About Gary

Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

Wild mediterranean big beans   Recently updated !

A simple recipe to make wild mediterranean big beans using foraged plants.  This has quickly become one of my favourites! Ingredients 150g of prepared nettles 10g of cow parsley, leaves and stalks, finely chopped 1 tbsp of wild marjoram, finely chopped (if you can’t find wild marjoram, use 1 tsp of dried oregano) 1 red […]

wild mediterranean big beans | foraging | Kent | south east | London

2022 weather forecast

2022 weather forecast

Here’s my 2022 weather forecast based on an old country saying : Ash before oak, in for a soak Oak before ash, in for a splash. We take a walk around our woodland looking at trees and their uses, as well as folklore, on many of our courses, such as our1 Day Bushcraft Fundamentals, 2 […]

Real life debris shelters

I’ve written plenty of posts in the past on the topic of debris shelters but those posts have been concerned with ‘text book’ shelters.  So in this video I’ve taken a look at real life debris shelters using natural resources such as crooks in trees and fallen trees. The advantage is that this approach reduces […]

real life debris shelters | bushcraft | Kent | London | south east