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.

Photo: uthuset.nu


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:
http://paulkirtley.co.uk/2017/pk-podcast-22-bushcraftfestivalen-conversations/


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Thank you for an Amazing Festival Weekend

A week have now past since the Bushcraftfestivalen 2017 was held. The festival's Management Team is still running around smiling from the buzz created last weekend, and we hope you also daydream about last weekend's fantastic meetings and experiences. This 2nd year of the festival outmatched all expectations and we are deeply grateful for the warmth and generosity you guys as Visitors and Participants spread all over Gottröra during the festival weekend. The fact that you came and that the weather was on our side made this weekend a memory for life. We are deeply touched by the fact that the Bushcraftfestivalen, in this short time, has become the obvious place for meeting people, from all over the world, sharing the passion for Nature and Bushcraft.


Photo: Ida Olsson


A great thanks also to our Sponsors; Tentipi, Hultafors, Morakniv, Equipt, Knivgrossisten.se, Knivbutik.se and Uppsala Trädvård. Thank you to Gottröra Hembygdsförening, Rimbo Pastorat and Norrtälje Kommun for your support. To make an big event like this happen we rely on the loyalty of Volunteers and many other Contributors; you all know who you are and the festival are truly grateful for your help. Last but not least; we want to thank the support we have gotten from the community of Gottröra and the festival grounds neighbors.


Photo: Jonas Landolsi


We hope for the Bushcraftfestivalen to be a continued traditional start to the Autumn. Therefore we proudly would like to announce that we already have started planning the Bushcraftfestivalen 2018. So tick of the last weekend of August in you calendar and we'll meet again at the Bushcraftfestivalen 2018 - August 24th-26th.


Photo: Ida Olsson


Please let us know if you have 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 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.

Take care of each other and please follow us here on the website and in our other channels. We will continue to publish articles, movies and pictures from this year's festival. Also stay tuned for some nice surprises throughout the year.


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Ric Nagualero at the Bushcraftfestivalen 2017

Ric Nagualero is an internationally collected, award winning wilderness painter and outdoors man, with more than 12 years of professional experience in his field. He’s the man behind one of the most popular YouTube channels on the subject of outdoor plein air painting and wilderness painting adventures. This year he will be bringing his “Wilderness Painting Basics” workshop and his paintings for an exhibition to the Bushcraftfestivalen in Gottröra Sweden.





Don’t miss the chance to learn first hand a wealth of outdoor painting knowledge from Nagualero such as:

  • How to accurately mix and match natures colors using a limited palette  
  • How to simplify and translate nature’s complex forms into basic shapes and composition for outdoor painting  
  • Learn about values, edges and color temperature  
  • How to create a small painting from direct observation from nature that you create as far as you want and get to take it home with you.  
  • What gear you need for painting outdoors and how to create most of what you need using some bushcraft skills, such as making a bushcraft painting easel.  


You can start learning and practicing some painting skills with many of Nagualero's available “how to” painting videos and plein air painting adventures on his youtube channel: http://youtube.com/nagualero





“With a bit of “know how” everyone can learn how to paint, you just need the basics, patience and to practice, practice, practice the skills you are taught, so you can “earn” and keep them for as long as you live.” – Ric Nagualero





Don’t miss this exciting workshop. You can find more info about Ric Nagualero at:
http://nagualero.com  
The workshop will take a limited number of active participants and as it's not possible to pre book; we recommend you to be there early to get your spot.




Some relevant video links
Painting time lapse of a moose skull in the studio:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOdtVMn26c8
How to make a bushcraft painting easel outdoors:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f_FYF8xSD0
Using the outdoor bushcraft easel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqNUZF_3xE4
Painting a forest:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqNUZF_3xE4
Painting the tipi diaries camp:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii9UVbtE3l4
Painting a river:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2ZPl3zPPsI&list=PL3qT1BR7Hth-jD8ySQ74kaeota5KktMC7&index=2
Painting Ric's camp:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPKzZZ3y_MQ&index=28&list=PL3qT1BR7Hth-jD8ySQ74kaeota5KktMC7

Workshop hours during the festival:
Saturday August 26th:  11.00, 16.00
Sunday August 27th:  12.00

Book your tickets to the Bushcraftfestivalen 2017 by clicking HERE.

(all photos in this post are from Nagualero)


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Mr. Paul Kirtley at the Bushcraftfestivalen 2017

It's a great honor to present Paul Kirtley as Workshopper and Exhibitor at this year's Bushcraftfestivalen. Paul is a world wide recognized Bushcraft Instructor based in the UK. Paul own and manage the multi award winning bushcraft school Frontier Bushcraft.


Photo: From Paul Kirtley's Blog


Last year we also had the pleasure of having Paul Kirtley on site, then he participated in the festival as a much appreciated Speaker. We are truly grateful for all Paul has done for our festival in terms of world wide spreading the knowledge of our work here in little Gottröra.


Photo: Jonas Landolsi


Paul is a very enthusiastic and inspiring bushcraft profile who generously share his knowledge on bushcraft in a creative and efficient way using social media and his blog; the Paul Kirtley's Blog. On the blog you can find the series #AskPaulKirtley and The Paul Kirtley Podcast.


Photo: Paul Kirtley


During 10 years time Paul studied and trained under the guidance of world-renowned bushcraft and survival expert, Ray Mears, first as a student on his bushcraft courses and then as an employee. Paul started working for Ray Mears’ company, Woodlore Ltd, in 2003, assisting Ray and Juha Rankinen on bushcraft courses in the UK...
For your information; the experienced Mr. Juha Rankinen will also be present at the Bushcraftfestivalen 2017.
... Paul progressed to assisting the likes of Lars Fält on overseas courses. Ultimately, in the role of Course Director, Paul was responsible for overseeing the running of all of Woodlore’s bushcraft courses both in the UK and overseas.


Photo: From Paul Kirtley Bushcraft


Paul loves to travel and we are so happy that he and his friends has chosen to come to Sweden again. During the Bushcraftfestivalen 2017 Paul will manage a fire workshop focusing on feather stick making and bow drill techniques. You will get to try making fire by just using basic tools like a knife and a saw together with what materials nature provides. You will also learn in general what to think about when creating fire. The Paul Kirtley fire workshop will take a limited number of active participants and as it's not possible to pre book; we recommend you to be there early to get your spot.

On Saturday at 14.00 when the Swedish Friction Fire Championship is held, Paul also will participate as one of the jury members during the competition. Inside Paul's exhibition booth you 'll also be able to learn more about his services and offers.
We are so looking forward to once again experience the impressive skills of Paul Kirtley, get inspired and hang around the fire in Gottröra Sweden. Welcome to Bushcraftfestivalen 2017.

Workshop hours during the festival:
Saturday August 26th:  10.30
Sunday August 27th:  10.30

Book your tickets to the Bushcraftfestivalen 2017 by clicking HERE.


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