Badger Bushcraft Blog
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 11:07
Things have been a bit quiet over recent months on the Badger Bushcraft Blog as we have been exceptionally busy with courses and work that we have been privately contracted to design and deliver. Quieter moments have seen us out walking and exploring the local flora and fauna using photography to get closer to all that The Nature has to offer.
Thursday, 19 July 2012 08:52
Back in March 2010 I bought a pair of Salomon XA PRO 3D GTX trail running shoes for work and over the last 28 months they have served me well in the woods, across the fields, on the hill, driving and general mooching around. Sadly it is now time to lay these excellent trail runners to rest and look for a replacement.
Saturday, 14 July 2012 08:00
I was a little dismayed and to be totally honest upset to discover that my well used favourite tarp had several small holes in it, my Tatonka 2TC has certainly served me well and I estimate that I have slept under this particular tarp some 5-600 times over the last five years or so. Fortunately, or more likely due to thorough planning for such occurrences, I was able to break out the Tear-Aid Type A Fabric Repair that we keep in store.
Friday, 13 July 2012 10:21
Our bushcraft boots have taken a real pounding this year, with the weather being somewhat inclement (to say the least) plenty of kit has had a good drenching and this obviously includes our boots. We have had some exceptionally hot days where we have been wearing bushcraft summer footwear but for the most part we have been wearing our Danner Jackal II GTX Mossy Oak Brush Hunting Boots which are Gore-Tex lined and totally waterproof.
Monday, 04 June 2012 09:07
A large male stoat (Mustela erminea) has been filmed on a trail camera in a rural Kent garden at the start of spring 2012. Trail cameras often reveal the secretive and often hidden happenings of the wild animals and their adventures in our own back yards.
Friday, 18 May 2012 13:47
Time off is a rare commodity especially at this time of year and with so many things going on including courses and our pioneering and exceptionally popular educational work with schools. It always amuses me, however, that whenever we do get some downtime we return to our place of work for some rest and relaxation, I suspect there are not too many folk that are so eager to get back to the “office” as we are.
Thursday, 17 May 2012 12:19
I have recently acquired a delightful book written by Adele Nozedar and gloriously illustrated by Lizzie Harper called “The Hedgerow Handbook – Recipes, Remedies and Rituals”. This book is a splendid read for those of us with a love of botany and “The Great British Hedgerow” but I think this will appeal also to any with a love of books as a whole.
Friday, 04 May 2012 12:49
Making treen or treenware (wooden implements traditionally associated with the kitchen, eating, food preparation and cooking) whilst out in the woods is always a pleasure and an exceptionally cathartic and relaxing process. Recently I have been playing with the grain of various woods and even breaking a few golden rules in my experiments.
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 17:31
Today Inca and I set off in the Land Rover to our beautiful and secluded Kent woodland site to define some of the rides, deliver some more of the materials for the new benches we have planned, rig the parachute in a new position and to enjoy the wildlife and the many early purple orchids.
Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:18
We set off to the farm site for a good early start on what promised to be a gloriously balmy Saturday to prepare for our guests, a Hen Party of eleven ladies who'd come to Kent for the weekend in order to celebrate their friend's forthcoming wedding - and they'd chosen to do so in unusual style - by immersing themselves in a day of hands on Bushcraft and wild food foraging.