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Sun through the trees

Getting back to the forest

Can you feel it? Can you sense the better weather coming? It is normally at this time of year that ...
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Cutting tree bark to make a torch

Making a torch

Making a torch is an important skill. Making a good torch is even better. I saw the video below on ...
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Legends and Superstitions of the County of Durham cover

Legends and Superstitions of the County of Durham

County Durham is an ancient place with a deep and rich history. So it is really not too surprising to ...
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Ruwa Incident

The Ruwa incident of 1994

In September 1994, Friday the 16th started off like any other day for the students of Ariel School in Ruwa, ...
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Orb off Bempton with arrow showing orb

I can’t explain it. Can you?

Every so often in life, you experience something that you simply can't explain. No matter how much you try to ...
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Snow covered hills

Knowing when to turn back

We have had a little snow today here in the UK and as usual, the media have gone into a ...
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Durham City

The Gateshead Ripper?

Most people will have heard of "Jack the Ripper", the person responsible for the gruesome murders in Whitechapel, London, during ...
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Houses of Parliament and Bridge

The Whitechapel Murders of 1888

The Whitechapel murders of 1888 sent a shiver down the spine of late Victorian England. What would become a series ...
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Risk Matrix Zoned

What are you preparing for?

Your environment What do you know about the space around you? It seems like a fairly obvious question to ask ...
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Supermarket Aisle

Preparedness – An introduction

The Stereotypes Whenever you start talking about preparedness or self-reliance, it's not long before someone uses the word 'prepper' and ...
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Bigfoot Video Analysis

Bigfoot – real or fake?

In this modern digital world, photographs and videos are very cheap to make compared with years ago. Whilst this opens ...
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Forest drive at night

Night drive in the forest

I get an overwhelming sense of well-being whenever I spend time in the forest. I'm not sure if it is ...
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