Matthew Lloyd from Survival School Bristol guides us through the process of making charcoal in an octagonal shaped kiln. He talks about the history of this traditional process and even tells us the origin of the one legged stool - a tool designed by charcoal burners to stop them from falling asleep whilst watching over the fire.
A film for woodlands.co.uk by Rose Dunster and Emily George
Here Matt Lloyd shows us different firelighting techniques.
Richard Hare, experienced woodland manager and craftsman, shares his top tips for preparing firewood: sawing the logs in a Buckingham woodstation and ensuring the stack is properly ventilated; how to safely use the splitting maul and efficiently cut kindling. Rich also shows us the benefits of a rocket stove - that all-important outdoor kettle. http://keeperscoppicing.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv