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Snow tracks in Croatia

Snow tracks in Croatia

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
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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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Foraging for an Omelette

Foraging for an Omelette

Foraging for mushrooms has always adds a little excitement to my walks, you can never be certain of what you may find from one walk to the next. They add flavour and texture to your meal, are useful around camp and have important medicinal uses as well.   Common Puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum)
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Hedgerow Fruit Leather

Hedgerow Fruit Leather

Haw & apple fruit leather At this time of year the hedgerow is plentiful with fruits and berries, but not before long this years bounty will soon be past its best and so ways of preserving it so that it may be enjoyed long after the last has fallen from the hedgerow is a great […]
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Maasai Forage Part 2

Maasai Forage Part 2

The Rift Valley  In Our previous Maasai Blog we introduced you to some plants the Maasai use in comparison to our own. In this blog we are going to have a look at a further selection of plants and there uses. Depicted above is the stunning Rift Valley, where all of the plants can be found as [&he
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Stinging nettle dye: Capturing that spring green

Stinging nettle dye: Capturing that spring green

With spring now here in earnest, everything is being crowned with an amazing flush of fresh green growth. For those of us who love the natural world and revel in being outdoors, one of the greatest pleasures is drawing an ever expanding array of resources from what we see around us. The realisation
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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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