Antler handled fire steel.

Antler handled fire steel.

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
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The same but different!

The same but different!

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
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Croatia Checklist Update

Croatia Checklist Update

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.
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Stinging nettle dye: Capturing that spring green

Stinging nettle dye: Capturing that spring green

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
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Basketry day course

Basketry day course

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 […]
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Kuksa day course

Kuksa day course

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?
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The Equinox Shadow Stick

The Equinox Shadow Stick

We are all aware that the long dark winter nights give way to the long summer evenings, and so at two points in the calendar year both the hours of daylight and darkness are of equal length. These two moments are six months apart and are known as the Equinox. The term equinox is Latin […]
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Home made bellows

Home made bellows

I recently spent the day constructing a pair of hand bellows. The aim is to test out different variety of bellows over the coming months in order to gauge their effectiveness in a temporary or basic forge set up. Hopefully through testing out a broad range of designs used by various cultures aroun
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