References to drying meat to preserve it can traced back to ancient Egypt but undoubtedly goes back much, much earlier than that. These days there are two forms of dried meat that are readily available; Biltong which comes from South Africa and the American Jerky.
Those of you who know me well can testify that one of my main interest within Bushcraft is foraging! The idea of understanding the plant life we share our island with and how we can use it to sustain us, is an idea that has excited me since childhood. Now although I can profess only […]
The origins of the ever popular campfire coffee has its roots right back in the early harvesting of wild beans and then cultivation in Ethiopia from where it spread across the middle east. By the 15th and 16th century there were numerous coffee houses across the region with the drink even being in
Its that time of year again when the wool garments stop being something that simply performs excellently and unobtrusively and really shines as a star of woodland clothing!
In May 2017 we will be launching The Primitive Skills Year a course designed and delivered to instil students with the practical know-how of utilising natural materials in a woodland environment for their comfort throughout 10 modules spread over an 18 month period. This course was originally desig
In this blog we are going to have a look at rosehip honey. Many of you may of heard of rosehip syrup, well this is something very similar. The main difference lays in the consistency, we are looking to produce something a little thicker so we can spread it on anything for a little sweetness, from [
Woodland Ways Director and Chief Instructor Jason Ingamells glances back at 2016 but looks firmly forward to 2017.
As we finish celebrating Christmas and with New Year looming this coming weekend, I thought it would be good to have a closer look at some of the origins and meanings behind these mid-winter celebrations.
Common Name: Ivy Scientific Name: Hedera helix Family: Araliaceae Alternative Names: English Ivy, Bindwood, Lovestone
Common Name: Holly Scientific Name: Ilex aquifolium Family: Aquifoliaceae Alternative Names: European Holly Range: Throughout British Isles Habitat: Woodland, scrub and hedgerows, especially in oak and beech woodland Key Identification Features: Evergreen tree up to 15 m tall. Dark green, shin