Gary


About Gary

Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

weekend bushcraft trip | Kent | south east | London

Kit for a weekend bushcraft trip

Last weekend we ran our Applied Bushcraft course, and instead of being based at our normal camp we based ourselves at two separate woodland locations and carried all of our kit with us.  And so whilst I’ve long held off doing a ‘here’s my kit’ post, mostly because there’re so many out there already, I’m doing one […]


Summer sale 2018

We’re delighted to to offer the remaining places on our 2018 5 Day Bushcraft Courses , 5 Day Survival Course, and Camp Crafts & Gadgets at an incredible half price!!  So what are you waiting for, grab yourself a bargain and  join us in the woods!  Simply use this code at checkout: 50%OFFSUMMER2018 

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bow drilling | bushcraft | Kent | London | south east

Bow drilling Pt 2

Part 2 of my articles on bow drilling for The Bushcraft Journal.  This one was published in Issue 15.  You can read the first part here. Posture and technique In the last issue of The Bushcraft Journal I described how to make a bow drill set, this time it’s all about consistently producing embers. Thanks […]


Folded bark containers

We make woven containers on our Cordage & Containers day.  This weekend we had some bark left over and decided to make a folded bark container instead.  In many ways folded bark containers are simpler and quicker to make and so I took a few photos as we put one together.  We had already stripped […]

bark containers | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

bramble cordage | bushcraft | south east | Kent | London

Bramble Cordage

I’ve written posts previously on making cordage from nettles, lime bark and sweet chestnut.  This time it’s brambles.  Bramble cordage is actually quite easy to do, the preparation is straightforward.  The only caveat is that (in my experience) you can only do this in the late part of spring and the early part of summer […]