Bushcraft Skills


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 […]


Fire lays

In this post I want to take a look at ‘fire lays’, or put simply, different ways of setting up your fire.  And, much like lighting a fire, ask 10 people their preferred fire lay and you’ll get 11 answers.  I’m going to describe a few fire lays that I use on a regular basis. […]

fire lays | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

timber hitch | bushcraft | knots | Kent | south east | London

Timber hitch

A hitch is a type of knot that stays done up because it’s under tension.  So release the tension and it comes undone again without spending ages struggling with it.  This is especially useful in combination with putting up a hammock.  The hitch itself was used in the past for extracting timber from the woods.  […]