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Woodsman’s Coffee

Woodsman’s Coffee

The origins of the ever popular campfire coffee has its roots right back in the early harvesting of wild beans and then cultivation in Ethiopia from where it spread across the middle east. By the 15th and 16th century there were numerous coffee houses across the region with the drink even being in
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The Primitive Skills Year

The Primitive Skills Year

In May 2017 we will be launching The Primitive Skills Year a course designed and delivered to instil students with the practical know-how of utilising natural materials in a woodland environment for their comfort throughout 10 modules spread over an 18 month period. This course was originally desig
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Bushcraft Torches and Lanterns Part1

Bushcraft Torches and Lanterns Part1

As the nights draw in it becomes increasingly relevant to think about suitable light sources and their effectiveness in different situations in and around camp and out on the trail. Ideally we want camp set up before it gets dark as it is obviously easier to locate a safe and comfortable area to sta
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The Shadow Stick

The Shadow Stick

The movement of the sun through the sky has been used to determine direction probably since humans first existed. There are several ways that the sun can be utilised to give a general indication of direction, one of which is to track its movement through the sky by marking the movement of a shadow c
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Procuring water in the North

Procuring water in the North

A happy man with some water. Time for that brew! In the previous blog we discussed a variety of ways that we can lose moisture from our bodies and subsequently become dehydrated in cold climes. Today I intend to discuss overcoming these issues and securing for ourselves an adequate supply of water a
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Storm shelter with a tarp

Storm shelter with a tarp

There is something really magical about sleeping out in the woods, normally just by walking into woodland we have shelter from many aspects of the weather. The canopy, dissipating the rain drops, or providing the shade from a relentless sun, to the tree trunks and shrub layer turning  a brisk breez
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