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chris

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Do you get standard insurance deals or is there something specially available for bushcrafters?

I get my leaders insurance through the BMC for liabilty etc but it is really only specific for mountain/exped leaders.

What do you do for the meet ups Tone, do you need to have some kind of system in place with landowners etc,regards the public and all that stuff that seems to be choking our society today, ie can't play conkers and all that or throw snowballs etc.

Do insurance companies recognise bushcraft/survival, ie fires, eating wild food, trapping etc.

Chris :wave:
 

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Me too! I was looking for the thread on bushcraft insurance there was once, but there were only three with no replies. :roll: :)
 

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chris said:
Do you get standard insurance deals or is there something specially available for bushcrafters?

I get my leaders insurance through the BMC for liabilty etc but it is really only specific for mountain/exped leaders.

What do you do for the meet ups Tone, do you need to have some kind of system in place with landowners etc,regards the public and all that stuff that seems to be choking our society today, ie can't play conkers and all that or throw snowballs etc.

Do insurance companies recognise bushcraft/survival, ie fires, eating wild food, trapping etc.

Chris :wave:

No idea! I know that a few members have looked into it and not got very far.

The mountain type stuff seems much more main stream so it’s not surprising that it’s easier to get insurance. I expect that as outdoor centres, councils and other institutions offer more bushcraft like courses it will become better known and thus easier to accommodate. There is a huge movement in these sorts of organisations to offer something like this and they will have to be accommodated.

The meet ups are just that, a group of friends getting together, so many of the insurance considerations that schools and instructors have to consider don’t apply. It’s mates showing each things they know.

You’re probably better off contacting the schools to find out if the insurance companies recognise bushcraft/survival and what that involves with fires, wild foods etc..I’m sure that they would be more than happy to fill you in. If you find out anything mention it on here, as I said, the question has come up a few times.

Adi has already pointed out a much more useful thread which I’m sure explains things much better than I could. :biggthump
 

chris

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Thanks Tone

I'll contact one or two of the schools to see how they set there insurance up, I might speak to BMC also.

If I come up with something new I will let the forum know.

Seems weird they don't recognise bushcraft/ survival activities as it seems so popular.

Chris :wave:
 
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I don't know if you have spoken to the Institute for Outdoor learning on this subject but they recommend 'Jardine LLoyd Thompson' Leisure division (Gloucester 01452 511400). You can get cover for most 'outdoor' activities including survival and bushcraft training and if you are a member of the named institute they give a handsome discount!
 

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Survivorbility said:
I don't know if you have spoken to the Institute for Outdoor learning on this subject but they recommend 'Jardine LLoyd Thompson' Leisure division (Gloucester 01452 511400). You can get cover for most 'outdoor' activities including survival and bushcraft training and if you are a member of the named institute they give a handsome discount!

Thanks for the info i shall give them a call tomorrow. :super:
 

chris

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Hi survivorbility

Thats good stuff,

I spoke to a couple of companies, my enquiry was recieved with suspicion from some but well by some others.

This seemed to be the same that the schools use, being members of the outdoor institute and getting the JLT survival/bushcraft policy.

The girl at the BMC insurance number didn't know what bushcraft was :roll:

Chris