Freshly baked sweet chestnut bread

Sweet chestnut bread - baking in Petromax Dutchoven

It’ll come as no surprise to those that know me, that baking bread is something I love to do. Whilst you can certainly bake a good loaf in your oven at home, baking your bread over a campfire is something really special. For me, it’s the process that brings such joy: The gathering of firewood and kindling, and the lighting of the fire, that brings the expectation of the bread to be eaten.  Continue reading “Freshly baked sweet chestnut bread”

Enrichment for Princess Risborough School

David has been providing Bushcraft enrichment at Princess Risborough School – once per week all students have an enrichment session. These sessions provide an opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge, acquire new skills and above all, have fun learning something new. As part of this programme, David was invited to provide Bushcraft sessions for year 5 (rising 12 years).

For our first week, we started with fire lighting skills, covering a few different methods and lighting a fire on the school playing field (we all found that fun!). Students practised leave-no-trace, which meant there was no evidence left of our campfire, just as well given where it was! The following week saw us erecting shelters and building on previous skills: lighting a storm-kettle to boil water. Continue reading “Enrichment for Princess Risborough School”

Ready to connect with nature?

Ready to connect with nature? Put the kettle on, make yourself a cuppa, relax for a couple of minutes in this peaceful woodland setting in the Chilterns, where the oak, ash and sycamore trees reach high into the sky, there’s the rustle of squirrels, a hint of wild garlic still lingers in the air and the birds are singing – this is where I work, join me in the woods… (play the video) Continue reading “Ready to connect with nature?”