Demonstrations, activities and classes on bushcraft & survival
What you will find...
Central to the Bushcraft Show is a wide variety of demonstrations, activities and classes covering almost every area of bushcraft and survival. The event attracts top schools from around the country (and beyond!) who each offer something to see or do. Here’s some of what’s on offer.
Observe ancient and modern methods of fire-lighting. Across the weekend there will be numerous demonstrations in which you can learn about different ways to start a fire. From friction to air-compression you’ll learn ways of generating a burning ember, and you can combine this knowledge with top tips in tinder selection to ensure you can make a nice hot cuppa in any environment.
Learn the technique of bow drill or hand drill, and impress your friends!
Most wilderness environments will have debris in the form of dead leaves and branches. This dead material can be used to build a debris shelter, which makes an ideal small short-term shelter that is well insulated and could keep you warm in temperatures well below freezing. With additional work the debris shelter can last for many years. Using the material found around you, why not have a go at making your own woodland shelter.
Listen to Pablo’s dynamic talk and demo about the comparison between animals and human’s senses. Learn how to translate this knowledge into field-craft skills so you can remain undetected when tracking and stalking the quarry in the British woodland.
Bushcraft and survival skills can make accidents less likely, but the chance of someone getting hurt can never be entirely eliminated. Learn first-aid skills in which to respond appropriately when disaster strikes.
Come and learn to prepare delicious wild food from expert foragers and chefs. There will be demonstrations on preparing wild food throughout the weekend… and a woodland banquet run by Ed and Laura Stafford for a lucky few.
For 2019 we’re running an enhanced campfire cooking offering in conjunction with our sponsors Petromax. There will be demonstrations in which you’ll learn how to bake bread and cook delicious meals over an open fire. There will also be a ‘Bushcraft Bakeoff’ in which ambitious campfire cooks compete to be crowned champion of the fire 2019.
Come along and try your hand at this age-old skill. Expert tuition will be on hand for juniors and adults alike. You are welcome to bring your own bow if you like. Shooting traditional recurve, longbows and children’s bows.