John’s Lockdown Bannock

What can we do at home? Well, today with two university boys doing their best at home, we ran out of bread.So, having seen all the comments on the Muurrikka pan and as the phrase goes in ‘Heartbreak Ridge’ ‘Improvise, adapt and overcome’(name the actor). Some bread was needed!!!!!! Ha ha.Ok most will know who…

The Holmegaard bow

David SinfieldMay 2020 History. The Holmegaard bow is a prehistoric bow found in the peat bogs Holmegaard in the east of Denmark. It has been dated to 7000BCE and there is some dispute as to whether it is the oldest artefact identified as a bow but it is certainly the oldest complete bow, although it…

John’s Lockdown Blog.

John Mathieson is one of the members of the Sussex Bushcraft Club and one of the Forest Knights guest instructors. He has many years experience in the outdoors as a accomplished canoe coach and Duke of Edinburgh Award leader and assessor. John has been on several forestknights Bushcraft Canoe Expeditions to Finland. John will be…

Drowning

Introduction: The wilderness is a wonderful place to retreat for quiet reflection and healing.  It is not always a benign location for young or old.  The environment has many risks and its important that we have an understanding of the risks and how to mitigate them.  As always prevention is much better than cure. Drowning…