When it comes to ferro rods/spark sticks/firesteels – call ‘em what you will (except fire steels - they are for use with flint!) I have found that there can be a huge difference in performance between ferrocerium rods from various manufacturers.
You can now get tickets for the fabulous BushMoot we're following the successful format from last year and we've also secured the site for extra camping days if you would like to come earlier and /or stay longer.
I've been using the Caldera Cone for a few years now and it really has been an excellent, super efficient, clean and ultralight, the only downside has been the length of time to cook and the limitation of only being able to use Meths. Enter the Titanium Sidewinder TiTri!
Thermarest - NeoAir All Season
I wasn’t sure what to expect when the parcel turned up with Thermarests NeoAir All Season, reviews of other models have ranged from excellent, to leaks to rustling like a crisp packet - this wouldn’t be too bad as my snoring usually manages to mask most other noises.
Many of us who practice bushcraft are interested by primitive trapping, but can this mean we fall foul of the law?
To my mind one of the most telling tests of someone’s bushraft ability is whether they can consistently provide food for themselves in the wilderness. A significant part of that ability is going to be knowledge of effective methods of taking birds, mammals and fish as food.
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 of bow.