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Having just completed the Journeyman Course this October 2017 I will write my review whilst it is still fresh in my memory and whilst not giving too much away for anyone wanting to think about doing the course. Think long and hard as this is not a jolly and not for the feint hearted. It stretched me beyond where I thought it would. Ray M gave us a pep talk on the first full day and started with, “You know absolutely nothing and this will be the start of your journey.” I sort of got what he was saying but fully understood what he was saying by the end of the week. You have to be 100% on top of your game in every aspect because when you start the week you may start at 100% but that will very quickly disappear and you might be operating at 60% by the end of the week. That’s if you're at 100%. Not one of us was 100% at the top of our game. Everyone found it hard. There were times where you felt good and times in the week where even the little things were hard. You find out a lot about yourself and others. Patience is a virtue. Got on really well with the guys and one girl. We all had strengths to offer and where you might find some aspect hard, others were on hand to help. The main thing I learnt was one can have all kit and go into the woods and all you’ll be doing is playing at things Bushcraft but this Journeyman is the real deal. You have to be on top of your game. Would I do it again? No, because I would know what was coming. Has the course made me more determined to get up to that 100% in my own skill level, then yes. Absolutely. Loved the water challenge and the group work. Loved learning more on foraging from Nev, who was fantastic by the way, and learning by outcome. Low point for me was lack of sleep. I just did not sleep well. I was worried about the long drive back when we finished the course on the Saturday and found I had to take it slow on the way back. I would have taken the train there and back knowing what I know now. Maybe something to think about. Miss the group as it was without doubt the best group I have been with out of the other courses I have been on. Great bunch. Looking forward to getting out in my woods and putting into practice and extending what I have learnt. Instructors where very professional and incredibly knowledgeable. Well run and thank you guys. Still can’t believe I paid to go on it, but I did it and feel immensely proud that I finished it and completed all tasks. Go for it but know it will be tough and test you in every way possible and in other ways you never thought about. Have fun.