About Gary

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

Bushcraft uses for rosebay willowherb   Recently updated !

As we’re in spring I thought I’d turn my attention to a few common plants that can be found at is time of year.  So in this video I talk about some of the many uses for rosebay willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium). We often talk about bushcraft uses for rosebay willowherb on our1 Day Foraging course and […]

bushcraft uses for Rosebay Willowherb

Forked sticks for debris shelters The finished debris shelter

Forked sticks for debris shelters

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 […]

Insulating yourself from the ground

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 […]

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

bushcraft club 2021 | Ashford | Canterbury | Kent

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 […]