Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Blog Wednesday, 02 May 2012 16:31
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.
We spent a good few hours in the woods altering the rigging position of our main parachute teaching area, fixing new rope lines into the substantial oak trees, changing the position the main fire site for the coming months and commencing the construction of some new seating in the form of rustic benches made out of oak logs and waste oak "boards" which were a by-product of a Wood-Mizer, which is a portable saw mill.
Here is a little pictorial guide to our toils of earlier today.
Setting up the position of the new parachute bushcraft teaching area.
Attaching the parachute to the new rope lines.
Parachute rigged in a temporary fashion to find the centre of the apex.
Laying out the oak logs that will be the bearers for the oak boards.
Oak boards on the logs - these will make great benches.
Half of the oak benches laid out awaiting completion.
Inca and I saw plenty of buzzards, early purple orchids, toads, jays and green woodpeckers to name but a few species. All in all a great morning that was also very productive and it was a total pleasure to be in such stunning woods working up a sweat with some hard work.