kiln filled up with wood

Charcoal Making

Way back when I would buy my charcoal in from various woodsmen but after a while, I started to make my own in oil drums, as I have access to an unlimited amount of wood around my workshop! A couple of year... Read More...
Showing the Alpkit Panda head torch

MANTA HEAD TORCH REVIEW

I spend more than 150 nights a year under canvas in the woods or on expedition running a busy bushcraft school.  It’s important to have a reliable light source. I have used a lot of head torches in the past.  From the original brick Petzl with the square batt... Read More...

Making an Adze – Part 3

Pt 3 -  Making and fitting the handle. Since I don’t use factory made drifts to shape the eyes of my tools, they don’t take factory made handles, which means that have to make every handle that I use. M... Read More...

MAKING AN ADZE – PART 2

Ok, now we have a lump of steel with a hole in it. Time then to turn it into an adze. (Link to part one) Pt 2 - Making an Adze, by Dave Budd I like to begin by isolating a lump to turn into the blade. This allows me to more aggressively fuller the metal... Read More...

Making an Adze – Part 1

Making an Adze by Dave Budd Most folks that have seen me forging only get to see me making twiddly little things or a knife at events like the BushMoot. So I thought that I would share with you how I make something a little more meaty. Over the next few articl... Read More...

Leave no trace

Spring will soon be leading into Summer and we're all making more plans to get outdoors bushcrafting, camping and adventuring.  It's worth having a reminder that we are responsible for how we impact the environment and the world around us so here's a little in... Read More...

Spring Wild Food Foraging

Spring Wild Food Foraging By Rhoda Mcgivern Spring is my favourite time of the year. I love to explore the countryside as the sun shines on the unfurling leaves and the emerging flowers light up the hedgerows... Read More...