Primitive Crafts

Camp Fire Light v Simple Oil lamp

Camp Fire Light v Simple Oil lamp

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.
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The bow drill with no tools

The bow drill with no tools

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
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Making a buckskin hoody

Making a buckskin hoody

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 […]
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Rocking out the stone age

Rocking out the stone age

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
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Tannins and Tanning

Tannins and Tanning

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.
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