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Morakniv Adventure 2019

May 23-26

Welcome to the deep woods of Mora where you can explore what Morakniv and adventure is all about. By combining inspiring workshops, a factory visit at Morakniv and trekking in Swedish nature the Morakniv Adventure is somewhat unique in its form. Get to know our brand ambassadors and meet new friends from all over the world, share beautiful moments and laughter by the campfire that will last for a lifetime.

The Hike

On the hike you will pass a number of workshops.

Brandon Chee

Brandon Chee, started his interest in Wilderness Medicine since 2005 and currently he is one of the Instructor for Wilderness Medical Associate International (www.wildmed.com) and he is certified as Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT). He also gained his interest in Bushcraft Survival and Boy Scouts programme. Brandon, with his 25 years of experience in the outdoor education field, has also garnered experience in conducting The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award programme throughout Asia Pacific regions. Besides that, he also involved with International Disaster Relief Mission and Local Search & Rescue Mission. He also has strong interest in the environment and still continues doing research in recreational ecology in his PhD. He is also a local Ambassador for Morakniv in Malaysia.

Wilderness Medicine
With
Brandon Chee

The Patient Assessment System (PAS) is a tool for organizing the response to any situation involving an ill or injured person. Properly applied, the PAS will lead you to a concise description of the problems you are facing and what you are going to do about them. The scene size up helps keep you alive and functioning. It also serves to protect other rescuers, bystanders, and the patient from further harm. If you are among the first on scene, a complete scene size up is your first responsibility. Primary Assessment is a quick check on the status of the patients three critical body systems, circulatory, respiratory and nervous. The purpose is to identify and correct immediate threats to the patient’s life. These three systems are equally important to survival and major problems associated with these systems are equally dangerous. In this workshop, you will learn how to identify the scene size up & find the 3 critical body system problems and fix as you find them.

Primitive Trapping Mechanisms
With
Dave Canterbury

In this class we will learn several triggering systems that can be used for many different traps depending on the situation and quarry, we will carve several triggers and build a few traps to get you some hands on experience and familiarity with both mammal and bird traps as well as traps that can be used for fishing. We will use several simple notching techniques to accomplish this and this can all be done with only a knife if needs be. Keep in mind that these traps are not approved for hunting in many places and that this workshops intent is to teach survival skills for emergency situations. 

Dave Canterbury

Dave Canterbury has more than 20 years of experience of bushcraft and survival skills. He’s the founder of the popular Pathfinder School where he holds courses teaching basic skills that are invaluable if you suddenly find yourself alone in nature. His books have been on the New York Times best-seller lists and he’s had his own TV series on the Discovery Channel. There’s no doubt that Dave knows how to survive in the wilderness – and loves to share his knowledge.

Kieran Creevy

Kieran Creevy is an expedition and performance chef and international mountain leader with 25 years’ experience leading and cooking on the mountains around the world. He’s produced 6 course tasting menus with paired wines at a mountain basecamp, served homemade pumpkin gnocchi with wild boar ragû at an overnight bivi in the Italian Alps and cooked smoked reindeer loin with pine needle syrup, wild mushrooms and goats curd for clients on Arctic ski tours.

Backcountry Cooking
With
Kieran Creevy

The aim is to provide practical backcountry cooking hands-on workshops.
We want to educate Morakniv Adventure attendees that fresh ingredients combined with dry basics and a range of spices and herbs, and some easy cooking techniques can provide the inspiration to create great dishes at home and in the outdoors.
All cooking workshops will be hands-on as we have found practical workshops to be way more effective in terms of learning than demos alone.

The Essential Contents Of Navigation
With
Johan Skullman

As one of Swedens leading experts in outdoor and survival Johan is excited to share his knowledge with you. In Johan’s workshop you will learn the essentials when it comes to navigation, especially in an emergency situation. You will learn how to find your way to water, food, firewood, shelter and safety.

Johan Skullman

As a former military professional, Johan Skullman has spent time in most types of outdoor environments. Mountains, water, forest or jungle, irrespective of terrain he always has some trick or critical nugget of knowledge stored so that he can always take care of himself, or just make things more comfortable. His long experience makes him a goldmine for both product developers and adventurers alike. His courses are as popular as they are exciting. Who doesn’t want to know how to pack their rucksack in the most effective way, or be able to find eatables in nature when hunger strikes?

The Camp

During the base camp day there are 5 different workshops to choose from. You can choose 3 of these. In addition to the workshops there will be some activities in the evenings where you will also have time to get new knowledge and have a chat with our ambassadors.

Emilie Björkman

The fishing in Dalarna is varied and offers everything from trout in the northern waters to greyling in the great rivers, lake fishing in all its forms, as well as excellent waters for Perch and Bass. This is where Emilie has developed her great interest for fishing. Emilie was born and raised in Linghed, a small village in beautiful Dalarna, Sweden. When she grew up her parents were often hunting and fishing so her interest came very natural. Today, Emilie runs a company where she offers services as a fishing guide, casting instructor, fly tying courses, hosting trips and also writes articles about fishing. Emelie has studied to become a professional Fishing guide at the Sport Fishing Academy in Forshaga, Sweden.

