John Muir Award

Bushcraft Family Learning Days October 2010

altThis week we have been busy running Bushcraft Family Learning Days on our farm site in Kent. People came from far and wide including the following schools Allington, Brunswick, Greenfields, Headcorn, Loose, Palace Wood, Roseacre, Sandling, South Borough, St Marys Staplehurst, West Borough and Yalding.



We were very fortunate with the weather for the most part with Monday reminiscent of a beautifully sunny spring day! All the other days were dry most of the time with showers.


Some of the activities we covered were:-

  • Fire Craft
  • Safe Fire Construction and Maintenance
  • Plant and Tree Identification
  • Small Mammal Feeding Signs
  • Backwoods Cooking
  • Examining Different Animal Skulls
  • Nature Walk
  • Toasting Marshmallows
  • Ancient Spear Throwers or The Atlatl


There were also some stunning works of art produced with the finds from our environment during the Nature Walk. We are always very impressed with the artistic flare and the imagination shown with your dramatic and startling collages.


We have received lots of emails from attendees and feedback has been tremendously positive. It also looks like our bannock recipes will be put to good use in the future - please do keep us updated with your experimental mixes!

It was really nice to see some “bushcraft pro’s” with Kevin and Ryan and also Dana and Ned who have attended our courses before. It is always a pleasure to hear that some of the skills we have shared with you have been well remembered and put to good use!


Inca had a fantastic week and it looks like she needs to catch up on some well deserved sleep as getting out of her basket this morning seems to be too much of an effort for her.


It is now time to unpack our kit and clean the Land Rover ready for a busy weekend.

Thanks to those of you that have sent in your pictures for us to use. We have uploaded all of the pictures to our photobucket account separated into the different days, links below:-

Monday 25th October 2010

Tuesday 26th October 2010

Wednesday 27th October 2010

We hope to see you all again soon.

Best regards,

Phil and Inca.

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Ivy, Kent
Family Bushcraft Day 2010

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