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1018 brown squashy kangaroo leather barmah hat
Barmah Hat | 1018 Squashy Kangaroo Crackle Brown £64.95
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1025 Barmah Hat Suede Leather
Barmah Hat | 1025 Suede Hickory £49.95
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barmah hat canvas foldaway beige
Barmah Hat | 1057 Foldaway Cooler Beige Canvas £32.95
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black barmah hat, Australian leather hat
Barmah Hat | 1060 Bronco Black £49.95
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Redback Boots | Original Brown UBOK
Redback Boots | Original Brown UBOK from £99.95
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Redback Boots | Original Crazy Horse UBCH
Redback Boots | Original Crazy Horse UBCH from £99.95
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Redback Boots | Soft Toe UNPU
Redback Boots | Soft Toe UNPU £104.95
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Redback safety boots brown USBOK
Redback Safety Boots | Brown USBOK from £99.95
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StrikeFire Fire Starter - Large
StrikeFire Fire Starter - Large £10.95
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StrikeFire British FireSteel Ferrocerium Road
StrikeFire Fire Starter - Medium £7.95
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Strikefire Spork Stainless Steel Knife Fork Spoon
StrikeFire Spork - Stainless £7.95
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Titanium Spork Strike Fire Knife Spoon
StrikeFire Spork - Titanium £10.95
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Zebra Head loop handle pot 10cm
Zebra Loop Handle Pot Auto Lock 10cm £16.95
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Zebra Loop Handle Pot Auto Lock 12cm
Zebra Loop Handle Pot Auto Lock 12cm £19.95
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Zebra Loop Handle Pot Auto Lock 14cm
Zebra Loop Handle Pot Auto Lock 14cm £21.95
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Zebra Loop Handle Pot Auto Lock 16cm
Zebra Loop Handle Pot Auto Lock 16cm £25.95
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Bush Telegraph 2017

Wild Edible Of The Week - Week 3 - Good King Henry

February 22, 2017

Botanical name : Chenopodium Bonus-Henricus Common name : Good King Henry   Physical appearance : A medium sized perennial with large, finely toothed, triangular leaves. Edible parts : Leaves and stems. Best places to find : Roadsides, cultivated ground Time of year : The leaves and stems can be picked all year round. The stems may become "woody" in texture, later on in the season. Serving suggestions : The leaves and stems can be prepared like spinach or asparagus - boiled quickly until tender then served with salt and melted butter. The leaves make a flavourful addition to salads. NB - Please be sure you know what you are picking. Many plants look similar to one another and many can...

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How To Get Unlost in the Wild!

February 14, 2017

At some point during any good adventurer's journeys, they will become lost. In an urban environment, this is rarely a problem, just switch on the GPS on your phone, buy an AtoZ (if you can still remember what this is) or ask for directions. In the woods, mountains, deserts and plains, these solutions may not be available to you. So if lost in the wilderness, what should you do? When travelling and exploring, it is always highly recommendable to carry with you, a decent topographical map of the area you are travelling in, and a good quality, reliable compass. These will generally solve 99.99% of your navigational needs. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, equipment can be lost or broken. Additionally, landscape...

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Wild Edible of the Week - Week 2 - "Horseradish"

February 14, 2017

Botanical name : Armoracia Rusticana Common name : Horseradish   Physical appearance : A medium sized perennial with large, slightly toothed, wavy, dock like leaves. Grows up to 3 foot in height. Edible parts : Roots - Most likely you will need a spade as the roots can be buried fairly deeply.  Best places to find : Roadsides, railway embankments, waste ground. Time of year : All year round although older plant roots get "woody" and loose their nutritional value and pungency/flavour. Ideally this should be harvested in late Summer. Serving suggestions :Ideally, the roots should be extracted intact and then peeled to reveal the white inner flesh. Once, finely grated, this can be mixed with cream and powdered mustard...

