SumoSurvival #118 Weather forecasting

Thanks to Si and our friends Sumo Survival for having us on episode 118 of their podcast. Neil gobs off for half an hour on #synoptics #weather fronts and #cloud…

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Which woods for friction fire?

In this blog we will be dealing with wood choice, identification and selection for friction fire.  Friction-fire technique will be covered in the next blog.   As the season progresses…

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Asprin from Willow Bark

It’s a well known fact, Salicylic acid can be found in Willow bark, and as you may know Salicylic acid is close to the compound acetylsalicylic acid that is better known…

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The importance of Group Shelters Fjallraven Windsack 3

What safety equipment do you guys carry with you when you’re out in the nature? Whistle, orange survival bag, foil blanket, head torch, first aid…….check!  How many of you carry…

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Natural Navigation; Shadow Sticks

You Should never substitute good map and compass work for natural navigation, Natural nav should be used to supplement a comprehensive knowledge of modern techniques.  The use of using naturally…

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Fjallraven Abisko Review

BCS head instructor Graham Melloy Reviews the Abisko Hybrid Jacket, along with the Abisko Tarp.   ABISKO HYBRID JACKET So with the winter passed but the weather still being fairly…

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How to use a Fire-Steel

Short video of Andy briefing a group on how to best use a fire-steel.  We all know that out of all ignition sources the Fire-steel is by far the most…

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Secret Agent Training:WWII

Last year BCS were involved in the “Living series” Secret Agent Training WWII, which is scheduled for airing on the 9th of April @ 2100 on BBC 2.  The Programme…

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