What’s it about?
Our 1:1 bushcraft training is for anyone who’d like to develop their bushcraft skillset, whether you’re a complete novice or have more experience.
As the day is governed by your learning objectives, we can move at a pace set by you and not a timetable. We find that 1:1 bushcraft training changes the teacher centric dynamic and gives you a much greater role in the direction the learning takes.
What will I do on a 1:1 bushcraft training day?
Ideally we’ll have a chat before you come along so that we can get a good idea of where you’re at with your bushcraft and where you want to go with it. From there we can work out where to focus our attention on the day.
We’ll try our absolute best to help you in any areas you wish to focus on. If we can’t help you, we’ll say so and do our best to recommend someone who can. A few examples of 1:1 training we’ve undertaken:
- Fire lighting,
- Learning or perfecting technique for fire by friction,
- Tracking and identification of animal sign,
- Natural cordage,
- Tree and plant identification and uses,
- Becoming competent with an axe,
- Herbal remedies,
- Foraging & woodland cooking,
- Private tuition for the IOL Bushcraft Competency Certificate.
If what you’d like to do isn’t on the list, don’t worry, there’s still a good chance that we’ll be able to help.
We’re also able to offer 1:2 training, there is an additional cost of £85 for this.
Book your 1:1 bushcraft training and get in touch to organise a convenient date.
Location: Westwell, Kent
Duration: Minimum of 1 day
Catering: Bring a packed lunch, we’ll provide tea and coffee
Note: We’ll leave your car at the meeting point and then walk to the woods, it takes around 10 minutes
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Me and my partner had an amazing time with Martyn for one-to-one fire starting Even though we had very little experience, we were able to learn how to make fire using an array of methods, Martyn was an amazing teacher, and put us at ease straight away. We even came home and got our bow drill to work! We would highly recommend these sessions and look forward to returning in the future. x
Fantastic time today at Jack Raven Bushcraft One-to-one Bushcraft tuition with Gary.
Lovely to be in the calm countryside with a very knowledgeable and patient teacher !!!
Would highly recommend.
I spent a really amazing day with Gary and Nicola at the secret hide out on Christmas-eve-eve on a filthy wet day. They were both very welcoming and it was so wonderful to learn all the important basics that I feel everyone should know from a young age, and I was scratching my head at how I'd got to 44 and considered myself a country girl and didn't know all this! From sharpening knives, to collecting the best branches, 101 ways to light a fire, how to tell the time from the sun with your fingers, how to tie back a wind-billowed rain mac, getting the right coloured equipment...it was great. Gary has a very special gift of imparting knowledge calmly and comprehensively without a hint of mansplaining!
Thank you so much- a really recommendable day!! So much more to learn now! Can't wait.
I had an amazing time on my private tuition with Jack Raven. The instructor was extremely patient, knowledgable and amazing conversation. I will certainly be returning for another session!
My brother and I had a 2 day private course with Gary. Before the course, Gary got in touch to find out more about my experience and motivations so that he could tailor the course content, which was much appreciated.
During the course itself, Gary was great at explaining/demonstrating the various skills, patient in helping us practice them and also answered all manner of questions we threw his way.
The site itself is great. Nestled in some amazing woodlands, it has everything you need, including a cosy tent with a wood fire.
We did the course over the last weekend of February so it was cold and wet at times, but I'm glad we got to practice the skills in those conditions rather than perfect ones.
I would wholeheartedly recommend the course to anyone interested in learning more abouts bushcraft or just the outdoors in general.