Jack Raven Bushcraft https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk talk to us : 07553 763397 Mon, 09 Sep 2019 14:12:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i2.wp.com/www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/cropped-Facebook-Logo.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Jack Raven Bushcraft https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk 32 32 44134127 How to make a feather stick https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/how-to-make-a-feather-stick/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-make-a-feather-stick https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/how-to-make-a-feather-stick/#respond Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:05:21 +0000 https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/?p=23013 Feather sticks are a useful addition to your bushcraft skillset, especially when it’s difficult to find other sources of dry tinder.  In this video Bob ably demonstrates how to make a feather stick. There are a few variations to make a feather stick, check out this post to see some of them. We teach how […]

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Feather sticks are a useful addition to your bushcraft skillset, especially when it’s difficult to find other sources of dry tinder.  In this video Bob ably demonstrates how to make a feather stick.

There are a few variations to make a feather stick, check out this post to see some of them.

We teach how to feather sticks on our 5 Day Bushcraft Courses, the IOL Bushcraft Competency Course and also our 5 Day Survival Courses.  You can see plenty of photos from all of these courses on our Facebook page.

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Finding haws in the hedgerow https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/23004-2/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=23004-2 https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/23004-2/#respond Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:43:29 +0000 https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/?p=23004 We ran one of our 1 Day Foraging Courses at the weekend and found lots of haws in the hedgerow.  I’ve written previously about hawthorn in this post and I’ve also included its berries, haws, in this post on edible berries.  In this video I talk about eating the flowers in the spring and making […]

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We ran one of our 1 Day Foraging Courses at the weekend and found lots of haws in the hedgerow.  I’ve written previously about hawthorn in this post and I’ve also included its berries, haws, in this post on edible berries.  In this video I talk about eating the flowers in the spring and making a fruit leather.

We make many fruit preserves on our autumn foraging course. You can see plenty of photos from this and all of our other courses on our Facebook page.

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Collecting downy flower heads https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/collecting-downy-flower-heads/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=collecting-downy-flower-heads https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/collecting-downy-flower-heads/#respond Mon, 09 Sep 2019 14:05:09 +0000 https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/?p=23007 A few days ago I spent some time collecting downy flower heads for tinder.  At this time of year I tend to collect as much as I can so that I have plenty to see me through the year.  In this video you can see me collecting thistles, rosebay willowherb, clematis, ragwort and goat’s beard. […]

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A few days ago I spent some time collecting downy flower heads for tinder.  At this time of year I tend to collect as much as I can so that I have plenty to see me through the year.  In this video you can see me collecting thistles, rosebay willowherb, clematis, ragwort and goat’s beard.

We teach how to prepare and use downy flower heads on our 2 Day & 5 Day Bushcraft Courses, the IOL Bushcraft Competency Course and also our 2 Day & 5 Day Survival Courses.  You can see plenty of photos from all of these courses on our Facebook page.

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Splitting wood with an axe https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/splitting-with-an-axe/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=splitting-with-an-axe https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/splitting-with-an-axe/#respond Wed, 04 Sep 2019 14:04:00 +0000 https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/?p=21571 Take a look at this short video where I demonstrate splitting wood with an axe, firstly using a stump to split onto and secondly splitting a piece of wood on the ground.  This video can be viewed in conjunction with this post that describes various splitting techniques (written 5 years ago, where does the time […]

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Take a look at this short video where I demonstrate splitting wood with an axe, firstly using a stump to split onto and secondly splitting a piece of wood on the ground.  This video can be viewed in conjunction with this post that describes various splitting techniques (written 5 years ago, where does the time go!).  Also take a look at this post on axe safety.

We teach these splitting techniques, and much more, on our Axe Workshop. You can see photos from this and all of our other courses on our Facebook page.

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Foraging for giant puffballs https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/foraging-for-giant-puffballs/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=foraging-for-giant-puffballs https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/foraging-for-giant-puffballs/#respond Sun, 01 Sep 2019 16:06:55 +0000 https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/?p=20992 Foraging for giant puffballs (Calvatia Gigantea) is a straightforward endeavour, they can be found in meadows and fields during the late summer and are easy to recognise.  Last weekend on our 1 Day Foraging Course Nicola and I found some giant puffballs but they weren’t ready for picking.  So we went back yesterday to see […]

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Foraging for giant puffballs (Calvatia Gigantea) is a straightforward endeavour, they can be found in meadows and fields during the late summer and are easy to recognise.  Last weekend on our 1 Day Foraging Course Nicola and I found some giant puffballs but they weren’t ready for picking.  So we went back yesterday to see how they were.  From previous experience we knew that the slugs like them so we weren’t too disappointed to find that one had been well and truly munched but fortunately for us one was perfect.  So we took it back to camp and cooked it up.

We followed a Roger Phillips’ recipe of slicing it, coating in batter and breadcrumbs and frying.  It’s absolutely delicious, a bit like a crispy mushroom flavoured marshmallow!

