Recent content by David Willis

  • Hey Guest, We've had to cancel our 2020 Summer BushMoot PLEASE LOOK HERE for more information.
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    Hide Tanning course with Theresa!!!

    A fabulous weekend of hide tanning - learning about the chemistry, understanding the process and getting stuck into the practical. Thoughout the weekend, we transformed a few roe deer skins into beautifully soft buckskin - thank you Theresa Kamper and Dave Budd for an inspiring course and...
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    Bushmoot 2014 - who is going?

    Hooked by George's recent blog - I'll be there from the 4th and am looking forward to meeting folks, learning and teaching - I'm signed up for the Bhutanese Bow making and Coastal Hunter Gatherer. Thanks George
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    Land access: What is a reasonable price to pay?

    Wow that's really helpful thanks, will take a look at these fore sure.
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    Land access: What is a reasonable price to pay?

    There won't be any 'car' campers or the like, everyone will have to carry their gear in, but that won't be more than a 20 minute hike - firewood will be there as will green for crafts at no extra charge.
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    Land access: What is a reasonable price to pay?

    Thank you for sharing your experience at bison farm. Just being a day visitor to the gathering, I've not seen this side of things, though a few folks do seem overly tooled up! Such a shame when a few spoil it for the majority - I guess peer pressure doesn't do it for the axe wielding maniacs!
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    Land access: What is a reasonable price to pay?

    Thank you for your first hand experience Ivan. Hosting meets in the woods and being there with everyone sounds like a good option for consideration, may provide a route to recognising peoples level of Bushcraft knowledge and skills and a good way to gain experience. Do you have a link to...
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    Land access: What is a reasonable price to pay?

    Thanks for your thoughts - good bushcraft folk wouldn't use masses of wood to keep a fire going all day (see "2. Would need to demostrate their commitment to minimal impact on environment and good Bushcraft" in initial post). Everyone wanting to use the Bushcraft area would need to meet with us...
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    Land access: What is a reasonable price to pay?

    Certainly helps with planning and has not offended - thank you.
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    Land access: What is a reasonable price to pay?

    As soon as I can announce details I'll post here, but for the moment I've been asked to keep location under wraps - sorry :( Thank you all for your interest, comments and support - all very much appreciated.
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    Land access: What is a reasonable price to pay?

    Wild camping is fine, it's a case of do you have permission to be in and or camp in that wild place...
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    Land access: What is a reasonable price to pay?

    Yes, the wider woodland is there to walk around and enjoy, it's managed for public recreation!
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    Land access: What is a reasonable price to pay?

    The woodlands are managed, but the Bushcraft area would only be lighty managed ready - it's a woodland and that's how we want it to stay!
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    Land access: What is a reasonable price to pay?

    Would the campfire not be adequate?
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    Land access: What is a reasonable price to pay?

    Thank you Martin, appreciate all your comments and the group / weekly booking idea - nice.
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    Land access: What is a reasonable price to pay?

    Thanks Duncan, Are yes the camping rules and regulations... ... insurance is in place and as for a toilet, possibly a composting loo!