Approach and Mentality

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A day of challenges, compounded by torrential rain, illustrates the broader benefits of training in wilderness bushcraft skills… Read more...

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A still from the classic wilderness documentary

Wilderness Day is a classic canoe camping documentary from 1954 filmed in the Quetico Superior wilderness area, in northern Minnesota. The film harks back to another age yet contains timeless messages about respect for nature and the value of being proficient in wilderness skills… Read more...

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Post image for Having Walked The Pacific Crest Trail: Reflections Of A Grand Adventure

There was nothing wrong with me. I didn’t walk 2,668.8 miles to cure myself, to become anything, or to fix anything. I did it because I wanted to. I was lucky enough to just want an adventure. Part of me would have liked to have had something to fix, or something to work through, given […] Read more...

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Post image for How To Walk The Pacific Crest Trail

Before, during and after my hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, my partner and I met many people who “would love to do something like that but, really I couldn’t”. Following this statement we were generally given a reason why: Read more...

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Post image for Why Walk The Pacific Crest Trail?

The Call Of The Wild:The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,661 mile hiking trail, starting in Mexico and ending in Canada. To continuously hike the whole trail in one long attempt is called through-hiking. I through-hiked the whole trail this year, starting in April as the deserts warmed before the greatest heat, and finishing […] Read more...

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Post image for There’s Something In The Air…

There’s something about this time of year, the evenings closing in, the colder mornings, the dew on the ground. It sparks something off inside me, something that makes me want to get outside and follow my instinctive nature to forage and stock up for the winter. The change in seasons always has an impact on […] Read more...

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Post image for Firelighting: Why We Teach It The Way We Do

A while ago I posted the above photo from my phone to the Frontier Bushcraft Facebook page. It shows Ian Lawson giving a fire-lighting demonstration (under nice, dry conditions) on our award-winning Bushcraft and Survival Foundation Course. We received many good-natured, tongue-in-cheek comments about the apparent height of the flames, some asking if we’d set […] Read more...

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