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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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If you have any question, contact Bushgear Outdoors on 01795 534343.

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World's Best Emergency Fire Starter - Made in the UK

April 24, 2017

StrikeFire Firesteel - The Most Reliable Fire Lighter in The World! StrikeFire is a UK company, which currently manufactures several products for the outdoor market. Its primary product is the StrikeFire firesteel, available in large and medium sizes. These firesteels have been on the market for approximately three years now and have accumulated quite the following, in a relatively short time. These humble firesteels are European made, from the finest quality ferrocerium stock, so can not be beaten for quality, ease of use and ultimate reliability. These are not cheap, Asian made knock offs. The ferrocerium stock is made from the purest, finest grades of magnesium, steel and other misch metals. Once formed, the stock undergoes precise heat treatment, in...

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Wild Edible Of The Week - Week 10 - "Dandelion"

April 24, 2017

Botanical name : Taraxacum officinale Common names : Dandelion, Dents de lion, Pis en lit, Physical appearance : A hairy perennial with roughly toothed leaves which grow from the base of the plant. The plant features hollow stems and grows to between 5 - 40cm in height. Its flowers are large and golden yellow in colour, They are made up of many fine petals. The word dandelion actually comes from the French "dents de lion" which literally translated means "teeth of the lion", a reference to the shape of the leaves. Once the flower has matured, it transforms into a white fluff ball, made of individual seeds, which pollinate via the wind.  Edible parts : The plant is edible in...

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Wild Edible Of The Week - Week 9 - "Hawthorn"

April 18, 2017

Botanical name : Crataegus monogyna Common names : Hawthorn, Haws, Mayblossom, Maythorn, Quickthorn, Bread and Cheese. Physical appearance : A shrub that grown up to 8 metres in height and spread. Features green, glossy leaves, growing out of spiny branches. Its  flowers are white or sometimes have pink tones and are strongly scented.  Edible parts : Leaves and berries. Best places to find : Favours woodlands, hedges, scrublands and down land. Time of year : Best harvested in April and early May. Serving suggestions : Use in green leaf salads, jellies (to bulk out other fruits such as strawberries etc), sauces, syrups and puddings. The leaves and berries can be eaten directly from the plant but the berries, in particular,...

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Barmah Kangaroo Leather Belt

April 10, 2017

If you want the strength and durability of a nylon duty belt but want something a little smarter, which is also appropriate for an office or evening environment, then look no further than the new, genuine, kangaroo leather belts from Barmah (of hat making fame). Made in Barmah's own factory, these belts are made from one of the toughest leathers on the planet - genuine kangaroo leather. Due to its superior toughness, the leather can be thinned down to a greater extent, meaning it is more malleable. This means it is more comfortable to wear against the body, without sacrificing longevity. The belts age beautifully, developing a great patina and they are extra supple, compared to most leather belts and...

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Wild Edible Of The Week - Week 8 - "Morel Mushrooms"

April 10, 2017

Botanical name : Morchella Esculenta Common names : Morel, True Morel, Sponge Morel, Common Morel Physical appearance : The morel features a distinctive cap which resembles a cross-section of a honeycomb. The deep pitting is a distinguishing feature which differentiates true morels from false ones. The stem is white to pale yellow whilst the cap is pale brownish cream and can include grey tones. The cap and stem form one continuous chamber. Edible parts : Stem and cap. Best places to find : Favours sandy soils, usually under broad leaved, hard woods. Can be found in pasture land, old orchards, woodland clearings and recently burnt arable or forest land. Time of year : Best harvested in early Spring.  Serving suggestions...

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How To Catch Food in the Wild - Basic Principles Of Trapping

April 05, 2017

In short term survival situations, feeding yourself is unlikely to ever be a priority. Adult humans, in average physical condition, can last weeks if not months, on very limited food supplies. The body stores energy in the form of fat and muscle. In times of limited food and energy supplies, the body breaks down muscle and fat to release the energy stored within. Obviously, this can not go on indefinitely but statistically, most survival situations are resolved within 72 hours. Longer term survival situations, or if you're simply trying to live off of the land, may require you to actively pursue sources of fat and protein for sustenance. If this is the case, then there are several ways to go...

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Wild Edible Of The Week - Week 8 - "Sea Beet"

April 03, 2017

Botanical name : Beta Vulgaris Common names : Sea Beet, Wild Spinach, Sea Spinach Physical appearance : A perennial growing up to 1 metre in height. It has shiny, fleshy leaves which are available throughout most of the year. Its flowers consist of tiny green blooms in long leafy spikes. Edible parts : Leaves, flowers and roots. Best places to find : Easily found in the UK on coastlines, dunes, sea-walls, cliffs and shingle banks. Can also be found in other temperate environments. Time of year : Best harvested between April and October. Try and pick the big, fleshy, leaves from the bottom of the plant as well as the younger shoots from the top. The larger leaves will "squeak"...

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The "Explorer" Gene - Is adventure in your blood?

March 22, 2017

Having recently gone to a talk hosted by ex-para and expedition guide, Levison Wood, we felt inspired to look into the mechanisms that drive us to discover, innovate and explore. According to the latest genetic and sociological research, the human drive to "get out there" may well be driven by our DNA, as well as by necessity, evolution and logic.  Speaking roughly, there are currently three main theories, which help us understand the human proclivity for travel and exploration. The first is based in genetics, the second is based in the development of the human anatomy and the third is an amalgamation of the first two. Let's look at the genetic argument first. Researchers have isolated a gene called DRD4...

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The Best Survival Tools - Our Top 5

March 21, 2017

This had been a very long running debate in the world of bush craft and survival. Many would agree, that a knife is of primary importance, but beyond that, there is little consensus as to what needs to be carried. Naturally, this will be a case of each to his/her own. We believe however, that there are five items that are of absolute, paramount importance to wilderness living/survival. In other words, we believe these items to be practically indispensable. 1) Knife - The oldest and probably the most useful tool a man can own. Can be used for hunting, fire making, fishing, tool making, building traps, building shelter, clothes making and so much more. 2) Water vessel and baskets -...

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Wild Edible Of The Week - Week 6 "Sweet Violet"

March 21, 2017

Wild Edible Of The Week - Week 6 - "Sweet Violet" Botanical name : Viola odorata Common name : Sweet Violet Physical appearance : A low growing downy creeper with rounded green leaves and violet, white or blue flowers. Edible parts : Flowers, leaves and stems. Best places to find : Gardens, scrub land, hedgerows, woodland edges. Time of year : Best harvested between March and May. Serving suggestions : Works best as a flavouring for various food stuffs including sponge cakes, rice puddings and wild game. Other uses : Flowers can be dipped in egg whites then dipped in granulated sugar. Once dry, they can be added to salads, puddings and main courses to add interest. NB - Please...

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