Originally Posted by Countryman
I responded to an advert from Wildway Bushcraft about a month ago for a discount course for BCUK members.
I and my buddy Nick wanted to take four of our children away for a weekend, ahead of Bushmoot, to shake down some new kit and to get the kids in the groove. Kids as we have all agreed don't take formal instruction particularly well from parents but do listen to teachers in a position of authority. Mine did Bushmoot last year, Nick hadn’t been to anything Bushcrafty but has interest
Firstly let me say there will be no rabbits killed in this blog, when i do kill them on a hunt it will be a separate thread in Fair Game.
Right now is not the best time for hunting rabbits unless you are taking just the little ones but they are everywhere so it is a great time to practice tracking, stalking and getting close enough to them to use a catapult.
I have read plenty on stalking and tracking but like most things it is best learnt in the field.
ThI became a maker .. I do have a real job so its a bit of a fun project really .
The biggest problem I have found is getting blankets at the right price and quality .
A small amount of Yugoslavian 100% wool surplus blankets later and were away , these are very thick and warm with loads of colour veriety .
All are washed in Woolite to freshen them up after storage ,
I consider myself a normal bloke who like a bit of sewing ,
The problem I have is having a 50 plus chest make buying good clothes a problem as most sellers class 48 as XXL .... so make my own ,
Danish civil defence blankets ,
Originally Posted by Whittler Kev
Just made a few more squirrel cookers up
They are made from 6mm with 3mm tines welded on (stronger than splitting the 6mm stock)
I make then with 2' sections (610mm) although they can be made smaller if you prefer so they fit into your pack/bed roll
Here's a customers picture of one in action