Social Sum Up – May 24th

Thanks for joining us on our social media this week, here’s a sum up of all the things we have been discovering, making and chatting about…

The Great Camp In/Out by DadsNet

Mat ran two very well received classes online for Dadsnetfirecraft and knifecraft. You can watch them on Facebook. Mat also takes questions from the live audience and you can even find out his favourite colour!

Firecraft

Find out how to make fire in six different ways, two techniques to successfully use a firesteel, preparing firewood, gathering kindling, and choosing the right fire lay.

Posted by TheDadsnet on Saturday, 23 May 2020

Knife and Axecraft

Work in progress... a spatula in the making on a log next to the bushcraft knife with a delightfully marked wooden handle.

Learn how to be safe while chopping firewood, discover the different types of knife, be aware of knife laws, then see a step-by-step guide on making a spatula.

Posted by TheDadsnet on Sunday, 24 May 2020

TheDadsNet

A fabulous resource and community to help… “Every dad equipped, connected & entertained. We’re passionate about making parenting easier whether that’s through a quick laugh to help you escape those stressful moments, a top notch recommendation or simply introducing you to a like-minded dad.

They have helpful groups for various interests, regional groups and support for all situations. Each year they run a camp which we are thrilled to be invited to, hopefully next year we will be able to see you all in person again.


Mat collects tinder

Collecting tinder is a really important part of the preparation for making a fire. Knowing where to go to find this important resource is a good idea. Dead grass, dead bracken fronds, silver birch bark and western red cedar bark are all found and discussed in this video. Remember the key to tinder is dry, fibrous and fine materials: it needs to be fluffed up as much as possible to get oxygen in. Lots of top tips here.

Tinder collection exercise. Enjoy

Posted by Really Wild Education on Friday, 22 May 2020

Sam on mental health during Lockdown

Sam talks about how he has been taking care of his mental health throughout this tricky time.
Are you a “yes man?”
Do you have “fear of missing out?”
Are you living in the present?

Image from
National children’s day UK (17th May) https://www.facebook.com/NCDUK2020 https://www.nationalchildrensdayuk.com/

Posted by Really Wild Education on Thursday, 21 May 2020

Birdsong

Enjoy a moment of peace and birdsong in our local woods. Can you identify any of the birds singing in this video?

The RSPB bird identifier is a great ID resource with 408 species of birds found in the UK (and some rare overseas visitors).

My personal favourite ID app on iphone is Birds of Britain by natureGuides Ltd. It’s an old one but it’s fab with lots of calls & songs sounds and so much information it feels like having a library in your pocket. The new version of it is contained within Birds of Northern Europe App.

A moment of peace

Can you listen out for the birdsong in this video… who can you hear?

Posted by Really Wild Education on Tuesday, 19 May 2020

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