A Week in the Wild: Day 4 – Finding South by the Trees

Jun. 26, 2016 by

You’re lost, you don’t have a compass, your phone is dead so no compass app either, you know there is a town somewhere to the north where you can find food, water, shelter and a bus home. But you have

A Week in the Wild: Day 3 – Pigeons

Jun. 25, 2016 by

More Specifically, How to Dismantle a Pigeon (if you’re particularly squeamish, probably best not to read this… or the book) This little trick is a quick way to remove a pigeon’s breasts with your bare hands so if you’re in

A Week in the Wild: Day 2 – Bush Medicine, Broadleaf Plantain

Jun. 24, 2016 by

Broadleaf Plantain (Plantago Major), is also called White Man’s Footprint as the seeds were carried in mud on boot tread and sprung up everywhere, especially around European settlements. It’s found everywhere, I’ll bet you have a ton of it in

A Week in the Wild: Day 1 – Foraging for Wood Sorrel

Jun. 23, 2016 by

Foraging is one of my favourite parts of outdoor life. The forests, hedgerows, meadows and verges in spring and early summer are teeming with edible treats. One of my favourites is wood sorrel. Wood sorrel is a small, leafy green