trees


Tinder bundles 1

This article on tinder bundles was originally published in The Bushcraft Journal issue 13 published in February 2018.  As it’s now completely free there’s no excuse for not getting a copy! As I come towards the end of discussing various methods of ignition, I think it’s time to take a look at tinder bundles.  Many of the […]

tinder bundles | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

bushcraft | herbal remedies | Kent | south east | London

Guelder rose decocted tincture

Nicola has recently made a Guelder rose decocted tincture.  The bark from Guelder rose (Viburnum opulus) is often refered to as ‘cramp bark’, so it’s no great surprise that it has been used in the past for muscle cramps, menstrual cramps, muscle spasms, restless leg and many other ailments. How to make guelder rose decocted tincture […]


Edible nuts

Nuts are a great source of calories and contain varying quantities of vitamins and minerals such as manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, fluoride and selenium.  They are generally easy to forage for and can be collected quickly without expending too much energy. You might also want to take a look at this post about edible fruits and […]


Edible fruits and berries (and some poisonous ones too) 3

We’re at the end of August now, a fantastic time to forage for the many edible fruits and berries that nature provides us.  What’s the difference between fruits and berries I hear you say?  Botanically speaking, fruits are the seed bearing structure of flowering plants; berries are a type of fruit, ones where the fruit […]


Hawthorn 2

Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) Hawthorn is a common sight in our hedgerows but you might also come across it growing in woodlands, where we’ve seen them growing to a good 15m tall. My gran was born in 1888 and passed on a bunch of old sayings to me. One was “Cast not a clout til the […]

Hawthorn