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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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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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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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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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Working with wool

Working with wool

Its that time of year again when the wool garments stop being something that simply performs excellently and unobtrusively and really shines as a star of woodland clothing!
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Bone White- How to Easily Clean Bone!

Bone White- How to Easily Clean Bone!

In this Blog, we will discuss the process of cleaning bone and give you the simple process I use to acquire clean workable bone. In some of my other bone blogs, we discuss some of the useful pieces of equipment we can make from bone and some of the Bone Breaking Discoveries I have made […]
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