Category Archives: Camping

2016 Wrap-Up

Dear Fellow Bushcrafters,

Firstly, we would like to congratulate Jacques Gerber for winning our knife competition!  We are hoping to have another one next year as well.

We are aware of the fact that this time of the year always creates a lot of stress and pressure for everyone and, have decided that we will not do anymore workshops in 2016.

Our aim is to start 2017 afresh with an Introductory Workshop toward the end of January and will let you know dates a little closer to the time.  We have a basic “curriculum” of sorts, derived from the questionnaires that were filled in at our very first Workshop and we will be presenting it to participants in January as a basic outline of what to expect in the coming year.

We are going camping from 19 – 29 December for a good dose of bushcraft and all that is wholesome and good in the outdoors.  We hope that you are also planning something similar and getting your feet dirty at least for a little while during the festive season!  We wish all our readers and participants a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

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Bushcraft, Bovines and a Baptism

Our American friend Cody has come to visit South Africa for the first time and we decided that the best introduction to our culture would be to invite him for a camping trip. Although many of us are not related by blood, we all consider ourselves to be family – and so our group of 14 people departed Cape Town on Friday and drove out to our favourite campsite to do what we do best – a little bit of everything we love, and a lot of relaxing in between.

There was a herd of gorgeous Nguni cows on the farm, and they were kind enough to pose for a few lovely photographs! We managed to do a bit of fishing, though nothing was caught on this occasion. Wood carving was also enjoyed, as well as archery and a bit of target shooting with the air rifles.

On Sunday, we had a Camp Church Baptismal Service and our nephew Sam professed his faith in Christ and was baptised in the river by our Patriarchal Father, Ray.

Our whole family has agreed that we need to do a lot more of this kind of camping – there is no excuse not to. We are all refreshed and invigorated after spending time outdoors and enjoying what we do best!