Who We Are
A feral childhood in the wilds of Dorset gave rise to Zoë's love of the countryside, which comes across in her excited burbling. Having studied Education at university, she decided that conventional teaching didn't really appeal but there was great pleasure in sharing something you believe in. Since then she has been teaching and assisting on various bushcraft courses, learning fundamental survival skills, as well as the craft side to long term survival. These experiences have encouraged her 'wild woman' aspect and given her a healthy respect for the knowledge needed and endless learning that takes place. She is also a Forest School Practitioner and works with kids of all ages. A love of woodland creature comforts such as comfy beds and good food means that your experience with Zoë and her team should be an amazing adventure.
Helen Kearney BSc (Hons) NIMH
Helen is a practicing medical herbalist, having studied for a degree in Herbal Medicine. Her knowledge of the uses of hedgerow plants is second to none. She is also pretty handy at other skills, being a Forest School Practitioner, Permaculturalist and mum of three brilliant kids. Her prowess over the cooking pot will warm even the coldest tummy and hopefully she will bring her patented waffle iron. You will meet Helen on various courses, teaching and helping behind the scenes and her wit (and juggling balls) will keep camp lively.
Antony has a background in Fine Art, specifically drawing and painting, and this is reflected in his care and attention to detail, both in his own craft and when working with groups. He briefly worked as an art teacher, before shifting focus to the outdoors - working for an outdoor education charity in Brighton, before completing a year-long bushcraft instructor course. After several years of freelance work as a bushcraft and forest schools instructor (all the while building on his existing skills-base), his growing interest in primitive technology led him to study for a Masters degree in Experimental Archaeology at the University of Exeter in 2008 (and subsequently work in the department), where he developed his skills in flintknapping under the guidance of professor Bruce Bradley, a world-renowned archaeologist and knapper. Antony's presence on the courses will provide a sea of calm and his gentle manner when teaching charms everyone.
- www.ronniesunshines.com - Ronnie Sunshines - The best kit supplier, all our Dutch ovens come from there.
- www.kamu.co.uk - Kiss and Make Up - Wedding make up artist, using all-natural mineral products.
- www.soulpad.co.uk - Soulpad - The makers of our beautiful bell tents, and lovely people too!
- www.bushcraftmagazine.com - Bushcraft Magazine - A brill glossy mag looking at bushcraft and survival skills, and organisers of the Bushcraft Show.