Fire by hand drill

Fire by hand drill

Friday, 5 August 2016

Bushcraft Stripping Bark from Ash for craft work. Barkcraft

A friend took a few pics of myself and Paul stripping Ash Bark. I thought I would share them as it demonstrates the process well. As can be seen, quite big sheets can be removed with skill and patience.


Monday, 1 August 2016

No Bushcraft equipment except a knife. Bushcraft challenge

Hi all,

My good friend Leigh Robinson did a 24 hour challenge a few months back. I have watched the video a few times now and there is something really special about how far the guy pushed himself. He really did give it his all and demonstrates skills and spirit in spades.

If you want some good entertainment watch this video, it already has 115k views on youtube.


Sunday, 31 July 2016

Making fire with just a Hatchet.

For me the pinacle of Bushcraft is pure skill and few tools. Making fire with just a cutting tool is a superb and enjoyable experience that few try. These pictures document one such challenge. Enjoy.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Children and Bushcraft

From an early age I have been talking about and showing my girls wild and garden plants and trees.  Now they enjoy looking for new ones and identifying them from books.  My eldest daughter is 6 and on a recent school trip the teacher asked if anyone knew what sort of tree it was they had stopped at. (It was a Sycamore ) she shouted out the correct name.

By the end of the day the teacher was having regular  consultations with my daughter on plant Id. She is now the class nature expert.

The key is to make it fun and talk about bushcraft and plant lore in a matter of fact way and use the correct names in normal conversation.  They are like sponges and will take in any info you give them, even advanced botany and Latin names, only to regurgitate it at a later date word for word.

Take them with you.