Foraging is a key part of bushcraft, and this is true wherever you travel. The understanding of plant lore with the knowledge and skill to apply it, can shelter you, keep you hydrated, feed you, cloth you, and mend you. The understanding of plant fibres and how to use them was once common place, but
In Part 1 we looked at the speed the sun, stars, planets and the moon appear to move through the sky and the reasons behind them. In part 2 we will look in a bit more depth at the sun’s trajectory through the sky and then how we can use this information together with the […]
Like the other celestial bodies (stars, sun and planets) the moon appears to move through the sky from a roughly easterly to a westerly direction, however if studied carefully it will be observed that the moon doesn’t move at quite the same speed as everything else. This is readily apparent if
This blog is a simple “how to” on pimping up your fire steel by replacing the plastic handle supplied with a more in keeping antler handle. This idea is certainly nothing new but hopefully some clear concise info in a step by step guide will inspire you to get more natural materials into
An aggregate or complex species is generally classified as a grouping of closely-related species that are treated like a single species for practical purposes. One example is a very common plant that is familiar to everyone; the Dandelion Taraxacum officinale
After two fantastic weeks tracking and wildlife watching in Croatia we are finally back in the UK. Over the two weeks our instructor team between them clocked up nearly 400 miles on foot between, summited Mount Risnjak 3 times and looked at literally hundreds of tracks, scat and other sign.
With spring now here in earnest, everything is being crowned with an amazing flush of fresh green growth. For those of us who love the natural world and revel in being outdoors, one of the greatest pleasures is drawing an ever expanding array of resources from what we see around us. The realisation
2017 has seen the launch of a range of day long craft and skills courses in our woodland venues. For those of you who have fancied the idea of trying your hand at weaving follow this link to see what our day of weaving and basket making entails. For those of you looking for a few […]
In this, our fourth and final blog of this series we will be looking at a comparison between two hand held torches, along with some different fuel options. Namely greater reedmace (nature’s own hand held lantern) against a rag torch, depicted in just about every survival movie out there. Hand held
2017 has seen the launch of a range of day long craft and skills courses in our woodland venues. For those of you who have fancied the idea of trying your hand at kuksa carving follow this link to see what our day of carving this traditional drinking cup entails. So what is a kuksa?