All posts by Jason

Hedgerow Fruit Leather

Hedgerow Fruit Leather

Haw & apple fruit leather At this time of year the hedgerow is plentiful with fruits and berries, but not before long this years bounty will soon be past its best and so ways of preserving it so that it may be enjoyed long after the last has fallen from the hedgerow is a great […]
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The Mojave Desert

The Mojave Desert

In just a few short weeks we will be taking a small group out to the USA to trek a section of the Mojave Road through the Mojave National Preserve.  We will be trekking about 100 miles section across the breathtakingly stunning, Mojave National Preserve, carrying all our kit with us.  The route we
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Maasai Forage Part 2

Maasai Forage Part 2

The Rift Valley  In Our previous Maasai Blog we introduced you to some plants the Maasai use in comparison to our own. In this blog we are going to have a look at a further selection of plants and there uses. Depicted above is the stunning Rift Valley, where all of the plants can be found as [&he
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Maasai Forage Part 1

Maasai Forage Part 1

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
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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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