Monthly Archives: April 2018


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 […]

foraging | Kent | London | south east

hawthorn tincture

Hawthorn tincture 2

I’ve written about hawthorn previously and mentioned hawthorn tincture, so I thought I’d write a short post explaining how to make your own.  A tincture is an alcohol based herbal remedy; we tend to use unbranded 40% vodka to make our tinctures. Hawthorn has been shown to have a beneficial effect in the treatment of […]


Bushcraft Club 2018

Bushcraft Club is back!!!!  We’ve got enough light in the evenings again to restart Bushcraft Club at our ancient woodland camp. Join us on Tuesday evenings and learn some great bushcraft and survival skills! Starts on Tuesday 10th July and runs until Tuesday 21st August. For more information, and to book, contact us on info@jackravenbushcraft.co.uk

Bushcraft club 2018 | Kent

bow drilling | bushcraft | Kent | London | south east

Bow drilling 1

I’ve written about fire by friction previously in this post in 2013 and it’s not a bad post by any means.  But I wrote this article last year for The Bushcraft Journal and started from scratch, so there are many similarities between the two but also a few differences that reflect how I’ve been continually […]