Tag Archives: Survival skills course

Basketry day course

Basketry day course

2017 has seen the launch of a range of day long craft and skills courses in our woodland venues. For those of you who have fancied the idea of trying your hand at weaving follow this link to see what our day of weaving and basket making entails. For those of you looking for a few […]
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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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Navigation and feature recognition

Navigation and feature recognition

In the last blog on navigation we had a brief look at map scale allowing us to appreciate how distances on the ground and the sizes of objects/ features are represented on maps of different scales. This blog follows on and is aimed at acquainting you with some common symbols used on the OS maps [&he
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Navigation and map scale

Navigation and map scale

We are incredibly fortunate in the UK to benefit from such a detailed mapping system as that provided by the Ordnance Survey maps. Further a field even today there are areas with so little detail mapped that the best scale map you might acquire for the area may be 1:1,000,000.
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Making an ice Chisel

Making an ice Chisel

Over my last couple of blogs I  discussed the importance of water and some of the various methods that can be employed in its collection. In our discussion on securing water there was significant mention of the benefits of using an ice chisel over an axe. Over the following  pages I intend to ta
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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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Simple Oil Lamp

Simple Oil Lamp

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.
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Squirrel Buckskin

Squirrel Buckskin

Have you ever walked through the woods and thought “What would I wear if factories stopped making fabric?” No? Well that might just be me, but the question still stands. What would we, what did we, all used to wear? The answer is that we would have all at some point worn Buckskin made from [&hel
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Deer skin knife sheath

Deer skin knife sheath

The Mora knives with their robust build, inexpensiveness and brightly coloured handles making them easy to spot if you do ever drop one make them a solid choice for any bushcraft enthusiast. The same advantages do not stretch to the plastic sheaths they come in! The following photos and descriptions
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