Spring Foraging – Nettle Tea Guide

Nettle tea makes a delightful beverage that has medicinal properties. I head to an area which is away from roads, dog walkers and disturbance in order to find the healthiest nettles. I also consider what is beneath my feet when sourcing the best plants as if the soil is in good healthy condition then the plants will all the better for it. 

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Tapping Birch Water A Spring Treat

Heading into the woods is beneficial to your health at any time of the year. Finding time to put nature in your lives always has a positive impact on your wellbeing. This can be as easy as heading to your local park or as adventurous as packing some essentials and wild camping on the hills well out of the city. We can also do more direct things with nature such as tapping birch water. 

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The Outdoor Reality

Leaving routine and predictability is where reality begins. Waking up on an island in Sweden and the first port of call is to collect wood. Batton it down and then feather some to help start a small fire to make the morning coffee. This was done as a ritual each day. This was far from routine as the conditions were always different along with the wood itself never being the same. Welcome to the The Outdoor Reality.

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