We sharpen our tools in one of two places, at home or in the field. At home we can use large bench stones and a fancy set up to get exact angles and excellent results on our edges. In the field it is a different story entirely, where even finding a flat surface can prove challenging. The Fällkniven FS4 Flipstone is a field based sharpening tool. Let’s take a closer look.Read more
With the colder weather around the corner why not get ready for it now?
Clothing is always a little bulkier and heavier in winter, this is something you have to accept. Even if you can spend a lot of money on the lightest and warmest items you will still be carrying more weight than when in warmer conditions.Read more
Nettle tea makes a delightful beverage that has medicinal properties. I head to an area which is away from roads, dog walkers and disturbance in order to find the healthiest nettles. I also consider what is beneath my feet when sourcing the best plants as if the soil is in good healthy condition then the plants will all the better for it.Read more
I suggest you be personal witness to this wonderful display deep in the woods, sitting still and looking long. Nature reveals its high drama all around you and rewards slow steady movement with glimpses of raw wild life. British woodland in spring is the time to head outside and be a part of it all.Read more
The Esee PR4 is a stunning piece of equipment that immediately catches your eye with a micarta handle featuring deep sculpted grooves and a blade finish that is certainly out of the ordinary. I have had the privilege to be using such a sought after knife out and about over the past few months.Read more
For extreme cold, nothing beats a mitt and having all your fingers sharing warmth produces an atmosphere in which your hands are protected in the most testing of environments.
In northern Lapland I was glad I packed my Hestra Helags Sr Mitts as the temperatures were always below freezing and on occasion dipped as low as -20°C. The Helags Sr are a well made mitt consisting of a piled wool terry loop liner, which is removable and a durable goat leather palm and fingertip area. The back is covered with a cotton polyester which can hold a wax finish.Read more
Venturing abroad with outdoor pursuits in mind can be a daunting affair, especially if you are planning on hiking or camping away from major tourist areas and towns. Bushcraft and Finland fit together perfectly but here are some helpful websites that might assist in planning your own adventure.Read more
For many, the pull of seeing the Northern Lights is the only reason to venture this far north. In Finnish Lapland that was to be an unspoken wish that I was keen to have fulfilled, but was certainly not the only desire on my list and nor would it matter one bit if it didn’t come true.Read more
Fällkniven is an internationally renowned Swedish knife making company which started in 1984 and has grown to be a very technical and respected brand. Today they are producing some very high end knives and sharpening tools which are highly sought after. Here is my Fällkniven F1dz Review.Read more