Post image for Frontier Bushcraft Team Canoeing Weekend – Winter 2016

The Frontier Bushcraft team take to three varied canoeing venues in North Wales as part of their annual end-of-season canoeing weekend… Read more...

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Post image for How I Carved A Knife In A Log

Although he is best known as ‘Spoons’, Paul Nicholls has made many other beautiful carvings. Have a look at how he designed and carved the spectacular life-size replica of a ‘Knife in a log’, which he presented as a gift to Paul Kirtley this year. Read more...

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Post image for Walking The Camino de Santiago: Reflections And Advice

The Camino de Santiago is a walk or a hike or a pilgrimage. To involve yourself with the Camino is a choice; how you involve yourself, from where and for how long is also of your choosing. Astrid Callomon shares her experience of hiking the Camino, a surprisingly beautiful route, with the intention of inspiring others to make a journey on foot. In particular, the piece gives aspiring Camino hikers some things to think about and points to aid in the making of the decisions about how to approach this intriguing trail… Read more...

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Post image for Bushcraft Workshops At The Canoe Symposium

Frontier Bushcraft was invited to run a number of workshops at the 2016 Welsh Canoe Symposium. Kevin Callan, the celebrated Canadian author and speaker, was special guest at the symposium and gave several entertaining and thought provoking talks. He also spent a good amount of time going around speaking with symposium attendees and videoing the various goings on, including some of our sessions, which you can see in this blog post… Read more...

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Post image for Aurora Over The Boreal Forest

We had several nights of Aurora Borealis a.k.a Northern Lights, on the Bloodvein River expedition. The best night was 7th September 2015, when the lights were visible even before it became fully dark. Later on we were treated to the most amazing display, a small fraction of which I captured in the time lapse video shown here… Read more...

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Post image for My Knife: The Ben Orford Woodlander 4″ Classic

Knives! Knives! Knives! But which one? Mora? Ben Orford? Kellam? PK1? We only have to look in any bushcraft, hunting or survival magazines to see pages and pages of different knives. All shapes, all sizes. Some very expensive, some with almost everything on them apart from the kitchen sink! So, with so much choice out […] Read more...

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Post image for Modern Visual Tracking: From Stone Age To Space Age

The basis of tracking remains as it ever did. But there have also been modern developments in the way tracking is used as well as some of the technology which can now be brought to bear to augment our own human faculties. David Scott-Donelan is uniquely positioned to provide an authorative overview of modern visual tracking – something we recorded him doing in this presentation… Read more...

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Post image for My Knife: The Ben Orford Craftsman

Everybody has their own preference for what they want in a knife for bushcraft, but it may surprise you I’m not about to claim that the knife I chose does everything. My first knife had been an Opinel No.7 folding knife. This was initially because I was only practicing bushcraft in my garden, and this […] Read more...

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Post image for My Knife: The Kellam Wolverine

One of the things I like about bushcraft is that many aspects of subject involve the use of tools. And I like tools. Most of the tools used in bushcraft tend to be cutting tools; knives, axes and saws being the main ones but others such as billhooks and adzes are also quite popular. Most […] Read more...

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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...

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