Bushcraft Magazine articles

Bushcraft Magazine articles

Two of my articles have been published in the Autumn issue of Bushcraft Magazine. Yay! You can buy a copy here – http://www.bushcraft-magazine.co.uk/

I wrote about the two differing perspectives of living in the bush out here in Eastern Slovakia, from the traditional to the modern, from a villager’s seasonally-dependent perspective to the luxury man-cave life with enduro motorcycles and log fires.

Sandy, my Jack Russell terrier

Sandy, my Jack Russell terrier

I felt guilt about posting Veles so decided to give Sandy his 5 minutes of fame also. He never relaxes at the village house, always on high alert – whether it’s someone passing the gate, a tractor in the distance, an eagle, stork or raven flying over head, or one of the many village dogs barking out their territory, he has to get vocally involved. He’s chased foxes out of the garden (the reason I chose his breed) and he keeps the deer from jumping the fence to eat the young trees. However, unlike the other village dogs, he sleeps indoors – on my bed whenever he gets the chance

My old Bullmastiff, Veles

My old Bullmastiff, Veles

Over the weekend I visited my wife’s uncle, an old cowherd, to whom I gave my Bullmastiff many years back as his own dog had died. My Bullmastiff, Veles, named after the ancient Slavic god – the one to whom I feel the closest – is an old boy now but still acts like a puppy when I occasionally visit. He’s slow and rheumatic as he’s 8 years old but he still guards his yard ferociously and is still soft with those in his clan. Superb dog. I wish he’d had pups.