November 2012

Post image for Frontier Bushcraft Team Undertakes Canoe and White Water Safety & Rescue Training

A contingent from the Frontier Bushcraft instructional team braved grim November weather in North Wales to undergo four days of canoe skills plus white water safety and rescue training, all with canoe maestro Ray Goodwin. A few of the team attending had not paddled before and it’s testament to Ray’s coaching skills that they were […] Read more...

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Post image for Making a Christmas Wreath from Foraged Materials

People have made wreaths from natural materials for thousands of years and we use one on our front door to mark our celebration of Christmas. It’s become a family tradition in our home to go out into the woods at the start of December and collect the materials required to make a wreath to decorate […] Read more...

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Post image for How To Care For Your Axe: 3 Easy Steps

An Axe – Worth its Weight in Gold: Many people spend more on a good quality bushcraft or survival knife than they do on an axe. In an environment where an axe is important it is often as valuable as, if not more valuable than, a knife. For example, in the northern, or boreal, forest […] Read more...

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Post image for Cuts Kit: Practical Pocket-Sized First Aid

A recent afternoon in the woods teaching backwoods skills to Cubs reminded me of the importance of my cuts kit! I thought it would be a good idea to share the concept with other outdoors people and leaders. It might also serve as a reminder to those who may have heard about the concept before. […] Read more...

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Post image for The French River: Hamish’s Review and Video

Hamish Morton recently returned from the Frontier Bushcraft French River Expedition. He had previously done some canoeing and bushcraft courses (see below for details) and decided to join our trip to the French as “the next step”. Below is Hamish’s review of the trip, along with a video he has added to his YouTube channel. […] Read more...

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Post image for Gaining A Native Perspective: Visiting The Dokis

Many wild habitats are unique and quite localised. The knowledge to survive there requires specialist, local knowledge. This is certainly the case with most hunter-gatherers, such as the Hadza, for example. They can’t just move anywhere and be hunter-gatherers. Their knowledge of how to sustain themselves from the land is inextricably linked to the land […] Read more...

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