woodland handbag | fire lighting | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

The woodland handbag

When I’m out and about practicing my bushcraft, I like to find the easiest and most efficient way of doing things.  I don’t want to expend energy unnecessarily and so using simple techniques can often be more rewarding than might be imagined.  With that in mind, here’s a great little method of carrying firewood using […]

Pruning cuts 1

An often recited mantra in bushcraft is that the more you know the less you have to carry.  The flip side of this, of course, is that the less you carry the more you have to make.  Often the things I find myself making require greenwood and so need to be pruned from a live […]

pruning cuts | bushcraft | south east | London | Kent

Storm damage – light

Nicola, Willow and I have been to the camp this afternoon to survey any storm damage, and fortunately we can report that there isn’t any of note.  On the way there we had to clear a goat willow from across the lane near the gate into the top field, I had my folding saw and […]

Some scenic shots of our woodland and surrounds

Had a great time on the Institute for Outdoor Learning Foundational Bushcraft course at the weekend.  It was a rainy few days with a brief spell of sunshine on Saturday morning.  Fortunately this coincided with us going on a tree identification walk so I took a few scenic photos along the way. They’re all taken […]

scenic photo | bushcraft | Kent

woodland sunrise

Woodland Sunrise 1

I meant to put this photo on here last week. I took it at about 6:30 in the morning after lighting the brew fire, hence the smoke.  It’s a great time of day and as, in general, our students aren’t up, it gives me a little time to relax and get my thoughts together ready […]