Coronavirus

UPDATED 24/03/20

As the situation with COVID-19/Coronavirus continues to affect our day to day lives, we have formulated a strategy to prepare for it as best we can following Public Health England and Government advice and guidelines, continually monitoring the situation as it develops.

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A Message from Ray

We find ourselves living through a challenging time, to say the very least. Like you, we have been listening to the sad news reports of Coronavirus victims on a daily basis. Our thoughts go out to all those who have lost family members or who have loved ones currently fighting the illness in hospital or at home in self-isolation.

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Christmas 2019 Posting Dates and Office Opening Hours

Christmas Posting Dates:

Our final posting day this year will be Monday 23rd December. However, in order to guarantee delivery before Christmas, please place your orders in accordance with the following dates:

As an extra helping hand, all UK orders to the value of £50.00 and above (excluding postage costs) placed after 2:00 PM GMT on Thursday 19th December 2019 until we close at midday GMT on Monday 23rd December 2019 will be dispatched via a guaranteed next working day delivery service. That’s an upgraded service at no extra cost to you.

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Two Free Gifts With Every Course Booking This Christmas

Are you looking for a unique gift for someone special this Christmas?  Why not book an experience that they will never forget on one of our bushcraft courses and receive not one, but two free gifts for them to open this Christmas. The free gifts to be sent are as follows:

Free gifts with every course booking

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2020 Course Dates are Now Available to Book

Our Woodlore courses due to take place in 2020 are now available to book on the website. We have many of the old favourites in the schedule including Fundamental Bushcraft, Traditional Living Skills, UK Woodland Navigation Family Bushcraft and Tracking.

Lighting a fire on the Fundamental Bushcraft course

In addition to some of the more regular courses we also have some new ones taking place this year including the Woodlore Bush Chef with Ray Mears and the Autumn Fungi Forager. The Emergency First Aider course is also back on the schedule after a short hiatus.

Autumn Fungi Forager

If you would like an insight into what happens in the Woodlore camp during our courses take a look at our video from the Introduction to Bushcraft course….

Tom’s Heroes of Telemark Experience

A blog article written by Aspirant Instructor Tom Seward about his experience on the Heroes of Telemark Expedition earlier this year:

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to attend the 2019 Heroes of Telemark course in Norway.

I wanted to take part in this course to start to learn about the cold environment, cross country skiing and to learn more about the amazing story of the men of Grouse team and what they went through in 1943.

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The Brown Filter Bag

We have received this lovely post from Rupert Brown of Brown’s Bushcraft who tells us the story of The Brown Filter Bags:

My name is Rupert Brown founder and owner of Brown’s Bushcraft based in the South West of France. In addition to teaching bushcraft I am also the creator of The Brown filter bag. Along with many bushcrafters, I used Millbank bags for coarse water filtration and recommended these to students on my courses. The Millbank bag was used by the British military worldwide since the 1940’s. It was issued to every soldier along with chlorine tablets to provide a simple and effective means of treating dirty water. Millbank bags used to be readily available from army surplus stores. But when the army stopped using Millbank bags some years ago, they became more and more difficult to come by.

Millbank bag

The original millbank bag

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