One day courses are designed to give you in depth knowledge of a particular subject or subjects.
Venue: Devon (Near Exeter - EX11 1LU) and Staffordshire (Near Burton upon Trent - DE13 9RW)
The Foraging and Fire Lighting Course
This course covers Edible, Medicinal and Poisionous plants as well as tree identification and uses. You will be taken round the woods and fields and collect your food. You'll never look at the woods and fields in the same way again. You will also learn how to light fire, from modern day techniques using every day equipment all the way back in time to friction fire lighting (rubbing two sticks together to make fire). The course also covers natural shelter building using sticks, foliage and a few tricks of the trade.
- 07 May 2016 in Devon - Foraging and Fire Lighting
- 21 May 2016 in Staffordshire - Foraging and Fire Lighting
The Axe and Knife Sharpening Course
If you have your own knife or axe then you'll know that they go blunt sooner than you'd like. Sharpening can be a pain and it is not always the easy to obtain shave sharp cutting tools after a while. This course will take you through knife law, different types of knives, axe sharpening, bill hook sharpening, blade profiles, stones, strops, oils, machete sharpening, testing, polishing, treating rusty axes and knives and sheath maintenance. If you have any knives, axes, machetes or other cutting tools then this is the course for you.
- 04 June 2016 in Devon - FULLY BOOKED
- 25 June 2016 in Staffordshire - FULLY BOOKED
The Wood Carving and Traps and Snares Course
This course covers a complete range of knife, folding saw and bow saw safety and cutting techniques. You will be taken around the woods and taught about traps and snares and then after collecting the materials you need, you'll be able to make mallets, pegs, spoons and pot hangers and traps and snare triggers. This is one of our favourite courses.
- 03 September 2016 in Devon - Wood Carving and Traps and Snaress
- 22 September 2016 in Staffordshire - Wood Carving and Traps and Snares