Mr. Rupert Brown will be Speaking About Water at the Bushcraftfestivalen 2018

Mr. Rupert Brown is the Founder and Chief Instructor at Brown’s Bushcraft based in the South-West of France. We are delighted to have Rupert speaking at the Bushcraftfestivalen 2018. 

In addition to his bushcraft school he also has created the Brown filter bag; a canvas course water filter. Rupert have during the years built an inspiring knowledge regarding handling water when out in the field. At this Summer’s festival Rupert will speak about the importance of making water safe using clear demonstrations on the available techniques to make dirty water safe. Making water safe is an essential skill for every back country traveler. To avoid sickness from bad water it's important to stay up to date with the latest facts regarding water purification. Rupert will clarify and explain the process providing the information to enable you to provide your own safe water. Starting with explaining the potential contaminants in water followed with clear demonstrations on the equipment and techniques we can use to make dirty water safe.

Since a young age Rupert has always had a passion for the outdoors. Enjoying, walking, climbing, camping and studying natural history. In 1987 he started a career in forestry and later went on to study for a diploma in Arboriculture. In 1994 he obtained formal teaching and instructing qualifications and went on to deliver both full and part time arboricultural courses. In 2010 Rupert went for a career change combining his outdoor experience, natural history knowledge, teaching and formal bushcraft qualifications he started Brown’s Bushcraft. Rupert has worked in a natural outdoor environment and been close to nature for over 30 years and continues to learn and enjoy the time spent outdoors.

Welcome to Gottröra Sweden during the last weekend of August! 

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(photos: Brown's Bushcraft)

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Mr. Paul Kirtley will Teach you about Useful Plants at the Bushcraftfestivalen 2018

Paul Kirtley is founder and chief instructor of Frontier Bushcraft in the UK. He has been involved with teaching Bushcraft professionally since 2003 and is returning to Bushcraftfestivalen for the third year in a row, we are truly honored to have him.

The plant walks at Bushcraftfestivalen Paul is guiding aim to show you many of the resources found in the local area, to discuss their uses and learn how to identify them.

Photo: Paul Kirtley

Paul has a particular interest in teaching about the uses of trees and plants and he is a member of the Association of Foragers. This passion for plants goes back as far as Paul can remember, for example eating peas directly from their pods in his father’s vegetable garden when he was four years old.
Paul has learned much in the subsequent years from a number of mentors as well as his own experience and loves to share what he knows. In particular was inspired by working with Professor Gordon Hillman for a time. Paul explains further;

“At the heart of Bushcraft is a study of the nature. It is a study of how to make practical and effective use of the natural materials around us for fire, food, water, shelter and more. I believe for anyone to become truly effective in employing bushcraft skills, they must be able to identify many of the trees and plants around them.”

We are happy to welcome both Paul and you to Bushcraftfestivalen 2018, Gottröra Sweden, August 24th-26th.

Paul Kirtley is a generous man with amazing bushcraft skills. If you are in search of inspiration and hands on information about managing in the outdoors; Paul's website is the place to go, click HERE.

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Mr. Mattias Norberg will be Managing a Fire Workshop During the Bushcraftfestivalen 2018

Mr. Mattias Norberg is a very inspiring Bushcrafter based in Ystad in the South of Sweden. His curiosity regarding creating fire by using primitive skills has led him to a deep knowledge on the subject. Mattias has for instance published the impressive document called “Eldborren” back in 2004.

Photo: Mattias Norberg

During the Bushcraftfestivalen 2018 Mattias Norberg will be managing a fire workshop. The fire is a very fundamental component of Bushcraft and Survival. The fire keeps us dry, warm, feed and at ease. We are very much looking forward to this Summer's workshop when Mattias will be sharing his skills in fire techniques like; bowdrill and fire steel, and also show how to create effective tinder and feather sticks to catch ember and sparks when lighting your fire.

Photo: Jonas Landolsi

Mattias will also be part of the jury judging the Swedish Friction Fire Championship 2018 during the festival. A warm welcome to Mattias and all the visitors, see you in Gottröra Sweden August 24th-26th 2018.

Meanwhile; we can recommend you visiting Mattias Norberg's Youtube channel for inspiration and knowledge; click HERE.

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Can't it be the last weekend of August already!

Now the Bushcraftfestivalen has jumped up a notch in the work planning this Summer's festival - The Bushcraftfestivalen 2018. It's been inspiring to read and hear all the creative feedback we've gotten from you all since the last festival - kind thanks to you all!
This year's festival will be an inspiring weekend of genuine Bushcraft spirit, wood skills and laughter. We truly long for it to be the last weekend of August already!

Parts of the festival's Work Team planning at the Lienshyttans Herrgård
Photo: Perra Eriksson

So if you haven't already; please check your calendar; August 24th-26th 2018. See you in Gottröra Sweden! Please visit this website now and then as we'll soon will start to publish this Summer's program.

Pic from the Bushcraftfestivalen 2017
Photo: Ida Olsson

Please let us know if you have any further feedback and input regarding the festival so we can get better at what we do. Don't hesitate contacting us by clicking HERE. If you would like to participate this year as an Exhibitor, Speaker or Workshopper; it's time to let us know now. If you want to support us as a Sponsor or as a Voltaire; please let us know.

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Congrats to the Backpack

Last year's winner of the Frost River backpack was Christina. The pack comes from Uthuset. and the Festival want to congratulate Christina to a great backpack that will last for many years.

Photo: Tobias Karlsson

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Win a Frost River Timber Cruiser Jr Pack

Now you have the chance of winning a very nice bushcraft backpack, if you help us out by giving us your feedback on this year's festival.
Note that you can participate in this contest even if you weren't present at the festival.

Please fill out the survey by clicking HERE.

To participate in this contest you also need to; follow Nagualero on Youtube and follow Uthuset on Facebook.

The bag is a Frost River Timber Cruiser Jr Pack that generously been donated to the festival from our friends at Uthuset in Huskvarna Sweden.


Our friend Ric Nagualero, who also participated at the Bushcraftfestivalen 2017 as a Exhibitor and Workshopper of Wilderness Painting Basics, has made a nice movie about the backpack and this competition.

The Winner of this beautiful rucksack will be announced after November 30th on the Bushcraftfestivalen Facebook Page and on the Nagualero Facebook Page.

Thank you and good luck!

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The Bushcraftfestivalen 2017 on Paul Kirtley's Podcast

The festival is honored for being a part of Paul Kirtley's Podcast. In episode No.22 of the PK Podcast Paul interviews a number of peoples from the festival's Participants and the festival's Management Team. Listen to interesting talks with; Lisa FentonJonas LandolsiKevin WarringtonJonas AlsMikael ÅkermanTobias Karlsson and Harry Sepp.

Photo: Paul Kirtley

Pleasant listening for those who attended the festival as well as inspiring words for those wondering what happend during the Bushcraftfestivalen 2017. Enjoy!

Thanks Paul for your presence during the Bushcraftfestivalen 2017.
See more about Paul Kirtley by clicking HERE.

Link to the podcast episode:

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