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Hand Forging a Bearded Axe

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Blacksmith Dave Budd shows the process of hand-forging a Bearded Axe and then crafting the handle harvested from his woodland. This two part series was filmed on location in his workshop on the Northern edge of Dartmoor. Part 1 shows the forging of the axe head and the work that goes into that whilst part two covers the heat-treatment and handle making process as well as finishing the item.

Dave Budd - Handmade Tools - http://www.davebudd.com/

Music Credits: In Part 1 - "Always Gold" by Radical Face. In Part 2 the first track is called "You" by Future of Forestry and the second track is called "Your Hand in Mine" by Explosions in the Sky

 

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.

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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.
 

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UK Wild Food - March

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  • Nettle
  • Daisy leaf
  • Gorse flower
  • Primrose
  • Daffodil Flower (the rest of the plant is poisonous)
  • Greater Plantain
  • Ribwort Plantain
  • Buck's Horn Plantain (coastal)
  • Scurvy Grass
  • Hogweed
  • Chickweed
  • Sea beet
  • Sea Radish
  • Pennywort
  • hawkbit
  • Watercress
  • Alexanders
  • Chirvil (Careful as Hemlock Water-Dropwort is starting to sprout now and looks very similar, but is deadly poisonous!)
  • Cleavers / Goosegrass
  • Sea Purslane
  • Rock Samphire
  • Common Sorrel
  • Ivy-Leaved Toadflax
  • Yarrow
  • Rose Hips
  • Common Sorrel
  • Jack by the Hedge
  • Ivy-Leaved Toadflax
  • Wood sorrel
  • Three-cornered leek
  • Seaweeds

  • This is not a comprehensive list of the wild foods available. Please be absolutely sure you are competent with identifying an edible before consuming and you do so at your own risk.

The Hedge Combers

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

Woodland Valley

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

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

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