Monthly Archives: November 2014

Fire by friction on Arran

On our recent trip to the Isle of Arran we were able to try out some different materials for fire by friction.  I’ve written previously about constructing a set and bedding it in, so take a look to find out more about that. Mark, our host, had some Sitka spruce and hawthorn at his camp so we […]

Team effort using a hawthorn fire by friction set

feather sticks | bushcraft | south east | Kent | London

Feather Sticks

Sometimes it can be difficult to find dry tinder to light your fire.  This is where feather sticks come in.  A feather stick is a piece of dry wood shaved down to make fine curls which will light with a fire steel. There are a few variations on how to make a feather stick and which […]