Here's some more recent feedback from Chris, who attended a Scout Leaders Bushcraft training weekend we ran in October.
"Craig, thank you once again for a brilliant weekend. I learned so much and picked up some cracking tips and wouldn't hesitate to come on another course with you. I've fallen in love with the Atlatl!. Please also pass on my thanks to Sean.
And this message was from John, who came on our adults Bushcraft weekend at Badgells Wood recently.
"Just wanted to say thanks for a great weekend at Badgells Wood, would recommend it to anyone if you get the chance to go"
Recent review on Facebook from a chap who attended a Bushcraft meet where I was demonstrating friction fire lighting:
What is a meet without paying homage to the Fire God? The meet was lucky enough to have the Bishop of Bow Drill – Craig Fordham, chief instructor of Black Wolf Survival. I have done bow drill but when you get the opportunity to see it done by guys like Craig it is like starting again. He used his years of teaching skills to break down the task to it’s often over looked component parts and few can claim to have learned nothing from him.
This message was left by Ian Richardson, who was the Course Director on recent course I ran the Bushcraft on:
You were great. Anybody who sees this please know that Craig will deliver a comprehensive session. I would not swap him for all the tea in China, Craig thank you Ian.
When i joked that the "cheque was in the post" he responded with "30 years in this game, I know a sincere professional"
I was working on a weeklong resedential course in the Wye Valley from a group of youngsters all on the NCS (National Citizenship Scheme). I ran the survial and bushcraft element of their week. At the end of the week the students were asked to write a timeline of their week including a review of their lessons and their instructors. The result for me was this. Can't get much more of a compliment then Bear Grylls but better!.