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Wed 1st May we are having a bushcraft evening near Wincanton, new members welcome! £35 pp, only a £10 deposit needed. If you are aged 18-44 and want to try cool stuff?

❓❓❓What is Round Table❓❓❓

✅Yes - we are just an average group of guys looking to get out of the house once or twice a month, do different things and escape from the pressures of everyday life!

❌No - there is no special criteria. Events are always affordable, and you don’t have to make every event.

✅ Yes - new members are always welcome. All men aged 18-45 can join. Events are midweek too, so they don’t clash with family time or other friendships.

❌No – It’s not just men, women can join our sister organisation here - @ladiescirclegbi There are over 40 clubs too - @41club , @tangentclub 😀👍

✅Yes – we also give back to the community now and then and have a great laugh doing it.

Why not give one of our upcoming events a go? Here are some of the events we have coming up...

➡️ Paddleboarding 🏄‍♂️
➡️ Football Golf ⛳️
➡️ Tank Driving 🪖
➡️ Rock Climbing 🧗‍♀️
➡️ Airsoft 🔫

Drop us a message to find out more about coming along! 📧

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*Trigger warning - Deer carcass*

Final week of the Basic Bushcraft Skills Course. We skinned and processed a deer and ate it with a vegetable broth. It was Gert Lush!

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Week 5 of the Basic Bushcraft Skills Course. We made charcoal, made a deer hanger and learnt some knots. Next week we are skinning a deer and eating it.

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Week 4 of the Basic Bushcraft Skills Course. We all made Charcloth and prepared the charcoal makers for burning next week. Next week we are also making a frame to hang a deer for skinning and eating on week 6.

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Week 3 of the Basic Bushcraft Skills Course. Filleting Rainbow Trout and campfire cooking. Next week we are all making Charcoal and Charcloth.

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Week 2 of the Basic Bushcraft Skills Course.

Tonight we all had a go at Friction Fire Lighting.

Next week is fish filleting!

Well done Jon Harrington for showing the correct technique and methods. It’s all about technique!.

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I’m going to get the spoon done 😂😂

I had a full on fire going within minutes…. But ya can’t see it in the photos! 🤣🤣🤣. Great evening learnt loads. Recommended 💯

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So today, we all did a Bushcraft Party. It was epic! Oliver’s friends loved it all and it was a party to remember. And Jarno Packer CQMS, helped just a bit. But he is now asleep 💤 ... See MoreSee Less

Day one of the 6 week Basic Bushcraft Skills Course. All attendees made a Bushcraft Mallet. Next week we will be covering modern and primitive Firelighting.

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We still have two spaces left on the pilot Basic Bushcraft and Survival Skills Course for Veterans and Ex Blue Light Services.

The course will take place from 13th March 2024 and will be held in our woodland from 1830hrs for 2/3 hours, each Wednesday evening for six weeks. This course is free for any veteran or ex blue light services. Space is limited to 6-8 pax. If you would like a free space, please message me directly.

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We still have two spaces left on the pilot Basic Bushcraft and Survival Skills Course for Veterans and Ex Blue Light Services. 

The course will take place from 13th March 2024 and will be held in our woodland from 1830hrs for 2/3 hours, each Wednesday evening for six weeks. This course is free for any veteran or ex blue light services. Space is limited to 6-8 pax. If you would like a free space, please message me directly.

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Many thanks to all those that volunteered today. Lots done in camp and everyone learnt how to make a fire using friction with a bow drill.

Many thanks again to the guest instructor Robin Killingsworth from Poacher Bushcraft.
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Thank you had so much fun

Some Great News. The pilot Basic Bushcraft and Survival Skills Course for Veterans and Ex Blue Light Services will take place from 13th March 2024. This course will be held in our woodland from 1830hrs for 2/3 hours each Wednesday evening for six weeks. This course is free for any veteran or ex blue light services. Space is limited to 6-8 pax. If you would like a free space, please message me directly.

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Some Great News. The pilot Basic Bushcraft and Survival Skills Course for Veterans and Ex Blue Light Services will take place from 13th March 2024. This course will be held in our woodland from 1830hrs for 2/3 hours each Wednesday evening for six weeks. This course is free for any veteran or ex blue light services. Space is limited to 6-8 pax. If you would like a free space, please message me directly.

The Balsam Centre

 #balsamcentre #goodstuffproject #wincanton #nationallottery

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Pleased to announce that we have been booked for the DorsetFest and Oak Fair 2024. We look forward to attending and seeing some of you there.

To book us for your event, please call Neil on 07804 451471 for further details.
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Looking forward to seeing you again at the Oak Fair!

Looking forward to seeing you at DorsetFest 2024 😊

Forest School today for Bourton & Zeals Pre-School.

We have availability for more FS sessions at other schools during the week, so please contact Neil on 07804 451471 to discuss further details.
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Day one of a level 3 outdoor first aid course, taught in doors, in a classroom 🤷🏼‍♂️🤔 ... See MoreSee Less

Day one of a level 3 outdoor first aid course, taught in doors, in a classroom 🤷🏼‍♂️🤔Image attachment

Pleased to announce that Bunker Bushcraft Forest School have up to 6 places available on a Pilot Course starting 10 Jan 2024. This will be 6 sessions on each Wednesday in the evening at our woodland. Most likely 6-8:30pm. We will cover Bushcraft Fundamentals and all things survival.

