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...

Making Charcloth

A great little article from Mad Dave showing just how simple it is to make some charcloth... Hi Dudes and Dudesses This tutorial is just a quick one on making charcloth as I was making some today and the ... Read More...

How To…. Carve a Collapsible Pot Hanger

When I first started venturing into the world of bushcraft I got into carving spoons and bowdrill sets. It's like a rite of passage with most bushcrafters to crack these skills. As time went on I began to explo... Read More...

Web-tex Steel of Fire Survival Match

Review By John Fenna Pretty much everyone here is familiar with ferro-rod “spark sticks” or “fire steels”, and a 12mm fire steel is at the heart of the Web-tex Steel-of Fire Survival Match. The beaut... 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...

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...

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...

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...

Cartridge Case Matchbox

DIY - Cartridge Case Matchbox by MartiniDave Ever since I first saw the cartridge case matchbox in Ray Mears Survival Handbook I’ve rather liked the idea. Being a shooter empty 12 bore cartridge cases are v... Read More...