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Bush Craft

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Stop!  Don’t close this page.  I promise this is not another blog on bikini-line-topiary.  That comes later…

I have signed my kids up for a bush craft morning at the local nature reserve.  I thought I knew exactly what it was: survival in the woods, Bear Grylls/Ray Mears, eating icky things and other stuff that would make me go ‘Yeuch’ but kids revel in.  But try explaining that to a child without grimacing and saying ‘Yeuch’.  Apparently surviving in the wild wasn’t a clear enough description.  So I decided to use it as a research exercise and directed them to http://www.bushcraftuk.com/ – the great Bushcraft UK website.  On there it mentions wielding knives, making fires, dealing with bites and lots of other dangerous things.  I called up the bush craft people, just to check it would be safe, and guess what?  Apparently they encourage parents to go along too!  I’m no longer so concerned about the safety factor anymore.  To top it off there’s no wi-fi in the woods.

 

Author: Bea Turvey apprentice author and witch

I am a wild-haired author who cannot stop writing. The writing process is not a task for me. It is an extension of myself. When I write I lose myself as easily as if I slipped into the story for a swim. Writing became a serious part of my life in Decmber of 2009. Unless you're reading this in 2014 it wasn't that long ago, and the bug hit me hard and fast. My first novel, Banished, was published in March 2010 and is available at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Banished-ebook/dp/B008PGM4TQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361913026&sr=8-1. If you read it, or anything else I've written, I hope you'll post a review and let me know why you lied it - or even why not!

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