- DURATION 60 mins
Find out about the abundance of plants and trees growing in the UK and how you can use them for edible and medicinal purposes. You will be amazed how many you recognise. In this talk, we will also learn interesting facts about the plants and get recipe ideas for how they can be used. By the end, leave inspired to appreciate plants you may have ignored in the past, and you will never look at “weeds” in the same way again!
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Paul
Paul became interested in primitive living and adventure during extensive travels around South East Asia after university – he spent many months living in small villages in the jungles of Indonesia, Cambodia and Laos trekking with local guides, learning about the beliefs of the indigenous populations, using the natural resources of the jungle and observing the uncomplicated techniques used to live successfully in these areas.
Paul’s basic survival skills and love for the outdoors developed further through trekking, sea kayaking, wild camping & foraging around Australia, New Zealand, Borneo, North Africa, Norway, Nepal and the UK through both summer and winter months where valuable lessons were learnt on the importance of preparation before venturing into the wilderness and the psychological aspects of stays for longer periods of time during more extreme conditions. “They weren’t always intentional lessons but that’s the beauty of mother nature, she does like to try and catch you out sometimes….!”
Paul’s interest in Bushcraft expanded as he began practising more in the UK, his aim was to gain a better understanding of his surroundings and to learn how best to use the resources nature provides. It was this interest that led him to do his first Survival School course in 2008 and gain his Level 4 Bushcraft & Wilderness Skills instructors certificate in 2011 and now when he’s not lost somewhere on his mountain bike he particularly loves teaching others about food, fire and sharp things!
Preparing for the Event
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We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!
What if I can’t make the event?
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Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?
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