Bracken or fern?

A couple of years ago I put together a video talking about the usefulness of bracken as a tinder in the winter  and more recently another showing you how to light a fire with a bracken tinder bundle, with a little help from a King Alfred’s Cake.

One of the questions that I’ll often get asked is whether what we’re looking at is bracken or fern, so in this video I show you how to tell them apart.

We look at whether a plant is bracken or fern on our 1 Day Foraging course as well as on our 2 Day & 5 Day Bushcraft Courses, as well as on the IOL Bushcraft Competency Course.

You can see plenty of photos from all of these courses on our Facebook page

About Gary

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

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