Bushcraft in Switzerland

On Friday I returned from a few days in the mountains near Torgon in Switzerland. Such an incredibly beautiful place and for me such a privilege to have been asked in the first place. Camp Suisse (Swiss) is an international camp for schools mostly from Europe. The staff were very enthusiastic and eager to learn the basic skills of Bushcraft. Over the 2 main days I went through the key skills of shelter construction, fire lighting, use of knives, campfire gadgets and water filtering. With these basics we developed a selection of programs to fit groups of different ages. I was impressed with the students I had who were mostly university graduates taking some time out. The area is nothing short of stunning with views across the valleys and partly wooded steep peaks creating the scene that for me typifies what makes Switzerland different.

Activity Team at Camp Suisse