This is open to Veterans and is fully funded.

If you are interested, please private message me and I will send more details in due course.
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Pleased to announce that Bunker Bushcraft Forest School have up to 6 places available on a Pilot Course starting 10 Jan 2024. This will be 6 sessions on each Wednesday in the evening at our woodland. Most likely 6-8:30pm. We will cover Bushcraft Fundamentals and all things survival.

This is open to Veterans and is fully funded.

If you are interested, please private message me and I will send more details in due course.

Really pleased to have hosted the 2nd Templecoombe Guides last weekend.

We covered Animal Tracks and Edible Plants, Large Saws, Knife Law, Knife and Fold Saw Skills, Tent Peg Making followed by Campfire Pizzas and Roasted Marshmallows.

We saw some guides being sworn in and some gaining their new badges.

Well done all!

To book your group or session, please call Neil on 07804 451471 for further details.
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Really pleased to have hosted the 2nd Templecoombe Guides last weekend.

We covered Animal Tracks and Edible Plants, Large Saws, Knife Law, Knife and Fold Saw Skills, Tent Peg Making followed by Campfire Pizzas and Roasted Marshmallows.

We saw some guides being sworn in and some gaining their new badges.

Well done all!

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Great job so good to see kids outside not stuck on a screen and utube

Babcia też kiedyś była harcerką piękne wspomnienia mam Spanie pod namiotem Śpiewanie pieśni harcerskich przy ognisku Było cudownie

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Jumping in muddy puddles with 4/5year olds at Forest School! Will I ever grow up? No thanks 🙏 😂

Bourton & Zeals Pre-School Forest School afternoon.
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Jumping in muddy puddles with 4/5year olds at Forest School! Will I ever grow up? No thanks 🙏 😂

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I'd love to do something like this! But your a million miles away 😭

It's 1234 👍

What an amazing session we had last night with the Shaftesbury & Gillingham Round Table.

The Session started with knife Law and Safe Use, Firelighting, Fish Filleting and ended with Campfire Cooking and Roasted Marshmallows.

To book your event or to make an enquiry, please call Neil on 07804 451471.
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We had a great evening. Love this sort, the guys were very good and we came away learning new skills. If you haven’t done anything like this before I recommend booking your self in for a great experience of fun. Cheers

Five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks for a great night Bunker Bushcraft Forest School Highly recommend!!

I love to see this rather that iPads and games on screens and tv much more beneficial to health of mind and body and learning new and forgotten skills Well done Neil 🍺

We are really looking forward to returning to the Oak Fair again this year!

Please come and join us in the children’s area for Firelighting, Saw Horses and Large saws, Wood Cutting/Splitting, Roasted Marshmallows and much, much more!

Free sessions for children and adults. All activities are recommended for ages 4+, but everyone is free to have a go. This is a first come basis and spaces for each session will be limited. Please see our A Frame on the day for our session details/timings.

Come and bring out your inner Neanderthal!
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Pleased to announce that we will be returning to the Oak Fair this year.

26th - 27th August 2023.

Get your tickets here:

www.theoakfair.com/buytickets
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We had an excellent time at the 2023 Milton Abbas Street Fair yesterday. Lots smiles from children getting back to nature and making fires, using saws and making key chains. We hope to exhibit there again!

Get away from all your tech and bring out your inner Neanderthal with Bunker Bushcraft!

To book us for your event, please call Neil on 07804 451471 for further details.
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Looking forward to exhibiting at the 2023 Milton Abbas Street Fair on Saturday.

Firelighting 🔥, Saw Horses 🪚, Wood Splitting, Safe Knife use 🔪 Roasted Marshmallows…

Recommended for Ages 4+, but everyone can have a go…

Free sessions, limited spaces available.
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Looking forward to exhibiting at the 2023 Milton Abbas Street Fair on Saturday.

Firelighting 🔥, Saw Horses 🪚, Wood Splitting, Safe Knife use 🔪 Roasted Marshmallows…

Recommended for Ages 4+, but everyone can have a go…

Free sessions, limited spaces available.

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Alistair Bain

Our latest Outdoor Bushcraft Party 🎉

Firelighting🔥, Large Saws, Shelter Building followed by Campfire Pizzas 🍕 and Roasted Marshmallows! Yummy 🤤

Happy Birthday Archie!

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Thank you so much! We had a great time and enjoyed every minute of it Highly recommend you guys for a party, fun for both kids and adults 😁

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Fantastic to see some of the Cubs from the 1st Wincanton Scout Group in our Bunker Bushcraft Forest School woodland last night.

All the cubs really got stuck in to the Natural shelter building and we all then made Campfire Pizzas to finish the session off.

If you have a group, troop, club or even if your family and friends just want to get outdoors and learn some lost skills, please contact Neil on 07804 451471. We also do Bushcraft Parties and Reset Nights.

