Badger Bushcraft Blog
Monday, 28 January 2013 13:57
In the first few days of 2013 we purchased a Frontier Stove and Water Heater from Camping Solutions UK of Redruth in Cornwall. We have been using these great bits of kit over the last few weeks for both fun and on some of our courses with clients and I have to say that we are very impressed and thought that the company and equipment deserved a review on the Kit – Tried and Test section of our Badger Bushcraft Blog.
Thursday, 24 January 2013 08:56
In this article on the Badger Bushcraft Blog we will show you how we have recently repaired a broken bracket on our 110 Land Rover Defender County. As the repair has worked exceptionally well we've put this in the "Kit - Tried and Tested" section - hopefull we will not need to add a "Land Rover Reapirs We Have Had To Make"!
Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:52
Yesterday I was delighted to have had a relaxed business meeting with a colleague at our stunning woodland site in the glorious Kent countryside. We met in Egerton village with the Land Rover containing a brew kit and, of course, Inca before driving the 12 minutes or so to the secluded location. Once through the gate and driving along the woodland track we started to notice the odd parasol mushroom – this soon turned into seeing thousands of them!
Sunday, 14 October 2012 09:21
A recent walk with Inca my black Labrador Retriever across the fields near our base here in the glorious countryside of mid Kent led to me finding a late but welcome patch of succulent and ripe blackberries. Armed with a Zebra billy can from the stores we sallied forth with a festive liqueur in mind.
Thursday, 04 October 2012 08:48
Sharing bushcraft skills and outdoor experiences with people is a tremendous privilege and so events and courses leave us with precious memories, but the highlight for us has got to watching somebody making their first flame using fire by friction. For some years now, especially when working with large groups and also with younger learners, we have been using a high-tech roller bearing bow drill bearing block.
Sunday, 09 September 2012 10:11
The randomness of the Internet and social networking can be as frustrating as it can be inspiring. We have been recently inspired and by a website we found via Twitter titled “Kill the Cull©”, written and administered by 15 year old Olivia from the Dorset and Somerset borders, explaining and highlighting what many of us country folk perceive to be the cruel and inane cull of one of our most beautiful native mammals - the badger.
Friday, 07 September 2012 12:16
When purchasing or replacing old or damaged kit it is not a sensible business decision nor is it value for money trying to scrimp and save on what often equates to only a few pounds difference by purchasing cheaper and often inferior items. We needed to replace some of our existing spoon carving and craft item tools and we wanted the best for our clients – so we went to see Ben Orford at his stand at the Wilderness Gathering a few weeks ago.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 10:07
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 07:52
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 07:00
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.