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Bushcraft Group

Discussion in 'Meetups and social chatter' started by Harvest Moon, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Harvest Moon

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    I have a small field about 3 acres and a wood of about .5 of an acre with fishing rights to the river on the boundary of the wood. The location is near thetford and about . 5 of a mile from the nearest village, secluded and very peaceful.I am considering forming a small bushcraft group, say about 5 members for regular meets. Camping, open fire cooking and shelter building plus any other activitys of intrest.Would i need public liability insurance for this and more important, is anyone intrested in such a venture.Let me know your thoughts on this idea.
     
  2. Shewie

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    I think you only need insurance if you're running it as a business, if it's just a few mates coming round then I should think you wouldn't need to bother.
     
  3. Red Kite

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    As far as I know there is no legal requirement to have public liability insurance, some landowners ask for it purely so they know they are covered in the event of groups causing any damage, or if a member of the public was injured and placed blame on the group.

    That said if there is any public access to the land then it can provide peace of mind. It is possible to get cover, a group I belong to had no problems getting £5.5 million cover at a cost of £140/ year.

    Good Luck
     
  4. michaelp

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    woudl be incredibly interested in this!
     
  5. launditch1

    launditch1 Maker Plus and Trader

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    Sounds good!:)

    Am i right in thinking there is only one Thetford...in Norfolk?
     
  6. Harvest Moon

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    Hiya

    If you would like to discuss my idea further you can contact me best time to catch me is after 7pm and we can have a chat and i can tell you more about it.

    Regards
    John
     
  7. Harvest Moon

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    Hiya

    Yep it is in norfolk between thetford and kings lynn
     
  8. launditch1

    launditch1 Maker Plus and Trader

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    Good!Im near Norwich myself..When are you thinking of a camp then?
     
  9. woof

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    Probably like everyone else, i'm looking at the map, and its A1,A14 & A11, depending where abouts, for me.

    Rob
     
  10. Harvest Moon

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    Hiya

    The land is between kings lynn and thetford , just off the A134
     
  11. RAPPLEBY2000

    RAPPLEBY2000 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Hi I'm not well at present, but I'd love to come and visit when I'm better!

    sounds like you have a nice plot!:D
     
  12. eel28

    eel28 Settler

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    I'd love to come visit too, that is if at some point in time you have a spare 'space' :)
     
  13. Whittler Kev

    Whittler Kev Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Sounds good, keep me posted
     
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    sounds good to me too would be very interested
     
  15. rancid badger

    rancid badger Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Don't want to put a damper on your plans but it only takes one 'mate' to severely injure themselves on your property and you can end up in dire straights.

    Of course, people talk about signing disclaimers and having agreements between friends, regarding being on your property; 'at Their own risk' .

    These are worthless.

    You need specific insurance.

    good luck regardless;)

    R.B.
     
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    That's fair enough, it only takes one person to phone up the land owner and say something about insurance and you may have your permission withdrawn, it happened to another guy here not too long ago. Of course, I'd like to think members here wouldn't purposefully spoil another persons' potential at having a small bit of woodland to train in, but you never know. Shop around and play companies off against one another to get the best deal, or just invite people you can trust. Best of luck and good on you for offering your permission out to others.
     
  17. sasquatch

    sasquatch Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I've sent you a personal message John. I'd be well up for a meet if it goes ahead! Cheers, Chad
     
  18. Muddy Boots

    Muddy Boots Settler

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    This sounds like a great idea. Please keep me in the loop always up for learning new skills.
     
  19. roy1

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    hi there on the disscussion of insurance do any of you know any companys that have got good priced liabilty insurance for bushcraft. cheers
     
  20. Whittler Kev

    Whittler Kev Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Just a bump.
    Anything happening with a meet up?
     

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