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...

Review: Armory Jacket from 5.11

The “Armory Jacket” is 5.11's new “casually smart” styled top of an almost classic design, made from a 60% cotton 40% polyester fleece fabric to give a good blend of warmth, toughness and practicality. The j... Read More...
Easy Hammock XL

Review: Easy Hammock XL

Review by Lucas Payton Hammocking is becoming a very popular alternative to using a tent for camping. The appeal comes from the ability to easily find a place to set up camp in areas where no flat ground is... Read More...