Woodland Survival

Will was back out today with his favourite session being all bushcrafty again!

So much to eat just on the campsite; stinging nettles, rosebay willow herb, rasberries, blaeberries, bilberries, hawthorn, common sorrel....

Hazel nuts are nearly ready - 50% more protein than eggs! No wonder the RED squirrels love them :-)

Bracken or fern? Thomas loved the soft rush Chinese chewing gum - very odd lad! 

How to avoid the bugs when drinking that all important water in the woods! 

Toadstools everywhere in the Douglas Fir wood (a notable set of trees recorded by me as featured on The Woodland Trust's Ancient Tree Trail). Fungi - if in doubt, leave it out. This one is Panther Cap and poisonous!

 Survival kit list check at Lemahamish Pool

My girly pink survival kit is developing nicely, see it's not just for boys :-) Yes that is a nail file!

The trusty fire steel when you haven't time to rub wood together! 

Safety first - Will shows how to safely get a fire using cotton wool with something that's more familiar at the dentist, plus some other magic liquid.....


And what on earth is this - it's tiny and cauliflower-like growing on moss on a hazel tree?

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