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Here is a comprehensive Forest School Leader kit list. All of the equipment here has been put to the test by the most important customers in Forest School, the children! This Forest School kit is used daily and has been selected by a team of Forest School Leaders alongside the children who take part in sessions. Any questions, just drop us an email: info@InspiredForestSchoolTraining.co.uk

Cotton Wool Loppers Air-Dry Clay Welders Gauntlet
Potato Peeler Axe Sun Paper Fire Grill
Fire Steel Kelly Kettle Wet Sandpaper Tarpaulin
Billhook Blue Rope Cast-Iron Skillet Tub Truggs
Bow Saw Kneeler Pad Dutch Oven Dry Bag
Rigger Gloves Sharp Knife Fire Tripod Secateurs
Spoon Knife Safe Knife Fire Blanket Toolbox 
Paracord Walkie Talkies Sharpening Stone Small Metal Box


FUSS FREE COTTON WOOL BALLS

A big bag of fluffy tinder to use when fire lighting. It is always worth
buying a few bags as they are cheap, perfect for the job and easy to store.


 

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WOOD HANDLED PEELER

Having tried a number of brands and materials, we prefer the wooden handle and quality blade of this peeler. The handle is also thinner than some, perfect for smaller hands needing good grip when whittling.

 

 

 

EASY GRIP FIRE STEEL
Having tried a number of brands and materials, we prefer the wooden handle and quality blade of this peeler. The handle is also thinner than some, perfect for smaller hands needing good grip when whittling.

 

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BLADE SHARP BILLHOOK

Having tried a number of brands and materials, we prefer the wooden
handle and quality blade of this peeler. The handle is also thinner than
some, perfect for smaller hands needing good grip when whittling.


CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK **** Please select this link and product as a quality alternative 

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BRILLIANT BAHCO BOW SAW (21″)

Pull, pull, pull. This light-weight bow saw is just the right size for two to use when sawing wood. It comes complete with a blade cover and you can replace the blade to keep it sharp and safe to use.


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RIGHT SIZED RIGGER GLOVES

Glove too small, gloves not tough enough…we’ve tried them all. We found that these gloves are a good size to fit small hands but also those with bigger hands. These are suitable for KS2

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SPOON CURVED CARVING KNIFE

If your whittling has advanced, and you would like to take on the next challenge, then a spoon carving knife if the next step for you.


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EXTENDABLE LONG LOPPERS

A perfect friend to help you to clear the Forest School site, chop smaller branches into whittling lengths or prepare sticks for kindling. The children enjoy pushing an arm each and observing the power of the loppers!

 

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SHORT SHARP CHOPPING AXE

Just the job for splitting logs for kindling or preparing some tinder sticks for fire lighting. A quality name and a sturdy product.

 

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KOOL KELLY KETTLE

Simply the fastest way to boil water and a fun way to use fire. This is not the more expensive version with pans and cups. but this is really all you need!

 

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BLUE ROPE REALLY LONG

100m of blue rope won’t go far, but offers a clear and visible boundary for the children and you to work with.

 

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COMFY KNEELER PAD

Used when fire lighting, this pad not only provides comfort for the user but also defines the fire lighting stations around a fire pit.

 

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SHARP SKILLS KNIFE

This Mora knife is made in Sweden and used by the local children as they take part in whittling (as seen in the video).  The choice of tool is up to you and your setting.

 

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Air-dry clay is perfect for making creatures and faces on trees.

ALL-GOOD AIR DRY CLAY

A large (heavy) bag of air dry clay for Blobster making, Tree Face creating, jewelery making or whatever else the children think of. Lasts a long time.

 

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SUN PRINT PAPER

Transfer nature onto paper with this small, achievable task. It is a wonder to see what can be created by some leaves, sticks and conkers

 

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WET SANDPAPER TO CLEAN

Use this sandpaper to keep your tools looking their best. We use this after every whittling session to keep the blades sharp

 

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CAST IRON COOKING PAN

Perfect for cooking on the open fire and easy to clean

 

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DELICIOUS DUTCH OVEN

What shall we cook today. Nettle tea, bread, soup, even tye dye t-shirts. This works best with a tripod or a grill to keep it off the fire

 

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TOUGH THREE LEGGED TRIPOD

A tripod will allow you to cook using the Dutch Oven and hang a kettle too. Not an essential, but makes cooking much easier!

 

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JUST A FIRE BLANKET

Ensure that you have one of these next to your fire pit at all times.

 

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PERFECT FOR PRUNING SAW

Always handy if the branch is too thick for the secateurs or for sawing smaller branches with the toolbox

 

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RED HOT WELDERS GLOVES

A pair of these is vital for your fire lighting tub. These can withstand serious heat and so can be used to move pots and pans and logs too

 

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TOTALLY STRONG TOOLBOX

This toolbox is strong, secure, large and waterproof. You can place a padlock on to make sure that it complies with safety standards regarding storage of tools. Please be aware that the larger sized bow saw listed on this page will not fit inside this box.

 

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PERFECT PARACORD

This extra strong rope can be used in a number of situations. Always be aware that it blends in with surroundings and can be a hazard if tied at head height – always risk aware! 🙂

 

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TOUGH TUBB TRUGG

These plastic containers are durable and perfect to carry out all of your whittling or fire kit in one go!

 

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DURABLE DRY BAG (5L)

We use these to store first aid kits, gloves for tools use and even blindfolds. Different colours for each and they can all stay out even if it rains. If the listed item is still out of stock then scroll down and select a different colour.

 

COOL CAMMO NET

These plastic containers are durable and perfect to carry out all of your whittling or fire kit in one go!

 

PROTECTIVE PADLOCK

Use a padlock to keep your tool box locked safe. These simple padlocks fit onto the box nicely and use a three digit code for quick access and locking.

 

WONDERFUL WALKIE TALKIES

Walkie Talkies are a great bit of kit for that quick communication with those indoors. It makes you feel more confident as a leader and enables ‘those inside’ to contact you without coming outside

 

SHARPENING STONE

Keep your tools nice and sharp the professional way. Use this stone to maintain tools and make them easier to use.

 

 

BULK MARSHMALLOWS

Buy them in bulk and never be without a bag, simple as that. Not Halal approved.

 

 

 

FISKARS FINE SECATEURS

Fiskars Smart Fit is a great multi-purpose pruner for pruning thicker and thinner branches. A great price for a quality product and always useful in your toolkit

 

 

INDIVIDUAL MOUNTAIN WHISTLE

Use a whistle that makes a different noise to the otheres. Very easy for the children to hear above all of the fun and learning that is going on.

 

 

 

HANGING HAMMOCK

We have owned a couple of these for a long times now. Easy to assemble and take down and comfy to use.

 

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LOCKED METAL KNIFE BOX

Keep your knife locked away in a box that you only have the key for. It fits inside the toolbox too. This is not a requirement, but useful if you want to take out just your knives and not the entire tool box.

 

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BULK PACK OF ICE PACKS

Buy these in a bulk pack to save costs and always have a few in your First Aid bag at the ready.


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THE ORIGINAL FOREST SCHOOL

This book is a dream to read. It was written by one of the original pioneers of Forest School (as seen and discussed on the course) and provides the reader with a well documented and powerful insight into the reasoning behind everything we do.


 

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