This is just one of the many wonderful dishes that we cook on our 1 day foraging courses.  You can see plenty of photos from these courses, as well as all of our others, on our Facebook page.

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A woodland pottery day https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/a-woodland-pottery-day/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-woodland-pottery-day https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/a-woodland-pottery-day/#respond Wed, 28 Aug 2019 13:23:13 +0000 https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/?p=19782 Come to our ancient woodland camp on the Kent Downs for an awesome woodland pottery day, gather wild clay, refine it, make beautiful items & fire them all in the same day.  Here’s a quick video to give you an idea of what you will be doing. You can see plenty of photos from this course, […]

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Come to our ancient woodland camp on the Kent Downs for an awesome woodland pottery day, gather wild clay, refine it, make beautiful items & fire them all in the same day.  Here’s a quick video to give you an idea of what you will be doing.

You can see plenty of photos from this course, as well as all of our other ourses, on our Facebook page.

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Half price courses in 2019 end of season sale https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/half-price-courses-in-2019-end-of-season-sale/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=half-price-courses-in-2019-end-of-season-sale https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/half-price-courses-in-2019-end-of-season-sale/#respond Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:25:29 +0000 https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/?p=17523 Half price courses in 2019 end of season sale!!!!!! We have a few places left on 2019 bushcraft and survival courses and because we’d like to fill them, we’re offering those remaining 2019 places at half price.  So what are you waiting for, grab yourself a bargain, enhance your bushcraft skillset and have a great […]

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Half price courses in 2019 end of season sale!!!!!!

We have a few places left on 2019 bushcraft and survival courses and because we’d like to fill them, we’re offering those remaining 2019 places at half price.  So what are you waiting for, grab yourself a bargain, enhance your bushcraft skillset and have a great time.  Simply use this code at checkout:

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Note: The prices given are the normal prices, enter the code to apply a whopping 50% discount off the price shown.

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You can see plenty of photos from all of these courses on our Facebook page.

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Using cleavers as a tinder https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/using-cleavers-as-a-tinder/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=using-cleavers-as-a-tinder https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/using-cleavers-as-a-tinder/#respond Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:58:35 +0000 https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/?p=16873 I’ve written previuosly about using cleavers (Galium aparine) as a tinder, but recently as I was pottering around our ancient woodland camp on the beautiful Kent Downs I spotted a load in a dead hedge and decided to make this short video that describes using cleavers as a tinder. We teach how to prepare and […]

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I’ve written previuosly about using cleavers (Galium aparine) as a tinder, but recently as I was pottering around our ancient woodland camp on the beautiful Kent Downs I spotted a load in a dead hedge and decided to make this short video that describes using cleavers as a tinder.

We teach how to prepare and use various tinders on our 2 Day & 5 Day Bushcraft Courses, the IOL Bushcraft Competency Course and also our 2 Day & 5 Day Survival Courses.  You can see plenty of photos from all of these courses on our Facebook page.

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A video from our Nordic Crafts course https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/a-video-from-our-nordic-crafts-course/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-video-from-our-nordic-crafts-course https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/a-video-from-our-nordic-crafts-course/#respond Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:33:47 +0000 https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/?p=14848 We took this short video on our Nordic Crafts course.  It was a bit blowy on the Saturday but much calmer on Sunday.  What a unique opportunity to make your very own Viking style knife in a pit forge, complete with leather sheath as well as learn Swedish axe and knife carving techniques to carve […]

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We took this short video on our Nordic Crafts course.  It was a bit blowy on the Saturday but much calmer on Sunday.  What a unique opportunity to make your very own Viking style knife in a pit forge, complete with leather sheath as well as learn Swedish axe and knife carving techniques to carve a beautiful spoon.

You can see plenty of photos from the course on our Facebook page as well as photos of the many thousands of people who’ve attended our courses here.

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When are burdock roots at their best to eat https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/when-are-burdock-roots-at-their-best-to-eat/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=when-are-burdock-roots-at-their-best-to-eat https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/when-are-burdock-roots-at-their-best-to-eat/#respond Mon, 12 Aug 2019 12:00:51 +0000 https://www.jackravenbushcraft.co.uk/?p=14113 I’ve written previously about burdock but as I found both a burdock in it’s first year and one in it’s second year right next to each other we made this quick video.  In it I explain when are burdock roots at their best to eat.  I hope you find it useful and don’t forget to […]

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I’ve written previously about burdock but as I found both a burdock in it’s first year and one in it’s second year right next to each other we made this quick video.  In it I explain when are burdock roots at their best to eat.  I hope you find it useful and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more videos.

We teach people about When are burdock roots at their best on our foraging courses as well as on our trip to the Isle of Arran. You can see photos from these courses, and all of our others, on our Facebook page as well as photos of people on our courses here.

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