Considerations When Camping In Winter

In this week’s blog, we’re going to be taking a look at camping in the winter. Specifically, we are going to be looking at camping in the winter in the lower areas of England, such as the Brecon Beacons and the South West. We won’t be looking at winter camping in the higher areas, such as the lakes or in Scotland where winter conditions approach the positively Arctic. This blog will focus on…

Shelter Building In Autumn

When it comes to bushcraft in the UK there are several additional considerations that you need to be aware of before building a shelter in autumn. Not only will it be colder at night and in the morning, additionally, there will also be less green foliage around to use and it is likely to be damper. Read on to discover some key considerations when building a bushcraft shelter in autumn and winter.…

How to Introduce Your Family to Bushcraft

Practicing bushcraft in the UK can be a fantastic activity to introduce to your children and wider family. Not only is it an enjoyable and practical skill for children to learn it can also have wider learning applications, teaching skills such as a greater respect for nature and each other as well as giving them the ability to make decisions independently. Here are our top tips for…

Tree ID in Winter

In this week’s blog post we will be looking at plant and tree identification in the UK in winter.   As the nights draw in and the temperatures drop, being able to identify the plants and trees of the British isles becomes increasingly difficult - many will have lost their distinctive leaves and berries which aid identification in other times of the year. In this week’s blog post we will be…

Autumn Foraging

We all have the capacity to feed ourselves from our natural environment - we’ve just lost track of how. Fallen leaves and bare hedgerows can suggest there’s nothing good to eat in the autumn landscape, but actually the autumn world is full of amazing food. Here’s how to discover it. Begin with an expert forager Learning to forage requires some skills and quite a lot of experience - you can’t do…

How to skin and butcher a rabbit

On our Bushcraft courses we teach game preparation and get students to prep their own food so they know how to, should the need ever arise in the wilderness. This is a walk through guide on how to skin and butcher a rabbit for food. You can learn more techniques like this by signing up to a Wildway Bushcraft course. Using this method will also allow you to keep the pelt in the most useful…

Foraging

Who doesn’t want to believe they could survive in the wild? Whether it’s a long term trip in the wilderness or just getting lost in the woods overnight, we’d like to think we have the skills to make a tough situation into a great adventure. Foraging, the ancient art of finding food in the wild, doesn’t just give us dinner, it gives us a new appreciation of the beauty, power and variety of the…