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This how to video shows a raised jungle shelter that was built in 2014 and how it was constructed using a raised platform.

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Update from Gordon


Hi everyone,

Well, I arrived back in Australia early May, after attending some courses held in the UK by Paul Kirtley's Frontier Bushcraft School. Paul runs one of the top Bushcraft schools in the UK and used to be the head of operations at Ray Mears Woodlore School. As always, it's important to keep up to date with things in your own industry and I certainly did that, after attending two of Paul's courses, back-to-back, and got loads out of them both.

Upon arriving back in Australia I flew up to Townsville to do some filming with Chris Brown for Channel 10's 'The Living Room'. They were doing a segment on survival and I was asked to show Chris some basic survival skills he could use if he got lost and stranded in the bush for a 24 hour period. This segment will air on Channel 10 around 3rd August - make sure you watch out for it!

The first Basic Course for this year was run in Darwin in May and once again was held in the Woorabinda Scout area. 

Recently I've been instructing on the 2018 Norforce Environmental Survival Course which included a contingent from the Canadian Rangers and US Marines. This course was conducted in a remote area outside Darwin which had very limited communications available there. And there are more courses coming up too. I look forward to seeing your bookings come in and meeting you at the courses.

In the meantime, I'm going through some changes in the background. This newsletter is just one of the many changes I'm making and you'll see similar with my social media and website, perhaps at youtube as well. I invite you and encourage you to visit, comment and share, as you see fit. It is very much appreciated.

From the recent Darwin 3 Day Basic Bushcraft Survival Course (18-20 May)

Gordon demonstrating making fire using the hand drill method on the 2018 Norforce Environmental Survival Course.

Instructors that were teaching at the recent 2018 Norforce Environmental Course.

Best regards,

Gordon Dedman

Upcoming courses


Other future dates:

5-7 October, Dawin NT, Basic Bushcraft Survival Course (3 days)
20-21 October, Coffs Coast, NSW, Junior (11-16) Basic Bushcraft Survival Couse (2 days)
Details of all courses can be seen here.
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