Beginning Bushcraft

Post image for Firelighting: Preparation And Attention To Detail

Preparation and attention to detail are two of the key differentiators between success and failure when it comes to lighting a fire outdoors. Many people rush to achieve a flame, only to have insufficient or poorly prepared kindling and larger fuel. The key is to spend sufficient time gathering the materials you need, making sure […] Read more...

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Post image for Positive Mental Attitude Became The Essential Ingredient

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

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Post image for Bushcraft Knife Choice For Children And Young People

An Informed Choice A knife is an important tool in the woods. When teaching youngsters bushcraft skills – or starting to learn the skills yourself – it’s important to select the right tool for the job. The are a plethora of ‘Bushcraft’ and ‘Survival’ knives on the market, so choosing the right one can be […] 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 Getting Started with Bushcraft: Debunking the Kit Myth

There’s no such thing as bushcraft equipment. There’s bushcraft. And there’s equipment. At the heart of bushcraft is a study of nature and the resources she can provide. Some resources are obvious and don’t take much skill or knowledge to access; making the most of other resources requires a large knowledge (e.g. fungi) or a […] Read more...

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