Five thousand, three hundred years ago Ötzi, also known as the Ice Man, died
at 10,500 feet in the Ötztal Alps, which divides Italy and Austria.
The 1991 discovery of this mummified neolithic time capsule y... Read More...
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 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...
'Hawk' from Nite Watches
I got the Hawk from Nite watches a couple of months ago and got it on my wrist straight away, first impressions were good, big, tough and very easy to see ... Read More...
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...
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
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...
Quick Cheap Pocket Stove To Make
First published 10/06/2005
This stove costs virtually nothing to make and needs no special skill.
1 old shoe polish tin
1 Pr scissors
1... Read More...
How To Make A Flat Pack Wood Burning Stove
First published 21/02/2007
I saw some plans to make a flat-pack wood burning stove on another site. It looked interesting, but flimsy and complicated.... Read More...
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
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...
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
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
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...
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...
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...