Traditional Bushcraft skills and projects
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A step by step project written for beginners 
 

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Full tutorial, Includes useful list of suitable wood types plus some of my tricks to make life easier.
 

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An easy and fun thing to make - all you need is a pocket knife...
 

 
 
 

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Carving a ClassicKuksa Cup 

Step by step guide to carving a traditional Kuksa cup.
 

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Carved from half of a log in a similar way to the Kuksa cup. A useful culinary object for the Bushcraft camp.

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A simple design for a sheath made from an off-cut of wood
 

 
 
 

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The ever useful Birch Bark - ideal for making excellent containers for a multitude of uses -  A step by step guide. 

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Basic weaving technique good for beginners and you can also use dead bark.
 

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Simple, Practical and easy to make.


 

 
 
 

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My 1st Skin On Frame Canoe Project

A photo guide showing how I built my first canoe using materials from the woods and a simple canvas covering.
 

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Article taking you through every stage of how I made this canvas covered canoe. parts simply made from Willow and other spare wood.

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A 'build-along' article with notes - shows each stage of construction. 


 

 
 
 

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How to strip and process the bark resulting in the finest cordage material of the woods. A truly excellent fibre.

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Cordage Making
Three techniques for cordage making explained plus list of suitable materials


 

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Step by step guide... How to separate the very strong cordage fibres from Nettle stems before twisting them into cord.

 
 
 

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Surely one of the best cordage materials; Willow bark is both abundant and relatively easy to process.

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A fun craft and great to project to start learning knife skills for carving wood.
 

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make a hook using only what nature provides... A thorn, strong natural fibres and a piece of wood
 

 
 
 

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How to extract the precious tar from Birch bark and then make it into a useful Bushcraft glue.

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This is an old article now but is still good for introducing you to the basics of coil basketry.

 

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Step by step guide to making and using your very own fish trap -  primitive materials and methods...

 
 
 

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A very useful piece of equipment for grinding down all kinds of seeds, nuts and roots. I Use hot coals to burn out the mortar cup.
 

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Making a Berry Picker

Two designs for a home-made berry picker. Ideal for picking Bilberries and Cowberries.

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An unusual type of bark to work with... But it can be used as you'll see...
 

 
 
 

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A simple, quick and enjoyable soup packed with goodness!



 

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Its so simple to make and tastes so good... A must try. Elderflowers start coming into bloom late May.
 

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Step by step guide - From a chip off a firewood log to a finished working comb


 

 
 
 
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Step by step article showing how to make this neat stove from an ammo box which can be used to heat certain tents.
 

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Article showing each stage of making a pair of skis
"In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations."
-From the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy
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