Coracles are a classic example of a need being met by a universal solution. Dating back to the bronze age and still in use today, the flat bottomed, frail looking ‘boats’ are found in most parts of the world. They have different names, shapes and sizes, but in essence they are a simple round or… Read More
In the local grocery store, I happened to mention that I was researching an article about making torches out of natural materials. This comment definitely peaked the curiosity of the other customers around me- a group of mothers with young “Minecraft Enthusiasts” at home. Needless to say, they were keenly interested to hear of a craft… Read More
Rosti is a Swiss potato dish that looks like a giant potato pancake and tastes like the best kind of hash browns imaginable. Made with modest, inexpensive ingredients that can be stored for long periods of time without refrigeration, rösti is well-suited to wilderness living. Eat it pure, or spice it up with wild onion,… Read More
Witches on brooms have long been a symbol of Halloween, so it was hardly surprising when the subject of broom craft came up in our October staff meeting. Our goal: a durable, ethically harvested handmade broom, crafted from locally sourced materials using portable tools in the wilderness! Simple, right?
If you have ever hunted wild game or purchased a whole animal direct from a local farmer, you may have found yourself presented with a whole pile of animal fat and wondered, “what am I going to do with all that fat?” Rendered animal fats can be used in cooking. When harvested ethically, rendered and… Read More
The cheerful Ox-Eye Daisy, also called the Marguerite, is a widespread perennial herb originally from Eurasia. In this article, we referred to the Ox-Eye Daisy as a “First Responder” because it is often one of the first species at the scene of a site disturbed by human activity. Its botanical name Leucanthemum vulgare derives has… Read More