Yearly Archives: 2018


Bow drilling Pt 2

Part 2 of my articles on bow drilling for The Bushcraft Journal.  This one was published in Issue 15.  You can read the first part here. Posture and technique In the last issue of The Bushcraft Journal I described how to make a bow drill set, this time it’s all about consistently producing embers. Thanks […]

bow drilling | bushcraft | Kent | London | south east

bark containers | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

Folded bark containers

We make woven containers on our Cordage & Containers day.  This weekend we had some bark left over and decided to have a go at folded bark containers instead.  In many ways folded bark containers are simpler and quicker to make and so I took a few photos as we put one together.  We had […]


Bramble Cordage

I’ve written posts previously on making cordage from nettles, lime bark and sweet chestnut.  This time it’s brambles.  Bramble cordage is actually quite easy to do, the preparation is straightforward.  The only caveat is that (in my experience) you can only do this in the late part of spring and the early part of summer […]

bramble cordage | bushcraft | south east | Kent | London

flat breads | foraging | Kent | south east | London

Nettle topped flat breads

We’ve been eating these regularly over the last few months and they’re still as great tasting as ever!  Nettles are incredibly nutritious so give them a try! Ingredients For the flat breads: 1/3 cup of flour per flat bread Seasoning Water For the topping: 2 red onions finely chopped 400g of prepared nettles Lemon juice […]


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 […]