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Bark Tanning – How To

Bark Tanning – How To

Tanning animal skins and furs is a very satisfying craft to develop and there are many processes/ methods you can use to preserve these natural materials. A fairly straight forwards approach is to soak your animal skin or fur in vegetable tannins – you can boil almost any tree bark to create a dar
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Willow Cordage – How To

Willow Cordage – How To

Most bushcrafters will have heard of the value of Willow bark when making string from nature. At this time of year Willow bark is very cooperative in peeling cleanly and easily away from the wood and you’ll only want to select the clean knot free and slender branches around finger to thumb thick w
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The Natural Benefits Of Nature

The Natural Benefits Of Nature

For most adults, and especially children, a large part of an average day is spent sat behind a desk in a building or outside in a tarmac and concrete landscape with maybe a patch of grass and a few trees dotted around.  For the most part we don’t notice the environment we find ourselves in [&hell
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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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