Category Archives: Bushcraft

Our Weekend Away at The Cornwall RV 2012

What a brilliant weekend it was, maybe the best yet…? The RV started back in 2007 with just a handful of us, and this year there was roughly 200. It’s run by Footsteps of Discovery, a local woodland based school of … Continue reading

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Rabbit Recipe – Rabbit Pie

Wow, I’m kinda thrilled! Following on from my goal to like rabbit meat in 2011 (AND it’s only day 3 – get me!!!) and the first ‘recipe’ I posted here, this is the outcome of the rest of the bunny … Continue reading

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Cornwall RV 2009

So, the Cornwall RV was fantastic. The weather was perfect, a bit chilly at night (see below) but just perfect during the day. I met so many old friends and tonnes of new ones too. This is Jon & I … Continue reading

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Hammock Underblanket Tutorial – Part 2

Now, where were we… Oh yes… Here you can see that the quilting of the sleeping bag (the curvy line that holds the wadding in place) comes very close to the part that we are sewing. This need to be … Continue reading

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Hammock Underblanket Tutorial – Part 1

I sleep in a hammock when we’re out in the woods and generally I have 2 sheepskins underneath me. These are lovely and snug but when they slip in the night I wake up with cold patches on my back … Continue reading

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The Easter Bunny is coming…

I am feeling tickedy boo again now, thank you for all your kind messages of support and my love and hugs go out to all those in a similar situation xx As Easter is looming we are once again getting … Continue reading

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Paddling the river Fowey, Cornwall

Hmmm, I am sat here feeling so content. My muscles are aching, my skin has been kissed by the sun and I just know I’m gonna sleep so well tonight! We took our 17′ Canadian canoe (Poppsy) out for the … Continue reading

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Swedish Lapland

Jon and I have been reminiscing today about our trip to Sweden in 2007. It is such a remarkable country, I remember flying over it on arrival and being amazed at how little concrete there is. It is a magical … Continue reading

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Withy Hurdles

Jon has been clearing an overgrown area down by the lake so that we can heavily replant it for future coppicing. There were several willows that he took out and yesterday he taught me how to make fence panels (or … Continue reading

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Eeek, Ouch!

Just got back from doing the basic survival training course down with the Footsteps of Discovery guys in Cornwall. Rocked up on friday night, slung the hammocks up and met our fellow survivor, Gareth. Had a nice evening round the … Continue reading

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