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Salix Moon Apothecary

By |2021-04-18T16:31:41+02:00April 18th, 2021|Categories: No Trace, No Trace Blog, No Trace Store|

Salix Moon Apothecary, a nice addition next to Wilma Naturprodukter. I met Louise and Max about two years ago at the Wilderness Gathering. There I was also introduced to their products. Louise is the driving force behind this beautiful brand of integrity. In the meantime, I have already moved on from a lot of beard oils but also other products and we are in talks to see if we, and [...]

Wilma Naturprodukter

By |2021-04-18T15:39:58+02:00April 18th, 2021|Categories: No Trace, No Trace Blog, No Trace Store|

I am very happy to announce that we are going to sell Wilma Naturprodukter in our store. People who have known me for a long time know that I am a big fan of the Nordic Summer,the Beckolja,the Tjarsalva, the Skogsliniment,and the Kadsalva. I have therefore only chosen the products that I use myself. Wilma's other products are not (yet) in the shop because I have no experience with them. [...]

Fishing hooks

By |2021-04-18T15:06:09+02:00April 18th, 2021|Categories: Living by Nature Blog, No Trace, No Trace Blog|

Fishing hooks, I'm always surprised how much can go wrong when making such a small object. There are so many variables to consider. The same applies to the underline attached to the hook. Nevertheless, a great way to combine a wide variety of skills to create a nice tool. I have already seen fishing hooks from the most diverse materials pass by. And often these seemed to me to work [...]

Featherstick

By |2021-04-18T14:24:01+02:00April 18th, 2021|Categories: Living by Nature Blog, No Trace, No Trace Blog|

The word feather in featherstick is there for a reason. Very thin curls of dry core wood can mean the difference between comfort or suffering or perhaps even death. If there's one thing worth more than the effort you put into learning how to make them, next to the bowdrill, that's the art of featherstick making. If they are well made they work like a tinder bundle, ready to be [...]

Conservation

By |2021-04-18T13:39:47+02:00April 18th, 2021|Categories: Living by Nature Blog, No Trace, No Trace Blog|

Conservation is a very important part of the hunter-gatherer and the preservation of the hunted and/or collected. Not only storing the pieces you can eat by, for example, smoking, drying, fermenting or salting them. One of the important parts during the annual course Living by Nature. Also, retaining the parts that give you the opportunity to create other resources that you can use at a later time. Don't take anything [...]

bark basket

By |2021-04-18T13:27:49+02:00April 18th, 2021|Categories: Living by Nature Blog, No Trace, No Trace Blog, No Trace Crafts|

The bark basket is an elegant way to transport your valuables safely over longer distances. A smaller version was often used for collecting berries and fruits. While the larger versions act as full-fledged backpacks. Versions used as backpacks often have reinforcement on the sides. This is also the perfect place to attach the carrying straps. One of the reasons to put a collar on the top of your bark basket [...]

Living by Nature Social Media posts

By |2021-04-18T12:15:51+02:00April 18th, 2021|Categories: Living by Nature Blog, No Trace, No Trace Blog|

Starting today, I'm starting to write posts for the social media channels of Living by Nature. All texts for these messages are from my hand. The photos come from the archives of Living by Nature. These are either self-made, purchased or donated by students, friends and/or acquaintances for use on social media. The name of the creator is, where possible, listed on the photo. These posts can be recognized by [...]

Tiger and Van Hunenplak

By |2021-04-13T15:44:10+02:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: No Trace, No Trace Blog, Terschelling 2021|

Tiger Our walk yesterday has the illustrious name Tiger and Van Hunenplak. The first part therefore also takes us via the bunker route. Here a part of the Tiger defence, part of the Atlantic Wall, is shown. The Tiger deence is one of the few positions in the Netherlands that is still almost completely present. The complex measures seven hectares and consists of 100 bunkers. During the Second World War, [...]

