Bushcraft and banter

Arrival of the cowgirls

I met the group as they pulled up to our site in their minibus. And was greeted by a group of 15 cowgirls all in fancy dress. I knew instantly that we were in a for a fun session!

My favourite fire lighting method

I think most people know from coming to parties and events that I love fire. I often sit and watch fire. It has got to be the most mesmerising thing, and possibly more so when it is a fire that you have lit.

The satisfaction that comes from lighting a fire, for me is second to none. I love it when I work with groups – kids and adults – and you take them through the process of building a fire and then letting them light it with whichever means they have chosen. The look on their faces when they know that it has taken and they have done it is amazing!

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.

What’s it like at the Bushcraft Adventures Bridgend Bushcraft Basecamp?

Located close to Cardiff in South Wales, is our beautiful Bridgend Bushcraft Basecamp.

Here we have a tranquil, private woodland set up with everything we need for a Bushcraft Adventure. 

How to find our Bridgend Bushcraft Basecamp

We are located near Laleston, just outside of Bridgend. We send full and clear directions to our ‘top secret’ basecamp location upon booking.