Yes I know, what is an arm chair bushcrafter? Well I suppose I am of sorts. I have recently been finding myself more and more interested in having a greater outdoor life but with two very small children (2 year old twins) this is a dificult thing to achieve. Like so many I have been enchanted by the skills of RM et el and the simple ease with which they move through the wilderness and I am wanting to try to capture some myself.
So far I have managed to move from the armchair to my garden where managed to make a bow drill set from a branch of Sycamore (drill and bow) a piece of pine timber (hearth) and a wooden egg cup (spindle) and guess what. It works!
What I would really like to do now is move out of my garden and into the country side to strike out for a night or two into a woodland and under a tarp but as many of you know such places are hard to locate. I hope that Bushcraftuk may be able to put me in touch with more experienced people who can point me in the right direction and share their knowledge.
I am a 44 year old dad of two as I have said and I live in a village in West Oxfordshire just 5 minutes walk from the river Thames. I have an inflatable canoe that I like to paddle around in but like so many things it is hard to find the time to put it to good use.
Looking foward to learning new stuff.