Category Archive: Bushcraft

The Wilderness Gathering a Festival of Bushcraft 2017

The Wilderness Gathering 2017A Festival of BushcraftIs Now A 5 Day Event Undoubtedly the best Bushcraft & Survival show to visit The Wilderness Gathering – A Festival Of Bushcraft The very 1st Wilderness Gathering took place in 2003 at The Bison Centre, West Knoyle in Wiltshire, and every year the show gets bigger and better,Over the …

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Practice Your Bugout Bushcraft And Prepping Skills At All Times

Practice Your Bugout Bushcraft And Prepping Skills At All TimesIn this short article I have a video of a recent trip away deep into the woods for a bugout scenario.We begin to make ourselves a bit more comfortable and get used to sleeping under the stars.​ I have plenty more videos on the UK Preppers …

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High Quality UK Legal Folding Knife Review The Nomad From Des Cattys

High Quality UK Legal Folding Knife Review The Nomad made by Ben and Lois OrfordGuest article by: Des from Des Cattys In my previous knife review, I mentioned that I also had another knife that accompanied the Wolverine by TBS knives.Well, this one is “The Nomad” – where both knife and sheath are made by knife maestros …

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Bugout Foraging Prepping – Living Off The Land For Survival

Bugout Foraging PreppingLiving Off The Land For SurvivalFor any prepper who is planning to Bugout in a SHTF situation, the big question is ‘How Long For’?Just how long do you plan to hide yourself away from the dangers of a disaster?One week, a month, or more. Indefinitely is the stupid answer, if you ask me.The …

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Essential Knots For Bushcraft Survival And Prepping

Essential Knots For Bushcraft Survival And PreppingFirstly some of the terms used before you begin to tie knots: The LoopCinching Up​ The BightThe Toggle The Working End​The Standing End In a hurry:  Skip straight to full video tutorial review here:  Below are some of my favourite knots that I tend to use the most.  These knots …

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How To Baton Wood With A Knife And Without A Knife

Basic Bushcraft SkillsHow To Baton Wood With A Knife One of the most consistant task you will do when out wild camping, or in a survival situation, is process wood to make a fire.  Processing wood is simply working the wood into manageable pieces.Once you have processed your wood down to small enough pieces, then …

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Backwoods Blacksmithing How To Make A Forge

How To Make A Forge For Backwoods BlacksmithingGuest article, kindly sent in by: Gary Johnston – Jack Raven Bushcraft & Ross Berry – Kaos BlacksmithsIf you’ve ever wanted to be able to make some of your own bushcraft kit, such as knives and traditional fire steels, but thought that building a forge was out of your budget …

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How To Make Char Cloth For Prepping Bushcraft And Survival

Basic Survival Skills:How To Make Char Cloth For Prepping Bushcraft And Survival A camp fire is one of the most basic necessities for survival, and there are many ways to make one.  The hardest part has always been how to actually get the fire started in the first place.Using dry tinder that will catch a …

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How To Make A Feather Stick For Fire Lighting

Bushcraft SkillsHow To Make A Feather Stick For Fire Lighting In Wet Conditions Ever tried lighting a camp fire in wet rainy conditions?  Difficult isn’t it.  In fact, sometimes just starting a camp fire to boil up some water for a brew or cook your dinner can be a problem.In this article I want to …

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How To Make A Camp Fire With One Log

Bushcraft Skills:How To Make A Camp Fire With One Log Being out in the wild can be summed up in one word – a camp fire.  Having a glowing camp fire is natures TV.  It’s a source of great psychological comfort and reassurance. And epitomises the great outdoors. There are, of course, hundreds of different …

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8th Bushcraft Magazine May Bank Holiday Meet

The 8th Bushcraft-Magazine May Bank Holiday Meet A Bushcraft Show Not To Missed…. On the weekend of the first May Bank Holiday, this year falling on 28th April – 1st May, the Bushcraft Magazine is holding its eigth annual gathering in Egerton, near Ashford in Kent. The May Meet is a great opportunity to book …

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How To Tie Knots For Survival Essential Prepping Skill

How To Tie Knots For Survival Essential Prepping Skillit is well worth learning this skill – knowing how different knots can be used in different circumstances will make sure you remain safe and secure. Some knots can be adapted for many situations and are multi-functional, whilst other are very specific to a certain task – either …

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Bushcraft Skills V Prepping Equipment

Bushcraft Skills V Prepping Equipment Prepping and Bushcraft go hand in hand, they overlap in so many areas it hard to see how they can exist without each other. Going back to the very early ages, man had no prepping equipment at all, all the tools were either found or improvised from natural objects in …

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Survival Cooking using no Bushcraft Equipment

Preppers Survival Cooking Using No Bushcraft EquipmentBushcraft & Survival Skill For Preppers In a survival situation that has suddenly happened or in an unforeseen circumstance, you will probably not have any Bushcraft or Survival Equipment with you so you will have to improvise, and use what you find around you and in your immediate environment.Survival …

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Basic Survival Skills – Grow Your Own Survival Food

Basic Prepping & Survival SkillsGrow Your Own FoodThere are many reasons to grow your own food other than for pure survival and living of the grid. Cost is the main reason people will farm a portion of their gardens to produce fresh fruit and vegetable for free. Just about anyone can have a crop of …

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How To Make Perfect Beef Jerky

