July 2012

Post image for The Dangers Of Water Outdoors (& What To Do If You Fall In)

Water is one of the most beautiful and oft discussed of the natural forces. It has inspired countless songs, poems and literature and is vital to all natural life – simply our planet could not survive without it. It is, however, one of the most powerful and deadly forces we can encounter. Annually thousands of […] Read more...

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Post image for How To Organise A Bushcraft Camp For Scouts

As a keen outdoorsman and Scout Leader I believe that wilderness skills, and particularly bushcraft skills, have an important role in Scouting. Being able to look after yourself, with minimal kit, in a variety of environments allows you to explore places you might otherwise avoid and get more out of the places you go. I […] Read more...

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Post image for Tracking: The 6 Key Characteristics of Sign

A tracker doesn’t follow footprints. She follows sign. In its broadest definition, sign is any change from an environment’s natural state inflicted upon it by the passage of animal, man or machinery. Sign can be obvious or it can be the most subtle change to the environment. There are six key characteristics of sign that […] Read more...

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Post image for Bushcraft on a Budget: All the Kit You Need for Less Than £100

These days getting kitted out for camping in the woods can appear dauntingly expensive. There’s a lot of pricey ‘bushcraft kit’ for sale but in reality you don’t need much equipment to get started with learning bushcraft skills. A knife, saw and fireflash is all you really need. But a beginner needs more than this […] Read more...

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Post image for Intermediate Bushcraft Skills: An Exercise in Elimination

At first, learning bushcraft is about gaining fundamental knowledge and basic techniques, learning the most useful and widely-applicable elementary bushcraft skills. These bushcraft skills are largely aimed at addressing your basic needs – shelter, fire, water and food. Here there is a substantial overlap with survival skills. Basic bushcraft skills are typically directly applicable without […] Read more...

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