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Camping, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Air Rifle Plinking & Tree Climbing! 


Forcing a Patina on Bushcraft Knives

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Posted by Ashley Cawley

What is 'patina'?

When talking about metal, patina is a fine layer of surface rust (or staining) that naturally builds up as a result of oxidation. This form of staining or surface-rust is not the same as the very corrosive red-rust that can damage a blade.


Dartmoor 3 Days Camping with Just 10 Items

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So we set ourselves a personal challenge of staying on Dartmoor with just 10 items. Food/Drink & Clothes were 'free' they didn't count as items, however everything else did! Even your rucksack was 1 item, toilet roll another!
See My Blog Post about the Trip - It also contains all the photos from our trip.

How Wolves Change Rivers

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An interesting video which shows the inter-connected links between our ecosystem which are easy for us to overlook and not appreciate.

Watch this video and it may surprise you to see how benifical to the environment it was when Wolves were re-introduced to the Yellowstone National Park in the United States


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UK Wild Food - Feb

Daisy leaf
Daffodil Flower (the rest of the plant is poisonous)
Buck's Horn Plantain (coastal)
Scurvy Grass
Sea beet
Chirvil (be very careful as Hemlock Water-Dropwort is starting to sprout now and looks very similar, but is deadly poisonous!)
Cleavers / Goosegrass
Sea Purslane
Rock Samphire (still usable, but a bit over now, coastal)
Common Sorrel
Ivy-Leaved Toadflax
Rose Hips
Ivy-Leaved Toadflax
Wood sorrel
Three-cornered leek

The Hedge Combers


A beautiful blog by my friend Janie sharing tips on self-sufficiency, homemade recipes, growing fruit, veg & rearing animals for meat & eggs.

Woodland Valley

Woodland Valley an Organic Farm in the centre of Cornwall.
A Bushcraft Friendly Campsite with Ancient Woodland and Group Accommodation  available.

Another Bushcraft & Wilderness Skills website that I love, by a friend & superb Photographer Gary Waidson.

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