Monthly Archives: April 2021


Using potassium permanganate to light a fire   Recently updated !

Using potassium permanganate to light a fire is one of the ignition methods often discussed in various forums.  Whilst it’s a straightforward technique it isn’t in my fire lighting kit.  In this video I show you how to light a fire using potassium permanganate and glycerin and also discuss why I don’t think it’s entirely […]

Using potassium permanganate to light a fire

Forked sticks for debris shelters   Recently updated !

I was talking about using forked sticks for debris shelters at the weekend on our IOL Bushcraft Competency Certificate training course and thought that I’d do a video expalining the difference between a forked stick and a ‘Y’shaped stick.  Intrigued?  Take a look. We teach about using ‘Y’ shaped and forked sticks for debris shelters […]

Forked sticks for debris shelters The finished debris shelter

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

Insulating yourself from the ground   Recently updated !

When you’re camping  overnight, insulating yourself from the ground is imperative to not only getting a good night’s sleep but to staying warm.  This is because you will lose heat to the ground through conduction and so you need to get some insulation between you and the ground.  This could be a roll mat or […]


Bushcraft Club 2021

Now in it’s 8th year, we’ll be starting Bushcraft Club on Wednesday 5th May 2021 at 6:30pm from our ancient woodland camp in Westwell, Kent, just a few miles from Ashford. Bushcraft Club is for over 16s only.  It will run for 8 weeks on a Wednesday evening from 6:30pm until 8:30pm (or so) starting […]

bushcraft club 2021 | Ashford | Canterbury | Kent