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Discussion in 'BushMoot - the big get together' started by dave53, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. dave53

    dave53 Full Member

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    hi all though this is probably a question for tony do you know yet who are running /or what courses are available at the moot this year i.e. flintknapping basketry bows etc etc regards dave
     
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    I don't myself, but flint knapping sounds interesting if someone were willing to run it.
     
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    +1 on that from me too.
     
  4. Wayne

    Wayne BCUK Welfare Officer
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    I am running a Bow Making Course at the Moot.
     
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    Hey Dave, have a look here it's the BushMoot site shop with info on courses and dates.

    Here's a list so far

    2 Day traditional Basket Making skills
    3 Day Leatherworking
    2 day NGB Certified First Aid Course
    Traditional Basket Making Introduction
    2 Day Bowmaking
    Rustic Stool making
    Green Woodworking - Basic Skills



    I've tried hard to get Flintknapping sorted but so far it's not happened, I'll keep you posted.

    Frazer is also going to be running a Coastal Survival course, I'll get the info up on that as soon as I can.
     
  6. rabbitrex

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    Sorry if I sound like a grinch but will there be free or small cost workshops? I had no idea when I booked this that I would have to pay so much for courses at the moot. I've never been before so don't have a clue. If I don't pay for these courses will I be just camping and not learning anything?
     
  7. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    In the past there have been loads of folk sharing their skills for free :)
    I intend sharing my flint and steel fire-lighting skills for free, as I have over the past couple of years, if that is OK with the Boss...
     
  8. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    As John said you'll have plenty of opportunities to learn a wide variety of skills... there's usually so many short demos etc going on each day you'll be hard pressed to fit them all in :)

    I'm still debating whether to teach carving netting needles or making a fishing hook this year.
     
  9. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Fishing hook please!
     
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    What you making fish hooks from?
     
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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Northwest Pacific Indian style like these. They're used for salmon trolling

    [​IMG]

    Pine roots are a bit hard to find down at the moot area so I'm thinking of using split rattan cane this year.
     
  12. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    Do you use bone for the points Steve?
     
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    How much Pine/Spruce root would you think you need for a full session Mesquite? As I can get a load from up here as we have plenty of fake forests.
     
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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    You can do Colin, or a halibut fish bone is good.

    The ones in the pic were all carved from a hard wood traditionally used by native people in theirs and the trees happened to be growing at Rough Close.

    That's a kind offer Dean. :) :thanks:

    Actual amount is hard to determine as it depends on how many want to do it. Each hook takes about 3' of root that's been split and each 3' can do 2 hooks so maybe 12'-15' of root should be ample.
     
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    Thank you, that's a relief! I don't necessarily want to pay and commit to a particular course as I'll also have a 9 year old boy with me who either might not be interested or is too young to take part. I'm aiming for a relaxed holiday where we can both learn some things, no pressure because we've paid loads for a course! [​IMG]
     
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    I'm happy to offer to run a course on medicinal plants and plants for food if anyone is interested. I can bring jars/bottles for folks to prepare some remedies to take away and am happy to run this free of charge with maybe £1 - £2 to contribute to cover the cost of oils/vinegars etc. Could also run one on salting, smoking, pickling and preserving foods if anyone is interested.
     
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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    You won't have any worry about him getting bored... he'll soon make friends with all the other kids round his age and you'll be lucky if you see him from breakfast til supper :)

    Having said that, there are usually several demos that are either aimed at families or for the younger bushcrafters so you're pretty well covered on all fronts :cool:
     
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    I'd be very interested in these things [​IMG]

    Everyone on here seems so nice, I'm really looking forward to coming to the moot [​IMG]
     
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    Its my first time at Bushmoot too. I'm Bringing my 14 year old and 10 year old daughter as well as my 7 year old Son.

    I'm hoping there's a heap to keep them interested no matter the weather. Bored damp littlies will probably be the end of me.

    As I understand it you just put your name down on the courses on the day? Elder one wants to do the First Aid, Younger one wants to do the Bow making and the middle one will probably toast umpteen packets of Pink Marshmallows. (You get the idea.) Medicinal plants sounds a very good idea.


    Other than the small incidental costs I'm not aware of any other "Course Fee's" Hopefully this generous donation of time encourages others to share their knowledge too.

    I'm really looking forward to it.
     
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    Wayne BCUK Welfare Officer
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    I am running the Bow making Course and First Aid Course. These definitely need to be booked in advance. These courses are heavily discounted for the Moot as a thank you to Tony and the BCUK community.

    My normal price for a bow making course is £225.

    There is nowhere where you could find a comparable certified First Aid Course for the price.

    I will be on site throughout the moot and am happy to lead sessions on all aspects of bushcraft and primitive skills plus first aid and self defence. There are many other people with huge experience offering their time freely too.
     

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