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Other natural tinders   Recently updated !

We’ve previously looked at inner barks, outer barks, downy flower heads and fungus as tinders.  In this post I want to take a look at other natural tinders that don’t neatly fit into any of those categories. Bracken Bracken (Pteridium) is found all over the world with the exception of Antarctica, although mostly on heaths […]

other natural tinders | bushcraft | fire lighting | Kent | London | south east

evenk knot | siberian hitch | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

The Evenk knot

The Evenk knot, also known as the Siberian hitch, is a great knot for putting up a tarp or hammock and has the great advantage of being able to be tied whilst wearing gloves.  I use this knot to give a fixed point on one end of my ridgeline. Step 1 Take the working end […]


Nettle burgers

We’ve been clearing the freezer of the last of the foraged fruits we collected last year, by turning it into jams and jellies, when we found some nettles that we’d forgotten about.  We eat nettles a lot over the course of the year in many different ways, such as these puff pies. A couple of years ago […]

nettle burgers | foraging | wild foods | Kent | south east | London

fungus as tinder | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

Fungus as tinder   Recently updated !

In this post I want to take a look at using fungus as a tinder.  The ones that I discuss here, as best I can tell, can be found all year round, they don’t appear to be particularly seasonal.  When ignited they create an ember and not a flame, so you might want to take […]