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Post lockdown Bushcraft day in the woods

It was great to be out in the woods again! As a teacher I could feel the rustiness of my teaching practice grinding up to speed as it changed gears to become what it should be, thanks lockdown (sarcastic emphasis added). By the end of the day, I thought I was just about on point...

There’s gold in them there hills!

I’ve always liked shiny things. A treasure hunter at heart. Treasure comes in many forms, but non so familiar as pure gold! Maybe that was a subconscious reason that I ended up becoming an exploration geologist: travelling the world looking for shiny things fulfilled two of my greatest passions, and our gold hunting trip to...

Two uses for Pine Pitch

Birch Bark cup – sealing using pine pitch The cup is now finished and it has been sealed using Pine pitch. Pine pitch is the resinous substance that heals wounds and exposure from broken bark on a Pine tree. In these pictures you can see I had previously melted and moulded the pitch around a...

Team building day inspires winning Poetry

Team building was a day to remember,Every minute was full of fun.Long-term friends were always being made,Until the day was completely done. The day involved different and unique tasks.From first aid to tent making,Spear throwing and fire burning.But best of all was marshmallow baking. The instructors were encouraging,Talkative, informative and keen.But best of all were...

Christmas Bushcraft Bash at Reddam House School 2020

Nestled in an ancient woodland lies Reddam house school, a Hogwart-esque building with the grandeur of a sizeable stately home. The perfect location to host a bushcraft camp for the pupils leading up to Christmas. Typically, the build up to Christmas is quiet for Polaris Outdoor on the schools front as they are winding up...
Snow shoes sunset

What to do in troublesome times… Looking forward without regret.

Here is a short story to help you think about personal preparation and how to live life without always looking backwards with a twisted stomach of anxiety and regret.  A lot of people are saying that we will all look back at 2020 as one of the worst years ever. Worst year for our finances...
Female Stag Beetle

Fun in Lockdown #3

What have we been up to this week... * Up Close with Stag Beetles * New Youtube video on Fires * A simple shelter * Wellbeing Activities * Plant Profile - Herb Robert * WILD Festival 2020 *

Staying Grounded in Times of Uncertainty

Many of us have, until recently, been living life in the fast lane with our foot pressed firmly on the accelerator, our gaze fixed on some desired distant destination. Quite often our minds are either living in the past or cast far into some future hope, dream, or worry. We sometimes forget to enjoy the...