A handy guide to Bushcrafting in the UK. Find out how to choose your locations and where it is (and isn't) legal to undertake bushcraft activities in the United Kingdom. Read more about the laws and regulations for bushcrafting and survival.
Fire has been around since the dawn of man. It is the element that has ensured our survival throughout the ages. It provides warmth, protection, makes food edible, purifies water, creates tools for hunting and has countless more uses.
An axe is an invaluable piece of equipment to have with you. It is more practical and energy efficient than a knife in many situations and will allow you to carry out bigger jobs that a knife simply could not handle, such as felling a tree and preparing it for firewood.
We’ve asked ten members of the Greenman Bushcraft staff what the best bushcraft knives are in their opinion, along with a short description of why. What do you think is the Best Bushcraft Knife? Join in by leaving your comments at the end of the article.
Should you find yourself lost in the wilderness there are some important skills that everyone should know. Bushcraft and survival expert, Al Murray covers exactly what you should do if you happen to “Get Lost in the Wild.”
After the first day and night, here, we have the first update from Matt on his yearlong bushcraft adventure. Will he make it all the way until September 2017? Only time will tell. We will have more updates on the Greenman Blog soon, so watch this space.
Bushcrafting on a budget has never been easier – thanks to the Greenman Bushcraft Start-up set. Our Budget Bushcraft Kit includes everything that you need to start bushcraft, and the best part is the price – you get a huge amount of kit for under £100 and FREE UK delivery, plus sign up for an account and you will also bank some Oaks Points for a future purchase. This is the BEST VALUE BUDGET BUSHCRAFT KIT that is available in the UK.
Matt Hopkins is attempting to live from the land and test his newly acquired bushcraft and survival skills for a full 12 months. Come rain or shine, thunder or ice, Matt aims live from the land using only his knowledge and limited list of kit. Follow his progress by reading our BLOG frequently.
Its part two of our staff picks top ten bushcraft products. This time Kris takes us through his own top ten products and as our longest serving member of staff, who is better to go over some of the great outdoor products that we offer – including a Millbank Bag and some different types of paracord!
You may have read our original nettle cordage tutorial some time ago – but here Al covers not only the manufacture of fishing line from stinging nettle fibres, but he talks you through how to utilise the naturally occurring hooks from the hawthorn to help you catch a meal in a survival situation.
Bramble (Rubus fruiticosus) is a widespread hedgerow staple, and one that offers a wealth of hidden uses for bushcraft, from fire lighting to edible parts other than just the blackberry. Learn more about the hidden uses of the Bramble as well as some of its mythology.
You may, or may not know Andy – but he is one of the main men around here at Greenman Bushcraft and our team of features writers have asked him what his TOP TEN pieces of bushcraft equipment are…. Here they are.
Finding water and being able to build shelters from raw materials are two fundamental survival skills that every bushcrafter should know. This short article guides you through the most important survival shelter building tools.
Navigate through the wilds using the signs that nature left us – learn how to navigate by way of the stars, the sun and even the ancient forests found all around us. Natural navigation is a rare and fascinating skill to understand.
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Jack by the hedge (Alliaria petiolate) is a commonly found plant that attracts lots of questions when it first appears in the spring. This sort article explains what this plant is, where it can be found and how it can be used in the kitchen.
With the spring months on their way, and the summer months to follow, now is the time to prepare for your bushcrafting holidays – and what better way to enjoy them than partaking in a spot of seashore foraging for 2016?
Ethnobotany - a name we rarely hear, and often know little about, but one that has everything to do with bushcraft and learning about the nature that surrounds us. Here, with cover ethnobotany, what it means and how it affects our daily lives.
For many, a canoeing is an essential way of bushcraft, allowing us to blend seamlessly with nature as we travel through the waterways. This article explores some of the wild foods that may be foraged along Britain’s streams and rivers.
Not all mushrooms are edible – in fact, some are incredibly dangerous, causing alarming symptoms, and depending on the species – maybe even death. From the Death Cap to the Sulphur Tuft, discover what some of our native species will do if confused in error – take care when foraging!
Learning how to light fires with naturally occurring produce is a fundamental survival skill, and one that is possibly the most rewarding bushcraft technique of them all. This short article takes you through the step-by-step process of lighting a fire using the bow drill.
Are British Scouts turning to the ways of Bushcraft?
Looking for Wholesale UK Paracord? Greenman Bushcraft offer all types of 550 Paracord.
FIVE Survival Skills that all children should know.
Learn the Do's and Don'ts when using and caring for your bushcraft and survival knives.
Make this year’s camping trip a little different. Ditch the tent and try a hammock instead! Sleeping under the stars is a wonderful way to enjoy nature.
Our new low-priced firesteels are just as good, if not better, than many of the well-known high-street branded firesteels, but ours have one BIG difference – the price! Up to 80% lower.
Turn off the TV and get back to nature. Our article is written by our new feature writer who looks at how to get children back out in the great outdoors!
The differences between the two most common types of steel used for bushcraft and survival knives can be quite a complex area if we get into the technicalities of it.
Since its release, the excitement surrounding the Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife has been overwhelming.
Those of you who may read the Financial Times may have spotted some of our products in there last weekend!
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