Tree Profile: Lime (Tilia cordata)

  A tree found throughout much of Europe, it used to dominate ancient woodlands in the UK alongside Oaks. Now its range has shrunk slightly, but it still can be found in woodlands across the British Isles and it is an important tree to know about. The leaves are light green when young, and when... Continue Reading →

Summer Foraging

  Summer is the best time to get out foraging, as there is plenty of variety to choose from. I took a stroll in the woods and gathered a variety of common plants perfect for consumption, this will recount those plants to you, how to identify them and any uses they may have. Elder: Sambucus... Continue Reading →

Angels Landing: Zion National Park

Zion National Park in southern Utah really is a special place, you can see and feel that as soon as you drive in. Besides the parks stunning landscape, its also has a number of amazing hikes, from the narrows to observaton point. One stands apart from them all. Angels landing. Not a particularly long trail,... Continue Reading →

Woodsmans Bread Part 1: The Dough

  Bread making for the outdoorsman. A common phrase among bushcrafters is the term, “smoothing it”, which aptly sums up why we go into the woods, we don’t go into the woods to have sleepless nights and eat poorly, we go to enjoy nature and to eat and sleep well. As such having a varied... Continue Reading →

Fjallraven Vidda Pro Trousers

Made from Fjallraaven’s trademark G-1000 material, a cotton polyester blend that is then waxed, these trouser really are built for anything nature can throw at them. Let’s start with the specs, weighing in at 590 grams with Fjallravens regular fit length and waist. These trousers come loaded with pockets, almost too many to actually find... Continue Reading →

The Pap of Glencoe

Sitting at roughly 740 meters elevation above sea level the Pap of Glencoe might be overlooked due to the jagged peaks that surround it, but don’t be mistaken, this pinnacle of rock can provide a challenging hike and stunning views looking down to Glencoe, Fort William, and out across Loch Leven. To approach this hike... Continue Reading →

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