Masterclasses

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 Saturday 11th August 2018, and if by any chance there are any remaining places these will be available at the front desk from Thursday 16th August 2018, these will be sold on a first come first served basis.

The 2018 Masterclasses

Dave Watson

MASTER THE HAND DRILL

2018 Masterclass * Friday 0830 - 1130

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

Ian Bonthrone

CASUALTY ASSESSMENT IN THE WILDERNESS

2018 Masterclass * Sunday 1000 - 1300

How to apply the First Aid knowledge you have to the challenges of the remote environment. A practical participation session to enable the best decisions in the early phases of an incident.

Instructor: Ian Bonthrone

Phil Brooke

ARROW MAKING

2018 Masterclass * Friday 1200 - 1500

Arrow making with Phil Brooke from Chosen Paths Bushcraft. Lecture on Arrow history and design past and present with a demonstration followed by YOU making your own arrow of choice with our guidance.

Instructor: Phil Brooke

Simon Barnard

BUILD A PREHISTORIC FURNACE

2018 Masterclass * Thursday 1500 - 1800

Learn how to build a prehistoric charcoal fired bronze smelting furnace using only natural materials. Simon will guide you through the entire process from the materials and how to combine them to building and firing the furnace. With discussion along the way of some of the different styles that can be built and used.

Instructor: Simon Barnard

Chris Pryke

CAMPFIRE BREADMAKING

2018 Masterclass * Friday 1430 - 1730

Damp fire bread making from bread on a stick to a risen loaf - various ways.

Instructor: Chris Pryke

Fraser Christian

MAKE YOUR OWN LONG LINE KIT

2018 Masterclass * Saturday 0900 - 1200

Learn how to make your own coastal long line fish kit and instruction on how to use it.

Instructor: Fraser Christian

Jack Hendry

NAVIGATION & MAP READING

2018 Masterclass * Saturday 1400 - 1700

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

Tom Linden

NUCLEAR SURVIVAL

2018 Masterclass * Sunday 1100 - 1400

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: Tom Linden

Dr Theresa Kamper

MAKE BONE AWL USING STONE AGE TOOLS

2018 Masterclass * Saturday 1230 - 1530

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: Dr Theresa Kamper

Willow Lohr

PREHISTORIC FIRE JOURNEY

2018 Masterclass * Saturday 1030 - 1330

Travel back in time thousands of years and learn how to make the oldest spark of fire with iron pyrites. Learn how to make natural tinder, trama and amadou from bracket and tinder fungi and how to travel with a burning ember. The tinder you make will be yours to keep.

Instructor:Willow Lohr