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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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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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The Maillard Effect

The Maillard Effect

Most agree, food always tastes better outside, especially on a lovely sunny day surrounded by friends & family, but there might be a little bit more to it than just that. Barbecue in full flow When we think about cooking outside there are a plethora of ways & means to do this. Everyone is ca
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Banana Damper Bread

Banana Damper Bread

Whilst nattering around the camp fire one evening, the finer points of damper bread were being discussed. It was mentioned & maybe you have heard, or even tried this to, that there is enough moisture in a banana to make one damper bread. This thought stayed with me & those that know me reali
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Tracking Badger

Tracking Badger

Most can recognise a badger, they are truly an iconic animal, but how many of us can say we’ve actually observed one in the wild? In this blog I will give you some hints & tips I have picked up along the way on what to look for and how to go about utilising the […]
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