Natural Apothecary A Field Guide

The last couple of months we have been working on something for you, to bring along on your adventures. Something that fits inside your pocket or pack. Something that will allow you to enjoy the outdoors even more!

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Winter Kelly Kettle Breakfast

Come along on our winter breakfast adventure. Where we show you the newest additions to our outdoor cooking kit: The Kelly Kettle Trekker and the Kelly Kettle Scout. And share a nifty way how you can raise the Kelly Kettle off the ground, to prevent the ground from burning.

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DIY Hobostove

We are always checking out gear and don’t mind spending some money on quality materials for our outdoor activities. There are so many talented makers who are specialized in designing and fabricating of all sorts of quality products. Products that we are happy to use ourselves.

We do however get a lot of satisfaction in making our own gear with reclaimed materials from thrift stores, army surplus or just plain garbage. Not to make a better product than available anywhere, but just to practice our own skills.

So that’s exactly what this short photo tutorial is about: Making something out of materials at hand. Our beautiful planet is filled with garbage so we might as well reclaim some of that and put it to good use.

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Make Your Own Burn and Wound Salve

As a bushcrafter you know how powerful mother nature is, but your probably also know how sharp your knife can be, and how hot the handle of your coffee pot can get above the fire. We have all been there, those nasty cuts and painful burns. You never know in what kind of situations you will end up with in the woods, so it is a no-brainer to have a proper first aid kit in your pack at all times! Natural remedies can be perfect to help to speed up the natural healing process. This burn and wound salve will be a perfect addition to your (natural) first aid kit. In this post we show you how you can make it yourself!

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Interview With Brian Trubshaw from Journeyman Handcraft

In this new category on our blog we want to share the story of craftsman and -women, the story of inspiring people that make a change in this – somewhat- strange world. We want to give you a peak into their lives and crafts, so you can get to know them more, and pick up a trick or two!

In this second edition we will feature Brian Trubshaw, owner and creator of Journeyman Handcraft Ltd. You will find out the story behind Journeyman Handcraft and we will share with you a traditional looking pack with all the comfort of a modern one!

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Happy Holidays!

A festive message for you from us!

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Gear Breakdown

What do you carry when you are out and about? This is a question we receive very often! In this post we will break down every part of our gear with you. Explaining all about the what and why.

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DIY Buck Saw with a Swiss Army Knife

When spending time outdoors, having a saw around is incredibly useful for building shelters and cutting fire wood. A buck saw is a saw you can easily make with very little tools and materials. In this tutorial you will find step by step instructions to make your own buck saw. Read More

Bushcraft Library

Even though nothing beats experience, books can be a valuable asset to your bushcraft arsenal. To get inspired, to help you to identify plants, to get lost in a story. In this post we share with you our ‘bushcraft library’. Books we gathered through the years to expand our knowledge, books filled with ideas and useful tips.

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The Art of Fire Making

One of the joys of camping in the colder weather is getting warm by the campfire. Sharing stories, drinking hot chocolate, cooking – or just get mesmerized by the best television show there is; fire! In this post we will share the essential ingredients of the art of fire making, different ways to get your fire lit and various campfire building methods. Let’s get into it!

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