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. 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...

Toddy – Moderator

I'm Toddy. I joined the forum way back in 2005. A while afterwards, when Tony asked me to be a Mod, my immediate response was, "Are you sure ?", because I certainly wasn't. I wasn't some wonderfully active and ... Read More...

Mark Aspell (Buckshot)- Moderator

My interest with nature and the countryside started in my youth as my first position was as a Gamekeeper. I still remain a keen sportsman and I combine my interest in keeping traditional country skills alive wi... 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...

What saw is good for you?

What saw? by Dave Budd Whether it’s as mundane as cutting firewood or as involved as building an entire camp, there are lots of times when a saw is a vital piece of equipment to the bushcrafter. This is a sho... Read More...

Review: Lixada wood gasifier stove

Bargain stove or money down the drain? by Lee Clarke After perusing the depths of the internet to fill another hole in my outdoor kit I stumbled across the world of wood gasifier cooking stoves. Long story ... Read More...

Burning the right wood

So which woods are good for burning, and which aren't? We often have a range of wood that we can burn and because we don't know how different woods burn we tend to just burn anything, hopefully, this article w... Read More...

Review: Nordic Pocket Saw

As with most cool bits of kit that arrive in the office for review they are received with excitement, and an eagerness to get out and play with them (that can be interpreted as taken out and used very construct... Read More...

Review: Casström Woodsman Knife

The knife I have most recently had to try out is the “Woodsman” Knife designed by Roger Harrington (of Bison Bushcraft) and produced by Casström in a “custom collaboration”. The “Woodsman” is one of Roger Ha... Read More...