Woodland Survival Crafts goes Swiss
Training teams in Bushcraft is greatly satisfying as it draws out hidden talents as well as builds confidence and understanding. Last week I was privileged to be working with a group of Outdoor Instructors high up in the Swiss Alps. The scenery was stunning with high peaks and wooded valleys, everything you would expect. The team was from International Camp Suisse who take groups of 5 -17 year olds on summer adventures.
The training was in a selection of core skills of safe/effective shelter construction, useful and safe knife usage, competent fire lighting as well as water filtering and campfire gadgets. The weather for this was perfect from my point of view. It was warm but very wet indeed. The reason I consider this is perfect, is that I was able to quickly clarify the value of reading your landscape and point out exactly where, why, and how to find dry wood that would ignite with relative ease. The team were great to work with having good professional skills with just the right amount of humour/banter.
I trust they will have a great season ahead of them.
Woodland Survival Crafts Ltd