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Review – Snugpak Jungle Bag

Review - Snugpak Jungle Bag The Jungle bag comes in two guises – the military and the civilian version named ‘Travelpak lite’. The design of the military bag makes it roomy enough and it adequately fitted... Read More...

Review Tilley T3 hat

Review of Tilley T3 A good, reliable hat, one that will keep off sun, wind, rain and snow, will not blow off, is tough, versatile, is made from (mainly) natural materials, easy to wash, is comfortable to wea... Read More...
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Trangia Triangle

Review - Trangia Triangle By John Fenna I have used Trangia stoves in various forms for many years (remember the red ones? I do!) in more settings than I can hope to recall, but including snowy mountains, d... Read More...

Hultafors: New range of knives

Review of Hultafors knives by John Fenna I have recently had the opportunity to try out some of the new “Craftman’s” range of knives from the Swedish “Hultafors” company, more famous in bushcraft circles fo... Read More...

Fishing Hook Tutorial

Fishing Hook Tutorial by Patrick McGlinchey First published 14/02/2007 Fish is a fantastic source of protein and the seas and inland waters have always been harvested by mankind. When living in the wilds,... Read More...

Five Hour Forge

Make your own forge by Mad Dave Previously published 05/04/2007 Well !! I got bored as I sometimes do... It was raining and Jules said "why don't you go make something in the shed?" What a good idea !! So ... Read More...

Knife Handle Tutorial

Knife Handle Tutorial by Rapidboy First published 15/02/07 It's about time i put together a little knife and sheath making tutorial. This is not the only way to do this but it works for me and hopefully i... Read More...

Jompy Water Heaters

Review of the Jompy Water Heater by John Fenna The Jompy is a simply amazing water heater designed and patented by D Osborne of Troon, Scotland. Originally designed for use in developing countries wher... Read More...

Sheath Making Tutorial

Sheath Making Tutorial Rapidboy previously published 21 Feb 2007 This article follows on from the Knife Handle Tutorial. I always start by making a template, you can use paper but cardboard of a similar... Read More...

The Science of Fire

The Science of Fire by British Red Part 1 Making Fire Ever wondered why if you blow on a candle it goes out, but when a blacksmith blows on a forge it gets hotter? Why when you light birch bark with a sp... Read More...
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Svord Peasant Knife

Review by John Fenna The Svord “Peasant Knife” is a tough little folder from New Zealand based on designs used in Bohemia and Bavaria a few hundred years ago, but still proving exceptionally practical today.... Read More...
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Bowdrill – Fire by Friction

I spent a great morning practicing fire by friction and I have since decided to put this together in order to help those of us who are wanting to learn or are still trying. Although the winter isn't the normal ... Read More...