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Traditional flint & steel

This article was originally published in Issue 10 of The Bushcraft Journal in October 2016.  I hope you enjoy it and find it useful. Traditional Flint & Steel I wrote about using fire steels back in issue 6 of The Bushcraft Journal and this time around it’s a related method, the traditional fire steel, or […]

traditional flint & steel | bushcraft | Kent | London | south east

Our walking kit 3

Nicola and I are big fans of the British countryside and on our days off and holidays we try to visit and explore as much of it as possible.  This year we’ve been walking locally on the North Downs as well as going to the New Forest, Dartmoor, Jurassic Coast, South Downs and the Lake […]

Edible nuts

Nuts are a great source of calories and contain varying quantities of vitamins and minerals such as manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, fluoride and selenium.  They are generally easy to forage for and can be collected quickly without expending too much energy. You might also want to take a look at this post about edible fruits and […]

fruit and nuts | foraging | Kent | south east | London

rosehip and crab apple jelly | foraging | Kent

Rosehip and crab apple jelly

2017 is proving to be a phenomenal year for fruit so far.  We’re making the most of it and  continuing with making jellies and jams.  This time it’s a rosehip and crab apple jelly. You might want to take a look at this post on different edible fruits and jellies that are common in the […]

apple and blackberry jam | foraging | Kent | south east | London

Apple and Blackberry Jam 2

We’ve been making the most of the fruits that are around at the moment and 2017 certainly seems to be a good year.  So half a dozen jars of apple and blackberry jam in the cupboard! Ingredients 600g of blackberries, washed and drained 500g of crab apples 1.1kg of granulated sugar 300ml of water 10g […]