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Austin Lill
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Early 50s hobby bushcrafter (outdoor traditionalist), husband, dad & Asst Cub Scout Leader.
Early 50s hobby bushcrafter (outdoor traditionalist), husband, dad & Asst Cub Scout Leader.

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The challenging discipline of turning fish skin into leather.
Fish Skin Leather
Fish Skin Leather
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Fish Skin Leather
I have been doing some casual research into making fish skin leather for a little while but a Bushcraft and Survival Skills magazine article by Naomi Walmsley  gave my the push to start in an unusual way. When I undertake a new bushcraft discipline I triage...
Fish Skin Leather
Fish Skin Leather
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A play with fairly biddable pewter to make a pendant.
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Playing with Pewter
At The Bushcraft Magazine   2017 Mayday Meet  I was rather taken with attending a very popular pewter workshop that a chap called Allan Course was running, with the above bat and sprue (pouring spout) being the result.  There's something rather elegant abou...
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A wander through sweet and savoury bannocks (camp scones if you will) plus some other styles too.
Bannocks to You!
Bannocks to You!
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Bannocks to You!
Whatever sustenance I consume on a camp I will always try and make sure that a bannock or two are on the menu. Versatile, basic and simple to cook...What's not to like?   Now I was sorting through some camping/ Scouting/ kitchen pictures and noticed a lot o...
Bannocks to You!
Bannocks to You!
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A simple trap for using with the kids when on holiday or time off.
Bottle Fish/ Crab Trap
Bottle Fish/ Crab Trap
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Bottle Fish/ Crab Trap
When my two boys were growing up we took many trips out armed with a simple but effective fish bottle trap and indeed it was one of the first articles I did for the now defunct Cub Supplement  (April/ May 2011) which used to come with Scouting magazine. The...
Bottle Fish/ Crab Trap
Bottle Fish/ Crab Trap
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Four types of easy to make and use whistles, made from a mixture of natural and man made materials.
Four Whistles For Four Seasons
Four Whistles For Four Seasons
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Four Whistles For Four Seasons
Of all the outdoor skills that one can learn I'd say making whistles is one of the quickest and easiest to get to grips with. It also helps that there are several different types, all needing a different approach. It also occurred that you could learn one i...
Four Whistles For Four Seasons
Four Whistles For Four Seasons
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