erect. A mainstay of many bushcraft camping outfits, a tarp provides shelter from rain and space to work in. You can have a fire underneath a tarp with which you can warm up, dry off your clothes […] Read more...

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Post image for A Private Course for BushcraftUK Group

Last weekend I headed north to run a private course for a group of bushcraft enthusiasts. The group are all active members of BushcraftUK and meet regularly to camp out and share skills. The venue of the course was the group’s usual camping ground, a wooded Scout campsite close to Coventry. I was contacted earlier […] Read more...

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Learn to view the woods from a bushcraft perspective...

I recently led a Bushcraft Walk in the Woods. For me it was a fun and engaging day with a really nice group of people. We covered lots during the course of the walk and I thoroughly enjoyed leading it. Matt Batham was one of the group and he has kindly forwarded me the following […] Read more...

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