Monthly Archives: September 2019

real life debris shelters | making a bed for a debris shelter | bushcraft | Kent | London | south east

Making a bed for a debris shelter

When we teach debris shelters we always make a big deal about the importance of getting off the floor.  It’s incredibly important to get get something between you and the ground as the ground will literally suck the heat  right out of you.  So here’s a video of Peter making a bed for a debris […]

How to make a feather stick

Feather sticks are a useful addition to your bushcraft skillset, especially when it’s difficult to find other sources of dry tinder.  In this video Bob ably demonstrates how to make a feather stick. There are a few variations to make a feather stick, check out this post to see some of them. We teach how […]

faqs | how to make a feather stick | bushcraft | Kent | London | south east

fruit and nuts | foraging | Kent | south east | London

Finding haws in the hedgerow

We ran one of our 1 Day Foraging Courses at the weekend and found lots of haws in the hedgerow.  I’ve written previously about hawthorn in this post and I’ve also included its berries, haws, in this post on edible berries.  In this video I talk about eating the flowers in the spring and making […]

Collecting downy flower heads

A few days ago I spent some time collecting downy flower heads for tinder.  At this time of year I tend to collect as much as I can so that I have plenty to see me through the year.  In this video you can see me collecting thistles, rosebay willowherb, clematis, ragwort and goat’s beard. […]

collecting downy flower heads | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London | survival

splitting wood with an axe | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London | axe skills | axe courses | axe workshop

Splitting wood with an axe

Take a look at this short video where I demonstrate splitting wood with an axe, firstly using a stump to split onto and secondly splitting a piece of wood on the ground.  This video can be viewed in conjunction with this post that describes various splitting techniques (written 5 years ago, where does the time […]