bushcraft gear


A night out near the Mer de Sables near Poligny.

Got to use the micro-tarp, and once again, the titanium DX stove proves itself to be a brilliant investment; used twigs to cook my dinner, pine-cones to fuel it as a fire-can, then meths for my morning brew.

The tarp was easy to rig, too.

Temperature dropped to around -2C; didn’t realise how cold it was until I noticed that the sandy ground had frozen solid, along with my discarded tea-bags from last night.

Grateful for goose-down, fleece and silk sleeping-bag liners.


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Tog24 compression base-layers: These get the thumbs-up; shop around online and get them for around £7 a piece - and not £35! They replace old-school thermal tops, and do a much better job as a base-layer, keeping you dry and warm under a soft-shell jacket. Unlike my old thermals, these dry out fast. Not entirely sure about the marketing-speak about compression-vests enhancing muscle-strength and endurance, though. They’re antibacterial, so shouldn’t stink up readily. I suspect Frank Castle wears these…


Quick recycle project .

Recycled Dental floss container .

Once empty the handy pocket sized container was sprayed black with added cyflect glint & glow marker .

Hunter orange nano cord with a central mono filament fishing line keeps cord neat and tidy ready for instant use using the in built floss cutter .

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Bushcraft Survival Black With Integrated Fire Starter

You never know if and when you may find yourself in a survival situation. If that happens, you simply need to have proper equipment with you. Bushcraft Survival Black is a sturdy and strong knife with a 1/8-inch  (3.2 mm) thick blade.