Originally Posted by pirelli
Congratulations Crapbag, That's very good news. It's also sound business for the MCI. I have edited my above post, but I have to ask does that make MCI persons members of the club or is it a club with membership starting on this forum.
Thanks. Im not entirely sure what you are asking there. MCI members do not automatically become club members. Someone who wants to join the club must be a member of the MCI. The reason I wanted to do it through the MCI is mainly for insurance reasons. However if we as a club are associated with the MCI, it also means that when we deal with land usage or legislative issues, we have a recognised name to be assoicated with. The club must adhere to some of the policies of the MCI but from my understanding, alot of the ideals are at the heart of Bushcraft anyway, such as environmental issues and conservation.
I think that being associated with the MCI is a highly positive thing and it looks to be the first formal club set up in the country. If you are interested in joining, it would cost you the registration fee of the MCI which is about 30 euros. I would hold off registering until we have a date set for our first meeting which im hoping to organise early next month. I just need to Iron out some things with the MCI and Coillte.
Just a word of warning to those interested. We will not be involved in Bear Grylls style survival. Bushcraft is a very different concept and is related more so to primative living and subsistance living off the land. I also am interested in emergency survival techniques but this is not the purpose of the club. If you are interested in this area, there are courses available and those willing to teach them.