Monthly Archives: September 2022

Lighting sweet chestnut inner bark

After previously posting a video on collecting and processing sweet chestnut inner bark, I thought I’d make a video showing how to ignite it. We teach lighting sweet chestnut inner bark on our 2 Day & 5 Day Bushcraft Courses as well as the IOL Bushcraft Competency Course. You can see plenty of photos from all of these courses on […]

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how to light fatwood | other natural tinders | bushcraft | fire lighting | Kent | London | south east

How to light fatwood

We don’t have many conifers around our ancient woodland camp, but recently we were gifted some fatwood by Joe, who lives in Snowdonia.  Joe attended our IOL Bushcraft Competency Certificate training course earlier this year. So I thought I’d put together a short video showing how to prepare and ignite fatwood. We teach how to […]

Inner bark of beech

This is the only occasion on which I’ve found inner bark of beech.  Over the winter a beech branch came down and so I put it to one side to use later for some carving.  I went back to it recently and found that I could pull away fibres from the inside of the bark.  […]

inner bark of beech | bushcraft | fire lighting | Kent | south east | London

siting your shelter | Wiki-up debris shelter

Siting your shelter

There are many considerations to think about when you’re deciding where to site your shelter, whether that be a debris shelter, tarp or tent.  In this video I discuss some of those considerations. We discuss siting your shelter on our 1 Day Bushcraft Course, 2 Day Bushcraft Course, and 5 Day Bushcraft Course. You can see […]