Wild Food

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Alison Delaney explains how she makes one of her favourite uses of seasonal resources – beech leaf noyau – a liqueur infused with fresh, green beech leaves. Alison also describes an even easier variation on this theme too… Read more...


Going Wild With Cheese

by Alison Delaney

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Cheese lovers ! Celebrate springtime with some delicious home-made goats cheese infused with the delicate wild garlic and onion flavours that the season provides. Alison Delaney shows how simple it can be. Read more...


Post image for Ground Elder Soup – A Springtime Seasonal Foraged Favourite

Spring is just around the corner! So, we continue our series of favourite outdoor meals with Alison Delaney’s delicious foraged Ground Elder soup. A seasonal treat! Read more...


Cooking Beef In A Pit Oven

by Paul Nicholls

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Paul Nicholls and his camp chums; Martin Tomlinson and Andrew Casey, show us how they cooked a cut of Beef in a Pit Oven, lit with the bow drill method. Read more...

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Post image for Elk Scran: A Pop-Up Feast In Paradise

Food aficionado Iain Gair shares a rare insight into the preparation of Elk Scran, probably one of the most elusive dishes known to man. There is no definitive recipe and no pictorial evidence. If you can find it, it will be served in a tiny pop-up restaurant somewhere in the northern coniferous forest… Read more...


Post image for Carex Pendula:  How The Sedge Crumbles

Pendulous Sedge, Carex pendula is an extremely widespread plant found throughout most of the United Kingdom. It is known to grow as far north as Denmark and Sweden up 58oN latitude, and as far south as West Africa and the Middle-East. It has been reported to be spreading across North America and has… Read more...


Honey and Our Big Brains

by Paul Kirtley

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How important is honey in the diets of hunter-gatherers? Why do they take great personal risk to gather honey? Was honey important in the diets of our ancestors? Did the additional energy obtained from honey allow our ancient ancestors to develop larger brains? These are the sort of questions asked by researchers interested in the […] Read more...


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Fungi season is upon us! Although we can hunt for fungi all year round, autumn is the most productive time of the year to get outside and go hunting for fungi. As you get more interested in bushcraft and the natural world around us it starts to become obvious that fungi – an almost taboo […] Read more...


Post image for A Rough Weekend in the Midlands and an Object Lesson in Interconnectedness

Last weekend I jumped in my Land Rover and braved the motorways to visit a great group of bushcraft enthusiasts in the Midlands. The group are all active members of BushcraftUK and regularly get together at Rough Close Scout camp for social meets where they share skills and time in the woods together. On waking […] Read more...


Jew's Ear fungus on Elder

I was out in the woods with a couple of clients on a private 2-day course. They were interested in improving their plant and tree identification as well as refreshing friction fire-lighting skills – both bow-drill and hand-drill. I had planned to spend most of the daylight hours of the first day exploring the woods, […] Read more...