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Thursday, 4 August 2016

Bushcraft Family Event

 

This time last week we were relaxing after the first BushcraftEducation family bushcraft event held at Riddy Wood.

Michael and Lillie got to spend a few nights in their new cabin during the family bushcraft event. Check the blog in the next few days for an account of my Father and son trip to the woods with Michael to build this cabin. 


We had a great time delivering it and hope that everyone who was there enjoyed it too. 

We made willow whistles (you can find instructions on how to make one yourself here)

We played with some clay and made beads, bowls and 'tree faces' like these. 



We did some baking in our new ovens and lasty Tuesday night we baked pizza for fifteen people. So much for 'roughing it'.

We also spent some time learning to identify some of the different trees that grow in Riddy Wood, to practice tree ID yourself check out some of these tips on identifying tree species just from their bark and twigs. Being a bushcraft event there was plenty of fire lighting, on the first day the challenge was set to light a fire with nothing but a knife, axe, log and single match. That proved a challenge for some and hopefully drove home the lesson of just how important it is to put time and effort into preparing your fuel and tinder, but the next day we progressed onto firesteels and fire by friction. All in all the event was great fun and we look forward to more in the future, we have one coming up at Halloween, book now to guarantee a place. 



We got some great sun sets while we were at Riddy Wood for the event. 
  

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