This is part two of the challenge, the last two days and nights. Day three and I’m feeling like I’m settling in to my woodland home – I have established routines and I know where to go to find certain resources and wild foods, my shelter is improved and I start to think about making life a bit more comfortable, starting with my bed. I also begin to make a primitive hunting weapon. One of the briefs for the challenge is to think about long term survival and to make a weapon capable of catching game in order to provide me with a protein rich diet available year round. My chosen weapon is the bow. A target contest along with the other participants gives me a chance of
‘winning’ edible prizes to add to the pot.
This challenge has been a thorough enjoyable and rewarding experience, I have learnt such a lot about primitive living, but also about myself and my capabilities. It has certainly be tough, both physically and mentally but after all it is a challenge! If anybody is looking for a challenge to test their existing bushcraft/survival skills in a controlled environment with the backup of an experience survival expert (and a bloody good bloke!) look no further than Joe O’Leary and his Wilderness Survival Skills School.
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