Plants


Preparing rosebay willowherb to make cordage

For me cordage is an incredibly important but often overlooked element of bushcraft.  In this video I show you how to go about preparing rosebay willowherb to make cordage.  It produces good quality, long fibres and is definitely one to practice. We cover preparing rosebay willowherb to make cordage on many of our courses, including the […]

Preparing rosebay willowherb to make cordage | downy flower heads | tinders | bushcraft | fire lighting | Kent | south east | London

methods of seed dispersal | bushcraft uses for Rosebay Willowherb

Methods of seed dispersal

I’ve made this video on methods of seed dispersal because natural history underpins so much of what we do in bushcraft.  Take a look at this video to get an understanding about the many different ways in which plants and trees are able to disperse their seeds, it’s a fascinating topic. We talk about methods […]


Lighting a fire with goosegrass | woodland herbal teas | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

Lighting a fire with goosegrass

Goosegrass (Galium aparine), also known as cleavers, sticky weed, sweetheart and a bunch of other names, is a useful plant for us in bushcraft.  You can eat it as well as use it in firelighting.  In this video I use a ferrocerium rod to ignite it and light a fire. Lighting a fire with goosegrass […]