I’m a bit late at getting round to blog this, but at the begining of May me and Knotty went on a 3 day survival course! It was our Christmas present from POKE and was run by Trueways up on the Yorkshire Dales/Lake District boarder.
Basically turned up and they said “right there’s a wood, go chop down some trees, build your shelter and make a big fire”. It was a fairly informal ‘blokes weekend away’, the 2 instructors were a good mix; one was ex SAS proper army bloke, the other went feral at 16 and travelled round the country living off the land for the last 30 years.
We did get into a bit of trouble when I got out my stash of Stella, but apart from that it all when well (apart from a few down pours).Above is me making the first fire and trying to figure out a great nail puzzle (got to balance 11 on 1, took me a while), below is our handsome shelter for the weekend.