Category Archives: Bushcraft

An Experiment in Home-Made Firelighters

I am perfectly well aware that I can buy little blocks of stuff that will make lighting a fire child’s play once one knows how to build one properly, but that’s not really as much fun as it might be. … Continue reading

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Fnar Fnar

Trying to explain to people about my latest adventures is fraught with danger, if you’re as childish as I am. Friend: So what have you been up to lately? Me: Ooh, I’ve been getting really into bushcraft! Friend: … Now … Continue reading

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Foraging, Fire & Freebies

Much of yesterday was spent dragging two massively recalcitrant godchildren round a wood. Despite their best efforts, we still had fun: they saw their first canal boat negotiating a lock, we got to pick blackberries and gathered thistledown and a … Continue reading

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