Back from the Bushmoot 2015.

Back from the Bushmoot 2015.

Wow! This years Bushmoot was as grounding as the many before, a real chance to live as a tribe in relitive harmony, doing all the day to day things our early ancestors would have, sitting around the fire, sharing food, wisdom and skills!

Bushmoot 2015 - Tuning in and reconnecting before a group plant foraging walk

Im always impressed how a bunch of ‘would be strangers’ can come together so sustainable and efficently. The two weeks I spent in the private wooded sand dune camp site, was to most I expect one of maybe a few chances a year to experience this way of life and the reconection to ourselves and more ‘normal’ way of life, as we did many moons ago, absolutely apparent by the full spectrum of emotions everyone experiences from start to finish, with many remarking how settled and at home they fell there after such a short space in reletive time.

I was personally privalidged to share some of the many lesson and skills I have learnt over the years from my continued time living as ‘wild’ as practically possible (something else that has been  privalidged)

Coastal survival course Fire lighting on sand and making a cooking fire on a Coastal Survivor course Bushmoot 2015

Coastal survival course Fire lighting on sand and making a cooking fire on a Coastal Survivor course Bushmoot 2015

Fun and enjoyment went hand in hand alongside the workshops and courses I ran, and the rare chance to have time to attend someone elses workshops and course, all delivered with heart felt passion and authenticity, my highlight was to make a traditional Irish willow lobster pot, differing slightly from the Devon/Dorset pot to withstand the often wild and turbulent Irish seas! (There is talk of us heading soon to a n uninhabeted Island of the south west coast, so maybe we can find out soon)

Coastal survival course skills using willow basketry

This is how you begin!

Making a willow lobster pot Making a willow lobster pot

And this is the willow lobster pot finished and ready for action (updates in a following blog)

Making a willow lobster potThank you to all who made it such a varied and inspiring event – hope to see you there next year!

If you would like more info on next years Bushmoot 2016, please go to: http://www.bushmoot.com

Watch one of the intro videos: https://youtu.be/apP5hcscAWs

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