My Canadian back-woods friend Chad Clifford has just started up his own bushcraft and nature lore school “Wilderness Rhythms” in Ontario, having returned south after five years in the Arctic with the Inuktiut eskimos, learning directly from them how to build kayaks, igloos and survive in the harshest of all environments.
I first met Chad during filming of the BBC 2 Bare Necessities series, when he made fire-making using a fire bow look literally as easy as striking matches. (The secret is using Nature’s own fire lighters – tiny scraps of the right varieties of lichen which flash up very quickly into a flame).
For a really interesting holiday and learning experience second-to-none, I recommend getting in touch with Chad. It’s equally fun in the winter snow, or just plain messing about in boats (canoes) during those long, hot summers in the lakes.