The first photo is of Jack, who was very impressed that he is featured on the side of our van!
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Many thanks to Jarno Packer for helping sort the Blue Barrel Water System today. We now have hand and pot wash facilities in camp 👌🏼

It’s all progress! Many thanks 💪🏼

The Bluebells are out for the next session on Tuesday. We look forward to welcoming the 1st Wincanton Scout Group Cubs.

Firelighting, Shelter Building, Campfire Pizzas!! 😎
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Nice looking camp 🏕 👌

If you love the great outdoors and want to learn more about living with nature's resources without disturbing them, sign-up for one of the four free bushcraft workshops that Bunker Bushcraft Forest School will be offering at ELEMENTS: Wincanton's Climate Fair on 27 May.

Suitable for kids and parents, these workshops offer the chance to experience fire-lighting, craft and charcoal-making with Neil Anderson, Wincanton's bushcraft expert. It will be a unique experience in a safe and friendly environment, giving you a flavour of what it's like to survive in the wild and live off the land.

Places are limited so sign up now: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/elements-wincantons-climate-fair-tickets-629116312827?utm_source=facebook&... 🌍
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Bunker Bushcraft Forest School will be at Cale Park on Sunday 07th May 2023. 1000hrs - 1400hrs. Some details of what we will be doing are here:

First up we have Family Foraging around Cale Park. This is a free activity and available for up to 10-15 families. You will be given instruction on the correct ways to Forage. Each family will be given a Forestry School Commision guide to the top 25 UK edible plants. Little humans will be given a foraging bag and off you all go Foraging. What will you all find in the park?

Next up will be Firelighting. Up to 17 children will light a fire using a Ferro Rod and striker.

After that we will get the big saws and saw horses out!! Learn how to use the saws safely and get a chance to use a handrill to make a tag for your school bag.

Then another Fire lighting session, as we all like to make fires!

There may also be demonstrations on the day…how to light a fire using friction and how to make natural cordage from plants.

Our registration desk opens at 0930, this is to book onto one of the sessions. All sessions are free and on a first come basis.

Hope to see some of you there 🙏
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Bunker Bushcraft Forest School will be at Cale Park on Sunday 07th May 2023. 1000hrs - 1400hrs. Some details of what we will be doing are here:

First up we have Family Foraging around Cale Park. This is a free activity and available for up to 10-15 families. You will be given instruction on the correct ways to Forage. Each family will be given a Forestry School Commision guide to the top 25 UK edible plants. Little humans will be given a foraging bag and off you all go Foraging. What will you all find in the park?

Next up will be Firelighting. Up to 17 children will light a fire using a Ferro Rod and striker.

After that we will get the big saws and saw horses out!! Learn how to use the saws safely  and get a chance to use a handrill to make a tag for your school bag. 

Then another Fire lighting session, as we all like to make fires!

There may also be demonstrations on the day…how to light a fire using friction and how to make natural cordage from plants.

Our registration desk opens at 0930, this is to book onto one of the sessions. All sessions are free and on a first come basis.

Hope to see some of you there 🙏Image attachmentImage attachment

Elements: Wincanton's Climate Fair is now just a month away. Come along to the Balsam Centre on Saturday 27 May and you'll find all kinds of practical information, guidance, ideas and support to help you do your bit for the environment. In the next few weeks, we'll be showcasing some of the stands, activities, groups and workshops you can expect to see at the fair. And keep an eye on the website too to stay up to date with all the latest information. 🌍

www.elementsclimate.co.uk
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We are extremely pleased to announce that Bunker Bushcraft Forest School will be at the Coronation Big Lunch on 07th May 2023 at Cale Park, Wincanton.

Please see the poster attached for more information. All our sessions are aimed at 3+ years old, but all children are welcome to have a go.

It’s going to be a fantastic day with lots of other activities also going on!

Bootmakers Workshop
River Cale Cafè
K & K Party & Play
Wincanton Cricket Club

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We are extremely pleased to announce that Bunker Bushcraft Forest School will be at the Coronation Big Lunch on 07th May 2023 at Cale Park, Wincanton.

Please see the poster attached for more information. All our sessions are aimed at 3+ years old, but all children are welcome to have a go.

It’s going to be a fantastic day with lots of other activities also going on! 

Bootmakers Workshop
River Cale Cafè
K & K Party & Play
Wincanton Cricket Club

#caleparkwincanton
#Coronation2023
#CoronationBigLunch
#CoronationWeekend
#wincantontowncouncil
#wincanton

We had a really ‘Eggcellent’ Egg Hunt today! Many, many thanks to all those that attended.

All the children did an egg hunt followed by some Firelighting and Roasted Marshmallows…yum yum!
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Was great fun. Thanks so much ! 🐣🐰

There are still a few spaces left on the Easter Egg Hunt this Sunday.

Only £10 per child.

Campfire Tea and coffee is available for accompanying adults.

Please call or message Neil on 07804 451471 to confirm a space.
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There are still a few spaces left on the Easter Egg Hunt this Sunday.

Only £10 per child. 

Campfire Tea and coffee is available for accompanying adults.

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