In this blog we are taking a look at making our own rawhide lacing. There are many types of binding that all perform differently to one another from both flora and fauna sources, making them more suited to specific tasks than others. The time of year may also be a factor to their abundance or [&hell
The toboggan serves to transport all your equipment during winter months by sliding it over the snow and ice, doing away with the need to carry anything other than the clothing on your back. Where in the summer months a canoe might be used to move yourself and your equipment deep into the woods, onc
The difficulties in getting a glass of water When operating in winter conditions in the boreal forest our first consideration is often given to dealing with the extreme cold that we can encounter through lighting a fire or seeking shelter. This of course is accurate and an issue that must indeed be
Common Name: Blackberry Scientific Name: Rubus fructicosa agg. Family: Rosaceae
In an earlier blog we looked at the advantages of an oil lamp compared to relying on a fire for light. In this blog we will look at how we can make a simple air dried pinch pot clay 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.
Making your own soap entails combining a strong lye (alkaline) solution with solid fats and/or liquid oils resulting in a chemical reaction known as saponification.
Common Name: Small-leaved Lime Scientific Name: Tilia cordata Family: Tiliaceae
Common Name: Red Campion Scientific Name: Silene dioica Family: Caryophyllaceae
Common Name: Common Mullein Scientific Name: Verbascum thapsus Family: Scrophulariaceae