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
As we are approaching the winter solstice with the nights drawing in earlier & earlier, turning down the wick on the last remnants of splendid autumnal colour, we turn our attention to our own means of lighting, helping to extend our day further for those intricate evening tasks around the camp.
The bow drill can be seen as something of a benchmark skill in bushcraft. Starting with getting that first ember and finishing with…im pretty sure you’ll never stop learning things about the bow drill! A key lesson for me was during a session some years ago where as a group we were ask
The following blog is an overview of and by no means a definitive guide to the steps involved in the dry scrape process of making buckskin. I make no mention of the physical structure of the skin here or the physical changes you make on a structural level. There is so much to learn on […]
Now for those of you who don’t know me I have two big passions in life. Bushcraft and ‘Primitive’ living skills and Music. So it was inevitable really at some point they would collide and I would delve into the sea of Prehistoric music and the whole new world of instruments, melodies sounds it
In the build up to the Bushcraft Show in May, where we are having a display of bark derived crafts, we are doing a series of blogs on tree bark and it’s uses. The first one is about one of the chemical components of tree bark, that is tannin.