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At Howl Bushcraft we provide an insight into the Natural world, opening up a vast array of natural resources and knowledge. We teach practical skills in a friendly and pragmatic way, skills that actually get used while outdoors. In this way we hope to enable you to act on your interests and take those first steps into the greatest of adventures. The confidence gained from knowing you carry fire in your muscles and mind will change your outlook on the world, suddenly the wilderness will seem full of allies. 

We promote the utmost respect for the environment, the ability to pass unnoticed through the woods brings with it a deeper understanding of the wilderness, and our part in it. It is this philosophy which forms the very core of our work.

Bushcraft Courses

Join us in our 12 acre private woodland just 20 minutes north of Sheffield in South Yorkshire. Our canopied basecamp and a wood fire ensure our clients keep dry and are supplied with tea, coffee and biscuits.

All of our sessions are run with a maximum of 8 people to ensure a high level of interaction with the instructor.

Families are just as welcome as individuals, we’ve ensured the content of our sessions is just as engaging to young people as it is to the over 18’s

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, we're very open and there's no obligations.

Our 2018 course dates are now available! with more courses being added soon...

Wild Fire Day Course

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Wild Fire Day Course

from 80.00

In this session I’ll give you all the tuition you need to be successful in making wildfire from natural materials. This one day course is a detailed experience of hands on work enabling you to make fire from scratch this way in the wild.

The Bow Drill Technique is probably the most widely utilised of the friction fire lighting methods in modern times, it is certainly a powerful skill to have in your repertoire. However simply learning to use pre-made, carefully stored kits in order to make fire is only a very small part of this skill. To truly appreciate this method of creating fire in the wild we need to go deeper.

Click "Book a Place" to fill out a booking form, you'll need to do this for each person you wish to book a place for.

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WHAT’S COVERED:

  • Making your own Bow Drill Kit to take home
  • We'll take you through the entire process of making a bow and drill including:
    • Tree Identification: Looking at key trees for the purpose & how to find them
    • Material selection: Once you can identify the tree you need we can look at selecting the ideal woods to make our bow drills from
    • Tinder: Preparation is key in bushcraft, and having the materials prepared to take your working bow drill kit to a warming fire means have all the resources ready before you start bowing.

The intricate technique of getting fire from the bow drill

The majority of the day then is dedicated to learning the skill of using a bow drill kit properly. So that you end your day with us equipped with all the tools you need to not only make fire in this way, but also to problem solve for yourself as you practice this skill at home.

DETAILS:

  • Dates: Sunday 25th February 2018
  • 9.30am-5pm 
  • Option to stay in the woods overnight on the Saturday £5 per person (the fee can be paid on the day). Please enquire for more information
  • Under 18’s must be accompanied by a participating adult
  • Pre-booking only
  • £80 per person. Under 18’s £20
  • Run in a beautiful 12 acre  private woodland just outside West Bretton. We'll send you exact directions with the booking pack.