Danny Reid - Event Organiser
Danny has always had a passion for the outdoors whether it is hillwalking or amongst the trees, he’s always felt at home in nature. He’s been lucky enough over the years to train and learn from some of the best instructors in the outdoor community, picking up bushcraft, wilderness living, and also track and sign skills. This only cemented his love for the natural world by allowing him to spend more time comfortably observing wildlife and plants and trees he came across on his travels.
He owns and publishes The Bushcraft Journal Magazine alongside a global team of very highly skilled professionals to help people of all experience levels and ages learn more about the natural world, this is something he feels very passionate about.
“It’s important we help people get a better understanding of the natural world and how we can immerse ourselves both safely and comfortably within it for longer”.
Amy Kemmett - Event Organiser
Amy has always found peace in nature; growing up in the stunning Forest of Dean; she was brought up with the woods being her sanctuary and wants to share this love with others.
Amy's passion is events and wants to use this to make the outdoors accessible to all. Amy works for The Rewild Project bringing outdoor and environmental education to the public through workshops, events and community projects. Bringing the best of the outdoors and adventure together in place has been a dream of hers that is being made real through The Great Outdoors Festival.
"A passion for the outdoors is empowering; it's time to share the love."
Kermit - Operations and Logistics
Kermit's interest in bushcraft and the outdoors spans over 20 years. He has worked with schools across the country and is well known within the outdoor community. His passion is sharing his skills with young people and using the outdoors to help people overcome disadvantage and mental health issues.
Kermit has a wealth of logistical experience from his time in the army makes the perfect operations manager.
'Nature does't care about who you are or where you come from; it's just there, healing and mending your soul with it's presence.'
SMOKE & FIRE EVENTS
Event Organiser & Partner
Smoke & Fire Events is an award-winning events company specialising in Live Fire cooking and food-based events including the largest BBQ festival in the UK, the Smoke & Fire Festival the takes place every year in Essex and we are delighted to be partnering with the Danny and his team in order to help launch this amazing new outdoors event.