"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books," said John Lubbock, politician, banker and philanthropist.
The Renegades will never miss an opportunity to be under canvas and in nature.
We will now be going camping at least twice a term, and it's normally a three day activity with two night sleep overs...as the pandemic has curtailed a year's worth of activities we have some serious catching up to do.
Courtesy of Sussex Community Foundation, we have some very snazzy and well made bell tents from Boutique Bell Tents, complete with tent wood burners for the winter months.
We have some incredibly generous landowners locally, who allow us onto their land but we are always looking for remote places where we can do our camps. So if there’s a land owner out there who’s willing to let us in we'd be extremely grateful
Our rule is nothing is left after we’ve been, except perhaps flattened grass and we even have a rake for that. And all our fires are off the ground in kadais and fire baskets.
All our cooking is over wood and charcoal and you’d be amazed how adventurous you can be with food over an open flame and a little preparation. Becky Penfold from Penfold Estate Agents has been a huge help with supplementing our food costs and we’re eternally grateful to her.
Some of our best camps have been where no one can get to - the isolation adds to the adventure...as Pythagoras put it: "Leave the road, take the trails".
Boredom is just not an option.