Monthly Archives: May 2019


Another folded bark container

After our recent Cordage & Containers course we had some spare sweet chestnut bark and so Nicola decided to make another folded bark container, this one rectangular in shape.  We’ve made cylindrical ones before but this time Nicola wanted to make a recantuglar one after seeing a photo of one by Christian Meinhardt and thinking […]

another folded bark container | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

eating burdock | foraging | Kent | London | south east | bushcraft

Eating burdock

Eating burdock roots is a great way to get your daily intake of carbohydrates.  Burdock (Arctium lappa) is often found along woodland rides, hedgerows, verges and waste ground and is a fairly distinctve plant.   If you’re not sure take a look at this post I wrote a few years back that highlights the differences […]


Eating hogweed

Hogweed (Heracleum sphondilium) is a common plant in the British Isles and can be found along verges, in hedgerows, tracks and on the sides of fields.  It’s fairly recognisable but take care not to confuse it with giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum).  We’re eating hogweed regularly at this time of year, it’s one of my favourite […]

eating hogweed | foraging | wild foods | Kent | south east | London

A weekend bushcraft course

This video was taken on our 2 Day Bushcraft Course in April 2019.  It was a bit of a chilly weekend, as you can see from us all wearing hats and scarves!  But we still packed a bunch of stuff in, including knife safety and cutting techniques, fire lighting, cordage, foraging, tarps & hammocks, knife […]

bushcraft club 2019 | Ashford | Canterbury | Kent