bushcraft show near Windermere

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In Wood

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Oct 15, 2006
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Hi Guys
Thanks Big Andy for giving me a nudge, been off the site for a while.

Ref all the questions being asked, as yet I dont have all the answers, however I have asked those questions and I will give you answers as soon as I get them.

As said previously, this is the first time this event has been organised, it is NOT in competition with the Wilderness Gathering, as Roger and Domonic have been invited, It is however the first ever Northern Gathering, as there have been so many people asking why Bushcraft & Survival Skills Magazine have not done something like this for us northerners (as is frequently discussed on this very site). The company feel that the time is now right to organise this event and that it would not be in competition to other established events, they have really pushed the boat out to try and make it the best event of its kind by picking an exceptional venue and some fantastic guests such as Lars and the Gransfors team amongst others.
I know of some of the companies attending and some of the events planned, however, as I am not directly involved with the organisation, I dont wish to type something that is not yet confirmed or true, therefore as I said I will come back to you all when I get some more info.

As far as I am aware, most of the companies that attended the OS Outdoors Show at the NEC last year will be there, including Perry McGee, Ben & Lois Orford, Jason Ingamells, Dave Watson, Ian Creswell. Nordic Outdoors, Ronnie Sunshines, Lakeland Bushcraft, plus many more.

I really cant understand some of the sour, negative comments from some people. These guys are doing this for all of "US", not for their own benefit. As some of you are aware I have worked for the company in the past and I still write for the magazine and these guys are genuine, nice people who have a passion for "OUR" love of Bushcraft. Drop the attitude guys and praise someone trying to help those that perhaps cant travel to Wiltshire or as far South.

So, I will find out what I can and come back to you with what I find out!
 

Toddy

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Oh I don't doubt it is to some extent to their benefit InWood; but like any business, publicity is a two edged sword.

As for the competition, well, they're real and they're ahead on points so far.

Folks are genuinely interested, but the lack of concrete ( fire hardened timber ? :) ) information isn't helping. If you can provide more I'm sure it will be happily received.

cheers,
Toddy
 

Sniper

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In Wood the so called negative comments are not about the event it's about the lack of info, they've given a price and a list of vendors but nothing else much to go on, basic stuff like what do I get for my £70. Nobody is having a pop at the event, indeed I and many others would be very interested but as stated I want to know what's on offer for my money is all.
 

Toddy

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Good to hear it :)

Form checking my diary again, I find iit clashes with the Scottish Game Fair at Scone, so that'll take a fair number of folks out of the equation.

cheers,
Toddy
 

In Wood

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Oct 15, 2006
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Ok guys n gals, I spoke to Olivia today, she asked me to pass on her apologies to all of you for the current lack of information, they have been exceptionally busy and the extreme bad weather they had in the highlands has not helped. :eek:
However I have some answers for you.:D:news:

I no particular order.

If you pre book for the weekend the majority of the events, classes and courses will be at no extra cost, however certain specialist tuition, such as being taught to forge an axe and or knife on a one to one basis by the Gransfors forging team will carry and extra cost (TBC), but you get to forge your own axe/knife and will be able to take it home with you so cost is to cover materials etc.
Forging tuition is to be booked in advance if you wish to take part.

Lars Falt will be taking classes and talks, some of these will be included, again though one to one tuition will be extra.

:canoe:Lars Falt’s close friend and canoe instructor. Bo (sorry didn’t get his surname) who is an expert open water canoe instructor and builder will be giving canoe tips and tuition on both canoeing and building, same applies here, group talks etc in with cost, one to one will be extra.

If you bring your own canoe, there will be a one off fee to cover the weekend of £10 for launch costs, this is for the YMCA, not the magazine.

