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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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Oak Gall Ink

Oak Gall Ink

Over 30 species of parasitic Oak Gall Wasps can infect our native oak trees (both English and Sessile). These wasps lay their eggs in various parts of the tree and the tree responds by producing abnormal growth around the egg and developing larvae which is the gall.  Depending on the species of was
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Bushcraft Torches and Lanterns Part1

Bushcraft Torches and Lanterns Part1

As the nights draw in it becomes increasingly relevant to think about suitable light sources and their effectiveness in different situations in and around camp and out on the trail. Ideally we want camp set up before it gets dark as it is obviously easier to locate a safe and comfortable area to sta
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