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Building a wooden bridge in woodlands

by mikepepler ~ 29 April, 2012 ~ 149 comments

Mike and Tracy Pepler organised this volunteer project to build a bridge that would be strong enough for a car to drive over.  The bridge was built of timbers from the woodland itself and the volunteers were from the EWB UK unit at Imperial College in London.

Cutting a Tenon using a circular saw

by WoodlandsTV ~ 15 April, 2012 ~ 8 comments

Having cut the shoulders of the tenon with a crosscut saw, Matthew Melton now cuts down the grain to create the “cheeks”. This involves using a ripsaw or as he explains a small circular saw will also do the job if you know what you are doing. Following this in the next video he finshes of the oak tenon with a chisel and plane to get a good fit with the mortice

Cutting a Tenon using a crosscut saw

by WoodlandsTV ~ 24 March, 2012 ~ comments welcome

The first stage of cutting a tenon on a large piece of oak to make a mortice and tenon joint. Working deep in the woodlands Matthew Melton demonstrates how to cut the “shoulders” of a tenon using a crosscut saw to cut across the grain precisely. In the next video he uses a circular saw to rip cut down the grain

Butchering and cooking a squirrel

by WoodlandsTV ~ 16 March, 2012 ~ 25 comments

www.woodlands.co.uk Bushcrafter Sean Collins completes his preparation of the squirrel, He shows which sections of the squirrel produce most meat. He then stews some of the meat and pan fries the rest.

Gutting a squirrel

by WoodlandsTV ~ 31 January, 2012 ~ 41 comments

www.woodlands.co.uk How to gut a squirrel. Gutting a squirrel by Sean Collins. Firstly Sean pinches the skin on the belly of the squirrel to make an incision. He then cuts back towards the reproductive organs and removes the testicles . Sean also discusses how to examine the internal organs for signs of disease or ill health in the animal. After checking the liver and kidneys he removes the digestive tract, followed by the heart and lungs, and removal of the head. Finally he discusses hyqiene prior to cooking.

Skinning a squirrel

by WoodlandsTV ~ 29 December, 2011 ~ 21 comments

www.woodlands.co.uk Skinning a squirrel with tips on knives to use, hygiene, and preventing damage to the internal organs. Survival expert Sean Collins prepares a squirrel for cooking.

Eating squirrels

by WoodlandsTV ~ 29 December, 2011 ~ 64 comments

www.woodlands.co.uk Our 100th film! Before skinning and cooking it, Sean Collins describes the destructive nature of the grey squirrel and it’s effect on the native red squirrel. He also describes their effect on tree bark. In the next film he goes about skinning the squirrel

How to cook wood lice -bushcraft skills

by WoodlandsTV ~ 15 December, 2011 ~ 85 comments

www.woodlands.co.uk Want to eat wood lice? How to cook wood lice. The humble wood louse is a useful source of protein in bushcraft survival skills. Sean Collins shows how to cook woodlice, and shares them with the WoodlandsTV team. In case you’re wondering they taste a bit like prawns

Survival Skills – The Rule Of 3s in Outdoor Survival video

by WoodlandsTV ~ 31 October, 2011 ~ 32 comments

www.woodlands.co.uk Know your rule of 3s. The Rule of Three’s can help your chances of survival. Practice bushcraft skills to combat exposure, dehydration, and starvation. Sean Collins runs through the Rule of 3’s and explains the importance of each and the steps you can take. He also demonstrates a handy water container for use in woodlands.

Bushcraft string from pine tree roots

by WoodlandsTV ~ 8 August, 2011 ~ 10 comments

Sean Collins continues his look at the numerous uses for the pine tree. In this episode he shows how to collect pine string

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