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Not my favourite but I was not complaining when Ed produced this from his pack.

South Dartmoor with Friends and Aliens?

Had a few days off so bags were packed, water bottles filled and camera charged. Off to Dartmoor for four days, two and a half of which would be solo and the rest being a friendly rendezvous on top of Hookney Tor with Ed and Guy, two fellow bushcrafters! I wanted to explore the south [...] Read More

Tops Tibo on a silver birch. Showing the blade in detail

Tops Tibo Neck Knife Review

The kit I use is always changing but one aspect has stayed the same for many years, the bushcraft knife on my belt. It was a solitary knife, scandi ground, 4 inches in length and with this I did all my bushcraft tasks. It worked well, so well in fact the method of using one [...] Read More

Well done Ember Survival

100 Posts

Wow what a benchmark! With 2015 just around the corner bringing a whole new year worth of adventure we shall bring you all engaging trip reports, informative product reviews and survival opinion pieces. To kick things off we have redesigned our website, from now on all our content will be brought to you through our blogging [...] Read More


Into the Wild

Meeting up with friends on a remote tor, perfect weather, great views. What could go wrong? Full post coming soon…  

rock, me, jacket

Jack Wolfskin Rock Me Jacket

Soft shells are great versatile layers to have in your arsenal. This summer weight soft shell jacket by Jack Wolfskin offers the user a wide range of solutions to weather’s problems. Particularly suited for high energy hikes, commutes and acting as a super breathable mid layer. The Rock Me Jacket has a number of features [...] Read More

Classic Bushcraft

Some great outdoor education happening with us. Today we made hand carved spoons out of Willow. Classic Bushcraft!

A DWR is a hydrophobic chemical that repels water. It means the fabric does not get saturated with rain quickly which would affect breathability and performance of the layer.

Arcteryx Epsilon LT Hoody Review

Out on the hills, in the forests and by the coast we all need waterproofs. The layer that keeps the elements out, but the more time we spend outdoors we begin to appreciate that the weather is never normally bad enough to warrant wearing a full on hard shell (waterproof) but sadly seldom perfect enough [...] Read More