debris shelter


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

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Bushcraft Club 2021

Now in it’s 8th year, we’ll be starting Bushcraft Club on Wednesday 5th May 2021 at 6:30pm from our ancient woodland camp in Westwell, Kent, just a few miles from Ashford. Bushcraft Club is for over 16s only.  It will run for 8 weeks on a Wednesday evening from 6:30pm until 8:30pm (or so) starting […]


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 […]

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How to build a lean-to shelterebris shelter

How to build a lean-to shelter

I’ve written previously about how to build a lean-to shelter in this post, but as a picture paints a thousand words we’ve put together this short video showing how to construct a shelter that will be robust, dry and doesn’t use any cordage in it’s construction. We spend time looking at debris shelters on our 1 […]


Bushcraft Club 2020

Now in it’s 7th year, we’ll be starting Bushcraft Club on Tuesday 7th July at 6:30pm from our ancient woodland camp in Westwell, Kent, just a few miles from Ashford. After much thought we’ve decided that this year we will run Bushcraft Club for adults only; normally on Family Bushcraft Club we have more people […]

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