In another impromptu moment, I was invited to attend a bushcraft and survival skills course at Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire. Without hesitation, of
- Confident fire lighting
- Using natural materials for survival and shelter
- Tarps and shelters
- Knot skills
- Bushcraft games
Course leaders Dave Watson & Martin Rollin have a combined knowledge of 28 years in the industry and were superb in delivering the course.
I was astounded that by the end I was able to set up a complete camp from scratch within 45 minutes. This included setting up a tarpaulin shelter using natural materials, with secure quick release knots, as well as starting a fire with no lighter or matches. In fact, the fire lighting technique Martin taught me was so quick I was able to start and maintain 2 fires within 30 minutes!
Visit their websites here: Woodland Survival Crafts or Silverback Bushcraft.
I look forward to going back for more!