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Lords & Ladies – Arum maculatum

Lords & Ladies (Arum maculatum) is a plant commonly found in British woodlands and often along verges and hedgerows close to woodlands, particularly in shady spots.  It can be found across Europe.  It’s a plant that’s worth becoming familiar with as it’s poisonous and in fact is one of the commonest reasons for people going […]

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hawthorn tincture

Hawthorn tincture 2

I’ve written about hawthorn previously and mentioned hawthorn tincture, so I thought I’d write a short post explaining how to make your own.  A tincture is an alcohol based herbal remedy; we tend to use unbranded 40% vodka to make our tinctures. Hawthorn has been shown to have a beneficial effect in the treatment of […]


Bushcraft Club 2018

Bushcraft Club is back!!!!  We’ve got enough light in the evenings again to restart Bushcraft Club at our ancient woodland camp. Join us on Tuesday evenings and learn some great bushcraft and survival skills! Starts on Tuesday 1st May and runs until Tuesday 19th June. For more information, and to book, contact us on info@jackravenbushcraft.co.uk

Bushcraft club 2018 | Kent

bow drilling | bushcraft | Kent | London | south east

Bow drilling

I’ve written about fire by friction previously in this post in 2013 and it’s not a bad post by any means.  But I wrote this article last year for The Bushcraft Journal and started from scratch, so there are many similarities between the two but also a few differences that reflect how I’ve been continually […]


Axes

Axes are fantastic tools and one that I believe is important for bushcrafters to master.  On our 2 Day Axe Workshop the first thing I do is to look at different kinds of axes and then describe to our students the different parts of an axe.  Mostly they’re named after body parts, even if the order […]

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