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The Wilderness Gathering

The Wilderness Gathering is a unique Bushcraft event; the longest running and still very much an original festival of Bushcraft, Survival and Primitive Living Skills in the UK. It’s also a social event and brings together families and friends, all those interested in Bushcraft and Wilderness living skills to enjoy a weekend of knowledge sharing in a relaxed and family friendly atmosphere.

In the past I’ve visited the gathering but this time I was teaching as part of the gatherings team of instructors. It was great to be part of such a special event, teaching bread baking, catching up with old friends and making many new ones too.

In the bread baking workshops we made yeasted / leavened bread and bannock and unleavened bread that used baking powder. One of the recipes was peppered cheddar bread baked in a Dutch oven – that’s the big cast iron pot in the corner of the fire!

Bread baking at the Wilderness Gathering

Bread baking at the Wilderness Gathering

Sharing freshly baked bread at the Gathering

Sharing freshly baked bread at the Gathering

Teaching bread baking at the Wilderness Gathering

Teaching bread baking at the Wilderness Gathering

Improvised bread baking at the Wilderness Gathering

Improvised bread baking at the Wilderness Gathering

Cooking bannock at the Wilderness Gathering

Cooking bannock at the Wilderness Gathering

Teaching bread  and bannock making at the Wilderness Gathering

Teaching bread and bannock making at the Gathering

Thank you Roger Harrington of Bison Bushcraft and founder of the Wilderness Gathering and Jason Sears for providing the opportunity and thanks to George Aitchison at Bushcraft Days for the photos, all much appreciated. I’m looking forward to next years gathering.

Bushmoot

The Bushmoot is an opportunity for individuals and families with an interest in Bushcraft to gather together and expand their knowledge through mutual skill sharing. The Moot runs for nearly two weeks and is located in a 100 acres of beautiful woodland at Merthyr Mawr in South Wales.

Bread baking at the Bushmoot

Bread baking at the Bushmoot

Last year I spent a full two week at the Moot, it really is such a friendly and relaxed event, with great opportunities to learn skills, make new friends and generally have a great time.

This year, I ran a bread baking and bannock making workshop for the folks attending the Moot. It was lovely to see everyone working together, making bread and enjoying it too!