Bushcraft for many is an excuse to get outside and into the woods, or something to do while on a hiking or canoeing trip. Either way, those that practise this multidisciplinary skill will at some point or another end up on an expedition. I arrived at this point several years ago, I had been teaching … Continue reading #9 Expedition Failure
# 8 Crayfish
American Signal crayfish are a total pain for the UK, so go out and eat them. (YouTube Video at the bottom) In the early 1970's the UK native crayfish were very popular in eateries around London and the south east. However, due to their small size a larger species was required... … Continue reading # 8 Crayfish
#7 Eat more meat!
Agriculture is one of the leading causes of climate change at the moment, worse in the USA. But here in the UK it is still a major issue. The increase in rearing of cattle has led to a huge surge in the amount of methane in the atmosphere. Coupled with the deforestation to provide pastures … Continue reading #7 Eat more meat!
# 6 Trees
A conversation with my brother a little while ago "Charlie, not one of us at this bbq can name a single tree around us". I have found that generally there are very few people under the age of 35 who can name more than 4-5 trees (try it) and positively identify less than that. In … Continue reading # 6 Trees
#5 Bark Weaving – Sweet Chestnut
Weaving sweet chestnut bark into a pouch.
#4 When to carry a knife?
When should I carry a full tang knife? Enzo, Fällkniven, Morakniv and even the Ray Mears Bushcraft Knife. All beautiful knives, all very good at what they are designed to do. All illegal, unless possessed within the correct parameters. When to carry a full tang* knife? A quick note on the law behind knifes. “It … Continue reading #4 When to carry a knife?
#3 Leather Pouch
How to make a Bushcraft leather pouch.
#2 Charcoal pencils
How to make charcoal pencils
#1 The difference between Bushcraft and Survival.
Discussing the difference between Bushcraft and Survival.