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Hi All at Woodlore, I have just returned last night from your Introduction to bushcraft course in East Sussex 9th -11th June 2017. I wanted to take a few moments to extend a huge thank you. I am known by my friends and colleagues as someone who has high standards and am annoyingly picky, if I say so myself, about the quality, context and aptitude generally in products and services. It is rare these days to find such level of quality, knowledge, experience and dedicated care that exemplifies this. Woodlore both as a company and through the experience with each individual representing Woodlore has not just met those but far exceeded them. The admin organisation prior to the event was as good as the fabulous efficient layout and running of both camp and content of the course. This is my first experience of Bushcraft and Its my intention for this to be the beginning of a long and pleasurable journey into a new direction in life for me. So I spent a long time analysing and assessing which company would provide the best results for me. I choose Ray Mears not because of any past known name, because really I didn't know about him prior to this new path for me. Instead my choice was based on content, overall organisation and subtleties I picked up about care and commitment to being part of a bigger picture than just selling courses. Individually each team member should be appalled for a brilliant job. David the quarter master led a brilliantly run camp and team. He has such a wonderful demeanour, quietly observing and mildly guiding with a lovely warm sense of humour. He was so good assisting those who needed his help, and approached them in such a way so they gain the knowledge and stay safe, yet enabled rather than told. I truly felt I could 'grow' with his assistance as opposed to be hampered or restricted - really such an amazing skill and one I personally really appreciated. Tom has the most amazing knowledge of Trees, plants and his delivery and style of teaching and explaining is so enthralling to listen, I really could listen to it all day. Nick and Kevin have such a deep care for sharing their knowledge and skill it comes through every time they spoke to the group and I felt their real desire for us learn. Both were so organise and efficient, with such a clear delivery and a methodical approach to everything. Above all the whole team were simply great guys and seemed to be genuinely wanting us all to have the best experience possible - and for me they definitely achieved that. I don't take for granted how much effort goes into the set-up of such a comfortable and well thought through camp. As well as knowing how much time, effort, experience and genuine care has to go into making any course run so smoothly it's as if no effort is being extended at all - that is pure professionalism at its best. I have no doubt I will be spending time with Woodlore again soon.