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Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month. Its purpose is to highlight the causes of stress, it’s effects, and share information on how to relieve stress.

So this month, we want to share with you some information about stress, and useful links to resources on how to relieve stress. In particular, we’ll focus on how being outdoors and in nature can help boost your wellbeing and lower stress.

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Understanding the fire triangle

The three key elements or ingredients needed to start a fire are heat, fuel and oxygen. This is known as the fire triangle.

Why is the fire triangle important to fire lighting?

You need all three elements of the fire triangle to come together in the right amounts and in the right way; in a chemical chain reaction that will start a fire.

Outdoor learning adventures in mythical lands

In December, I received a message from a teacher from Maes-yr-Haul Primary School. They wanted to run some outdoor learning sessions based on a “mythical lands” theme. Super excited, I quickly called her back to discuss ideas.

Welcome to our new home (page)

We are excited to officially launch our new name, Bushcraft Adventures. And this website, which is our lovely new home.

Bushcraft Adventures – our new home

Bushcraft Adventures BridgendWe have listened to our customers’ feedback. We want to make it easy for you to know who we work with and what services we offer.

So we are bringing together all of our services under one roof with our new home – Bushcraft Adventures.

What happens at a typical teen bushcraft birthday party?

Our two hour bushcraft events for teens go a few steps further than our parties for younger kids, so you to explore bushcraft more.

See if you can beat your ancestors by trying to light a fire old-style… without matches! From flint and steels to ancient tools such as charcloths and crampballs, your challenge is to create a flaming tinder bundle – something your parents definitely won’t let you try at home. If you can master this, we’ll even let you loose with the bow drill method (aka rubbing two sticks together!)

Meet the team – Steph Thompson

In this post, we want to introduce you to Steph Thompson. Steph runs Bushcraft Adventures with Rachel. Steph set up Bushcraft Adventures, and is the lead instructor.

About Steph Thompson

Steph grew up in Belfast. She came to study in Wales in 1996, and has stayed ever since. Most of her career has been in Third Sector organisations.

She set up Bushcraft Adventures in 2012 after she was made redundant. Whilst running a small business has its challenges, she loves the freedom of being her own boss. Keep reading to learn more about Steph.

Kit list for taking part in a bushcraft adventure

We’ve put together a handy kit list of things you’ll need for your bushcraft adventure.

We suggest checking the weather forecast before your event. We also recommend bringing extra kit as it can be hard to predict the Great British weather! Keep reading for kit list ideas of things you’ll need for your bushcraft adventure.