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eating hogweed | foraging | wild foods | 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 […]


A weekend bushcraft course

This video was taken on our 2 Day Bushcraft Course in April 2019.  It was a bit of a chilly weekend, as you can see from us all wearing hats and scarves!  But we still packed a bunch of stuff in, including knife safety and cutting techniques, fire lighting, cordage, foraging, tarps & hammocks, knife […]


Purifying water

I’ve previously written posts on finding water and filtering water, for this post I want to take a look at different ways of chemically purifying water using commercial, shop bought products. Broadly speaking, for chemical purification we have 3 chemicals at our disposal: Iodine, Chlorine, and Chlorine dioxide. There are many products on the market […]

purifying water | bushcrfat | Kent | London | south east

filtering water | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

Filtering water

Hopefully you’ve already read this post on finding water, if not take a quick look. Here I want to look at filtering, that is removing solids, often refered to as particles or particulates, from water.  That could be tiny pieces of soil, leaf or other organic matter that you can see floating around.  It’s important […]