What we're about

I'm a bushcraft enthusiast based in Princes Risborough on a never ending journey to learn new skills and practice outdoor living, primitive technology, minimalist camping, and native skills.

Anyone with an interest in ancestral knowledge and ancient skills, trees and plants, wild food, wild medicine and camping and camp craft should join!

There will be a mix of skill-sharing, general meet ups and walks (sporadically), and paid for events which I run.

Upcoming events (2)

Autumn camp fire skills course

Great Hampden

INTRODUCTORY OFFER 30% OFF We wouldn't be here if our ancestors couldn't control fire yet today any of us don't have basic skills to light fire in any weather conditions and use it for warmth and cooking. On this beginner's bushcraft course we'll cover: *Theory of fire *Wood selection *Gathering tinder and kindling *Wood processing - splitting wood with knives to create kindling *Demonstration of the 6 methods of fire ignition *You'll have a go at lighting fire with fire steels and flint and steels *Creating different fire lays to manage and maintain the fire *Clear down and leave no trace It will be a fun morning outside in the woods! No prior experience is needed and I welcome complete beginners. All equipment you need will be provided on the day. This course is aimed at adults (16+). The exact location will be sent to you after booking - it is a small woodland near Speen, Great Hampden and Princes Risborough (postcode area HP27). Bring waterproof clothing - we have a parachute shelter but the course will run rain or shine! The course is self catering and we'll have a short break for you to eat - something portable and cold is ideal like sandwiches etc. You may also use hot water from the camp kettle or warm some food up on the camp fire. BOOKING ESSENTIAL: https://www.alexukbushcraft.com/event-info/camp-fire-skills-workshop

Beginner's bushcraft woodland retreat

Great Hampden

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: https://www.alexukbushcraft.com/event-info/beginners-bushcraft-woodland-retreat A woodland retreat with bushcraft workshops aimed at total beginners. Escape to the chiltern hills and camp in a small private woodland - I'll can provide and set up a hammock or tent for you or you can bring your own camping gear. Lesson itinerary Day 1 *Set up camp *Knife skills & safety *Fire lighting techniques *Open fire cooking - a delicious camp style meal will be provided for you *Woodland sauna (weather permitting) Day 2 *Nature walk where - looking for animal tracks, and talking about the local trees and plants. *Self catered lunch *Making pot hangers / natural cordage / water filtration (time and materials dependant) There will be plenty of time to relax around the camp fire and in the evening you're sure to hear many tawny owls who live in the woodland as well as the possibility of seeing deer, badgers and glis glis (edible dormouse). Lunch and breakfast are self catered and dinner is provided. I have 2 tickets available which include top quality hammock and tarps which will be set up for you on site I also have 1 ticket to rent a tent with raised double camp bed and double air mattress which sleeps 2 people - if you want this, please book 2 adult 'sef camp' tickets and also the tent rental ticket. Other tickets are self camp meaning you bring and set up your own gear. Parking is available on site and the itinerary may be customisable if you are interested in a particular topic. A full kit list, directions and itinerary will be provided after booking. Will it be cold? Yes, but also fun! Autumn / winter is a peaceful and beautiful time of year to be outside. You'll find that within a few hours your body will start to adapt ans I believe this thermoregulation is an important part of our physiology that is almost never used in modern people. After booking I'll provide you with tips and a kit list which will keep you warm and I have garnered from years of winter wild camping, including camps I have done in January with no sleeping bag! The aim is definitely not to be 'hardcore' and punish yourself, but to be comfortable living outdoors. Modern clothing such as thermal underwear, microfleece and down sleeping bags make this easier than ever! BOOKING ESSENTIAL: https://www.alexukbushcraft.com/event-info/beginners-bushcraft-woodland-retreat

Past events (2)

General meetup

Great Hampden

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