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Having a frittata for dinner tonight! First camping weekend with no meat involved!!! #bushcraft#wildcamping#wildcooking#fire#castironskillet#goodeats
Bit of campfire carving. This spoon is carved from drag horn schumac. Look at those colours πŸ‘€!! #bushcraft#carving#fire#wildcampinguk
Been way too long since I spent a night in the woods. So this is a 2 day jaunt.  Come to a secret little place down in Sussex that I've not been too in a couple of years.  Time to catch up and revisit some skills and techniques. #bushcraft#hultsbruk1697#fire#woodland#ddtarp#tripod#pothanger#reset#rekindle
My first ever attempt on a lathe.  Made this little goblet from field maple.  Big enough for a dram of rum. #woodcarving#polelathe#goblet#gameofthronesinspired#firstattempt#bushcraft
Old vs New. Finally got a #raymears fire steel.  Time to put my old one out to pasture had it about 10 years and been on a lot of adventures and provided a lot of warmth and hot food (you know the time I'm talking about @tree_ninja_esq). #bushcraft#firelightingskills#firesteel#woodlore#kitthatlasts
Just picked up a Siva Expedition 15 for 25 quid! Bargain! #bushcraft#silvacompass#explore#outdoors
Making char cloth in my honey stove, note the exhausts coming from the centre hole catch alight.  You know when char cloth is ready when there is no longer and smoke coming from the centre hole.  Char cloth under goes incomplete combustion which is why it so readily takes a spark.
Making char cloth in my honey stove, note the exhausts coming from the centre hole catch alight. You know when char cloth is ready when there is no longer and smoke coming from the centre hole. Char cloth under goes incomplete combustion which is why it so readily takes a spark.
Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) grows in wetlands and along rivers and lakes.  Is edible, but more medicinal.  The flowers contain salicylic acid, have quite a strong taste of root beer for my American brethren and germolene for my British counter parts (a lot easier on the teeth than willow bark πŸ˜‰). The young leaves taste a little like the flower but have a sweet stronger aftertaste of watermelon (I think anyway). #bushcraft#plantidentification#plantid#naturalremedies
Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) grows in wetlands and along rivers and lakes. Is edible, but more medicinal. The flowers contain salicylic acid, have quite a strong taste of root beer for my American brethren and germolene for my British counter parts (a lot easier on the teeth than willow bark πŸ˜‰). The young leaves taste a little like the flower but have a sweet stronger aftertaste of watermelon (I think anyway). #bushcraft #plantidentification #plantid #naturalremedies 
10 years strong πŸ’ͺ with this Hultsbruk classic hunting axe. Great at brute work and delicate carving I do it all with this axe. #bushcraft#hultsbruk1697#axe#carving
10 years strong πŸ’ͺ with this Hultsbruk classic hunting axe. Great at brute work and delicate carving I do it all with this axe. #bushcraft #hultsbruk1697 #axe #carving 
When it's too hot to sleep indoors!  #bushcraft#hammocklife#hammockcamping#twhammocks
So quiet and still on the river. Love my job!
So quiet and still on the river. Love my job!
Water is so clear! Saw a kingfisher and otter on the river, fine indicators of the rivers health.
Water is so clear! Saw a kingfisher and otter on the river, fine indicators of the rivers health.
Some times my job is really hard!! 😜. Me (left) and my work mates Craig (centre) and Simon (captain of our fine 7ft vessel). Jaunt on the water doing conveyance checks. Awesome day for it.
Some times my job is really hard!! 😜. Me (left) and my work mates Craig (centre) and Simon (captain of our fine 7ft vessel). Jaunt on the water doing conveyance checks. Awesome day for it.
Last one promise!! Once the fish reach a certain size they are then placed in outside ponds in mixed species as found in nature and left to grow on naturally.  It's been found that they grow bigger and healthier than trying to artificially simulate the environment.
Last one promise!! Once the fish reach a certain size they are then placed in outside ponds in mixed species as found in nature and left to grow on naturally. It's been found that they grow bigger and healthier than trying to artificially simulate the environment.
Live feed of Chub fish developing in their eggs.  These are approximately 3 days after fertilisation.
Live feed of Chub fish developing in their eggs. These are approximately 3 days after fertilisation.
Fish are humanly netted from various rivers just before spawning time and kept in holding tanks.  When nature says the time is right the eggs and sperm are harvested and fertilised via a non-invasive method.  The fish are returned to their location of capture and the eggs are monitored and grow.  In the wild a clutch of eggs has 1-2% survival rate. This way it's 80-90%!!
Fish are humanly netted from various rivers just before spawning time and kept in holding tanks. When nature says the time is right the eggs and sperm are harvested and fertilised via a non-invasive method. The fish are returned to their location of capture and the eggs are monitored and grow. In the wild a clutch of eggs has 1-2% survival rate. This way it's 80-90%!!
Spent the day learning about how a fish farm works.  Fascinating time.  All fish are native species and reared for a maximum of 2 years before being released into our rivers and lakes.  This is all paid for by your rod licenses!!! So if you fish and want your fish stocks healthy pay your fee!
Spent the day learning about how a fish farm works. Fascinating time. All fish are native species and reared for a maximum of 2 years before being released into our rivers and lakes. This is all paid for by your rod licenses!!! So if you fish and want your fish stocks healthy pay your fee!
Bit of bank holiday birch burl spoonage. First time carving a whole burl, challenging but way worth it!! 😍
Bit of bank holiday birch burl spoonage. First time carving a whole burl, challenging but way worth it!! 😍