Meon Springs has teamed up with Embers Bushcraft to offer courses in being self-sufficient in the great outdoors. And there can be little doubt that bushcraft - the acquisition of skills that allow you to survive in nature - is growing in popularity.
On TV, people such as Ray Mears and Bear Grylls have turned bushcraft into entertainment. The new series of The Island on Channel 4 is due to launch next week with millions expected to tune in. While it's clear that TV has had an impact, there is another, more fundamental reason why people are turning to bushcraft.
We live in a world dominated by technology. It's ubiquitous. There is no escape. Or is there? Bushcraft gives you the opportunity to leave the modern world and exist in another. As well giving you respite from the hustle and bustle of modern life, it arms people with new skills such as how to make fire, how to forage well and how to make a shelter. Under the watchful eye of skilled bushman Ian Gosling, people learn skills that were once commonplace but are now sadly few and far between.
What's more, it's a great activity for businesses and organisations looking to develop team-building, leadership or even as part of a recruitment selection process. To find out more about Meon Springs Bushcraft visit the web site here.