Building A Den – The Benefits & Tips

Due to less free play time, less outdoor time, more scheduled activities  and an increase in screen time, den building is a bit of an endangered activity.  However, given the chance to build them, they still prove a very popular activity.  You only need to take a walk around our local woods to see half finished den hideouts.  The children spend most …

Bushcraft , A Family Guide – A Family Bushcraft Book

I recently was looking for a bushcraft book aimed at families, with a little bit of everything inside it.  I wanted a resource I could use as a guide.  The Internet is great, but I LOVE books, and I can also take a book out with me on adventures.  I came across the book Bushcraft, A Family Guide by John Boy and Owen Senior.  The topics …

Bushcraft For children – 6 Activities To Do

Everyone benefits from being in the outdoors, and bushcraft helps us understand nature more and connect to it better.  Bushcraft for children is a way to teach them what nature can provide for them, and they bond with nature.  They learn life skills through bushcraft, have a lot of fun, and it is also a way for families to spend some …

Hiking With Children Packing Checklist

In previous posts I have written about tips for hiking with children (and ultimately surviving the hike!), and the benefits of hiking with children, so in this post I want to provide a guide to packing – a hiking with children packing checklist.  This is not really about what they are wearing, I’d like to assume they already have proper footwear and appropriate outdoor …

Arctic Dog Sledding Adventure

Earlier this winter I wrote about trying to get a space on Fjällräven Polar.  An adventure of a lifetime.  However, only 20 people would get selected from all over the world.  The first person for each region was chosen on votes (the person from my region had over 20000 votes…I do not know that many people), so competition was very strong …

Children’s Outdoor Clothing – The Key to Outdoor Fun

Even with all the fun plans in the world, if your children’s outdoor clothing does not keep them warm and dry, if they aren’t very easy to use and put on, and if they’re not comfortable to move in, you will certainly know about it in the form of a good old moan and whinge.  However, with the right children’s outdoor …

Tromtö Naturreservat – A Wonderful Woodland

We have explored Tromtö naturreservat in every season now, and it never disappoints.  Carpets of leaves underfoot, wildlife in abundance, woodland trails, and sudden views out over the water all make this a beautiful and tranquil place to explore. Background Information About Tromtö Naturreservat: You will find the nature reserve out of Karlskrona on the E22 in a westerly direction, …