John is both Founder and Head Instructor at Woodcraft School. He was appointed as chief instructor for Ray Mears, receiving his antler handled instructor knife unusually after only one season.

Prior to his teaching career John worked in conservation management, traditional woodland skills and management practices. He holds formal teaching qualifications and has been instructing in outdoor education and natural history since 1994, mainly in bushcraft from 1997. He has made a full time career in this subject since then.

I’m really excited that he’s agreed to speak with me today, so grab a pen as I think you’re going to get a huge amount of value out of the next 30 minutes or so.

Welcome to the show, John Rhyder…