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using bluebells for fire lighting | bushcraft | Kent | London | south east

Using bluebells for fire lighting

If you’ve been to our ancient woodland camp in springtime, you will have seen the absolute abundance we have of native bluebells.  Often, however, people don’t realise that they’re a great resource for fire lighting. So in this short video I show you how to use bluebells in a tinder bundle to light a fire. […]

Making cotton wool fire lighters

For me bushcraft is all about the natural world and so when it comes to fire lighting I prefer natural tinders.  But it makes sense to carry a few things with you that will allow you to light a fire quickly should the need arise.  So here’s a short video of me making cotton wool […]

cotton wool fire lighters | manmade tinders | fire lighting | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

strangling your axe | splitting with an axe | axe course | Kent | London | south east

Strangling your axe

When it comes to fine work with an axe such as carving, it’s important to have complete control over the tool.  This is likely to mean that you’ll be strangling your axe, also called choking your axe. Watch this short video to find out what it means to strangle your axe. We teach strangling your […]