hi my friends hope all is well with you, well this last weekend was my last show at ardingly the south of england show ground and was no diffrent to the rest of the abismal year it poured down on saturday so no real sales as there was less than 2000 people through the gates [normaly 4500 +]but sunday was better but still under attended.
met lots of interested people several from scout groups who liked the idea of the fire dragon gell fuel as a backup to the larger cookers they use and one group wanting to semi reequip [all good ] and lots of individuals after kit.
i am just tying up a few details with the owners and should have some woods to run courses out of very shortly so watch this space.
right back to sorting out what will be my workshop/retail premises , hopefully no more than another week or two now i don’t have show to prep and attend .
well be good and get out and enjoy this autum out for walks or to camp with a nice fire going on a crisp evening , i am told by my missus that this is a special month to comune with mother nature and the thinning of the veil between realms of reality [doesn’t mean alot really to me but its a good excuse to be out in the woods drinking mead just dont tell donna or she will thump me HARD] .
DAVE of DAVES WILD LIVING signing off.
hi everyone i hope i find you well , we have only one more show left [should have been two but due to circomstances i cannnot do wiltshire game] which is ardinly at the end of sept which is normaly a good show .
i have been to two trade shows [ots outdoors trade show & the tackle and shooting show ] and have seen lots of new bits of kit for next season and have also been given some to asses over the next few months and i will put up my views on these bits of kit , had a great talk with george head of sales for BCB and have some bits coming to test for them as well , he also stated that due to you lot buying so many i am the largest retailer of the fire dragon fuel and military cooker in the uk which is great but has also pushed me to get a workshop/showroom which hopfully will be up and running in 6-8 weeks [address to follow ] .
i was slighly enoyed that i couldnt attend the gathering , i was booked in but two weeks before the show date i was told they were over booked [i had even gone and got a new canvas tent ] which as you can imagine is enoying having spent out on additional stock and kit and booked additional staff, thats enough moaning .
well on to the future of DAVES WILD LIVING as i have stated i have got a new workshop/showroom coming soon rather than working from home which always enoyed my missis [ stock everywere and taking up the lounge doing the leather work ] , i have new kit from new small companys coming and have made several joint future ventures.
i have also in the pipeline several plots of woodland so will start running courses in the next few months [preferably sooner as i know i have a number of you waiting for local events] and am even looking at having a long weekend get together to look and evaluate some of the new bits and pieces.
so keep watching this website for whats happening i am trying to get this site linked to facebook sites to get the info out there , well have a good one and get on out there and live the wild life.
regards dave of DAVES WILD LIVING.
well its been acouple of weeks since the bushcraft show and only just having a couple days break , the show was realy great fun but blooming busy and tiring as we opened at 09.00hrs and finaly closed around 21.00hrs fri,sat,sun,and didnt even start breaking down on mon until after 17.00hrs .
most evenings we were out the front of our tentage with my hobo cooker and donnas medieval cooker going cooking our evening meal sitting drinking mead handing the bottles round to customers chatting swapping stories and experiances.
my partner donna ,mate james and me realy enjoyed talking to likminded people and discusing kit and teciniqes and helping people decide on kit by giving practical experianced advice and alternitives.
we sold out completely the new military issue cooker and fire dragon fuel for it even chatting to michael of bearded clam youtube fame, who has now made a vid about the cooker and fire dragon fuel blocks and is on his blog [hope im using the right words as its all gobaldegook to me.]and im glad he was happy with the cooker and fuel,they are now up on the site just got to take a couple of pics to go on it unfortunatly the fuel blocks have gone up slightly so i have had to put the cooker up to £3.00 from £2.75 , cooker plus 3x fuel to £4.50 from £4.00 and 6x blocks to £3.00 from £2.75 so not to much but still an increase .
i hope if you were at the bushcraft show you enjoyed it as much as us and if you talked to us we helped you and sold you the kit you wanted or needed as the right price [yes i know the right price is free]and you walked away happy.
hope to see you next year DAVE of DAVES WILD LIVING.
well thats the first show over [suffock county game fair] all went well met loads of like minded people and lots of intrest in BCB”S new FIRE DRAGON SOLID FUEL BLOCKS [box of 6x27g blocks £2.50] and fire steels, it was wonderfull location but blooming cold sleeping in the van rather than the tent due to the wind chill but for the four days in the morning it was at best +3 degrees C at the lowest -5 degrees C realy didnt want out of my snugpak softie elite 4 maggot [a brilliant bit of kit] ,hopfully the next show will be warmer .
happy hunting out there .
hi its DAVE of DAVES WILD LIVING just a quick mention to let you know the first five shows i will be at , the first is next weekend 14-15/03/15 at the suffock game fair the next show is in a months time which just gives me time to move my home and DAVES WILD LIVING STORE the next four shows are…..
11-12/04/15 b.a.s.c. game fair
18-19/04/15 rydale yorkshire show
25-26/04/15 norfolk game fair
02-04/05/15 caldicot multi period show
well i hope to see you there i have lots to show new kits , items ect.
HAVE FUN DAVE.
The next course dates are now available for the school holidays:-
Mon 27th Oct starting 10am.
Wed 29th Oct starting at 9am.
Course discounts for block bookings.
Hope to see you soon