Fishing with
Emilie Björkman

Emilie has been fishing amazing waters all over the world and experienced many meetings with nature through her great interest. But you don’t have to travel far from Mora to find Emilie, as the matter of fact among Emilie Björkmans absolute favorite waters several are located in Dalarna. At Morakniv Adventure you will be able to learn more from one of Sweden’s major fishing profiles.
In this workshop you will learn the basics of fly casting, fly tying, and some good tips to be successful when fishing. We will also go through some techniques for filleting the fish. And who knows, maybe she will reveal one or two of her favorite fishing spots. ATTN! You don’t have to bring your own rod. Photo: @steagr_photography

Bailer (Näverskopa)
With
Beth Moen

To be able to have a tool for pour water from a stream or lake is important when you find yourself out in the woods and in the mountains. In this workshop the participants will learn how to make a functional Bailer made from natural material. This workshop highlights what is possible to do they do with natural materials. In this workshop, you will also, with the help a wood working knife, make your own functional product made for the outdoors. Beth is truly one of the best green wood workers and in this workshop Beth will share her knowledge with the participants.

Beth Moen

Woodchips crunch lightly under foot in Beth Moen’s workshop. This is where she creates beautiful pieces of handicraft from large blocks of wood. She’s best known for her beautifully carved bowls that are often very large and impressive. She’s been working with her hands for more than 35 years and has been educated in both handicrafts and furniture carpentry. She also shares her wealth of knowledge as the lead teacher in wood at Sätergläntans College.

Jögge Sundqvist

Jögge Sundqvist, or surolle as he’s known, is a craftsman through and through. As a wood worker and woodcarving artist he has become famous for his impressive ornaments and beautiful carved objects. He chisels out stools, chairs, knives, cupboards, spoons and trays, tablets, sculptures and word boards. And not least, his craft show “Rhythm and craft” has received great attention. He describes it himself as an exhibition of “wood, sweat, and woodchips.” When he shapes the artwork of the evening to the tones of loud rock music live on stage, it’s no wonder that the audience is spellbound and amazed.

Make Your Own Frying Spatula
With
Jögge Sundqvist

With an axe and a sharp Morakniv #106 we will learn how to carve a spatula specially designed by you for your outdoor frying pan. We work in green wood (birch) which is easy to carve and learn several very useful knife grips with the international slöjd expert Jögge Sundqvist. (Photo: Erik Nordblad)

Making Of A
Traditional Japanese Cutting Board
With
Shuuhei Nagano

Our Japanese ambassador Shuuhei truly loves leading workshops and in his inspirational workshop you will learn how to make a traditional Japanese wooden cutting board originating from northern Japan. In this workshop the participants will get to utilize many different tools from sloyd knife, the new Morakniv Hook knives, Outdoor knife, to drill and saw.

Shuuhei Nagano

As well as being a Morakniv ambassador in Japan and Taiwan, Shuuhei is a nature craft writer and outdoor chef. As an eminent craftsman who enjoys making his own applicances as well as cooking over open fire Shuuhei holds a lot of workshops and is featured in numerous magazines. After living in an old house in Hachioji, Tokyo, he is now running an atelier called "Nature Works" in his self-built "Minomushi (Bagworm) House" at the banks of the Doshigawa River in rural Kanagawa. Shuuhei is very passionate about sharing the joys of craft!

Pär Brask and Joe Price

Pär Brask is one of our most experienced knife makers. One can say that Pär was born into the company. His ancestors started Frost's knife factory in 1891, thus sowing the seed to the Morakniv trademark. Pär started working in the knife factory already when he was a child and continued his entire professional life. There is nothing that Pär cannot answer when it comes to knives.

Joe Price spends most of his time outdoors, whether he is writing articles for various magazines, testing equipment for companies, or teaching a wide variety of wilderness skills, you can find him at his happiest whilst amongst nature. Joe is one of the founding members of the fast growing, ever popular Living 2 Learn community, where he helps organise events and regularly shares his knowledge and experience.

Knife Sharpening
With
Pär Brask and Joe Price

We welcome you along to meet Pär and Joe to learn how to maintain the tools that look after you, whether in the woods practicing outdoor skills or carving in the workshop, maintaining your tools is vital.
In this hands on class suited for both beginners and advanced knife owners you will get the chance to discuss the best steels, edge geometry and performance to allow you to choose the perfect Morakniv for the job ahead. Besides the regular way to keep an edge sharp you will also get the chance to make and learn how to use your own field strop. This tool and technique will allow you to keep your Morakniv at it’s best when out in the field or at home.

With Pär and Joe’s relaxed attitude as instructors for this class you can be sure to take away many useful tips and tricks to add to your skillset and at the same time have fun.