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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


From GENE LOGSDON
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

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