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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Make Your Own Wool Hat and Mittens

This is a tutorial on how to make your own wool hat and mittens out of an old sweater. It is easy, warm, and perfect to upcylce old wool sweaters, especially if you shrunk your favourite wool sweater like we did.

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The 5 and 10 C’s of Survival

The Five and Ten C’s of Survival/Survivability, are a solid base of essentials to build your bushcraft outdoor kit around. The items will provide some amazing insight in building your kit, buying new gear, and packing for new adventures. Showing you that we do not need much in order to survive.

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Seven Tips To Have Your Girlfriend Join Your Bushcraft Adventures

One of the comments we get a lot is ‘You are so lucky to be able to spend time outdoors together!’. Being outdoors is actually how we met – but that’s a whole different story. We know a lot of you guys go on adventures alone, or with friends, and that is perfectly okay. However, we often hear that you would like your significant other to join you! We totally get that. Sharing outdoors adventures together is so much fun, and can give a whole new dimension to your relationship. We got seven tips for you, that may help to encourage your girlfriend to go outdoors with you, and make such amazing memories together that she will beg you for more.

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Summer Gear

The sun on your face and a soft summer breeze. Your pack on your back, and new roads ahead. Counting countless stars. Evening talks with friends around the campfire. Summer is for adventures.

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DIY Modular Pack System

So we thought it was time for yet another diy project. This project started out while being on a quest for the one pack that does it all. Most bushcrafters and outdoors enthusiasts, like ourselves, are constantly searching for that one pack which is suitable for short scouts, day hikes, overnighters, and even a trip to the supermarket or local library.

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We Tried Living On Our Small Boat For A Week

In February we became the proud owners of a traditional small flat-bottom boat. Kind of a floating tent, which enables us to dabble into living on the water (again). To find out what it is like to live on this floating very tiny home, we decided to give it a shot for a full week. We take you along on how we pack our stuff and sailed away!

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Interview with Knifemaker Otso Alai

In this new category on our blog we want to share the story of small 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 first edition we will feature our dear friend David, from Otso Alai Knifes. You will find out  what a knife-maker looks for in his own knives, and the view on life of this mountain man.

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DIY Pack Basket

If there is one thing that screams outdoor adventure fun, it is a pack basket. In this tutorial we show you step by step, how you can make your own pack basket, or how to revamp your current pack by making new straps for it! You can go completely upclycled with this DIY or invest in some durable materials. Your starting point is a basket, and we will guide your through all the other steps. Read More

Psychology of Survival: The Danger of Comfort

We all have heard the clichés on comfort: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” and “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing grows there”. As with all clichés, there might be a truth hidden behind those words.

How interesting the effect of not saying yes to new adventures (in whatever shape of form) is, that is not the kind of comfort what this post is about. Although you might find some striking similarities between seat belts, forest fires and pursuing your dreams.

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Spring Overnighter Gear

Spring is here – Hurray for lighter packs! This is what we bring on a light overnighter.

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Our Favourite Bushcraft & Outdoor Books

Part of the fun of planning adventures, is the preparation. Reading, and looking at drawings and pictures, brings inspiration and valuable knowledge.

We share with you five of our favourite bushcraft and outdoor books.

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