January 2012

Jew's Ear fungus on Elder

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 planned to spend most of the daylight hours of the first day exploring the woods, […] Read more...

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Post image for Wilderness Canoeing: Personal Bushcraft & Survival Kit

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 a natural pace to it. During canoeing expeditions you become part of the landscape you […] Read more...

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Post image for The First Example of a Custom Raven PK1 Knife

Right from the outset, the Raven PK1 Bushcraft Knife was conceived as a bespoke product. Even though the initial knife specification was dubbed the “standard model”, Simon was keen that his customers didn’t feel that they were restricted to a one-size-fits-all product. When the PK1 Knife was first launched, Simon Fearnamm of Raven Armoury offered […] Read more...

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Painting Canada: Tom Tomson and the Group of Seven

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 often crop up in conversation. Much of their art is associated with the type of […] Read more...

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