I have a wish list of instructors I wanted to train with in the US but had never had a list for the UK. I now have have the first person for on that list. I think everyone has to hear the first ten minutes of the Frasers presentation regarding responsibility to the planet. I don’t think ill do it justice but Ill try and show the headlights.
Lessons :What one degree temperature change when living outside means in energy? An extra tonne of firewood for heating.
Never think you can replicate something the following day as your at the mercy of your hands, knees and feet. Collecting firewood start out as far away as possible and use concentric circles back towards your camp. Energy in, energy out become more efficient.
How to save the ocean make it a commodity but not to monitory value but a historical value, tourist value, a socially interactive value.
In England the furthermost place from the coast is 76kms. The solids are seperated and will end up in the rivers and then to the sea. So the people that are no where near the sea are still responsible for what happens to the sea.
People are taught there are five ocean basins. We are all connected to each other through he ocean there are no lines between the oceans. There is only one ocean! We have an obligation to quash what is being taught.
I feel like deleting the last four paragraphs I haven’t done justice to what he was saying. He was well worth listening too.
Fraser was first teaching survival and bushcraft skills to his local scout group over 25 years ago and has since been lucky enough to fish, hunt and forage professionally.
He has had some amazing experiences and mentors in his life and, in turn, is pleased to share his valuable lessons and knowledge with many others. As well as teaching under his own auspices, Fraser’s past has seen him instruct the popular River Cottage – Catch and Cook, and Fish Skills courses.
Fraser is also a fully qualified chef and nutritionist with a passion for wild herbal medicines, wild food and outdoor cooking skills including preserving and smoking foods. This has helped him gain an instinctive understanding and respect of both nature and the elements.
Fraser has been published in many magazines, featured on numerous television programs, media streams, and has still found the time to write several books – Eat The Beach and Coast Hunter, with the Complete Guide To Coastal Survival, coming soon.
Fraser has immersed himself in the philosophy of “practice what you preach” and for the past 10 years has lived completely off grid, spread between the coast and a remote wild woodland, actually living the life he teaches, whilst continuing to learn, from the other animals.