We are so happy to have Miss. Elle Nikishkova as one of this Summer's Workshoppers. Elle runs Elles Utemat and specializes in cooking over open fire. She works with the concept of Fusion Cooking where she uses locally produced and ecological products spiced with international flavors from different cultures.
During the festival you'll be able to join Elle for a mushroom walk. As an certified Mushroom Consultant Elle will teach the festival visitors the basics of mushroom picking. And afterwards; the findings will be discussed and deliciously cooked over the open fire. Don't forget to bring your picking basket!
You will also learn how to bake using a field oven. All kinds of wonderful bread is possible to bake over the open fire.
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The always so inspiring survival artist Mr. Mikael Åkerman is very well known among us fascinated in the simple life of Bushcraft and Survival. Mikael is a humble nature lover holding a wide knowledge about living together with nature. Via his company Re-Nature Mikael is striving to connect nature, man and technique trough inspiring and learning moments outdoors.
Photo: Marcus Östlin
During this Summer's festival Mikael will tell you about his new and exiting hiking project. Listen to his speech; The trail is my home - a conversation about walking and living. He will also give a workshop focusing on equipment and hiking. Mikael calls his workshop; To Store and Carry - the art of carrying ones burden.
Photo: Jonas Landolsi
We are very happy to have our friend Mikael as a part of the festival's Management Team as well as one of the event's Speakers, Workshoppers and Inspirers.
A warm welcome to Gottröra Sweden August 24th-26th! Get you tickets by clicking HERE.
We are happy to announce that Mr. Andrew T Price will attend the Bushcraftfestivalen 2018 managing a workshop covering primitive small game trapping.
Andrew Thomas- Price has become a familiar face in the UK Bushcraft scene since starting his company Dryad Bushcraft in 2004. He began teaching Bushcraft in order to share the skills and techniques he has learned through many years of travel and practical research. Andrew has extensively studied the techniques and methods of indigenous people throughout the world, and it is this practical knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject that shines through in his instructing and presenting work.
In Sweden Hunters can use specially designed traps for controlling the population of some small game. These traps are usually live traps (catching the game alive) or spring traps (killing the game instantly). By law the Swedish Hunter need special training and registration to be allowed to execute this type of hunting. But there are also several primitive trap designs that in a survival situation, and only then, can save your life when in search for food in the wilderness. Andrew will show you how some of these primitive small game traps are made and managed.
Andrew has presented the online Bushcraft series "The A-Z of Bushcraft” and the ITV Wales "Coast and Country Programme" as well as his most recent series "Bushcraft Masterclass". He has also written articles for Bushcraft and Survival Skills Magazine and The Bushcraft Journal.
Get your tickets to this year’s Festival today by clicking HERE. And make sure to check out the Program to be there on time to get the best spots on Andrew’s workshop (first come first served). Welcome to Gottröra Sweden the last weekend of August!
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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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 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.