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Tuesday 26th May 2020

 

Make Your Own Pinecone Fire-Starters

Today we’re going to show you how to while away an afternoon turning your pine cone bounty into something incredibly useful. These little fire starters are great fun to make and can be used to light your log burner at home or to fire up the pit for a cookout.

 

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Monday 4th May 2020

 

Seven Ways to Support Local

To keep our community vibrant and strong, independent businesses like us need your help. Here are our seven simple steps you can take to do your part to ensure all your favourite independent businesses can reopen when this crisis passes. Supporting local has truly never been more important.

 

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Friday 10th April 2020

 

How to Make Char Cloth at Home

Fire lighting workshops are core to every course we run and char cloth is our top tinder of choice. We are often asked by our “grown up” wildlings how to make char cloth at home, so we thought we would write up a slightly more detailed how-to guide to help you all along on your way. 

 

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Vegetarian Fire Cookery, Vegetarian BBQ, Cooking vegetables over fire
Wednesday 30th October 2019

 

Eat the Seasons: Autumn | Pumpkins, Squashes, Apples and Pheasant

This season is a feast of riches when it comes to fresh produce, with the last of summer fruits and plenty of root vegetables coming into season. All those red and russet tones leaves mean the start of comforting dishes featuring new seasonal produce and earthy autumnal flavours, perfect to devour on a chilly evening around the fire.

 

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Sunday 13th October 2019

 

Nurture through Nature: Why the Outdoors is Good for Your Mental Health

We were both lucky enough to have access to the great outdoors growing up, complete with rolling hills and leafy woodland. Christian’s childhood was spent here in the Surrey Hills, in a sleepy village at the foot of Leith Hill, whilst Beckie’s younger years and outdoor adventures were in northern Italy, in the woodlands around Lake Maggiore. It’s why we feel most at home in our boots enjoying the simple sounds of a crackling fire or leaves rustling underfoot. 

 

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Wednesday 2nd October 2019

 

Autumn Foraging

As a child I loved to pick blackberries, picking my way through the brambles on a dog walk and returning home with a triumphant bag. It was a simple pleasure that would lend comfort to the late summer days before the inevitable return to school. And the added bonus was the prospect of a delicious blackberry and apple crumble containing the sweet jammy fruits that were picked by my very own purple-stained hands. With the proper onset of autumn however the British countryside reveals the true extent and richness of its wild treasures.

 

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