The Wilderness Gathering 2017
A Festival of Bushcraft
Is Now A 5 Day Event
Undoubtedly the best Bushcraft & Survival show to visit
The Wilderness Gathering - A Festival Of Bushcraft
The very 1st Wilderness Gathering took place in 2003 at The Bison Centre, West Knoyle in Wiltshire, and every year the show gets bigger and better,
Over the years I have seen this event grow from a small event in one field with some traders and schools sharing Bushcraft skills and knowledge, to a festival of wilderness living skills encompassing Bushcraft, survival and woodland crafts, and, of course, prepping.
The show has grown into an event with something for all the family with stories and music by the campfire in the evenings and skills workshops and activities throughout the five whole days of the festival.
WHAT’S THE WILDERNESS GATHERING ABOUT?
If you've never been to the Gathering before and you love nature and the outdoors, then we have the family show for you - Wilderness Gathering, a unique Bushcraft event, is the longest running and still the original festival of bushcraft, survival and primitive living skills.
The Gathering has become 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
The show has Bushcraft clubs for all age groups of children to get involved in plus more activities for all including den building and wilderness skills classes for all ages.
There are hands on demonstrations of game preparation, knife sharpening, basha boat building, archery and axe throwing and primitive fire lighting to name just a few.
All of these skills are there for everybody and anybody to participate in.
The Gatherings Is A Full On Family Bushcraft & Survival Event
All the younger children are hugely catered for at the show with their own bushcraft section for under and over 10's.
The "Coyote" & "Coyote Kids" can join in with a full program of bushcraft and survival related skills and activities.
I was very proud to be included with the instructors and work with the Coyote Kids activities last year in 2016 - and I'm very much looking forward to joining the team again this year.
Children's events range from Nature detectives, tracks and signs - Woodlife Trails for the Coyote Kids right up to Pine Resin & mounting Arrowheads for the older Coyotes.
Knife safety is run every morning and children have a chance to learn carving and whittling skills under full supervision - and they all love making various wooden crafts..!!
link to Coyote Kids events page here:
For the rest of us adults there's an amazing amount of bushcraft and survival skills going on each day to keep even the most hardened bushcrafter or survival enthusiast busy all day long.
You really do learn so much at this show, and it's no wonder, with expert demonstrations, lectures and hands on skills from some of the foremost experts who are always happy to help and impart their knowledge to everyone.
Prepping At The Show:
For preppers, bushcraft gives us a firm grounding on which to base our prepping tactics, and prepping for when the SHTF, and we are not missed out either.
Lectures from renowned prepper, Tom Linden, on why everyone should prep are free for everyone to attend.
Also for this year, the guru of prepping, Edward O'Toole is there to impart his 18 years of living off grid in remote areas of Slovakia - an absolute must see.
For Die Hard Bushcrafters:
Just about all aspects of bushcraft and wild survival are covered by the many instructors at the show.
An amazingly friendly bunch of talented men and women.
I find, every year, I learn something new that can be applied to my prepping skillset, and I'm sure you will too.
Checkout the show website here:
Wilderness Gathering Webiste
Or you can call for information:
If you want to learn real survival skills, from real experts, then this really is the show for you..
See you all there folks.....
The Wilderness Gathering is, without a shadow of doubt, the most absorbing show on the 2017 Bushcraft & Survival calendar.
I have been going for many years now and it just gets better and better with so much to do - especially for the children.
It is not just some money making event wrapped up with a bushcraft logo - it's the real deal.
Highly skilled and talented experts willing to impart their knowledge freely.
I don't think there's any other event where so many talented bushcrafters are together at one time.
I am so pleased that Roger & Dominic (event organizers) have now made it a 5 day event - it really is going to be great.
Bushcraft (and prepping) is all about us adults learning more skills, and teaching and passing on our knowledge to our children and young people, as well as sharing to everyone who wants to learn new skills.
If you only go to one show this year - then this is the one, and if you see me around, say hello.
I hope to see you there.
Happy Prepping Folks.