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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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A personal view on kit and bushcraft.

A personal view on kit and bushcraft.

There’s no denying that well made, field tried and tested, outdoors equipment is a very important part of a bushcrafters’ set up and well-being when out and about. Personally, it’s only the equipment, materials and items that would be most difficult, repetitive, unecological or
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Jerky

Jerky

References to drying meat to preserve it can traced back to ancient Egypt but undoubtedly goes back much, much earlier than that.   These days there are two forms of dried meat that are readily available; Biltong which comes from South Africa and the American Jerky.
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A Bus(h) Mans Holiday – The Importance of Tides.

A Bus(h) Mans Holiday – The Importance of Tides.

Those of you who know me well can testify that one of my main interest within Bushcraft is foraging! The idea of understanding the plant life we share our island with and how we can use it to sustain us, is an idea that has excited me since childhood. Now although I can profess only […]
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