What a year it has been so far with many highlights and memories!

22nd Aug 2013

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What a year it has been so far with many highlights and memories! The tracking class we held earlier this year was a great success. We always like to see our students shake their heads in disbelief when many of the mysteries of tracks are revealed to them. I have a wonderful memory of seeing one of our students look at his fingers dust compression on the bonnet of a perceived clean car.

 The Bow class was fantastic, as eight elm staves were transformed over the week into shooting bows.  The Primitive Camouflage class was blessed with warm 30C weather unlike the 6C of last year on exactly the same weekend! Primitive Camo remains one of my favourite classes to teach and is a great excuse to get people muddy. There are some new photos of the class on our FB page.

The August Native Skills 1 and 2 back to back classes, was definitely a time to remember. It's great spending 10 days in the woods working on survival, awareness and earth living skills. So much is achieved and the students' skills increase dramatically during the week.  A memorable time on the Native Skills 2 that will stay with me for a long time, was a breath taking light display. We were all gifted in seeing an amazing sunset through the trees that produced beams of light that were filled with multiple colours. I've never seen anything quite like it before. The spectacle lasted for about an hour. One of the participants, James took this wonderful picture, but in truth, it doesn't do natures visual display justice!

Due to popular demand we have just recently added an extra Native Skills 2 to the schedule as some of the students who took Native Skills 1 in August and couldn't take Native skills 2 were aggrieved to leave the woods, due to how much they enjoyed their class. They asked if we would run an additional Native Skills 2 later in the year for them which we are more than happy to do. It is open to all, and don't worry, if you would like to take it and have yet to take Native Skills 1, we are offering it as a back to back class in October. Here's the full schedule: We know it's not far off and finances can be a little tight towards the end of the year, so please take advantages of our payment schemes if you need it, which can run after the completion of the course if necessary.

We are presently getting ready for our trip to Montana, building bows and arrows, making camouflage clothing, quivers etc. I'm sure we will come back with lots of stories to recount to you all.

What to look for in the woods this month: