BushMoot

The Great Outdoors Experience!

The Bushmoot is an opportunity for individuals and families with an interest in Bushcraft to gather together and expand their knowledge through mutual skills and knowledge sharing. 

It doesn’t matter whether you are experienced or new to Bushcraft, everyone is welcome.  The days either side of the ‘Core’ are camping days which give individuals the opportunity to practise their Bushcraft skills, attend courses, socialise, visit the local area or just relax and enjoy the natural setting. 

These are some of the workshops that we've had at the Moot in the past as an example of what might be available this year.


Navigation

Map and Compass as well as natural navigation using the world around you to help direct you.

Nettle Cordage

Taking nettles and turning them into cordage, learn how to pick, process nettles and make the cord.


Camp Craft

This is a half day or more workshop that covers some of the basics of bushcraft and camping.

Natural Tinders

Find what nature provides for you to use in making fire.


Damper Bread

Making damper bread from scratch and cooking over the fire.

Whistle Making

One for kids and adults alike, make great whistles from branches and twigs.


Net Making

Age old skill of net making, this workshop teaches the knots and techniques that make a good net.

Making Fishing Hooks

Hand craft your own fish hook from natural materials.


Wild Food Walk / Foraging

Learn some basics about wild foods, collecting them and they're uses.

Meat Smoking

Learn how to preserve meats and fish using natural materials and a bit of know how.


Animal Preparation

Help and observe an animal, such as a sheep, being skinned, gutted and butchered for cooking.

Knife Safety

An essential skill for everyone, learn how to use, carry and handle a knife with safety.


Atlatl Making & Throwing

Make and use Atlatl spears from provided materials with the Primitive Archers

Shelter Building

Everyone loves to build shelters in the woods, learn the basic principles and get stuck in.


Flintknapping

Knapping is a highly enjoyable skill that's been in use for thousands of years, have a go.

Knife Throwing

Not particularly bushcraft but great fun, have a go at throwing knives and hatchets.


Wilderness Fishing

Fishing techniques and equipment for survival and general fishing, estuary and sea shore.

Coastal Foraging

Learn about the plants, fish and other available edibles found on our coastline.


First Aid

These workshops are to help with basic first aid knowledge and awareness.

Friction Firelighting

Bow drill can be done as a family sharing the work or as an individual, make fire with sticks!


Hand Drill

Like Bow drill but using a longer spindle, same principles different skills, well worth a go.

Sharpening

Anyone that uses a knife needs to know how to sharpen it, tips, techniques and advice.


Bow Making

Make a basic bow from natural materials and use it on the archery range.

Photography

Get advice on taking photo's outdoors, what to look for, how to use the light etc.


Leather Working

Learn some basic skills in using leather to make useful items and leather decoration.

Knife Making

Dave shows you how to forge a knife and the stages involved in start to finish.


Knotwork

Knowing which knot to tie is a great skill, learn practical camping and bushcraft knots.

Kids Crafts

we have a few workshops for the kids so they can have some fun and learn a few things.


Carving

General carving safety, techniques and carving projects from pot hangers to walking sticks.

Archery

We set up a small archery range for groups and we even have a competition or two for you to enter.


Tarpology

Tarps are fantastic, this workshop helps you learn some of the many ways of setting them up.

Whoopie Slings

For those that enjoy hammocking this is a great workshop for making accessories and aids.


Pyrography

The art of burning wood!  Using supplied tools to decorate on wood and leather.

Tracking

The site is a fantastic one for tracking and we've some master teachers.


Arrow Making

Make your own arrows from provided materials with the Primitive Archers.

Water Gathering and Purification

Water is the most important need we have, learn about finding it and how to make it drinkable.


Self Defence

Self defence can be an important thing for confidence as well as physical ability.

Weaving

Tablet weaving allows you to make bracelets, belts and other decorative


Penny Whistles

Learn the basics of playing the tin whistle, harder than it looks but well worth the effort.

Basketry 

Hugely satisfying and you leave having made something useful from willow or hazel.


Cooking

General outdoor cooking, breads, meat etc, fire lays and general techniques.

Spoon Carving

This is a great way to learn wood carving and safety and come away with a useful spoon that's all yours!



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