Autumn colours make getting out into the woods a must…
Into the lane... carpet of autumn leaves hadn't been disturbed since the start of autumn a week ago..
The Defender stopped in a small grove of trees, a footpath up to the fields to the right, a great spot to watch out for deer grazing in the fields.
The track winds around through the trees
Kelly Tea stop. Kelly Kettle (brand new 3pint stainless steel one) and some pine sticks ready on the tailgate for starting up a brew.
My Opinel knife was used to shave off some thin strips for getting the Kelly started: quite a lot of rain the day before meant the twigs on the ground were wet, so my stack of these sticks I keep in my 'bushcraft bag' came in handy. Swedish Firesteel can be relied on of course, and in the Kelly base here I used some fluff gathered from the tumble drier at home which makes excellent tinder.
Embers firing up...
The Kelly placed on the ground once it really gets going.
Feeding the flames, and looking forward to some hot tea.
Gathering more fuel - once the pine sticks had gotten it started, there's enough heat in it to use any fuel off the ground even if it's damp.
The Landrover is almost completely camouflaged with the mix of green and autumn leaf colours...
Hot tea by the brook...
Beautiful carpet of autumn leaves on the track.
Ready to get going again and explore the rest of the track.
The track emerges from the woods into pastureland at the North end.
For more “Bushcrafting By Landrover” see our LandroverExplorer.co.uk website – follows the same “Get Out & Stay Out” philosophy but applied to on-land travel instead of on water!