Yearly Archives: 2013

Bronze age axe handle 1

I wrote a post a couple of months ago about a bronze axe head.  Ho Kyung brought it along to our Axe Workshop back in November.  Well it seems I was wrong, he didn’t forget it; his girlfriend Julie, also a friend of mine from tai chi, is an archaeologist and has asked if I’ll make […]

bronze age axe handle

Stodmarsh NNR

Stodmarsh NNR bushcraft day 1

Nicola and I had a great day at Stodmarsh NNR.  It’s a freshwater wetland just outside of Canterbury and is well worth a visit. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the woodlands, but wetlands would have been an important resource for our hunter gatherer ancestors and it’s a habitat that I should become more familiar with. […]

New tent

Our new tent is up!  Throughout this year Nicola, Willow and I have been sleeping in a Green Tee from Vango.  It’s a great tent and has worked well for us.  But it was a bit small for the 3 of us and whilst I could stand in the middle, I had to bend over […]

new tent | bushcraft | south east

Camp Maintenance

Now that our season of scheduled courses has come to end, we’re starting to think about some of the camp maintenance jobs we’d like to get done.  In no particular order: The yurt We want to change the roof on the yurt.  It’s lasted 2 years and works ok, but it has started to sag […]

Snugpak Chrysalis 2 2

I was contacted recently by Nightgear asking if I would review a sleeping bag for them.  They asked me to try out the Snugpak Chrysalis 2, a new offering in the Snugpak range.  The deal is that I write a review and can then keep the sleeping bag. A lot of the stuff I use when […]

Snugpak Chrysalis 2

magpie ink cap | foraging | mushrooms | Kent

Magpie Ink Cap

I took this photo of magpie ink cap on Wednesday during a walk around our woodland with Geoff Dann.  Geoff had come along to take a look around in preparation for next year’s Wildfoods & Woodland Cooking course in October.  So really just to check out that we would have enough mushrooms to show people and to […]