Turfd么be

By |2021-04-12T15:55:22+02:00April 11th, 2021|Categories: No Trace Blog, Terschelling 2021|

Turfd么be may well have become "the word" of the last 2 days. Until now never heard of it, but it is the reason that we can walk through wooded areas here. It is the Terschellings answer to the dry periods and the mortality of new plantings during the beforestation of the island. This invention was made by the rangers of Vlieland and Terschelling to prevent the young planting from drying [...]

Pine needles

By |2021-04-12T15:56:54+02:00April 10th, 2021|Categories: No Trace, No Trace Blog, No Trace Crafts, Terschelling 2021|

Blown-off bunches of pine needles as far as we can see. Right at the beginning of our walk today. We don't have to think long and immediately started collecting. Last year I was lucky enough to work during a coiling course taught by Linda Welgraven at Siegurd.nl. So this is going to give us a very nice activity and a nice souvenir to this holiday. Again, we pay close attention [...]

Enjoy a breath of fresh air

By |2021-04-11T21:46:12+02:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: No Trace, No Trace Blog, Terschelling 2021|

Enjoying a breath of fresh air on Terschelling! Because the arch can't always be tense, it's time for a short holiday. Because Scotland is still completely locked down, we have left for our other favourite island. Since 2006 we like to vanish here. Nice together, with only the nature around us. For the first time in a very long time, more than a few days. Our last vacation here was [...]

Faith in Nature

By |2021-04-09T16:40:23+02:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: Living by Nature Blog, No Trace Blog|

Just back from the first "weekend" Faith in Nature. This relatively new annual course of Living by Nature is written entirely by Willow Lohr and is given by her and Katrien Leemen. Weekend in quotation marks because this version of the training takes place on Mondays and Tuesdays. photo by: Living by Nature During this annual training they take us back to nature. It is a journey in [...]

Shop

By |2021-03-06T11:54:16+01:00March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Custom Made, No Trace, No Trace Blog, No Trace Crafts|

A shop full of handicrafts. No Trace's store, partly due to all the restrictions imposed on us on behalf of Covid-19, has been filled with our homemade items since March 2020. The raw materials used for these materials have been carefully selected by us. Think of natural tanned leather, homemade buckskin or self-tanned salmon skins. Although the manufacture of these products is a hobby for us and most are given [...]

Workshop

By |2021-04-15T15:30:49+02:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: No Trace, No Trace Blog, No Trace Workshop|

I've got a feeling twenty-one is going to be a good year... Pete Townsend sang back in 1969, and I'm just holding on to that thought. I have finally received the key for my workshop. A really happy moment. Right behind my house and, for now, all the space I've always wanted. Finally a place to start all those projects that have been wandering my mind for so long. A [...]

Schokland and Giethoorn.

By |2020-09-07T08:42:45+02:00August 30th, 2020|Categories: Living by Nature Blog, No Trace, No Trace Blog|

Schokland and Giethoorn The first day of a short holiday in our own country brought us Schokland and Giethoorn. After much deliberation, we decided to visit one of the more beautiful nature provinces of our country Drenthe. We didn't think we'd be so pleasantly surprised on the first day. Where we are very much looking forward to the Weerribben and Wieden. But also The Drents Friese Wold, Dwingelerveld, Baloerveld etc. [...]

Books

By |2021-04-13T14:41:46+02:00May 9th, 2020|Categories: Living by Nature Blog, No Trace, No Trace Blog|

Books, I love them! They can give so much depth to the skills you're trying to master. During or after each lesson or training at Living by Nature or Siegurd.nl, for example, I ask the instructor to be able to recommend books to me. Especially those who deal with the subject on which is taught. For me, books are never a substitute for a good lesson or the experimental learning [...]

2020 what a great prospect!

By |2021-04-13T14:45:03+02:00February 23rd, 2020|Categories: Living by Nature Blog, No Trace, No Trace Blog|

Team Living by Nature 2020 A new beginning - a clean slate The battery starts to recharge in multiple ways, with positive energy. This year I continue my work for Living by Nature and start as a volunteer at Siegurd. In addition, I perform several small, mainly digital, hand and tension services for The Bushcraft Journal Magazine, The International Bushcraft Event and The Great Outdoors Festival. All this new [...]

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