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Swanndri Mosgiel Bushshirt

Review By Craig Johnson I have had my Mosgiel bushshirt since November last year and it has been out with me in all sorts of weather. I use it regularly when walking the dogs, camping, when out rabbiting et... Read More...

BCB: Fire Dragon Solid Fuel

Review By John Fenna “Fire Dragon” has been developed as an environmentally friendly solid fuel that is “cleaner greener and safer”, easy to light, safe to carry and usable in confined spaces. Made in Great ... Read More...

STUPIDLY SIMPLE: INSECT REPELLENT

Review By John Fenna For many people, in many locations, the summer months can be spoilt by the over eager attentions of biting and stinging insects. Most insect repellents available commercially contain... Read More...

Matt Simmons: Fieldcrafter-uk knife

I am always interested in bits of kit that are slightly different, and when I saw that the Fieldcrafter-UK knife had a spine thickness of 5.8mm (about a quarter of an inch in old money), a blade length of 9.75c... Read More...

Stryke Pants from 5.11

Review Stryke Pants from 5.11 By Andy Sargeant If you thought tactical pants were just baggy battle dress without the camo-pattern, you might have to think again. The New Stryke Pants from 5.11, Tactical ... Read More...

Lifesystems Firestarter Kit

Review By Tony Bristow Need a compact firelighting solution? This could be just what you're looking for. We've had the Firestarter kit for a while now and used it a number of times in different conditions fr... Read More...

Treehooks

Article By Tony I saw something on bushcraft uk a while ago that inspired me to sit down for a few minutes and make a few tree hooks, I think I'd seen them with a belt holding them in place but I figured th... Read More...

Our Stone Age Experience

By Naomi Walmsley “I awoke from a version of sleep to feel snow on my face! My only comfort was that snow meant the rain had passed. I had escaped from our cave, escaped from the only thing offering us any p... Read More...

Foraging for the beginner, Pt 2…

Article By Alan Smylie Part one can be found here So last time we touched on a basic introduction to foraging including why foraging is so rewarding, basic law and what you could call common sense wit... Read More...

Jack Pyke “Woodsman” folding Knife

Review Woodsman Folding Knife By Craig Birse-Johnson The woodsman is one of the smaller bladed folders from the Jack Pyke range of knives. What drew me to it more than the others was its interesting “wasp... Read More...

Wisport rucksack and pouch

Review Wisport rucksack and pouch By Mark Aspell Wisport is a very popular brand in its native Poland – and is yet to make its name in the UK. Wisport was formed in 1984 and as well as rucksacks and pouche... Read More...

How To…. Build a Bhutanese Bow

Back in August of 2012 at the BCUK Bushmoot I learnt how to make a Bhutanese Bow with Wayne Jones of Forest Knights. As far as I know Wayne is the only instructor in the UK running classes in making this type o... Read More...

JETBOIL: JETBOIL FLASH AND ACCESSORIES

Review Jetboil Flash and Accessories By John Fenna I have owned and used one of the original Jetboil stoves for many years and have found it a great bit of kit. Over the years Jetboil have allowed th... Read More...

Magic biscuits

Article Magic biscuits are a good simple way of helping to light your fire. There are a few ways of creating these from cotton wool balls dipped in vaseline to face pads soaked in wax. Items needed are ... Read More...

11 Ways A Condom Can Save Your Life

Article by Creek Stewart Including CONDOMS in survival kits is not a new idea. People have been packing them in mini survival kits for as long as I can remember – using them primarily as an expandable WATER... Read More...