Whilst running children’s bushcraft birthday parties, kids often ask me funny questions. From “do you live here?” to “do you know Bear Grylls?”. In this blog post, I’ve shared my top 10 funny questions I’ve been asked.
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!
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!)
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.