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
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.
In this blog we will show you how to extract and preserve your own pain relief so that you can have all the convenience of a pill without any of the harsh side effects.
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
Many bushcraft and survival text books have chapters full of woodland shelters using straight branches and leaf litter and there are some excellent ones that include the use of flexible saplings to make domed and hooped shelters. It may well be the case that there is a complete lack of study long st
Over this series of blogs we will be taking a look at the fascinating world of medicinal plants and their relevance today, including recipes you can try at home and preparation techniques to help you along the way. Chemist’s shelf from the hedgerow Medicinal uses for plants have been practiced
Tracks in the snow, but what caused it and why? In our previous blog we took a closer look at the above animal sign and invited you to share your thoughts on what you think had happened here and what had caused it, read on to find out the answer and if you are the winner […]
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
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
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