Hands and Ears: In Search of Elder, Sambucus Nigra

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I was out in the woods with a couple of clients on a private 2-day course. They were interested in improving their plant and tree identification as well as refreshing friction fire-lighting skills – both bow-drill and hand-drill. I had … Continued

Wilderness Canoeing: Personal Bushcraft & Survival Kit

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I always enjoy making canoe journeys in wild country. Particularly when you travel as a single tandem pair, or even solo, there is a feeling of isolation and giving yourself up to the wilderness. The canoe is quiet and has … Continued

Tom Thomson’s Art and The Canadian Wilderness

Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven are pretty much household names in Canada: Certainly, when visiting Ontario over the past few years, this group of artists – the centre of gravity of which was in Toronto – seems to … Continued