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

Finding haws in the hedgerow   Recently updated !

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

foraging for giant puffballs | wild foods | Kent | mushrooms

Foraging for giant puffballs

Foraging for giant puffballs (Calvatia Gigantea) is a straightforward endeavour, they can be found in meadows and fields during the late summer and are easy to recognise.  Last weekend on our 1 Day Foraging Course Nicola and I found some giant puffballs but they weren’t ready for picking.  So we went back yesterday to see […]


Half price courses in 2019 end of season sale

Half price courses in 2019 end of season sale

Half price courses in 2019 end of season sale!!!!!! We have a few places left on 2019 bushcraft and survival courses and because we’d like to fill them, we’re offering those remaining 2019 places at half price.  So what are you waiting for, grab yourself a bargain, enhance your bushcraft skillset and have a great […]