Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Stag do

Weekend before last I had the pleasure of entertaining a great bunch of lads for a Stag event. Many of the participants worked in the outdoors, and wanted to do a bushcraft style day.

I rigged the chute, and set up all the other camp areas ready for a busy day in the woods. We started with knife skills, with a little carving, a spot of lunch prepared over the fire with a freshly made loaf, soup and sausages. Fire lighting was next, with many of the various methods and tinders used.

A fresh piece of flint and I was getting some great spark action.

The stag having his first go and successful fire on the bowdrill.

Not the easiest thing in the rain even under a parachute shelter. Well done sir!

And some boys own fun in the afternoon with a prize for the winner.

A great couple of days, were spent in this lovely piece of woodland, and the group were a pleasure to teach, even if the weather was a tad stormy. Still, it tests everyone a bit more and adds to the experience as long as it all goes well on the day.