Ravens & Am Buachaille at Sandwood Bay

Soooo … we hiked out to Sandwood Bay in Sutherland, Scotland, for an overnight wildcamp. The weather forecast had given us 18 hours so we decided to go for it and the walk out was gorgeous,...

Sleeping Pads – A grounded view | PMags.com

My sort of backpacking  … 🙂 Winter backpacking requires more of everything: More warmth, more insulation, more gear, more equipment, etc. Sleeping pads used for winter backpacking are no different.  A person can have a...

Getting To Grips With Hand Drill

Getting to grips with hand-drill. Photo: Paul Kirtley. Excellent article by Paul Kirtley Hand drill is an elegantly simple technique of fire-lighting. Yet it is commonly seen as a more advanced technique of friction fire-lighting...

Quiet Wanderings Reveal Wildlife At Dusk

Paul Kirtley’s article is well worth following up … we can each do this, even without all the camo-kit. Do remember not to wear rustly clothes and to try to get the breeze blowing from...

Eating shoots and leaves | Herald Scotland

Very good article … Here’s a question for a mid-afternoon daydream: if you suddenly found yourself stranded in Scottish woodland in January, could you find anything to eat? Even in the dampest conditions, it’s possible...

Red Dragon Bushcraft

I just connected with a friend’s website Red Dragon Bushcraft.  As he’s not too far away from me I hope to get over there and maybe do some carving.  The courses look good, if you...

Robin Wood

Robin Wood. Robin has just recreated this, smashing piece of work and fascinating history. His blog’s really worth following.

How To Learn About Fungi Safely

Why Look For Fungi? Fungi are an amazing thing, somewhere between plant and animal, they play a key role in their ecosystem by breaking down dead and dying matter around them. via How To Learn...

Wilderness Mentality

I enjoyed this piece from Paul Kirtley, the Founder of Frontier Bushcraft www.frontierbushcraft.com it reminds me of the times I walk the moors alone and how good that feels. The picture is on one of...