fire lighting

methods of seed dispersal | bushcraft uses for Rosebay Willowherb

Methods of seed dispersal

I’ve made this video on methods of seed dispersal because natural history underpins so much of what we do in bushcraft.  Take a look at this video to get an understanding about the many different ways in which plants and trees are able to disperse their seeds, it’s a fascinating topic. We talk about methods […]

Lighting a fire with goosegrass | woodland herbal teas | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

Lighting a fire with goosegrass

Goosegrass (Galium aparine), also known as cleavers, sticky weed, sweetheart and a bunch of other names, is a useful plant for us in bushcraft.  You can eat it as well as use it in firelighting.  In this video I use a ferrocerium rod to ignite it and light a fire. Lighting a fire with goosegrass […]

hornbeam outer bark as a tinder | Igniting hornbeam bark

Igniting hornbeam bark

I’ve done a video previously around collecting hornbeam bark to use as a tinder so thought I should demonstrate how to ignite it. Igniting hornbeam bark is something we teach on many of our courses, including our1 Day, 2 Day and 5 Day Bushcraft Courses as well as the IOL Bushcraft Competency Award and Certificate. You can see photos from these […]