Each year the milestone I look forwards to more than any other in my work calendar is the Woodland Ways annual Canoe and Campcraft expedition to the Malingsbo-Kloten nature reserve in south-central Sweden. Mid to late September into early October is something of a strategic time for us...
Venison is quite possibly my favourite meat but I do wonder sometimes if the thought of all the projects than can stem from its consumption is what really makes me enjoy it so much. There are so many things that can be made from the sinews, bones and skin the possibilities are endless – but [&he
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
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
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
In this blog we will show you how to extract and preserve your own pain relief so that you can have all the convenience of a pill without any of the harsh side effects.
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
Over this series of blogs we will be taking a look at the fascinating world of medicinal plants and their relevance today, including recipes you can try at home and preparation techniques to help you along the way. Chemist’s shelf from the hedgerow Medicinal uses for plants have been practiced
Tracks in the snow, but what caused it and why? In our previous blog we took a closer look at the above animal sign and invited you to share your thoughts on what you think had happened here and what had caused it, read on to find out the answer and if you are the winner […]
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