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Surviving the Stone Age Interviewed by Sylva Fae

An Interview with Manse Ahmad I’ve always been outdoorsy, but the more I learn, the more I realise just how little I know. It is for that reason I help to run a bushcraft group, and I’m a member of many others – the sharing of knowledge is vital to keep these skills alive. I am always fascinated to read about others’ experiences, and learn new skills, so it was with great excitement that I discovered one of the groups’ members, Manse Ahmad, recently took part in televised project designed to find out more about Stone Age living.

The Project Manse is among eight experts who took part in a new Channel 4 (UK) experimental series, Surviving the Stone Age: Adventure to the Wild.

A little bit about Manse… Manse Ahmad is the founder of Wilderness Pioneers, based in Oxford, England, but with courses run throughout the UK. He grew up in Oxford and spent many hours as a youngster exploring Oxfordshire’s countryside, learning about and studying the fauna and flora of the area. With his naturally inquisitive mind, these early days sparked a lifelong interest in all things to do with our countryside, natural habitats and abundant wildlife. Upon leaving school Manse began to formalise his interest in the outdoors by taking courses and qualifications to teach Bushcraft and outdoor skills. Wilderness Pioneers runs training courses in bushcraft, survival, primitive and wilderness living skills, aiming to teach the practical skills needed to be totally at ease in the outdoors, and to understand the rhythm of our countryside and its changing seasons.

It is a three-part documentary which charts the challenges participants face living off the land in the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria for one month, surviving in the way that our earliest cousins did from as far back as 3.3 million years ago, through to the emergence of homo sapiens 300,000 years ago and the end of the Stone Age in around 3,000BC.

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