Tag Archives: Bushcraft Equipment

Antler handled fire steel.

Antler handled fire steel.

This blog is a simple “how to” on pimping up your fire steel by replacing the plastic handle supplied with a more in keeping antler handle. This idea is certainly nothing new but hopefully some clear concise info in a step by step guide will inspire you to get more natural materials into
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A personal view on kit and bushcraft.

A personal view on kit and bushcraft.

There’s no denying that well made, field tried and tested, outdoors equipment is a very important part of a bushcrafters’ set up and well-being when out and about. Personally, it’s only the equipment, materials and items that would be most difficult, repetitive, unecological or
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Woodsman’s Coffee

Woodsman’s Coffee

The origins of the ever popular campfire coffee has its roots right back in the early harvesting of wild beans and then cultivation in Ethiopia from where it spread across the middle east. By the 15th and 16th century there were numerous coffee houses across the region with the drink even being in
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Working with wool

Working with wool

Its that time of year again when the wool garments stop being something that simply performs excellently and unobtrusively and really shines as a star of woodland clothing!
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Penknife care

Penknife care

Joker penknife in need of some care In this blog we will be taking a look how, with a little time and care we can rejuvenate a penknife. Keeping our tools in good condition makes them safer and more of a pleasure to use, and will help extend the longevity of the tool in question […]
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Cleaning your Cast Iron Cookware (3 of 3)

Cleaning your Cast Iron Cookware (3 of 3)

Keeping it all ship shape In this series of blogs we have looked at how we can transform our cast iron cookware from something that looks fit only for the scrapyard into something we could happily cook on, to seasoning it and the benefits of doing so. In this third and final blog we will be lookin
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Seasoning Cast Iron Cookware (2 of 3)

Seasoning Cast Iron Cookware (2 of 3)

It’s the season In my last blog we had a look at how we might rescue a neglected and rusty piece of cast iron cookware in the form of a paella pan. This time we will look how we can take that another step further and season it. Seasoning your cast iron cookware need not be complicated [&hell
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Restoring Cast Iron Cookware (1 of 3)

Restoring Cast Iron Cookware (1 of 3)

Look after them and they will provide a lifetime of use, improving with every meal you serve from them, neglect them though and they soon deteriorate into a rusty mess. All is not lost though as cast iron cookware is a hardy product and even the most neglected of rusty cookware can be revitalised an
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Making an ice Chisel

Making an ice Chisel

Over my last couple of blogs I  discussed the importance of water and some of the various methods that can be employed in its collection. In our discussion on securing water there was significant mention of the benefits of using an ice chisel over an axe. Over the following  pages I intend to ta
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Rawhide Lacing

Rawhide Lacing

In this blog we are taking a look at making our own rawhide lacing. There are many types of binding that all perform differently to one another from both flora and fauna sources, making them more suited to specific tasks than others. The time of year may also be a factor to their abundance or [&hell
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