:campfire:Fires, as you are all probably aware it is a National Trust site, HOWEVER, they have gained permission to allow fires under strict control. In the main field these are to be “Leave no Trace” fires, ie, remove the turf and replace afterwards or fire off the floor. In the wooded area (a conservation area) fires are to be strictly off the floor in fire boxes etc.
Fire wood can and will be provided. STRICTLY NO CUTTING OF LIVE WOOD.:nono:

Entertainment is arranged at no extra cost, there is a party on the Friday & Saturday night again at no extra cost. P.S. Its my birthday Friday 3rd so don’t forget my card ;-) :beerchug:

There are excellent toilet, shower and wash facilities included, laundry facilities are coin operated, drying room free. Internet access on site. First aid on site. Several water points and wash points are spaced around the site.

In the field you will be able to park your vehicle next to your set up (first come first served until space limits admission). No vehicles in the woods.

There are a few limited caravan spaces, but no hook up points.

:fishing:Fishing is permitted in the lake with the correct NT water licence.

The price on the web and in the magazine that displays a discount until 30th Sept 2010, is still valid until the website is updated, which should happen by the end of this week, so if you want to go at the discounted price, get booked in before the end of this week.

Nordic Outdoors will be bringing the FULL range of tentipi tents for display so you can have a wander in them.:camping:

Green Outdoor will be there with a range of tents, other companies as mentioned previously will also be there, including, Ronnie Sunshines, Lakeland Bushcraft (our own Lurch), Tamarack, Woodsmoke, Springfields plus many many more.

There will be Axe throwing with the Gransfors team, Bush tucker, Hide and leather working, woodcrafts, archery, shooting, firelighting, navigation, climbing, tracking, falconry, 4x4 driving, bushcraft on horseback, canoeing, fishing, music, entertainment, story telling, wild foods, foraging plus lots more.

The web site is due to be updated by the end of this week (all being well) when up it will contain all I have mentioned here plus more, with additional features to help those interested, so please watch out for updates on the site at www.bushcraftmagazine.com

I hope that helps out and again sorry from the guys at the magazine for the delay in getting the information to you.
 

salad

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Sounds Good. bushcraft show during the day, Fly fish at dusk then party at night with like minded folk. Umm perfect weekend for my family springs to mind. Will see you all there me thinks
 

rancid badger

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Got my weekend ticket today. I hope to see you there.
good to hear, but have you received anything else with your ticket?

I refer particularly to terms and conditions of booking etc?

Basically; have they given you anything saying that in the event of them cancelling the event, you get a full refund?

I'd love to book this event as I'm off that weekend but there is no way on gods earth, that I'll cough up £70 with nothing to tell me a: what I'm actually really getting for the money and b: what I get if they cancel.
 

joe o

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Feb 14, 2011
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We'll be there - demonstrating hide working, buckskin crafts, green wood carving, basketry plus basha coracle building and some shelter building sessions for the little'uns. Should be a great event.

Don't be shy - come and say hello!

Cheers

Joe
www.wilderness-survival.co.uk
 

lisa

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Apr 29, 2003
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Hey Joe, The Woodsmoke team will be there too, so it'll be great to see you guys...you can always paddle your coracle up the lake to our spot for a night! We'll be putting on tracking workshops, plantlore walks, starlore in the evenings, also some hide tanning and loads more. Also Woodcraft School are coming, Will Lord I think, Ben & Lois Orford, Steve Smith of ORCA (canoeing building). I am sure we will all be working our little socks off to make this a great show, and experience, for everyone attending :)!

With regards to a few comments here about cost, its not really my business, but living in the Lakes I would just point out that staying on an ordinary campsite at this time of year will set you back £15-£20 a night...

Best
Lisa
 

plastic-ninja

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Jan 11, 2011
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I've just booked for me and my son so hope that it all goes ahead.
I feel that we are just all going to go for it and make sure that it becomes a regular event otherwise we will never have a show that we don't have to travel all day to get to.
The website is starting to look better lately as well.
Cheers , Simon.
PS Hi Lisa.Glad Woodsmoke will be well represented.I enjoyed your Autumn Harvester course enormously.