Extra Than Simply Survival | Dorset Bushcraft programs


The phrase ‘bushcraft’ is turning into extra generally used these days. It’s turning into related to virtually any exercise that takes place within the woods or out on our moors, a by-word for campfires, tarps and cooking issues on sticks. Partly as a result of popularisation of so-called ‘bushcraft’ by sure TV personalities, it has additionally taken on one thing of a ‘macho’ splendid; what issues is the dimensions of the axe – not the ability with which you might be utilizing it.

On this weblog, we’re going to discuss slightly about what bushcraft means to Wildway and the way we exhibit these values to you whenever you participate in our bushcraft programs.

Bushcraft is about more than survival





To Wildway, bushcraft is about concord. It isn’t about ‘surviving’ or overcoming nature. Quite it’s about residing in concord with the pure world round us. By understanding and respecting the function that vegetation and animals have within the ecosystem and understanding the properties of those vegetation and animals, we’re in a position to make use of them most successfully.  At its most simple, this may be seen in understanding the totally different properties of timber. They don’t seem to be all simply firewood to be chopped up and posted on Instagram, moderately timber are sources of water, of meals, some extra appropriate for shelters, or traps of bows than others. By residing in concord with nature you’ll study to see the woods not as some wilderness to be tamed, however as an extension of your self; crammed with helpful sources.


“There’s a energy in nature that man has ignored. And the outcome has been heartache and ache.”

― Anasazi Basis, The Seven Paths: Altering One’s Manner of Strolling within the World 


Basics of shelter building


With concord comes respect. By respecting the pure world we assist to protect it, for its personal sake (and all of ours), but in addition for the enjoyment of future generations. Respecting the woods additionally helps us to make use of its sources in an efficient and sustainable method – making long run residing within the woods attainable.


“Hearken to the air. You possibly can hear it, really feel it, odor it, style it. Woniya wakan—the holy air—which renews all by its breath. Woniya, woniya wakan—spirit, life, breath, renewal—it means all that. Woniya—we sit collectively, don’t contact,

however one thing is there; we really feel it between us, as a presence. A great way to begin excited about nature, speak about it. Quite discuss to it, discuss to the rivers, to the lakes, to the winds as to our kin.”

― John (Hearth) Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions 




Our trendy lives are hectic. Screens, promoting, social media – it’s all noise that dominates our lives. Mastering bushcraft allows you to reside within the wilderness in peace and quiet, with concord and respect. The coed of bushcraft finds peace and quiet within the woods; not concern or fear. There is no such thing as a must attempt to overcome nature, moderately embrace it and work with it. It’s more and more being acknowledged that spending time in nature is helpful for our psychological well being [SOURCE].


“Sadly, trendy man has develop into so centered on harnessing nature’s sources that he has forgotten study from them. For those who allow them to, nevertheless, the weather of nature will educate you as they’ve taught me.”

― Anasazi Basis, The Seven Paths: Altering One’s Manner of Strolling within the World

Shelter building with wildway


We imagine that bushcraft is about extra than simply survival. Don’t underestimate us due to that although, our instructors can do all the pieces that we present you for actual and their abilities have been examined time and time once more. What we do is use these abilities, and educate you these abilities, that can assist you on the trail to true bushcraft – residing in concord with and understanding nature.

On our weekend bushcraft programs we educate you use the supplies round you to construct shelters, mild fires by friction, catch meals to eat, establish sure vegetation, make pure cordage, discover and filter water and so very rather more. We educate you to profit from the supplies round you to reside within the woods in consolation – to not attempt to overcome nature. 




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