Survival and Bushcraft day for Plymouth’s Scouts

Today we ran a survival and bushcraft day for 23 of Plymouth’s scouts from various troops. The day began at 9.30 with three different activities on a rotation system. The three activities were; building signal fires, knife safety with cutting and carving work and shelter…

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King Alfred Cakes, Coal Fungus,Cramp Balls

I thought I’d put an entry on the blog about my personal favourite and one of the best natural tinder’s around in my opinion, DALDINIA CONCENTRICA. The common names are King Alfred’s cakes, Coal fungus and Cramp balls,they can be found growing on dead or…

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Preparing our site at Gulley Wood

The team have been preparing our site at Gulley wood in Devon over the last few days and we are almost complete. There is less than two weeks to go before our first group arrives for our Survival Bushcraft and Wilderness skills weekend course.Lets hope…

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