I had an awesome weekend away recently with Wildway Bushcraft!
John and the team were fantastic teachers. They were friendly, always happy to answer questions and to go the extra mile. John and Tom were even willing to stay behind after the course had ended to teach me and another student how to make a friction fire!
I’d set myself the goal this year to get a fire going using the bow drill method, but felt that I needed someone to teach me face to face... I’d never seen someone do it apart from on TV shows/Youtube clips and Ray Mears makes it look way too simple!
I’m still smiling weeks later whenever I think about making my first friction fire! I can’t believe how much we did and how much I learned! We skinned rabbits, prepared pigeons and freshly caught rainbow trout - these were our dinners on Friday and Saturday night, and lunch on Saturday. Cooked over the camp fire. Breakfast was bannock. I’d never made this before, but it was really tasty. Looking forward to experimenting with some recipes now.
We learned how to forage, how to make traps, how to make fire with friction, fire steel, and flint and steel. John also demonstrated a few other ways to make fire.
We learned how to build different shelters. 3 of us worked on this shelter, and I was so impressed with it I had to spend the Saturday night sleeping in it.
All the skills I learned I’ve been able to take home and I can’t wait to share them with others.
The atmosphere around camp was great. I turned up knowing no-one, but right away the sessions got us working together. I had a fantastic time, and left wishing I had more time to chat to friends I’d made!
What an amazing weekend courtesy of John, Tom and Tim Wildway Bushcraft!
So many new skills and experiences to take away, along with meeting some wonderful people.
For those who are considering going on the course I can't recommend it enough, the instructors are very knowlage along with all being great guys, they even stayed late to try and give me another go with the bow drill! Simply an awesome experience.
"Just wanted to say huge thank you to John and the team for an excellent weekend in a stunning location. All the staff were very knowledgable and above all passionate about all things bushcraft and survival. I was very surprised with the sheer amount I have learned from you guys over just a couple of days.
Keep up the good work and see you again soon.
I didn't believe Jon when he said I'd be lighting fires within an hour of learning the basics. John is an inspiration and his passion for Bushcraft is infectious! I'd highly recommend his courses to anyone wanting to learn some survival skills of their own.
We asked John Boe if he could come and deliver some bushcraft training for our staff. We specifically asked him to run training in game prep, knife skills, foraging, friction fire lighing, tool maintenance and making natural cordage.
John is a highly skilled and professional bushcraft instructor. Patient, knowledgeable and enthusiastic in all aspects of his session. The best bit was when he demonstrated lighting a fire with friction. He passed on lots of hints and tips and a couple of others got fires going with friction.
What a great day! Thank you John.