Monthly Archives: November 2013


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 […]


Foraging for mushrooms

Both Nicola and I love running the Wildfoods and Woodland Cooking course; it’s right up there with our favourites.  Anything that involves eating good food is fine by me.  But we’ve restricted ourselves to running theses courses in the spring.  We get asked regularly if we do any foraging for mushrooms and we always have to […]

foraging for fungus

2 person debris shelter | south east | Kent

2 Person Debris Shelter 2

We teach debris shelters on our 2 Day Bushcraft  and 5 Day Bushcraft courses.  We tend to focus on the structure of the shelter, so making sure that it is robust and won’t collapse, but don’t spend too much time covering them.  We have some skeleton shelters to demonstrate the design principles and also 2 complete shelters, a 1 person kennel […]


Some old bushcrafty photos

I was looking for some holiday photos when I found a folder on my computer with some bushcraft photos.  So I’ve shared a few here for you all to see! I’m pretty sure that  these first two photos were taken in about 2004 or 05, somewhere about then.  They were taken on a 35mm camera […]

bushcraft photos | south east | Kent

bronze axe head

Bronze axe head 1

Last week we ran our Axe Workshop.  Ho Kyung came along and brought a reproduction bronze axe head.  Ho Kyung’s girlfriend, Julie, is an archaeologist and lent him the axe head on the strict understanding he look after it.  He promptly forgot it and left it at our woodland camp.  I have it in safe keeping […]