February 2012

Post image for Natural Navigation: What’s Happening with the Three Brightest Objects in the Night Sky?

For the purposes of wayfinding, it’s important to have an understanding of the brightest objects in the night sky. The three brightest objects in the night sky are not stars but planets: The Moon, Venus and Jupiter. These planets are up to something rather special in our skies at the moment (read on). It’s at […] Read more...

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Post image for Animal Tracks and Sign: Vole or Mouse?

While the snow we’ve had over the past few weeks is a great medium on which animal tracks are readily recorded, it’s also a very easy medium on which to track. For much of the year we don’t have the luxury of snow to make our lives as trackers easy. Even so there are many […] Read more...

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Winter Walking on Wetherlam

by Paul Kirtley

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At Frontier Bushcraft we don’t need much of an excuse to get outside. In fact we need a good reason to remain indoors. So, on Wednesday after a morning of working on some documents, James Bath and I closed our laptops and headed for the hills to stretch our legs. It was a clear, crisp […] Read more...

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