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November 7, 2019

Oak Gall Ink

A few weeks ago, I’d headed off along the bridle path near my house to collect acorns. My intention was to collect a bagful so that I could plant them in pots with one of my groups with a view to germinating them and growing them on. Of the 38 oak trees tha...

October 6, 2018

Making Plantain Balm

The path up to the bushcraft shelter at Wildly Curious seems to be providing an ideal habitat for greater plantain (Plantago major) to flourish.

Plantain, both the greater and the ribwort varieties are great for nettle stings and other occasions when...

April 17, 2018

I often get asked about the equipment that we use at Wildly Curious; many of my young (and not-so-young) bushcrafters are keen to continue developing the skills that they’ve learnt with us.

The basic equipment that we use time and time again and have found to be both re...

August 21, 2017

So, Wildly Curious is ONE! I was reflecting on the whirlwind that has been the last year; setting up a new business from scratch and hitting the ground running in September 2016. Firstly a HUGE thank you to everyone who has helped and encouraged me -  my family, my fri...

October 2, 2016

This week I was privileged to work with some enthusiastic young people at the farm. Cambourne Scouts came along for an evening's Autumn Foraging and Fire Cooking. We spent the first part of the evening identifying the wild edibles that grow on the farm, and the second...

May 28, 2016

I persuaded my family to come with me to this year's Bushcraft Show in Derbyshire. Or rather, I bought a family ticket and then told them that they were coming.

This was the first time we had been, and as soon as we had parked the car and walked through the field to the...

May 26, 2016

Once you learn a little about wild food, a country walk becomes much more exciting - food for free is a satisfying prospect. On my walk today, I found all kinds of edible items in the hedgerows and woods, however, I only brought home the best tasting ones! My favourite...

May 24, 2016

Being able to light a fire with friction must rank right up there as an ultimate bushcraft skill. Using a fire bow to create an ember is very challenging, but acquiring the skill is immensely satisfying and hints of a certain perseverance in its mastery.

I had my first...

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