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Review of Woodsmoke's "Woodlander" Bushcraft Course

Another of Ray Mear’s former chief instructors, Ben McNutt runs Woodsmoke; a hugely successful bushcraft and expedition skills school based in the English Lake District.  He is currently one of the most well-respected and sought-after instructors in the UK. 707 more words

Kit Reviews

Review of The Woodcraft School's "NCFE IIQ Level 3 Award in Advanced Bushcraft"

John Rhyder’s reputation precedes him.  He is one of the few instructors in bushcraft, who I have come across at least, who does not appear have a hidden agenda or male ego issues, which in my opinion says a lot about him.   624 more words

Kit Reviews

Basic firecraft

The creation of fire in bushcraft terms always puts me in a bit of a conundrum.  On the one hand, I fervently believe that each and every one of us should be well versed with, have a deep respect for, and be appreciative of the intrinsic value of all of the Earth’s natural resources.   947 more words

Practical Skills

The Birth & Baby philosophy...

 I have had two wonderful comments from midwives recently, which was wonderful validation of what I do - the first was from a community midwife who commented that my work with expectant and new parents is what her job used to be and the second was from a hospital midwife who said I was so maternal and calm. 311 more words

Antenatal Classes

Data Hipster

What you need to know:

  • Python
  • R
  • MySQL
  • Linux
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A Home Cistern

Excerpt from Practical Skills 1985

Where well water is not conveniently available in the country or is so hard that it rusts the plumbing out in only a few years, a cistern is not the old-fashioned impracticality most of us moderns believe. 1,020 more words

Practical Skills Series

Week 5 - Digital Information

Practical Skills, Critical Skills & Critical Literacy… Why?

This week covered digital information; the ways in which it can be presented,  it’s credibility and if it be trusted. 361 more words