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Discussion in 'Other Chatter' started by Bosun, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Bosun

    Bosun Need to contact Admin...

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    Hi

    I manage a small team of IT consultants and I think that a few days "bushcrafting" would do them a world of good.

    Could anyone recommend any suitable courses?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jasons

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    natural lore do some good courses if you go to members list and pm fenlander .his courses are verry good I am sure he can help you out :)
     
  3. Marts

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  4. leon-b

    leon-b Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    yes i can second that, fenlander is a great guy who knows his stuff
    here is his website
    leon
     
  5. jasons

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    cheers Leon Icould not get that link on my reply ;)
     
  6. leon-b

    leon-b Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    its ok mate
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  7. falcon

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    You could try Bearclaw......the Essex boys have a world of experience and do D of E and corporate stuff too.....
     
  8. miniac

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    ......and stag do's :beerchug:
     
  9. bambodoggy

    bambodoggy Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Yep, I'll second Falcon about Bearclaw, they specialise in these sorts of events and I know they are proving very popular.

    Why not speak to Gary there and see what he can do for you:

    http://www.bearclawbushcraft.co.uk/home.htm

    Hope that helps,

    Bam. :)
     
  10. chris

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    Link removed as it's against BCUK rules - see Stuarts post below. Buckshot
    Chris :)
     
  11. Stuart

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    Very Naughty Chris :nono: recommending and posting a link to your own School, you know the BCUK rules are very clear about this:

    I am sure a moderator will be along soon to remove your link, but for now you'll have to make do with negative rep from me.

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    I take it from your post Bambodoggy that you dont do any work for bearclaw then?
     
  12. bambodoggy

    bambodoggy Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Nope, not in any way shape or form....never have and most likely never will. I'm too busy running Stump and Grind Ltd and training my new dogs! lol

    I've helped out when people have asked me about canoeing when on the Vildmark trips but it wasn't formal and certainly wasn't paid...I'm a BCU level 3 canoe coach and level 2 kayak coach and so am more than happy to help anybody with their canoeing at anytime and any place.

    Many thanks for reminding me to point that out...I did it on the Swedish course thread but forgot to mention it on this one.

    Cheers,

    Bam. :)

    (P.s. hope you didn't mind me providing a link to you to supply people with Speedhooks the other day ;) ).
     
  13. chris

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    Stuart and buckshot, apologies, my mistake

    I thought it was okay putting forward a course reccommendation as requested by bosun, I didn't realise I wasn't allowed to post the link to it.

    I don't actually own or work for any of the links posted, although I do work in a well known outdoor centre here in the lakes, which I have never posted a link to.

    Just a happy customer.

    Apologies, I won't post these links again

    Chris :)
     
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  14. Stuart

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    So you don’t work for bearclaw, but have assisted them on an informal basis?

    The BCUK rules and guidelines suggest that you are prohibited from promoting an associates business even if he does not formally employ you:

    I would have thought it a point of personal ethics not to recommend a company owned by your friends, and leave such recommendations to people who have attended the schools on a strictly student only basis with no past association to the owner and therefore no inherent bias.

    a thoughtful if misinformed gesture, the link you provided was not to me, I have not been involved in the supply of speedhooks for quite some time
     
  15. falcon

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    Here we go again.......more bad feelings which do not appear to be necessary......given that Chris has stated that he was just a happy customer of the school in question, at the very least should not the "negative rep" be withdrawn? :confused:

    The issue of which schools people may or may not mention on these pages is also something which brings more bad feeling. I have direct experence as a course member of two schools and the content and social side of both were of high quality. You're almost saying that a course member can be construed as an associate and through enthusing about an experience, I could be breaching forum rules? I think we could point up loads of inconsistencies here and all that will happen is that disputes will break out yet again.

    The forum has been pleasantly free from this kind of accusation for quite a while now and people are sensible enough to make their own judgements. I hope this kind of stuff goes away again so people can enjoy their own enthusiasms without having to consider which schools they can mention and which they can't :(
     
  16. Stuart

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    no I am saying that close freinds and dinking buddys of school owners should not be advertising their associates schools, just as the rules state.

    still I think this is a matter for the Moderators, so lets leave it to them.
     
  17. bambodoggy

    bambodoggy Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Sorry Stuart but I'm not really following you. On both of the occations I helped course members and not the course itself, more over I was a paying student on both trips and nothing more. Are you saying that if you were on a course and somebody asked you to show them how to build a particular trap, which is I believe your speciality, you would decline for fear of being "associated" with the course provider? ? ? :confused:

    By your own interpretation of those rules anybody that has paid and been on a course is guilty of association and therefore unable to provide infomation on their recomendations to anybody on this forum.....which begs the question of how can a course be recomended by only people that haven't been on it? ? ? :confused:

    Your logic has me baffled.

    Sorry about the Speedhooks thing, it's good of you to correct me.

    Bam. :)
     
  18. leon-1

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    Right folks before this gets out of hand could I ask all parties to firstly calm down. This could be an explosive subject, one reason being that when you do courses people tend to stick with schools and instructors that work for them, another being that if you spend enough time on courses with one specific school you may become friends with the instructors.

    This does not however mean that the view being given is not objective and could we all please keep this in mind.

    Secondly can we return to the topic in hand, the question has been asked about courses and the recommendation by people that have done them.
     
  19. Stuart

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    Are you not a friend of the instructors of bearclaw bam? Do you not meet with them regularly outside of being as you claim 'a student'

    regardless of the interpretation of the rules, I think the people jumping into threads like this and 'recomending' schools because they work for them or have a freind who does makes a mockary of the rules preventing people from promoting there own schools. All they have to do is ask there friends to post on their behalf.

    making it imposible for somone to get an unbiased and honest recommendation

    My opinion, and one as you so often point out Bambodoggy I am entitled to voice

    Perhaps we should leave any decisions on this to the moderating staff
     
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  20. bambodoggy

    bambodoggy Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Thank you Leon.

    Maybe others can recomend some other schools now too.

    Bam. :)
     

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