Demonstrations

/wp-content/images/free.png

Step-by-step Sharpening Demonstration

by Mark Hordon

Come and see Mark Hordon take you through an array of sharpening techniques, looking at each stage to achieve the best results. Bring along your own knife for great tips and advice on how-to to restore your knife’s blade to be better than new! Demonstrations are running daily from 11am.

/wp-content/images/free.png

Bow-drill Demonstration

By Dave Watson

Dave Watson will be showing you how to make a good bow-drill set as well as how to work it efficiently. Time will be spent looking at some of the many details that can make such a difference to your success rate and therefore confidence.

/wp-content/images/free.png

An Introduction to Leatherwork

By Lois Orford

Lois Orford will introduce you to the craft of leatherwork, showing you the tools and techniques required to either repair or make your own bushcraft items.

/wp-content/images/free.png

Green Woodworking Demonstration

By Ben Orford

Ben Orford will show you how to take the raw material and with the use of hand tools transform it into a functional and useful product. Ben will show you some techniques to help you get great results and be safe along the way.

/wp-content/images/free.png

Hand-drill Demonstration

By Dave Watson

Dave Watson will be showing you how to use a hand-drill firelighting set effectively, as well as giving you some top tips on how to make it happen. In addition, he shares at least one of the variations of this well-known but often little understood method.

/wp-content/images/free.png

Learn How-to Keep your Knives and Axes in Tip Top Condition

By Ben Orford

Come and see some simply explained techniques to demystify the art of sharpening. Ben Orford will talk you through, from start to finish, how to get your knife ‘hair popping’ sharp!

/wp-content/images/free.png

Track and sign Identification and Interpretation

With Woodlife Trails

Woodlife Trails staff will explain the basics of track and sign identification and take you for a walk around the local area identifying some of these tracks and signs. We will also help you to interpret them.

/wp-content/images/free.png

Firelighting by Friction

With Woodlife Trails

If you’ve ever wanted to learn this technique which remains elusive to most, come and see how easy it is with our bow-drill technique. We will also suggest easier methods to light your fire.

/wp-content/images/free.png

Learn How-to Make String Using Natural Materials

With Dave Watson

How would you like to be able to grasp a nettle and turn it into some strong cord that you can use to make yourself a bracelet, necklace, lanyard or loop for your favourite bit of kit. Dave Watson will show you how to make nettle cordage and show you examples of cord made from many of the trees and plants you see around you.

/wp-content/images/free.png

Bannock Bread Workshop

With RJ Bushcraft

Do you fancy some freshly baked bread?

Come and see this traditional bushcraft bread being made and have a go at making your own mix to take away and cook on your own fire, you will get a chance to taste some made by us.  Sign up at RJ Bushcraft stand MAX 15 people

/wp-content/images/free.png

Bushcraft Bargains

With Bushcraft Bargains

Make some extra cash at The Bushcraft Show and bring along your surplus bushcraft gear to sell at the Bring and Buy Meeting Point. All you need to do, is bring along your unwanted kit, with a tarp or plastic sheet to lay it on. Go to The Bushcraft Bargains area any day and at anytime during trading hours. You do the selling so that you can negotiate a deal and, you get to keep all the cash without paying any commission! Please note that this facility is strictly for visitors only and no traders selling new, ex-display, used or surplus gear are permitted. To be fair to other traders this also include crafted items.

/wp-content/images/free.png

Traditional Flint and Steel and Primitive Fire Lighting Tinders

With RJ Bushcraft

A look at this ancient form of fire lighting along with some of the natural tinders available and a chance for you to have a go.

/wp-content/images/free.png

Bow Drill & Hand Drill - Trouble Shooting and Myth Busting

With RJ Bushcraft

Bow drill master and Craghoppers brand ambassador Craig Fordham will be on hand to help troubleshoot any issues you may be having with these two forms of friction fire lighting and to debunk a few common myths, come along and have a go.

/wp-content/images/free.png

Modern Fire - A Look at Modern Lighting Techniques and Devices

With RJ Bushcraft

A look at modern techniques and devices used for fire lighting for bushcraft and survival.

/wp-content/images/free.png

Knife Safety & Peg Making

With RJ Bushcraft

A class for anyone from 7 years upwards to learn a little about knife and cutting tool safety and a chance to have-a-go at making your own peg.  Sign up at RJ Bushcraft stand MAX 15 people.

/wp-content/images/free.png

Axe Skills & Safety Demonstration with Paul Kirtley

Frontier Bushcraft

Paul’s demonstration will cover axe techniques for camp life and wilderness expeditions, including choosing the right axe for the job, safety principles, safe cutting techniques, splitting with and without a chopping block, basic carving techniques and caring for your axe.

/wp-content/images/free.png

Spoon Carving Demonstration & Clinic with Paul "Spoons" Nicholls

With Frontier Bushcraft

Watch an impressive demonstration of how-to carve a spoon with Paul “Spoons” Nicholls, followed by a Spoon Carving Clinic. The drop-in clinic runs on Saturday and Sunday from 13:30 – 15:30. Bring finished and unfinished carvings for some tips and suggestions from Spoons.

/wp-content/images/free.png

Packing & Portaging Your Gear On A Canoe Trip

With Ray Goodwin

Ray Goodwin will examine the oft-overlooked art of portage and the related skill of packing an open canoe effectively and efficiently. He has a wealth of knowledge about making journeys by open canoe and in this free session, he will share tips and tricks to get your packing and portaging as slick as his.

/wp-content/images/free.png

The importance of Making Water Safe with Clear Demonstrations on the Available Techniques to make Dirty Water Drinkable

With Rupert Brown of Brown's Bushcraft Creator of the Brown Filter Bag.

Making water safe is an essential skill for every backcountry traveller. Unfortunately there is a great deal of confusion and misinformation about the correct way to make water safe. As a result it is a bushcraft skill that is often neglected.

Rupert will clarify and explain the process providing the information to enable you to provide your own safe water. Starting with explaining the potential contaminants in water followed with clear demonstrations on the equipment and techniques we can use to make dirty water safe.

Approx run time 45mins to 1 hour including Q&A

/wp-content/images/free.png

First Aid Demonstration with Special Effects Make-up - How to Treat a Deep Cut

With Martin Rollin & Bryon May Bradford

Always wandered how wounds in films look so real? Well come and check out how they’re done at the first aid demonstration where we won’t just show you how to patch up a wound but how to create one too with special effects makeup artist Bryony Bradford and first aid genius Martin Rollin.

Bryony Bradford is a trainee special effects makeup artist who has had experience on the BBC. Her work ranges from glam to gore and much more… check her out at the first aid demo and FACEstival tent.

 

/wp-content/images/free.png

First Aid Demonstration with Special Effects Make-up - How to Treat a Deep Cut

With Martin Rollin & Bryon May Bradford - How to Treat a Burn

Using speciaal effect makeup to show a serious burn, watch in awe as the burn is being constructed and then learn how-to treat it with expert medical advice.

Martin has been involved in outdoor activities since he first joined Cubs aged 8. After serving in the military and the prison service he started work in education spending the last 8 years teaching bushcraft in schools. Until recently he was Head of Outdoor Education for Lincolnshire Pupil Referral Units before making Silverback Bushcraft his full-time job.
He is a member of the National Executive of the Institute of Outdoor Learning’s Bushcraft Professional Practice Group and The Lead Verifier for their Level 1 and 2 accredited Bushcraft qualifications and a Forestry Commission Learning Partner
He is also a first aid at work, outdoor and paediatric First Aid Instructor