I’ve just returned from running a private Family Bushcraft course at our new bushcraft course venue in East Sussex.
We had an enjoyable, if busy, 4 days in the woods with a great group of people. Activities over the long-weekend included campcraft, fire-lighting, the safe use of saws and bushcraft knives, carving, small game preparation and lots of outdoor cooking.
Meals included ponassed salmon, leg of lamb roasted over the fire and an excellent rabbit stew. There were also some very good bannocks produced to accompany Sunday’s cooked breakfast.
All of the meals were readily consumed. The combination of fresh air and activity gave everyone a hearty appetite. There were certainly a large number of calories burned off during friction firelighting, with an impressive amount of effort and determination being shown.
It wasn’t all frantic activity though, with everyone able to relax a little before leaving the woods again. Whittling and carving proved a popular and therapeutic activity with some interesting objects being produced.
For the final evening meal we prepared rabbits for the pot and a delicious stew was cooked. It helped that there was a chef amongst the participants! We picked up some great tips that we’ll certainly apply on other Frontier Bushcraft courses.
There was an excellent campfire atmosphere from start to finish but no more so than on the final evening when, as we tucked into bananas and chocolate cooked on embers, there were some impromtu theatre turns, many of which were truly hilarious.
We love running this type of private family bushcraft course. They are a lot of fun for all involved. Please see our Private and Bespoke page for more details.