Yearly Archives: 2018

Inner barks as tinder 1

Originally published in Issue 18 of The Bushcraft Journal, this article compliments other posts on this blog around natural tinders. Inner barks In this issue I want to continue with tinders, this time looking at inner barks.  In the last issue I discussed downy flower heads, which are largely seasonal in nature.  This isn’t the […]

Lighting sweet chestnut inner bark | sweet chestnut inner bark | Using inner barks as tinder | inner barks | tinder | tinders | bushcrfat | Kent | south east | London

how to make a buck saw | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

How to make a buck saw

I’ve written about bow saws previously and discussed their benefits and drawbacks, one of which is portability.  One solution to this portability issue is to make your own bow saw as you go, often refered to as a buck saw.  Here’s a method to make your own buck saw.  It involves some knife work so […]

Downy flower heads

This article on downy flower heads was originally published in The Bushcraft Journal issue 17 published in October 2017. Tinders After looking at various methods of ignition I want to turn my attention to tinders.  And just like different ways of lighting a fire, this is another big topic and it’s had me wondering where to start. […]

Collecting thistle heads to use as a tinder | downy flower heads | tinders | bushcraft | fire lighting | Kent | south east | London

vegan frittata with wild greens | foraging | Kent | south east | London

Vegan frittata with wild greens

This vegan frittata with wild greens is a fantastic variation on the classic Italian frittata.  And to be honest, you don’t need to be vegan to enjoy it either, it tastes wonderful. Ingredients 1 cup of gram (chickpea) flour 1 tsp of turmeric 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped 1 cooked potato, thinly sliced 1 […]

Alternative bow drilling methods

This post on alternative bow drilling methods was originally published in Issue 17 of The Bushcraft Journal in August 2017. In the last issue of The Bushcraft Journal I looked at bow drilling posture and technique.  What I described works for most people most of the time, but there are situations where people aren’t able […]

alternative postures for bow drilling | Alternative bow drilling methods | bushcraft | Kent | London | south east

Insulating yourself from the ground | weekend bushcraft trip | Kent | south east | London

Kit for a weekend bushcraft trip

Last weekend we ran our Wayfarer’s Weekend course, and instead of being based at our normal camp we based ourselves at a different woodland location on each night and carried all of our kit with us.  And so whilst I’ve long held off doing a ‘here’s my kit’ post, mostly because there’re so many out there already, […]