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Tinder bundles

This article on tinder bundles was originally published in The Bushcraft Journal issue 13 published in February 2018.  As it’s now completely free there’s no excuse for not getting a copy! As I come towards the end of discussing various methods of ignition, I think it’s time to take a look at tinder bundles.  Many of the […]

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Heat loss 1

Winter is upon us here in the British Isles and so staying warm and dry when outside becomes particularly important.  When I’m running survival courses I tell students that they should prioritise, and that their priority will always be the thing that will kill them first.  There’s a common rule that can be applied here, […]


Guelder rose decocted tincture

Nicola has recently made a Guelder rose decocted tincture.  The bark from Guelder rose (Viburnum opulus) is often refered to as ‘cramp bark’, so it’s no great surprise that it has been used in the past for muscle cramps, menstrual cramps, muscle spasms, restless leg and many other ailments. How to make guelder rose decocted tincture […]

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Fire pistons

This article on fire pistons was originally published in The Bushcraft Journal Issue 12 published in December 2016.  As it’s now completely free there’s no excuse for not getting a copy!  Don’t take my word for it, take a look for yourself. Fire Pistons Fire pistons can trace their history to the Pacific Islands and parts of […]


Using electricity to light a fire

This article on using electricty to light a fire was originally published in The Bushcraft Journal issue 11 published in October 2016.  As it’s now completely free there’s no excuse for not getting a copy! Using electricity to light a fire When I’m teaching electrical fire lighting methods, I often use the analogy of an […]

Using electricity to light a fire

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