Gary


About Gary

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

A short video from a Spoon Carving day

This video was taken on our Spoon Carving day course in May 2019.  It was a beautiful day and the sun shone on us throughout.  During the day we looked at knife and axe safety, use and maintenance as well as a variety of carving tools.  We also covered different cutting techniques as well as […]

bushcraft, swedish, spoon, carving

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 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