When is the 2014 BushMoot?
The main Moot days (workshops, trading etc) 8th August – 13th August
Full Members BushMoot + camping days will run from 4th August – 16th August 2014
Non Full Member BushMoot + camping days 5th August – 16th August.
Please note that 8th of Aug is an arrival day for the Core days of the Moot, workshops take place on the 9, 10 & 12, 13th. Trader day and communal meal 11th August.
The BushMoot is approximately 13 days long if you are a Full Member, or 12 days if you are a regular member or visitor (see here for more information on Bushcraft UK memberships); Tickets are available for one or more days if you can’t make it for the full duration, but do want to attend some days, send an e-mail to Shelly firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know the days you want to attend and we will make sure you get the right ticket.
Knives, axes, saws and other sharps
You can bring any of the above mentioned sharps. Though, as is a basic rule in bushcraft, if you carry a knife or the like, you (whether you are an adult or child) carry a First Aid Kit (FAK) – containing the basics, like some plasters, antiseptics, etc.
Basically you take care of any small cuts yourself, but in case of serious injury – there are medical qualified staff on site with a big First Aid Kit.
Be responsible when you use a knife (etc.). Check your surroundings for any obstructions or people that might get in your way and could get hurt.
On key mornings there will be a short (5-10 minute) workshop on knife safety, please attend them if you want to know more or refresh your knowledge.
The BushMoot is very child friendly. The woods and dunes are great to play in – if they’re not playing with new friends at the Fort or Pirate Ship.
Please note – there’s no creche available. You are solely responsible for your children. Don’t leave them unsupervised at any activities (insurance technicalities as well as good parenting).
Whether or not your children carry a knife is up to you when they are with you, if they are not with you they cannot carry a knife unless they are over 16 years old. Please take a moment to teach them basic knife safety skills (cut away from any bodypart, don’t run around with a knife, carry a First Aid Kit) and be responsible for it. We have a Knife safety workshop specially aimed at children to help you educate them, the responsibility is yours if you let them use a knife or any other edged tool.
Also take care with children around fire, do not leave them unattended.
An interesting read is this thread.
Pets (in any shape or form) are not allowed on site (site policy).
Mobile phone reception?
On site you will have no mobile phone reception. To get any, you’re advised to go up the road to get some decent signal. Though on occassion you might get some near the toilet / showerblock, albeit very weak.
If you’ve lost something, or found an item that’s not yours – bring it to the reception where it can be collected by its rightful owner. Subsequently, let us know (at the Morning Meet) that you have lost something and it’s not showed up yet (i.e. not been found / brought to the reception), we can all the keep an eye out for the item.
Bushy bags (goodie bags)
BushyBags, where available, are given away to adult attendees of the BushMoot, inside you’ll find items such as a map, itinerary, BushMoot guidelines, a black bin liner for all your rubbish, and a few small items you may find useful over your stay. The bags are re-useable and last year we managed to include a selection of items such as pens, notepads, emergency ponchos, boot polish, sun block sticks or lip salves, keyrings, badges and, well you get the idea.