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Sat, 23 Mar


Fox Covert

Bushcraft Basics

We're taking everything back to basics this March & focusing on the fundamentals.

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Bushcraft Basics
Bushcraft Basics

Time & Location

23 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 13:00

Fox Covert, Sandy Gate Ln, Pontefract, UK


About the event

"The goal of life is living in agreement with nature."

- Zeno of Citium

Whether a novice, journeyman or expert, if you can get the fundamentals right everything else will fall into place.

This March we’re taking everything back to basics & focusing on Dave Canterbury’s 5 C’s;

Cutting tools, combustion, cover, containers & cordage.

Spend a morning close to the Spring Equinox emersed in the trees, surrounded by birdsong & the emerging signs of new life in the woodlands while we practice a variety of traditional woodland skills.

We will start by learning how to choose and use the appropriate cutting tools, from knives to saws, to create useful items from natural materials. Then, we will move on to mastering the art of fire-making using a variety of techniques, including the use of a ferro rod.

Next, we will explore different types of natural cover, such as debris shelters & tarps, learning how to construct them to protect ourselves from the elements. We will also delve into the world of containers & how to choose the appropriate vessel for a given task.

Finally, we will tackle some essential knots & hitches to help you in most situations.

Cutting tools:

Practice your skills using numerous cutting tools to create your own functional items to be used across the morning


Here we will look at ancient & modern methods of creating fire using all natural tinder materials


Set up your own tarp shelters beside a fire, creating a personal basecamp for the event


We will look at a variety of containers to be carried into the woodlands & their purposes before using one to create our own char materials, making your future fire making significantly easier


Here we will look at a few essential knots that can be applied in countless situations. Once you have these in your tool box you’ll be virtually unstoppable

By the end of the morning, you will have a solid grounding in the fundamental skills needed to thrive in the great outdoors, & a deeper appreciation for the beauty & abundance of nature.

Recommended kit & equipment:

- Fixed blade knife

- Folding Saw

- Method of combustion (e.g. ferro rod)

- Tarp

At Fara Kanna Bushcraft, we want to make sure that everyone is able to fully participate in the activities we have planned.  That's why we provide all of the necessary equipment for our guests.  Whether you're a seasoned outdoorsman or a beginner, we have everything you need to make the most of your experience with us.  Our goal is to make sure that everyone feels comfortable, safe & fully equipped to #GoExplore & enjoy the thrill of adventure.

*Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult


  • Bushcraft Basics

    This ticket provides access to the woodlands, all planned activities & complementary warm drinks & snacks

    +£0.38 service fee
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