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Felling a 60yr old Sycamore Tree

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Helping out a friend who needed a large 60yr old Sycamore tree felling to make way for a track. I'm still learning when it comes to felling big trees but luckily I was under the guidence of another friend who has a lot more experience when it comes to felling.


How Wolves Change Rivers

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An interesting video which shows the inter-connected links between our ecosystem which are easy for us to overlook and not appreciate.

Watch this video and it may surprise you to see how benifical to the environment it was when Wolves were re-introduced to the Yellowstone National Park in the United States


Evening in the Woods Climbing Trees

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A fine evening in the woods spent with friends chilling around the campfire, having a brew, taking in the sights and sounds.

Phil brought his tree climbing gear and taught Frankie and I a thing or two about climbing, I thought I'd give it a try!


Personal Challenge - 1 Knife 1 Fire?

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I set myself a personal challenge, to head out into the woods with just one tool (a knife) and aim to make fire.

Did I succeed? Watch the video to find out!


Primitive Living, Self-Sufficiency and Survival

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Survival Skills and Primitive Living"Primitive living in today's world is not a way of escaping the contemporary world; we cannot escape it. We are always in the contemporary world; and it is a place where we can no longer hunt the wild Buffalo, because they are gone. It is the same wilderness, but a new reality that we have created. Primitive Living is not a retreat to get away from today's world, but an integral part of contemporary life, a source of perspective and understanding." - Primitive Living, Self-Sufficiency and Survival Skills.


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UK Wild Food - June

Marsh Samphire
Wild Strawberry
Stinging Nettle
St George's mushroom
Shaggy inkcap
Wild Rose Flowers
Wild Thyme
Fairy-ring Champignon
Sea Beet
St George's mushroom
Greater Plantain
Ribwort Plantain
Alexanders (the flowers)
*These are just some of the wild edibles you will find in the UK this month.

The Hedge Combers


A beautiful blog by my friend Janie sharing tips on self-sufficiency, homemade recipes, growing fruit, veg & rearing animals for meat & eggs.

Woodland Valley

Woodland Valley an Organic Farm in the centre of Cornwall.
A Bushcraft Friendly Campsite with Ancient Woodland and Group Accommodation  available.

Another Bushcraft & Wilderness Skills website that I love, by a friend & superb Photographer Gary Waidson.

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