Archive for June, 2011
Woodlore customer David kindly sent in the following photo of his hand-finished Julius Pettersson Knife:
Dear Woodlore Team,
I would like to show you my Julius Pettersson knife project, bought just over a year ago, and started two weeks ago. It has a privet wood and yew handle, with black leather spacers and solid copper pommel; all the materials were sourced locally:
I really enjoyed handling the blade; it has given me a real sense of achievement. I’m now the proud owner of a truly custom hand-made knife. Thanks to all at Woodlore.
If you’re thinking of joining us on our next Arctic Expedition, the following video will give you a good idea of what you could be getting up to next February:
Office Team member Becky had some time out of the office in April to attend our Wilderness Navigation course. Here’s what Becky had to say about her experience;
“Back at the beginning of April I was let out of the office for a week (thanks boss) to attend the Woodlore Wilderness Navigation course. I like a bit of a ramble at the weekends as well as the odd longer distance walk but my understanding of the map and compass were at best basic before this course. I was a little nervous about camping out in the woods rustic style for a whole week (I haven’t slept under canvas for more than the odd night for about 20 years) but with help from the Woodlore Outdoor Team I settled to it very quickly.
Course Leader James (Woodlore’s very own Head of Ops) promised great weather – apparently that particular course is always blessed so I packed sunscreen as well as Ultrathon. For the first couple of days the sunscreen didn’t get a look in as we got to grips with the basics of Navigation sometimes in the rain, wind and drizzle and after dark too. The weather wasn’t all bad those first days as I do recall the sun on my face as I attempted to walk across a meadow blindfolded!
After receiving numerous enquiries from our customers, we recently started stocking the waterproof hunting cap which Ray wore in his Northern Wilderness series:
The Seeland Keeper Hunting Cap is a breathable, fleece-lined peaked hat designed specifically for hunting and stalking, and we’re giving one away.
To win one of these hats, all you have to do is answer the following question:
From our Online Shop, what is Ray’s favourite item of clothing, which he often wears when stalking?
The first person to comment with the correct answer will win a Seeland Keeper Cap in the size of their choice.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Ciaran Rooney! Ciaran was the first to comment with the correct answer, which is indeed the Swazi/Ray Mears Tahr Anorak. A Seeland Keeper Cap is on it’s way to you. Thanks to everyone else for all your entries as well.
Do you fancy working outdoors within a professional and dynamic team?
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new page on our website concerning recruitment with Woodlore Limited. The idea behind this page is to give more information about the recruitment process for field staff at Woodlore and how staff progress once they have joined the team. We are often asked how people can work in the outdoor team, and this page - whether you’re a keen teenager wondering about the future or someone of working age - is the first step of a potential new career.
We recruit staff on an ongoing basis, so please feel free to take a look at the new recruitment page to find out about what we are looking for and how to apply.
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