Bushcraft Skills


A short video from a Spoon Carving day

This video was taken on our Spoon Carving day course in May 2019.  It was a beautiful day and the sun shone on us throughout.  During the day we looked at knife and axe safety, use and maintenance as well as a variety of carving tools.  We also covered different cutting techniques as well as […]

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another folded bark container | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

Another folded bark container

After our recent Cordage & Containers course we had some spare sweet chestnut bark and so Nicola decided to make another folded bark container, this one rectangular in shape.  We’ve made cylindrical ones before but this time Nicola wanted to make a recantuglar one after seeing a photo of one by Christian Meinhardt and thinking […]


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 […]