making a tent peg | Using power strokes with a knife | bushcraft | Kent | London | south east | Sussex | Essex

Making a tent peg

An oft sited mantra within bushcraft is that the more you know, the less you have to carry.  A good example would be making a tent peg rather than carrying one.  It’s a good skill to practice as it brings together saw and knife use in a practical context. I’ve done videos in the past […]

Splitting kindling

Splitting kindling is a useful technique when you’re finding if difficult to source dry materials to light your fire.  Whilst there are different ways to split kindling, in this video I show one of my favourite methods, using a ‘support stick’ to hold the wood still so that I can use my axe with one […]

splitting kindling | splitting with an axe | axe course | Kent | London | south east

Using punk wood as a tinder | fungus as tinder | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

Using punk wood as a tinder

Using punk wood as a tinder is a great way to go about fire lighting.  Punk wood is what’s left of wood after a dry rot has been through it.  It’s one of those that you tend to find as you’re wandering around, often without deliberately trying to find it.  It will ignite with a […]