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Rowan and crab apple jelly

We’re big fans of the late summer bounty of fruits.  We recently picked a load of rowan berries (Sorbus aucaparia) and crab apples (Malus sylvestris – probably!) as we were walking Willow alongside the river and so Nicola has made some rowan and crab apple jelly.  It’s easy to do and goes really well with game, […]

Rowan and crab apple jelly

pruning cuts | bushcraft | south east | London | Kent

Pruning cuts   Recently updated !

An often recited mantra in bushcraft is that the more you know the less you have to carry.  The flip side of this, of course, is that the less you carry the more you have to make.  Often the things I find myself making require greenwood and so need to be pruned from a live […]

Bow saws

We have a number of bow saws around the camp that we use on a regular basis, they’re an incredibly useful and versatile tool.  So I thought I’d put together a post talking through some of the main features to look out for as well as a few tips on using one. Size and shape […]

bow saws | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

rosette cut

Cross cutting small rounds 1   Recently updated !

Cross cutting is an incredibly useful technique and one we use regularly when we’re in the woods, from making a simple tent peg to pot hangers.  Here I want to look at two methods of cross cutting small rounds of greenwood, hazel in the photos below, using a knife – the rosette cut and batoning. […]

lime bark cordage | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

Lime bark cordage

Back in early June Nicola and I spent an awesome day with Will Lord working on natural cordage.  One of the materials he introduced us to was lime bark.  It’s a fabulous material and makes excellent cordage.  So I thought that I’d put together a guide on how to prepare lime bark to make your own […]