Forest

Splitting Wood
Forest, Life

How to split firewood

Chopping firewood is one of those things you assume you know how to do, until you’re out in the cold with an axe and realize you’re in all likelihood about to chop off your leg. Being rather attached to my leg, I turned to the two greatest sources of truth […]

Safety First
Forest

8 Things I Learned While Getting my PAL

First up, PAL stands for Personal Arms License. It’s the first step to hunting, or the first step towards being legally armedΒ come the apocalypse. I figured it was a good thing to have for my Bad Girl DIY, even though the only reason hunting appeals is the prospect of hanging […]

Check your mushrooms
Forest, Kitchen

Forest to Fork

The whole point of learning to forage (and getting the supplementary reading material) was to be able to safely identify, harvest and eat wild edibles. We put that endeavour to the test when a recent hike on Mayne Island turned out to be a magical fairyland of mushrooms. While looking […]

Forest

Foraging 1.0

I’m fascinated by foraging. I love that so much of what we need is readily abundant in the wild, and ultimately, if I learn anything from this experiment, finding food outside of supermarkets is what I’m most excited about. I also get overwhelmed by how much there is to know, […]