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another folded bark container | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

Another folded bark container

After our recent Cordage & Containers course we had some spare sweet chestnut bark and so Nicola decided to make another folded bark container, this one rectangular in shape.  We’ve made cylindrical ones before but this time Nicola wanted to make a recantuglar one after seeing a photo of one by Christian Meinhardt and thinking […]


A weekend bushcraft course

This video was taken on our 2 Day Bushcraft Course in April 2019.  It was a bit of a chilly weekend, as you can see from us all wearing hats and scarves!  But we still packed a bunch of stuff in, including knife safety and cutting techniques, fire lighting, cordage, foraging, tarps & hammocks, knife […]


how to light a fire | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

How to light a fire

I originally wrote this post for The Bushcraft Journal and it was published in Issue 23 back in 2018. So far we’ve looked at various ways of lighting a fire and some of the many tinders that are available to us, both manmade and natural.  Now I’m going to show you how I light my […]


Manmade tinders

For me bushcraft is an exploration of the natural world; it’s about understanding the trees, plants and wildlife around us.  When our hunter gatherer ancestors looked out into the forest they saw the supermarket, DIY shop and chemist all in one.  Everything they needed was out there, the trick was to know what to look […]

manmade tinders | fire lighting | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

taut line hitch | tarps | hammocks | bushcrfat | Kent | London | south east

Taut line hitch

Previously I’ve written a post explaining how to tie the Evenk knot, which gives a fixed point at one end of your line.  This post shows you how to tie off the other end using a taut line hitch, ensuring that you have a good tight line to hang your tarp from.  Also take a […]