Hey folks, it's assistant chief instructor James of Northern Limits Bushcraft & Survival. I'm writing this blog as 'The Griz' is approaching very fast and myself and Grayzy are making every effort to research, practice and perfect current skills to survive effectively in the wild for five days. Within the next few weeks, we will be consolidating our training and preparing our chosen equipment for this challenge. I imagine this will be very testing for us both, mentally and ph
Well... That went a lot better than I thought! I had a great time with the interview. It was the first time I had ever been live on a social media platform; nevermind being interviewed live! Jordan is a great bloke, considering he allowed Paj, Poppy and I run a course at Tangier a few months ago. He was an absolute gent in his interviewing technique and it has a natural ability to build an instant rapport with people. Lots of banter! He had done the same with Tom Wellsy, anot
After a successful weekend training in Shropshire at Spirited Adventure, Paj and I met up with James Hehir who owes the company. We have met him previously and a had a weekend getting know him. He is an outstanding individual with a lot of experience in Bushcraft and friction fires. We went down there to get some mutual training in and help him out in his woodland as we usually do. The only difference this time is that Paj and I took the kit we are using for The Griz to trial
Free weekend... Let's get some training done! The thoughts of a highly caffeinated Bushcraft and Survival instructor when it is only 2 degrees Celsius outside. Great idea... Gearing up for pack my kit in the morning before embarking on a 36 hour survival run, I realised I can only take the kit I will be using on The Griz, 10 items. But for some reason I had an idea to go with less to further test myself. I gave it a fleeting thought went automatically defaulted to our motto '
Once I started Northern Limits during the second lockdown of 2020, I never thought we would be in the position we are now. 4 instructors, a website, an online shop and part of a bushcraft/survival network full of experienced and knowledgeable people. Then when these people I had only spoken to via WhatsApp from Tangier Wood announced they were holding a charity survival challenge for not 1, but 2 charities. A local food bank in Royal Tunbridge Wells and Helping Homeless Veter