"I've been meaning to write you a note ever since we returned from your day. We
had such a wonderful time, and loved every second of it. You are a fantastic teacher,
and we really appreciate the time you spent tailoring the course to us and making
it all so enjoyable. Lewis particularly enjoyed all the tree ID stuff, and I loved
the building shelter stuff, and we both loved making the fire. We practiced our fire
building skills several times over at the Dome Garden in fact – worked a treat! If
you ever need any letters of endorsement for your courses let me know...we'll be
only too happy to assist!"
Lucy Christopher - Author
"Just a quick note to say a really big thank you for all of your help, before and
during the event! We are really thankful to have met you, to have your expertise
and to have spent some time with you. You are clearly very passionate about what
you do, and it shows. I hope it has made people realise that not only can we look
after ourselves in the most basic of environments, but that we do have a fantastic
country right here on our doorstep."
"I have lived in the forest all my life and thought I was good at building hides
for wildlife photography, but Alan taught us all how to build the perfect shelter,
how to light fires without matches and how to survive if you have no food and water.
It was a pleasure to meet and learn from this extraordinary man and if there is anyone
who would like to learn survival skills, I would recommend him to everyone"
"Firstly I wanted to thank you so much for your time to meet myself and the team
at Whitemead . We all felt it was incredible, and are very excited about the experience
your expertise will bring our guests. The experience worked so well across all the
ages in our group and we were all left with a feeling of being at one with nature
and humbled by our existence with your walk through time at the end!"
Robin Ward - Wildlife photographer
"When we first met, we had a vague idea of how we wanted the event to run, and how
it would actually come together, but having you there from day one proved to be such
a key element of making this event happen, and happen so well! From sourcing the
site space, planning our routes (even if I did Sat Nav it once or twice!) to running
your Bushcraft activity, which I'd like to point out was by far the most popular
thing across the whole weekend!"
"Thank you for all the hard work you have put into making this a success. The whole
team have been involved in one way or another and all report that the work with the
children and young people has been valuable. The experience has been an excellent
way of finding out more about them prior to any engagement, but has also been really
successful at the end of intervention. Your reports have formed the basis of our
assessment and are a true insight into the child and very valuable. Your days in
the woods have always been well planned, thought out and excellently led. My team
really enjoyed the day we spent together with you and often talk about what we learned
about each other. We really look forward to working with you next year."