Bushcraft – My way

This blog is about peeking into my mind a little bit and how I make sense of the world around me.

Adam is really into his plants, trees, stars, etc. To me it doesn’t make a huge amount of sense a lot of the time.

He regularly amazes me with his breadth and depth of knowledge about all things nature. One of my strategies for remembering what on earth he is talking about is to re-name things!! It drives him mad!

Some examples;

1 Greater reed mace (typha latifolia)    

AKA ‘Sausages’ – I think this is pretty self explanatory since they look like sausages on sticks!

2. Greater reed mace (Typha latifolia) when pulled apart

AKA ‘Fluffies’ – again, they’re fluffy when broken apart and used for tinder

3. Getting an ember with fungus and flint   

AKA ‘doing an Otzi’ – strangely enough I had the book ‘The man in the ice’ on my bookshelf before Adam and I met.

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4. Hide work

AKA ‘Scrapies’. This refers to both wet and dry scraping. Although wet scraping is most certainly restricted to the outdoors!

 

5. Lyra

AKA my least favourite constellation. I don’t like this constellation because when Adam and I first got together and he was away in the woods he would tell me he was sat gazing at Lyra and she looked really good tonight! You can imagine my relief when I found out Lyra was just a bunch of bloody stars!