Introduction to Bushcraft

Introduction to Bushcraft

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At Denmark Farm, Lampeter

Bushcraft is not just about survival, its about everyday life skills and the understanding of the natural world. From fire lighting and tool use to foraging, herbal medicine and cooking in nature. 

So if you would like to spend more time outdoors, getting closer to nature, learning new skills and learning what plants you can eat, then Bushcraft is for you! 

On our one day Bushcraft course you will learn all the basic skills needed to start your journey in Bushcraft and get more  connected with nature. 

What we plan to cover: 

Shelters: You will learn to build various woodland shelters, from a debris A-frame shelter to a tarp shelter for a hammock or bivy bag. We will also show you various knots. 

Tool Use: You will be learning how to use a knife, folding saw and axe safely and learning various knife grips. You will then be making wooden mallets and pegs, a pot hanger and learning to split wood safely. 

Fire: Learn about fires, from safety and finding wood to fire lays and lighting a fire with a fire striker & flint and steel. Discover various natural tinders, how to find dry wood and have a go at lighting a fire using a tinder bundle. 

Cooking: Make a pot hanger to cook some food over your own fire. 

Ethnobotany: You will learn to ID a mix of trees and plants which you can use for fire lighting, herbal first aid or that you can eat. 

Tutor: Ryan Knight Fox

Ryan is an experienced tutor, having been running his own woodland business ‘Knight-Fox Wild About Learning’ since 2017. He is an Ecologist, Ethnobotanist, Bushcraft Instructor, Social Forester, Forest School Leader and Coastal School Leader. As well as running adult courses, children’s events and after school groups from his site at The New Quay Honey Farm Woods, he has worked with various 

organisations, such as: Coed Lleol/ Actif Woods, Ray Ceredigion, Ieuenctid Tysul Youth, various schools and nurseries, DASH, Flying Start and of course Denmark Farm. 

Fee: £60 per person (includes lunch, campfire snacks and drinks)

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Denmark Farm Conservation Centre: All proceeds from events and holidays that run from Denmark Farm are ploughed directly back into managing the 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come visit soon.