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Stone Age Hunter Gatherers

by WoodlandsTV ~ 22 May, 2017 ~ 4 comments

Here historical expert Martin Patterson shares his vast knowledge of the Stone Age Hunter Gatherer period. His passion and skill is obvious as he shows us a range of replica tools and equipment he has fashioned from natural materials including a flint-headed axe, a scythe from deer antler, a fire-hardened digging stick and a range of spears for hunting - explaining how these would have been used and maintained in the Stone Age. Martin shows us needles from bone; how pine resin, soot and bees wax can make a sort of glue and how stinging nettle fibre would have been used like string to make trapping nets. He stresses the importance of looking after the natural environment - then and now - to encourage new growth and to ensure a regular harvest. http://www.handsonhistory.co.uk/. An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Eating Bugs in the Woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 15 January, 2016 ~ 11 comments

Woodland Educator Paul Beadle explains the benefits of eating insects - and demonstrates it!

For more info on the work Paul does, please visit www.cdwes.co.uk

A Can Film https://www.facebook.com/filminthecan for Woodlands TV

Fire by Bowdrill in the Woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 14 June, 2014 ~ 7 comments

David Pentland explains the method to light a fire by bowdrill with elements found in the woodlands.

How to Dowse for Water

by WoodlandsTV ~ 24 March, 2014 ~ 14 comments

With an academic background in physics and a range of expertise in hydrology, geology and mechanical engineering, Guy Hudson talks about his work as a professional water dowser. He discusses the historical and current need for water divining and the potential technical difficulties when drilling for water. He also shows us some introductory training methods out in the field.
http://www.guyhudson.co.uk
An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Butchering and cooking a squirrel

by WoodlandsTV ~ 16 March, 2012 ~ 30 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.

Pine Resin and many uses for woodland pine

by WoodlandsTV ~ 14 September, 2011 ~ 40 comments

In the final part of his look at the pine tree, Sean considers the dead or dying pine and how it still continues to be a resource for survival. Pine resin has plenty of uses for the bushcrafter, and Sean describes how to find , store, and use it.

Bushcraft string from pine tree roots

by WoodlandsTV ~ 8 August, 2011 ~ 12 comments

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

Pine needles and pine cones for bushcraft

by WoodlandsTV ~ 8 August, 2011 ~ 61 comments

The pine tree has a lot to offer the bushcraft enthusiast from a source of vitamin C to a colander! In the first of 3 films, survival expert Sean Collins demonstrates the uses of pine needles and cones in a woodland setting. In subsequent programmmes he talks about pine string and uses for a dead pine tree.

Upside down fire

by WoodlandsTV ~ 21 July, 2011 ~ 20 comments

An upside down fire offers several advantages in a woodland setting which survival expert Sean Collins demonstrates. He also offers tips on using a fire steel and answers that perennial problem - why does the smoke always seem to blow towards me?

The Kelly Kettle

by WoodlandsTV ~ 12 November, 2009 ~ 11 comments

One of our earliest and most popular films now in better quality! For a cup of tea or boiling water miles from anywhere the Kelly Kettle is the answer.

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