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bcuk Wild Foods Week - June 20th - 24th 2011

Discussion in 'Previous Expeditions and Courses' started by Tony, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Nova & Pinky

    Nova & Pinky Settler

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    Bumpity bumpity!

    Really, really looking forward to this as it looks like a really useful and fun course, so would hate for it to be cancelled because it needs only one more person! Am assuming it will also be useful to practice/learn regular bushcraft skills as well!
     
  2. Becky

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    Hey everyone!!Good news!!I just took another booking so we now have 12 people booked on this course!!Remember we still have a few places available if you are still interested!!
    Becky
     
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    This sounds right up my street. I have been thinking about one of these courses for a long time.
     
  4. Tony

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    Well here's your opportunity goodjob
     
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    Plenty of fish in Dorset when there's a fair wind, maybe the odd wild native Oyster if your lucky!
     
  6. Becky

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    Good morning Everyone. Just to let you know today is the go/no go date and we now have 13 people booked up on this course so it will be going ahead!! I will be sending out an email shortly to everyone on the course with details regarding your final payment.

    Becky
     
  7. Becky

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    Hi everyone
    I have had a few people email me with regards to the meeting point in Beaminster. Here is a postcode : DT8 3AW this is actually a postcode for the pub in Beaminster but it will take you straight there. The meeting point is the war memorial.The war memorial is in the car park in the centre square opposite the pub where you will be met by the instructors
    Regards
    Becky
     
  8. Lou

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    Hi Everyone, I have just completed the Foundation Skills week and I will be on this course on the 20th - if anyone has any questions about anything, please ask as I can let you know about the set up/food/kit list/RV point etc.
    look forward to seeing you there!
     
  9. Becky

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    Hi All
    I hope you are all looking forward to your upcoming course and have a great week. Please note on Monday that if you are running late, stuck in traffic etc, please ring the duty mobile number I have sent out to you all. I will be here in the office until 5pm today so if you have any last minute questions please do not hesitate to contact me,
    Becky
     
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    Hello Guys,

    Just a quick message to say hello to you all. Myself and a colleague will be there!

    John & Kat
     
  11. Jonesy

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    What a great course! Absolutely packed with useful stuff - great value for money, and great company...although I'm sure there was a warthog near the sleeping area...

    Made it back in time for the restaurant, so my life wasn't truncated...

    Cheers,

    Scott
     
  12. Tony

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    Glad you enjoyed it Scott and thanks for letting us know goodjob
     
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    Hi All,

    Was great to meet everyone and hope you all made it back safely. Scott glad you made it back in time for the meal! If anyone has any questions on any of the subjects we covered during the week please feel free to send an email to the office.

    All the Best

    Ross
     
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    The main camp.

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    Dinning Table and smokers.

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    Teaching under the parachute.

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    Students tented area.

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    Students cooking area.

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    Dried produce in the smoker at the end of the course.

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    Smoked and dried rabbit and Venison.

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    Smoked Mackerel.

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    Fraser of Coastal survival teaching sea fish preparation.

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    Fraser Skinning a Dog Fish.

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    Fraser telling fisherman's tales!!

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    Preparing Squirrels for the pot.

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    ..... Whilst Pinky practices CPR on his!!

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    First time lucky!

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    Some caught their supper....

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    .... and some didn't!!

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    Preparing the catch for the smoker...Kippering!

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    The finished product.

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    Trout going into the conventional smoker.

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    Venison and Rabbit going into the conventional smoker.

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    Marinating for the smoker.

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    Georgie Corrywright (Medical Herbalist) leading the medicinal plant walk

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    Sampling some of the wares!

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    ... some of which were an acquired/required taste!

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    Collecting wild cherries.

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    Students Wild edibles "show and tell"

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    Adam teaching the use of reference keys.

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    Air drying and salting techniques.

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    Ross teaching large game preparation.

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    Gutting and drawing.

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    Around the fire in the evening.
     
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  15. Rambling Man

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    Well,i guess after completing my 2nd course with Bushcraftexpeditions within the last month,
    i thought it only fair and just to put in my two pennys' worth.
    A course in itself is only as good as the people who teach it,and in that respect we did'nt go wanting..Not only do the instructors have a huge well of bushcraft knowledge and expierience between them,but they are great "teachers" too(something which does'nt always go together),highly personable and strike a good balance between learning,spontaneity, and just as important for me......lots of good humour!!!!
    For anybody who,like me,has a thirst for learning about how to look after themselves in the great outdoors,this course would be a great place to start(Along with the Foundation Course:))
    No doubt i will be back for more in the future!
    See you then Chaps!!!!!
    Cheers
    Deano
    (PS-Hope this review may stand me "in good favour" for a FLAT tarp spot next time....not to mention late night single malt whiskey)
     
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    Hope you had fun and learnt lots. Good to meet you all!

    Fraser
     
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    Great photos Lou, thanks for posting.... Could I steal a couple for our facebook page?
     
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    Of course, take whatever you want. unfortunately they are not the quality of your SLR photos, but they'll do.
    I have a lot more - some with guts n stuff, but thought them a little far out for Facebook, but let me know if you want any more.
     
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  20. Nova & Pinky

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    Hi Guys

    We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, despite arriving late in the pouring rain!
    Really informative week with some great people - particularly liked the foraging walks and the final day where we collected our own items was really useful to practice what we'd learned.

    Happily I found my camera buried in our kit and although we didn't take many, there are online HERE.

    If there is any chance of emailing out some of the books referred to during the week, that would be really helpful!

    Thanks

    Zoe & Pinky
     

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