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Evening in the Woods Climbing Trees

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A fine evening in the woods spent with friends chilling around the campfire, having a brew, taking in the sights and sounds.

Phil brought his tree climbing gear and taught Frankie and I a thing or two about climbing, I thought I'd give it a try!


Personal Challenge - 1 Knife 1 Fire?

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I set myself a personal challenge, to head out into the woods with just one tool (a knife) and aim to make fire.

Did I succeed? Watch the video to find out!


Primitive Living, Self-Sufficiency and Survival

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Survival Skills and Primitive Living"Primitive living in today's world is not a way of escaping the contemporary world; we cannot escape it. We are always in the contemporary world; and it is a place where we can no longer hunt the wild Buffalo, because they are gone. It is the same wilderness, but a new reality that we have created. Primitive Living is not a retreat to get away from today's world, but an integral part of contemporary life, a source of perspective and understanding." - Primitive Living, Self-Sufficiency and Survival Skills.


How to Use a Traditional Flint and Steel

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In this video we learn how to use a Traditional Flint and Steel to make fire using Charcloth and primitive fire lighting techniques.


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UK Wild Food - April

Here are some Wild Foods that are available during April in the UK.

  • Ramsons
  • Three-cornered leek
  • Dandelion flowers
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Bramble Shoots
  • Daisy leaf
  • Gorse flower
  • Primrose
  • Bistort
  • Carrageen
  • Cow Parsley
  • Fairy-ring Champignon
  • Hawthorn leaves
  • Hop Shoots
  • Morel
  • Sea Beet
  • St George's mushroom
  • Sweet violet
  • Tansy leaves
  • Greater Plantain
  • Ribwort Plantain
  • Sea Radish
  • Pennywort
  • Alexanders

*These are just some of the wild edibles you will find in the UK this month.

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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