How To Make Perfect  Beef Jerky For Prepping & SurvivalJerky has been making a resurgence lately. Whether it’s due to the maker movement, or the popularity of low-carb diets, this tasty snack has made a comeback. For prepping and survival, Jerky is a very good food to have with you and knowing how to make …

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Top 5 Herbal Plants For Survival

Top 5 Herbal Plants For SurvivalGuest Article by: Gary Johnston Every prepper should have a knowledge of foraging in a SHTF situation – here are the Top 5 Herbal Plants For Survival that are both common and abundant that you can use to help if traditional medicine is hard to come by.There are many plants in the …

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Simple Safe Water Purification

Simple Safe Water Purification Methods For Preppers Water is life – simple as that really. Unless your super human, lasting much more than three days without water spells death, and a quite unpleasant one at that. So what is one of the best and easiest ways to achieve Safe Water Purification?​ There are plenty of …

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Simple Bushcraft Fire Lighting Kit

What Makes A Good, Simple, Bushcraft Fire Lighting Kit Keeping your Bug Out Bag Kit simple and effective is very important. It makes room for more equipment to be carried. So the importance of an effective, Simple Bushcraft Fire Lighting Kit is something not to be underestimated. As preppers you will always have more than one way …

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Making A Small Neck Knife Sheath

Making A Small Knife Sheath for a Nordic Knife  Last year I wrote an ‘how to’ article about Making A Nordic Knife after attending a blacksmith class. This year I am following it up with, How To Make A Small Knife Sheath for my Nordic knife. The knife itself is quite small at only 4″ long …

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Flint and Steel Fire Starting

Traditional Methods Of Flint And Steel Fire Starting In this article I shall be showing how to make fire using a flint and steel, and also reviewing the authentic fire starting kit (shown above) For those aficionados among us – creating fire using a Flint and Steel is the oldest and considered the purest known …

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Bushcraft Magazine May Weekend Meet 2016

Survival and Bushcraft Shows for 2016 The Bushcraft-Magazine May Weekend Meet. Knowledge is King…!  What better way to increase your survival and bushcraft knowledge than actually seeing how things are done. There are exhibitions and shows happening all the time, but some stand out as true bushcraft shows, offering all things survival and bushcraft. Local …

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Citizen Survivors Handbook | Book Review

The Citizen Survivor’s Handbook Available from:The Amazon Book Store Kindle Edition & Paperback CITIZEN SURVIVOR’S HANDBOOK”Post Apocalyptic Humour At Its Best”BOOK REVIEWThe Citizen Survivor’s Handbook’ is a work of fiction. However, it is heavily influenced by the propaganda published in Britain during the 1940s.During this time, particularly after the British evacuation of Dunkirk, there was …

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How To Use A Compass For Land Navigation

How To Use A Compass For Land Navigation You would be amazed at the number of hikers and bushcrafters who get lost, even though they have gone prepared with a compass in their pack! Most of the time they get lost simply because they think they know where they are going. Maybe they have been …

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Bushcraft and Survival Shows 2015

Bushcraft and Survival Shows 2015This is an OLD article from last year – I will be updating this as soon as I have any information – There’s plenty to look forward to during 2015 – including this new event I can’t wait to get back to the bushcraft shows this year. If you have never …

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Survival and Bushcraft Schools and Courses around the UK

  Survival & Bushcraft Schools and Courses in the UK Prepping is all about survival – although there is a lot of information on the internet, there’s nothing that beats actually ‘doing it’ for real. Learning your bushcraft and survival skills from a good survival school is something well worth considering  – there are lots …

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How to remove a Tick in Humans

How to remove a tick on a human when in out in the wild  Just about anyone who goes out into the wild – whether you’re a hiker, camping or a prepper doing some bug out practice, will have a very good chance of making friends with a tick.! The first signs of these nasty …

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How to Preserve Food for Survival – making Meat Jerky

How to Preserve Food for Survival – making Meat Jerky There will always be times during a year when food is in abundance. But, the most important thing, as preppers, is to know how to preserve that food for survival when times are hard. Learning the basic survival skill of preserving food goes back to …

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Emergency Preparedness – Parasites and Bacteria

Emergency Preparedness – Parasites and Bacteria    Keeping your body clean is the first line of defence and one of the better ways of keeping parasites and bacteria out of wounds. Bacteria on the hands can enter the body through your eyes, nose and mouth. Parasites can enter the body through the feet and open wounds, so …

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Emergency Preparedness – Hypothermia

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Emergency Preparedness – Hypothermia   Prevention must be part of your emergency preparedness, however, in some cases you may not be able to prepare properly so it is important that you know how to protect yourself using what is available in your environment. Preventing injuries, and being proactive in protecting yourself against things like hypothermia, …

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Emergency Preparedness – Heatstroke

Emergency Preparedness – Heatstroke   Prevention must be part of your emergency preparedness, however, in some cases you may not be able to prepare properly so it is important that you know how to protect yourself using what is available in your environment. Preventing injuries, and being proactive in protecting yourself against things like hypothermia, …

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Be an expert Fire Starter Using Foraged Materials Found In Your Environment

How to be an expert Fire Starter Using Foraged Materials Found In Your Environment There are literally hundreds of ways to start a fire if you have the time and resources. However, once you find yourself miles from home needing a fire your fire starter material must be readily available and your methods uncomplicated. Hikers, …

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