Category Archives: Bushcraft

Reasons Why Praying Mantises are AWESOME

Female Banded Flower Mantis or Asian Boxer Mantis, Theopropus elegans, in front of white background.

The praying mantis may appear to be a pious, retiring sort of creature. But looks are certainly deceiving as the mantis is a vicious, capable killer. There are many reasons to love a mantis, and these are just a few of our favorites.

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5 Essential Tips for Camping With a Baby

hiking with children

Camping with a baby does need a little more planning than your outdoor adventures have in the past, but it will be a relaxing and rewarding trip if you get it right. Growing babies benefit immensely from sunshine, water and fresh air and it gives you a chance to enjoy Mother Nature too.

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How to Stop Black Fly Bites from Itching

stop itchy bites

There are a ton of things you can do to alleviate the irritation of black fly bites and get outside for longer during the spring months. Here are a few of my own tried and tested natural cures for black fly bites.

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Violet Jelly Recipe

violet jelly recipe

Making violet jelly is a very simple process. It doesn't have a strong flavor, but the color is a great addition to scones or cookies.

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How to Forage for Fiddlehead Ferns

how to cook fiddlhead ferns

Fiddleheads are the unopened leaves of the ostrich fern. Young fiddlehead fronds are a favorite among foragers as they are delicious. Want to know how to identify and cook fiddleheads? We've got your back!

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