Our 1:1 bushcraft training is for anyone who’d like to develop their skills, from the novice to the more experienced. 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?
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:
- 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,
- Private tuition for the IOL Bushcraft Competency Certificate.
We are also able to offer 1:2 training, there is an additional cost of £75 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 drive in our car to the woods.
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Had a great day in the woods learning fire lighting methods and a little about knife sharpening and carving. Gary is a knowledgeable, clear, calm and patient teacher. Would love to come back for more learning.
An absolute privilege to be able to tap into Gary's immense knowledge and passion for bushcraft and the natural world. My day focused on firelighting, from the absolute basics, tools, raw materials, theory, and knowledge, to hands-on techniques. Gary has a comforting, encouraging, and patient manner that helps absorb the flood of knowledge he is more than happy to share. A fantastic day refreshing old and learning new skills.
Spending the day in the woodlands with Gary was such a great thing to do. Aside from being in such a lovely area and spending the day outside, I am now much more comfortable with firebuilding and foraging. Firebuilding went beyond what I expected and I left with an even greater sense of how so much of our needs can be found naturally. Will enjoy coming back to learn more bushcraft.
I booked in a days instruction with Gary, covering mainly fire lighting techniques, with a bit of winter forraging and cordage making. I tailored the day to what I wanted to learn and Gary certainly knows his stuff and delivered a great day with great instruction and I will definitely be looking to come back again.
My wife and attended a tuition day with Gary as complete beginners.
It snowed all day and this just added to the wonderful experience - will strongly recommend and we are definitely coming back again for some future courses.