testing the grip of the terrific tongs

Terrific Tongs – Make your own

In this time of isolation we're forced to do our bushcrafting at home, so if you have the opportunity to have a little BBQ or cook something over the fire maybe some handy Tongs will help you with both. A pair of tongs is one piece of cooking kit that I ne... Read More...
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...

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...

LifeSaver Liberty Bottle

First impressions Cool bottle, great colour, look stable and feels robust. On the flip side, it's fairly big and it might be more complicated than I first assumed. I had a false start with the LifeSaver liberty bottle, I'd taken it with me on a walk in... 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. Th... 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 somet... Read More...

Review: The Art of Fire by Daniel Hume

The Art of Fire by Daniel Hume Who doesn’t want to learn more about fire? if there is anyone I'm not sure I know them! Fire is one of those magical things that comes with being outdoors, it’s the past present and future all rolled into one, it helps create... 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...