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 […]
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
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
In this, our fourth and final blog of this series we will be looking at a comparison between two hand held torches, along with some different fuel options. Namely greater reedmace (nature’s own hand held lantern) against a rag torch, depicted in just about every survival movie out there. Hand held
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
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 […]
Woodland Ways Director and Chief Instructor Jason Ingamells glances back at 2016 but looks firmly forward to 2017.
As we finish celebrating Christmas and with New Year looming this coming weekend, I thought it would be good to have a closer look at some of the origins and meanings behind these mid-winter celebrations.
2016 has been a good year for fruits, nuts, and berries. Many trees have been heavily laden with nature’s gifts and at times it has been difficult to keep track and fully utilise the bounty.
In this blog we are going to have a look at a little craft project to aid in the suspension of our cooking pot over a camp fire. The difference between this one though is that it will be designed to come apart and be stored nicely inside your own cooking pot. Take down pot […]