I hope this finds you well. We are looking forward to getting courses back up and running when restrictions are lifted. Thank you for your patience, and a huge thank you to customers who have bought gift vouchers during this time. Meanwhile, i hope you find the following blog interesting.
In the midst of the current Coronavirus crisis, our dependence on industrialised society and the global production chain is put into sharp focus. Uncertain times lead many of us to think about how we can be more self-sufficient and localised. How can can we rely less on the supermarket? How we can have less impact on our planet?
I just came across this feedback from one of our Survival Challenge courses last year and wanted to post it up. Many thanks to all our fantastic customers who take the time to return feedback for Leon and the team!
"I had a fabulous time completing the Survival Challenge (four days) in Lindfield, West Sussex last week (August 2017), and exceeded all of my goals for this course : (a) to spend quality time with my son ; (b) to learn ways to light fire ; and (c) to have fun experiencing new bush-craft related things.
What I hadn’t expected to learn along the way was more about myself, how I feel in a survival situation: my mental fortitude and physical responses to living off the land, in the wild. It was a revelation.
Catching and foraging for our food was particularly interesting for me: learning about the amazing natural larder all around us. I can identify many plants but had never before understood which ones where good to eat – charred Burdock-root fries will forever be a favourite...