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Friday, 13 July 2012 09:21

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 08:07

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 12:47

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 11:19

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 11:49

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 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.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 16:18

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.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 08:38

altOne of the highlights of the bushcraft calendar is the Mayday Meet organized by our friends at The Bushcraft Magazine who’s strap line “reconnecting to the landscape” closely follows the ethos of our own work here at Badger Bushcraft.

Saturday, 14 April 2012 10:20

During a recent excursion to a Kent beach one of the young men, who searched amongst the rocks with great patience and dogged determination, collected the find of the day – a fossilised gastropod!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 10:31

We were interested to read recently about a new mobile phone app that uses visual recognition software to help identify some of the North American tree species from photographs taken of the leaves, what an exciting use of modern technology and it is apparently free!

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