Jul 31 2009

Veidemann Course 2009

Published by at 7:58 pm under General

Last year Patrick McGlinchey (Backwoods Survival School) and I ran a survival course in my home valley in Telemark, Norway. We arrange one this year too in the end of September.

A list of some of what was covered last year:

  • Bowdrill fire with natural cordage
  • Trout fishing with bare hands
  • Skinning and butchering, small game and moose
  • Fish spears and spearing
  • Making nets
  • Moose ear pouches
  • Basic flintknapping
  • Shelter
  • Skin boat (coracle)
  • Seine netting

I can not guarantee that the exact same subjects will be taught this year. BUT I would go as far as saying that I guarantee that we catch trout and if it turns out like last year, we’ll catch loads of them! I think we caught about 500 brown trout then.

Photos by a participant last year can be found here.

If you think this sounds exciting, feel free to contact Patrick through this link.


Get my book "Traditional Trout Fishing: Fishing for Survival in the North (Volume 1)

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Veidemann Course 2009”

  1. American Bushmanon 13 Oct 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Well, it looks like I’ve missed the opportunity this year but if you do this next year and can give me a bit of a heads up I’d LOVE to come over to attend this course.


  2. thomason 17 Oct 2009 at 3:54 am

    hey I bet you had a fun time with Patrick…would be interesting to have some feedback about how the course went!


  3. Anonymouson 22 Nov 2009 at 7:56 pm

    whazzup Torjus?
    did the swineflu get to you?
    why haven’t we heard from you for so many months?
    hope you are well!


  4. Alexon 24 Nov 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Hi! I stumbled unto your blog while browsing the net. I think that what you’re doing is awesome, and very important. Keep it up!
    I’m a graduate of Teaching Drum (and I’ve met Tomas). Right now I’m traveling throughout the U.S., to see what places are good for the old way lifestyle, and learnign new skills.

    Tace Care


  5. Mrcon 22 Dec 2009 at 7:41 am

    happy holidays Torjus
    too bad we havent heard much from you this year
    all the best

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