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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 […]


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 […]

woodland handbag | fire lighting | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

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 […]


Rosehip and crab apple jelly 1

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 […]

rosehip and crab apple jelly | foraging | Kent

Edible fruits and berries (and some poisonous ones too) 3   Recently updated !

We’re at the end of August now, a fantastic time to forage for the many edible fruits and berries that nature provides us.  What’s the difference between fruits and berries I hear you say?  Botanically speaking, fruits are the seed bearing structure of flowering plants; berries are a type of fruit, ones where the fruit […]