We are proud to be a preferred supplier of activities to
Middlesbrough Football Clubs Foundation
This year we are including our Intermediate survival course with our basic survival course so that all those who attended the basic course last year can extended their skill level.
Check out our range of course's, we cater for the whole family, just the adults, just the children or Father and son.
See our tutorial videos on everything from the safe use of knives to how to build a fire pit. More video's are being added over time to make a comprehensive compendium of information.
We would like to salute all those kids that love the outdoors and you can nominate your Rugged Kid of the whose photo and first name only will be posted here.
We are able to provide a wide range of parties and our range is growing constanly to ensure that we can meet our customers needs.
Contact us to find out what we can do when we visit your school our better still when you come to us, nestled by the river Rye we have a beautiful setting where the children can run around to their hearts content.
Our 2nd nomination is Evie from North Yorkshire, she has a real passion for the outdoors and loves horses. Evie has been on our Kids Woodland Survival Course and built an amazing den she also made and decorated a walking staff that totally blew us away with her imagination.
The Power of Phytoncides
Phytoncide is a substance emmitted by plants & trees and generally means the aroma of the forest and are produced to help plants & trees protect themselves from harmful insects and germs.
Phytoncides do not only exist in forests. They can be found in vegetables and fruit as well. After the constituents of phytoncides were identified, experiments were conducted to see how they benefit human health.
The therapeutic benefits of forest bathing may be difficult to fully explain with only phytoncides, but most likely, the green scenery, soothing sounds of streams and waterfalls, and natural aromas of wood, plants and flowers in these complex ecosystems all play a part. Forest therapy is a good example of how our own health is dependent on the health of our natural environment.
A recent review of field experiments across Japan compared physical markers of stress in natural environments to those in city settings. 280 adults spent time in forest and urban areas on alternate days. Compared to city environments, forest settings were associated with lower levels of cortisol, slower heart rates, lower blood pressure, greater activity of parasympathetic nerves that promote relaxation, and reduced activity of sympathetic nerves associated with “fight or flight” reactions to stress.
Another study of forest bathing measured fluctuations in salivary amylase, an indicator of changes in sympathetic nervous activity, and also concluded that forests were associated with less environmental stress. Read more........
Forest Bathing a myth or a reality?
Corporate and Team building events
Our corporate events and team building sessions are very different to most, we concentrate on providing the participants with the chance to get to know each other by exploring and enjoying the outdoors and all that it has to offer.
Our sessions are aimed at giving people the chance to sit and chat while trying to carve a spoon or wading through a stream. Provide a stressless environment where chill is the buzz word and getting to know who you work with is the name of the game.
Our sessions can include:
Making a walking staff
Making a Viking Chair
For our younger Bushcrafters there are two really good options and Mora sent Luke and Josh a Mora Rookie each to review and they are now on sale and cost £15.50
Our you can go for the one that we use in all of our courses for our younger customers and that is the Mora safety knife it has a great grip and is really affordable at about £10.00
We are constantly being asked for advice on equipment by our customers so have decided to dedicate a section on our recommendations and as we review more items we will set up a page. The reviews will be either editorial or videos dependant on time constraints.
Without doubt the question that we are asked most is "what kind of knife should we buy?" our answer is emphatically a Mora and dependant on how much they have to spend will depend on which one that we would suggest. However in general we would say start with the Mora Companion its light durable and will cost you around £13.99 plus P&P to go our favorite supplier Springfields
The Mora Heavy Duty Companion Carbon knife is compact and lightweight with a length of just 225mm. It has a carbon steel, razor sharp blade which is 3.2mm thick making it excellent for batoning and more arduous work.
As always with a Morakniv the carbon is brilliant quality, it comes razor sharp out of the box.
Please note that we will not review items that we sell on our website as we feel that we should only give unbiased reviews.
It was an absolute pleasure to host a father and son day for Richard and Arthur. Their den was amazing, they got the fire going first time and managed to master the skill of axe throwing all in all a fantastic day of Bushcraft, well done guys we look forward to seeing you again soon.
We have a new member of the Rugged Outdoors team his name is Elmo and will be our child liaison officer he is looking forward to getting stuck into the role and will get his teeth into his new job this summer. Training is in progress.
We are pleased to announce that we are to provide Bushcraft sessions for families that book short and long breaks at Studford Luxury Lodges. We look forward to working with such a highly professional North Yorkshire Company.
We will post details about the types of activities that we will provide at a later date.
Click on the link below to check out the superb facilities on offer.
We had a fantastic 1st session and are looking forward to the next one on the 2nd June. This time we will be at our new home base at Rye house farm .
If you are interested please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost is £5.00 per person
All of our courses take place on the beautiful North York Moors both outdoors and indoors.