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
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
In this blog we are going to take a look at some pinch pot lamps, how we may improve upon them and utilising different natural wicks we have made.
In part one of the series of blogs entitled “Bushcraft Torches and Lanterns” we took a look at the spruce resin lantern. In part two we will be focusing on a native tree to our shores, and one that will be very familiar to practitioners of bushcraft, for a wide variety of reasons. The silver [
Here is a brief insight into some of the skills of our Woodland Wayers in this case an overview of our two hide work weekends where our students begin with a raw deer skin and go home with soft smoked buckskin.
The day I became aware of Otzi was the day I changed my direction in the study bushcraft. I had been learning and practising bushcraft and survival skills with some enthusiam for quite a few years before I chanced upon some reference to ‘The Man In The Ice’, surprising perhaps as this is
In this short blog I will be sharing with you some of the accidental and often very useful discoveries I have made while working bone. I’m a great believer that you learn as much from your failures as you do from your successes and that’s exactly what this blog is about.
For the past few years, I have increasingly grown more and more fascinated with bone as a resource in primitive skills and crafts. In today’s study of Bushcraft skills, people tend to gravitate towards those skills that are perceived to be either easy or exciting and some harder and less appeali
If like me you find yourself spending far too much of your time imagining being a prehistoric hunter-gatherer and running around the woods living off the land then this blog is probably going to be of some interest to you. In this series of blogs I thought it would be a cool idea to […
As alluded to in the previous Conover-inspired winter moccasins article this blog aims to look at the general process taken to produce a set of hand made snow shoes. The key text for this project which helped to provide guidance on form building and most especially getting to grips with the filling