We are proud to be supporting Woodlore Senior Assistant Callum Hilder by stocking his exciting invention, the Elementree Kindler. Callum has designed and built an efficient and safe way of turning the standard sized logs you would find at your local petrol station or have delivered by your firewood merchant, into kindling for your wood-burning stove, firepit, pizza oven or small fireplace. Here is a little insight from Callum as to why he decided to develop this product and about his journey so far:
The Woodlore team got the opportunity to hone some essential skills earlier this week as part of the field staff’s annual training. At the top of the list was a renewal of our essential 1st aid skills which will ensure that we are prepared for anything that the season can throw at us and more importantly, be better informed and able to prevent situations reaching the point where intervention is required.
From now until the end of March we are delighted to be offering a discount of 20% on all new bookings on the Introduction to Bushcraft course that will be taking place on 27th – 29th April 2018, a saving of £60. Please take a look at the following ways you can claim this fantastic offer:
- Call the office on 01580 819668. We will take your booking over the phone and you will only pay the discounted price.
- You can make your booking via our website www.raymears.com. We will then refund £60 the following working day.
Did you miss the opportunity to see Ray in October or November last year? Well, we are delighted to announce that Ray has added an extra date to his recent ‘Born to Go Wild’ tour for Saturday 17th Feb in Bedford at the Bedford Corn Exchange.
Tickets are selling well, so don’t leave it too long if you would like to watch this show.
As always Ray will be delighting audiences as he looks behind the scenes at the making of his latest TV show Australian Wilderness, giving his survival tips and lighting fires on stage! Ray will also be signing books after the show so a great opportunity to meet the man himself.
Tickets are £25 per adult and child tickets are £17.50 and can be purchased online here: https://goo.gl/bjdMxu
We have recently been sent the following, lovely post, from long-term Woodlorean Bosco Li. Bosco has successfully tried his hand at making a pair of beautiful Sami shoe bands, after seeing them on his Arctic Experience Expedition with Woodlore:
I remember hazy childhood days when we had the luxury of daydreaming about the world and pondering fanciful thoughts. I recall one such recurring whimsy being whether I’d prefer living in the freezing cold or the sweltering heat if I were forced to choose. I’d mull over the pros and cons endlessly, until I concluded the answer would simply be whichever one I was more adept at thriving in! To that end, many years later I booked and was fortunate enough to learn about arctic survival with the Woodlore School of Wilderness Bushcraft.
Our outdoor team spend much of the course season out in the woods where they rely on their clothing and equipment through all weather conditions. Every now again the team express a real passion for a particular product and recently Fundamental Instructor Keith Whitehead has been very impressed with his Littlbug Junior Camping Stove. Here is a review he has put together for us: