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
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 […]
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.