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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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We’re delighted to be once again running a Christmas sale.  Get a huge 33% off any of our 2018 bushcraft courses; simply use this code at checkout: 33%OFFXMAS2017 Weekend Bushcraft Course This is our introductory 2 day bushcraft course, designed to initiate you into the joys of woodland living, although many of the skills that you will […]


The woodland handbag

When I’m out and about practicing my bushcraft, I like to find the easiest and most efficient way of doing things.  I don’t want to expend energy unnecessarily and so using simple techniques can often be more rewarding than might be imagined.  With that in mind, here’s a great little method of carrying firewood using […]

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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 […]