Sunday, 30 July 2017

British waterways

It's been a while since I posted, work,study and family (mainly work and study) stole much of my mojo despite getting out everyday while walking the boys and keeping up on my plant recognition I've had no time for adventures.

 Last week took me down a local waterway I've never really explored the waterways but that's something I feel I really should rectify, as well as many plants I already recognised there were many more I didn't.

Despite being so close to a large town and busy roads under the Black Country Route at one point and parallel to a rail track for a while, it was surprisingly peaceful, quiet as well as full of fauna and flora.



Ducks swam closer but mommy duck wasn't keen on the Coot being so close to her babies.






Yellow Pond Lilly Edible (do your research)




Whether I get myself some waterborne transport at some point or continue along the towpaths has yet to be seen but I definitely needs to explore these area's some more.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

My Greenriver Deck Knife or Dadley knife.

In 2008 I joined Survivalistboards, an English chap on there posted asking about a knife, a knife that turned out to be the Greenriver Deck Knife (I later found out it was called a Dadley design) as soon as I saw it I wanted one, at less than £20 I wasted no time.
  I really liked the GrDK and used it often for a variety of tasks from wood work to food processing but at 5" it felt ungainly.


Saturday, 17 September 2016

Maple Seeds.

I've tried these at various times straight from the branch, they've always been a little too tannic (like acorns) for my taste buds but I'm a persistant fellow (stubborn) and this year I found some quite edible raw.


Friday, 16 September 2016

HAIX boots updated.

A while ago I did a review of the Haix High Liability Combat Boots http://blackthorn-bushcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/review-haix-combat-high-liability.html it's about time to catch up on them.


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Thistle Nut;

Thistles have appeared on the blog previously, this is a recent discovery for me so thought I'd share here.