Octobers Courses Hi folks, long time no speak! We’ve got loads coming up this month, so why don’t you come and join us! Here’s our course schedule for October: October 2016 The Practical Survivor – This is a really exciting course which we’ve only run twice per year. Come and learn about the psychology of […]
The possibilities are massive! Following a fantastically successful training course yesterday, we’ve been in discussion with Julian Woodall of Medic Services International with regards to some new courses for 2017. Quite honestly, the things we were discussing yesterday make our Practical Survivor course look tame! So keep watching to see what we come up with. […]
We’ve some fantastic news to share today. We’ve been rather busy in the office over the last month getting some new things in place, including a new (slight) diversification for Forest Skills Ltd. This has resulted in us being a little quiet on the blogging front as well. Hopefully you’ll agree that it’s been worth […]
We’re really looking forward to working with Geoff McMullan again this year on our Introduction to Tracking course next weekend (20th-22nd). Geoff is one of the UK’s most respected tracking instructors and this 3 day course is going to be a belter! We’ve got loads of tracks, trails & signs ready for you to work […]
Congratulations to all those who completed their AQA certified Introduction to Bushcraft & Survival Skills qualification today. Lots of great skills shown over the last couple of sessions & the water tasted pretty good as well by all accounts! Chris & The Forest Skills Ltd Team Let the adventure begin!
We’re in the woods installing about 80m of fencing today. We felled a large area of saplings earlier in the year so that we could manage the area as coppice. As the trees are happily regrowing as coppice woodland, we need to add some protection for them; both from the rabbits and the sheep. We […]
Be seen in 2016. With 2016 just around the corner we’re on the look out for events & places to be seen. Car shows, outdoor events, village fetes are all on the cards, but is there a local or national show that you’d like to see us at? Perhaps you know of an event (or […]
A new toy & the physics of fire by friction Well it was back to school this morning for our regular forest school visitors. This week we are looking at fire and this mornings session kicked off with a bout of making fire by friction. Following a demonstration of how to make up the fire […]
More than a thousand years ago a Viking blacksmith died. His tools were buried with him. Now they give us insight into the work and status of a blacksmith in the Viking society. For the full story click here. Chris and the Forest Skills Team Let the adventure begin!
Here’s an intriguing story about using the stones in ancient Maori Hangi (pit ovens) to help provide the missing information about changes to the earth’s magnetic field through history. BBC News – Maori stones hold magnetic clues. Chris & The Forest Skills Team Let the adventure begin!