Bushcraft Skills


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 […]

Forked sticks for debris shelters The finished debris shelter

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

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 […]


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 […]

bushcraft club 2021 | Ashford | Canterbury | Kent

All about dandelions

A post from Nicola. All about dandelions There are more than 30 different species of dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) around the world.  The dandelion grows in lawns, fields, meadows and roadside verges, in fact it can pop up almost anywhere.  It is a member of the Asteraceae family (daisy family).  It is a dicotyledon, which means […]

Foraging at Juniper Hall | https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/dandelion-bhajees/

Natural tinders for bushcraft | other natural tinders | bushcraft | fire lighting | Kent | London | south east

Natural tinders for bushcraft

This is the fifth in a series of videos on the topic of natural tinders for bushcraft after previously covering inner barks, outer barks, fungus and downey flower heads. But of course there’s always things that don’t fit into any catergory, so this video is about some of the other natural tinders that we can […]