Intermediate Bushcraft

Post image for Getting To Grips With Hand Drill

Hand drill is an elegantly simple technique of fire-lighting.Yet it is commonly seen as a more advanced technique of friction fire-lighting than the bow-drill method. This is not necessarily the case. It is just a different technique. In terms of determining which technique may be more difficult in particular circumstances, you must also consider the […] Read more...

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Post image for How To Cross Deep Water: A Serious Business

We have no choice. We simply can’t walk around the body of water in front of us. It’s deep and wide with no chance of us wading. We have looked at the body of water and deduced there is nothing actually in the water that can harm us. There is no outrageous flow, we have […] Read more...

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Post image for How To Wade Across A River

How to wade across a river or stream is a question often first asked by outdoors people when they are confronted by a potential water crossing. It is much better to have practiced techniques beforehand and thought about options at the route-planning stage, before heading out. Any potential water crossing, planned or unplanned, should be […] Read more...

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Post image for How to Assess a Water Crossing

The first rule of water crossings is to avoid them whenever you can. If you can avoid, re-plan or detour around a water obstacle, then it is worth it. If you have no choice, then read on. Acronym Soup A quick perusal of outdoor literature, magazines or websites will uncover various acronyms of varying usefulness […] Read more...

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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 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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