Nick makes a rather special spoon for someone rather special
After Monday’s tutorial on making a wooden cup Hendrik asked whether I had a photo of the basic tools needed for the task. I do indeed and here they are: This is the usual selection of tools I’d use for everyday tasks including carving the cup: You’ll notice there are two knives. Because my usual [...]
The Scandinavian-style wooden drinking cup has become one of the must-have bushcrafters accessories. They are nice things to own and nice things to use but are even better when made with your own hand.
If you were without pots and pans what would you do? Did you know you can boil water in a bark container? Find out how.
When Chubby Checker said “Let’s Twist Again” he could have been talking about making cordage. Twisting is the name of the game now we get into the nitty gritty of actually making our cordage. As I noted last time, in a wilderness setting cordage is a valued commodity because of the effort that goes into [...]
Think of the number of uses you have for cord, string or rope. What would you do if you didn’t have any? Find out with this step-by-step guide to harvesting, preparing and making cordage using tree bark.
Whether taking a few branches or a whole tree you’re having some effect on the ecosystem around that tree. It’s often possible to have a positive effect if you understand a few key principles: First and foremost of course you should be aware of your legal position. In the UK (I know for definite) and [...]
The Mora knife has achieved something of a cult status in the bushcraft community in the UK and abroad. The “Clipper” model often used by bushcraft schools gave many people their first experience of knife use. Mors Kochanski is often pictured with one of the simple, iconic birch handled models. These knives teach us alot [...]
People in all parts of the far North developed winter footwear such as mukluks to cope with extreme cold and snow. Why not try making some ready for next winter?
As with most things, woodcraft can be done with the minimum of tools. Here’s a guide to putting together a good woodcraft toolkit which is portable and multi-functional.