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Urban Bushcraft – Friction Fire Experiments

Urban Bushcraft – Friction Fire Experiments

On courses people often ask where they can go to practice bushcraft.  For me this always needs to be clarified as to what is the goal they wish to achieve.  If the goal is to disappear off into the wilderness uninterrupted by the public, landowners or the police then that’s a whole different top
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Horse Of The Woods – An Encounter

Horse Of The Woods – An Encounter

It was 6 am when my deep sleep was broken by my alarm. House Of Pain’s ‘Jump Around’ bellowed through the van, shortly followed by an elbow to the ribs from my partner Laura, “Shut that off!”.  I slipped out of bed to reach my phone and felt the cold hit my warm skin.
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Search For A Visual Storyteller

Search For A Visual Storyteller

We’ve been around a bit and as far as bushcraft is concerned, we’ve pretty much seen and done most of it. But not everyone knows how it feels to create your first friction ember, carve something beautiful from green wood or toil for days to produce luxuriously soft buckskin. The time has come fo
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Snow tracks in Croatia

Snow tracks in Croatia

Snow is great for tracking, tracks seemingly jump out at us from a distance which would otherwise be difficult to spot in other weather conditions and substrates, drawing us in to reveal the moment of animal behaviour recorded by its imprint in the snow. In this blog we are going to focus on one
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Winter Tree ID Tips

Winter Tree ID Tips

Working at the World of Bushcraft in Bakewell has its perks, not least that during a lunch break you can wander into the countryside and have a micro nature fix. On today’s walk I thought I’d share a couple of the features I use to ID trees at in winter. Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) A
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Tallow Candle

Tallow Candle

In this blog we are going to be processing fuel from animal fat into tallow that we can then use to make a candle to help illuminate the encroaching darkness at this time of year. Tallow candles bringing light to the dark evenings
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