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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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Post image for Elementary Wilderness Bushcraft Course Video

Even though it doesn’t feel like we’ve had much of a Spring, the year is progressing at pace. It doesn’t seem like long ago that I was writing about the March equinox but we are now just around the corner from the June solstice. The Frontier team has been out in the woods for a […] 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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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...

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Happy campers!

I’ve just returned from running a private Family Bushcraft course at our new bushcraft course venue in East Sussex. We had an enjoyable, if busy, 4 days in the woods with a great group of people. Activities over the long-weekend included campcraft, fire-lighting, the safe use of saws and bushcraft knives, carving, small game preparation […] Read more...

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