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Wild Edible of the Week - Week 1 - "Sweet Cicely"

February 07, 2017

Botanical name : Myrrhis Odorata Common name : Sweet Cicely, Sweet Chervil, Roman Palnt Physical appearance : A hairy, branched, perennial, growing to approximately 4-5 foot in height. Its leaves are fine, leathery and exude a mild aniseed scent when crushed. The flowers are large white umbels which look similar to elderflowers. The seeds of the Sweet Cicely look like miniature cucumbers and are very good eating as they are crunchy with a sweet and sour flavour and contain lots of vitamins. Edible parts : Flowers, leaves, seeds Best places to find : Grasslands, side of paths, river banks Time of year : May to August Serving suggestions : Cook succulent leaves and flowers in a Tempura style batter or...

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Camp Fire Lighting For Beginners

February 02, 2017

As anyone who has spent any time in the wild will know, fire is probably one of the most useful tools available to the outdoor adventurer. With a fire you can stay warm, cook food, boil (sterilise) water, keep predators at bay, keep insects at bay, make tools, make medications, signal and so much more. Different circumstances call for different fire structures and arrangements. Knowing what type of fire works best, in a given situation, can be very useful and potentially life saving. SO... The secret to any good fire is the following formula, which is also known as the triangle of fire. For a successful fire, you will need to bear in mind the following elements: Oxygen+Fuel+Heat = Fire...

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Ten Great Knives For Bushcraft

February 01, 2017

What is the best knife for bush craft - the one you have with you! It may be an old adage but it is a good one. Ultimately, most knives will do many useful jobs, but are some better than others - of course they are! It just depends on what you are trying to accomplish. For example, you wouldn't use a small penknife to baton wood. Equally you wouldn't use a machete for fine detailed work (although it is possible). It's always best to use the right knife for the job. So, with regards to bush craft and choosing a bush craft knife, it is important to think about what type of tasks you may need to complete with...

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How To Choose The Perfect Bush Craft Knife

January 23, 2017

There is no such thing as the perfect bush craft knife. Bush craft is an understanding of the natural environment and how to thrive within it. When you understand this, the nature of bush craft, you will gain a better understanding of the tools needed to accomplish various "crafty" tasks. In the meantime, I will try and explain the various options considered to be suitable knives for bush craft and field tasks. What does my knife need to be able to do? A little imagination is needed here. Which tasks will I be trying to accomplish with this tool? Think about all the common tasks that you will be undertaking with your knife. Some common bush craft tasks include :...

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A Guide To Stealth Camping

January 23, 2017

What the heck is stealth camping? When most people think about camping, images of fields of white caravans and tents, arranged in a closely knit grid with people, melting ice creams, pets and children running amok. However, camping does not have to be like this. Over the past 20 years, a new style of camping has gained momentum. Stealth camping, also referred to as wild camping, is when one goes into a "wild" or deserted location, far from the madding crowd. Once there, one pitches one's tent, hammock or other shelter and proceeds to enjoy nature "al fresco", as it was meant to be taken in. This sounds great in practice but wild camping poses certain practical problems, which need...

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Hard Tack - The Ultimate Survival Food - What is it and how to make it?

January 10, 2017

A Guide to Hard Tack   Hardtack is a dried survival food with an extremely long shelf life, making it ideal for long term storage. Hardtack, also known as Ship's Biscuits, Tooth Dullers, Pilot Bread and even Worm Castles is a traditional survival ration that was widely used by explorers, prospectors, the military and the navy. In one form or another, hardtack has been around since pre-Egyptian times or even earlier. Hardtack is, very simply, a dry, unleavened bread that is extremely easy to make and store. Traditionally, hardtack would have been made of just two or three ingredients ; flour, salt and water. Sometimes, just water and flour were used. From these ingredients, a dough would be formed and...

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Top Ten Foods For Camping, Hiking and Bush Craft

January 10, 2017

BOIL IN THE BAG OR BROIL IN THE PAN?   So, you have found your ideal campsite, the shelter is up, your fire is going, it's getting cold and your getting tired. Time to recharge the battery, with a restful sleep on a full belly. But, one important question remains, what shall I have to eat!? Roughly speaking, you will normally have two options - a ready meal (also referred to as an MRE (meal ready to eat)) or freshly prepared food. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Preparing ready meals usually involves adding boiling water or heating food up in a packet. Yes, it's quick, yes, it's convenient but it will rarely be as tasty, satisfying or nutritious as...

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