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How to prune a tree so that it can heal afterwards | one handed pot hanger

How to prune a tree so that it can heal afterwards

I’ve written previously about pruning cuts in this post but as we were gathering some hazel today we took the opportunity to make a short video.  As responsible bushcrafters it’s imperative that we do everything we can to conserve and preserve the environment that we all enjoy so much.  And that includes little things such […]


what makes good firewood | bushcraft | fire lighting | Kent | south east | London

What makes good firewood?

I’ve written previously about how to light a fire but haven’t really mentioned much about what makes good firewood, or indeed what isn’t so good.  Hopefully this post will put that straight., As a heads up, I’m focusing on being in the woods and sourcing firewood rather than ordering it up for your wood burner at […]


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 […]