Bushcraft

Information about bushcraft activities for Woodcraft Folk can be found here.

Bushcraft Camp Activities

Nature Detectives

Groups go out in clans with leaders and DFs to search for various natural items, and bring the evidence back to look up the items in the resource books. Sample autumn list from the 2017 Bushcraft Camp at Woodcraft Park Farm is attached below.

Shave Horse

Another popular activity from the 2017 Bushcraft Camp was the Shave Horse activity. Jon Sellers from Hornsey Woodcraft Folk has kindly supplied the resources information for this activity and the WPF Risk Assessment that can be found in the attachments below. Groups may need to adapt these for their own use.

 

 

 

 

 

Bushcraft Learning Resources

Books & Media to aid with learning about bushcraft activities.      

Bushcraft Education Packs

Bushcraft activities for groups - one for Elfins, one for Pioneers and one for Venturers - are available here.

Hornsey Bushcraft Booklet

Kate Anderson, a Hornsey Woodcraft leader who helped win and deliver the 2012-13 Awards For All project ‘Outdoor Bushcraft Education For Young People’ produced and illustrated a wonderful booklet bringing together some of the skills that their district members learnt during that time. Read more here.

Outdoor Bushcraft Education for Young People

In 2011 Hornsey Woodcraft Folk received £7,700 from Awards for All, the Big Lottery fund, to carry out a project 'Outdoor Bushcraft Education for Young People'. Read more about the project here.     
 

Ray Mears Instruction Videos

These are available free on YouTube.

Bushcraft video clips

Available to watch on line at www.azbushcraft.com

How to erect a Hennessy Hammock

Video clip showing the erecting of a Hennessy hammock at www.hennessyhammock.com.

Bushcraft Book Resources

A list of useful books can be found in the attachments below.

 

 

If you would like to add more information to this page or amend anything on it, please send an email to web.editor@woodcraft.org.uk.

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