Hairy Bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta)

by Manse Ahmad     This is a small annual which will appear in neglected corners of gardens and particularly loves flower pots. It readily grows in waste ground (especially bare and disturbed ground), gardens, walls and both field and path edges. Harry Bittercress is part of the cabbage family and has a number of… Read More

Charcloth: How to make charcloth for fire lighting.

by Manse Ahmad   Charcloth is an extremely useful tinder especially for friction fire lighting as an ‘ember extender’ or if you are using a traditional ‘strike a light’ flint & steel or the modern sparking Swedish fire steel. It glows very easily from the slightest spark and can then be transferred into your tinder… Read More