The Bushcraft Kid
Author Jo Franklin
Harley lives in a high-rise flat on an inner city estate, but his passion is for free-running and survival skills. So when he sees an advert for a Bushcraft Survival Competition with his hero Mr Wilderness, he is determined to enter! But he has never fended for himself in the wild, and his competitors are very experienced and all resolved to win... whatever it takes. Does Harley have the skills and courage to survive the weekend and win the competition so he can fulfil his dream and meet Mr Wilderness himself? You decide!
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Chapter 1 The Chase
I crouched in the dark shadows behind the bins. The sharp stink of rotting rubbish made my eyes sting. It wasn’t the best place to hide, but I didn’t have a choice – this estate was crawling with ...
Chapter 2 The Race is On!
I stared at the warning sign, considering my options. On my estate I’d scaled vertical walls and leapt from rooftop to rooftop… I wasn’t going to let a country bridge stop me now. I vaulted the s...
Chapter 3 Against the Elements
Mr Wilderness says there are three priorities for survival – shelter, warmth and food. The food had been provided by the ranger, but now I had to choose between shelter and warmth. I wanted them b...
Chapter 4 A Disturbed Night
Tasha had looked so triumphant at the climbing challenge when she had flashed that yellow orienteering token at me. Now she looked half broken. She drew her hands up into the sleeves of her fleece...
Chapter 5 Race to the Finish
I couldn’t leave Tasha lying like that out of sight from the main path. What if she couldn’t reach her distress flare? What if it had been broken in the fall? She’d be stuck there, and if she los...