Woodland Skills


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

How to tell apart hornbeam and beech buds

How to tell apart hornbeam and beech buds

Here’s a short video where I show you how to tell apart hornbeam and beech buds We take a walk around our woodland looking at trees and their uses, including how to tell apart hornbeam and beech buds, on many of our courses, such as our 1 Day Bushcraft Fundamentals, 2 Day Bushcraft Courses and […]