Your opportunity to get up close and personal with some of todays leading Bushcraft instructors, each Masterclass is an in-depth session designed to give you focussed, comprehensive hands-on instruction. Masterclasses run throughout the weekend at the Gathering and numbers are limited to ensure you get the Instructors full attention.
You'll need to book your Masterclass in advance, at the same time as your weekend ticket is ideal. To avoid disppointment book early as they are well attended and places are usually filled quickly.
NOTE: Last chance to book Masterclass tickets in advance by Friday 11th August 2017, and if by any chance there are any remaining places these will be available at the front desk from Wednesday 16th August 2017, these will be sold on a first come first served basis.
A great opportunity to gain some real insight and confidence using this method of friction firelighting. Dave Watson will demonstrate the Hand drill technique. You will gain an understanding about the materials and preparation that are required and then Dave will guide you through each step of the way until you get success after success.
Instructor: Dave Watson
Advanced Casualty Assessment in the Wilderness will take current First Aid Course knowledge, irrespective of your level of training, and will help you to develop the skills to apply it to the challenges of the remote environment. We will investigate and treat differing scenario’s individually or as a group to discover the limitations and the practical aspects of Remote Casualty Care. You will gain valuable insight into the best decisions in the early phase on any medical incident.
Instructor: Ian Bonthrone
Bone is an excellent and ancient material to make useful things with, but unfortunately very few people work with it these days. During this Masterclass you will make a small jar or pot using deer, sheep or cow bone. You will learn how to prepare the bone by cleaning and scraping it, before carving a lid and bottom from wood. Bone jars and pots were typically used for keeping salt, needles, salves, fish hooks and other small objects in.
Instructor: Willow Lohr
Jason Ingamells will demonstrate how to create this most vital of equipment for cold weather travel. Learn to size,cut and stitch your own whilst learning the significance of maintaining manual dexterity. (leather outers,wool inners)
Instructor: Jason Ingamells
Learn how to make your own long line kit and instruction on how to use it.
Instructor: Fraser Christian
Looking at techniques to navigate and find direction in remote areas. This will include how to use and understand a compass, making sense of a map and covering all the fine details, reading terrain. Finding direction without a compass and an in depth look at the shadow stick.
Instructor: Jack Hendry
A chance to make a four legged greenwood stool to take away with you.
Instructor: Matt Lloyd