ukbushman wrote:the best guidance & the the best people to answer your question that I can give is to get in contact with the firm in my last post, they should be able to answer both.
But you must have an opinion! As a bushcrafter yourself you must have considered and come to a conclusion regarding the environmental impact? Especially as bushcraft purports to hold "nature" in such high esteem. Your own opinion is worth more than any amount of PR bumf.
Not trying to get at you personally here, I am sure I share much of your pleasure in what is after all... camping.
Spending time in the wilds with minimal resources is, along with cycling, my favourite activity. About 35 nights out already this year. I am greatly interested in traditional skills and think a closer association with nature is of benefit to everyone.
My concern is simply that, many of the activities encouraged by the growing bushcraft industry have no place in our fragile and pressurised woodlands. Apart from the designated private areas that these courses are conducted on, the growing numbers of trained
bushcrafters will disperse into any woods they can find. At least the tons of gear will keep the majority on a leash.