Who we are
Bison Bushcraft is one of the earliest established wilderness skills training and outfitting businesses in The UK. Roger Harrington started the business in 1996 after identifying a need for good natured and enjoyable wilderness skills training, combined with a well-sourced supply of high quality and thoroughly tested equipment, specific to the needs of Bushcraft and back country adventures.
Wilderness Kit Unique to Bison Bushcraft
At the time he started Bison, some of the kit just couldn't be bought. Roger either ended up either making it himself (the knives) or designing various items and having them made to his own exacting specifications. Roger has always had a preference for natural materials and, wherever possible, has tried to source products ‘close to their roots’ and have them locally made. This has led to a collection of highly regarded outdoor products that are functional, ethical and reliable.
Bushcraft & Wilderness Training
The Bison Bushcraft skills training programme is unrivalled in its unique and friendly approach to the needs of their clients. The instruction is experience based and you’ll find the staff working with and alongside clients at every step of the training. Bison Bushcraft has a customer base that includes civil, police and military clients giving them the experience and flexibility to adapt to all of your training objectives, be they for leisure, professional development or just a good weekend away. Roger has advised on film and television work, taught at schools and other organisations such as The Forestry Commission and local councils.He teaches at local scout groups and is a training advisor to The UK Scout movement.
Bison Bushcraft leads Bushcraft based expeditions to the wilderness of The USA, Canada and more recently remote areas of The Scottish Highlands.
The Wilderness Gathering
In 2003, Roger and Dominic Harvey organised the first Wilderness Gathering. This was the first Bushcraft show in the UK aimed specifically at the people interested in wilderness living skills. That inaugural Gathering was acclaimed a great success by those who attended. In 2004 there were nearly three times as many people attending and Roger and Dominic are continuing to organize ‘The Gathering’ for all those with an interest in Bushcraft and its related skills.