bushcraft


Forked sticks for debris shelters

I was talking about using forked sticks for debris shelters at the weekend on our IOL Bushcraft Competency Certificate training course and thought that I’d do a video expalining the difference between a forked stick and a ‘Y’shaped stick.  Intrigued?  Take a look. We teach about using ‘Y’ shaped and forked sticks for debris shelters […]

Forked sticks for debris shelters The finished debris shelter

layering system for bushcraft | bushcraft | Kent | London | south east

The layering system for bushcraft

The weather has suddenly become much more wintery with some fairly heavy snow falls.  And with it we’ve seen a considerable temperature drop.  So I thought I’d take the opportunity to talk about the layering system for bushcraft.  It’s a simple concept and one that we do without thinking about, but sometimes a little reminder […]


staying warm while camping | bushcraft | Kent | London | south east

Staying warm while camping in the winter

Staying warm while camping in the winter is clearly important.  Even here in Kent temperatures can get relatively low (OK, if you’re in Canada or Sweden reading this, then temperatures of -5°C might seem positively tropical, but it’s still plenty cold enough to cause problems for the unprepared); indeed, the first ever course we ran […]