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Then I climbed down a bit to start the cut

Big tree

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DO NOT COPY ANYTHING I DID IN THIS POST. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! I am at this moment writing this with Tales from the Wild Wood (BBC 4) on in the background (yes that’s right; I schedule posts), and Rob is chopping down one of the largest trees in the forest (#3). I feel a little sympathy for Rob as [...]
The Wood Grenade in use

Wood Grenade

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For my 100th post I wrote about my new axe, at about the same time I got a Wood Grenade from my brother (& his wife and their son) which I must write about (mostly in support of a post I hinted at here which is coming in a few days). The Roughneck Wood Grenade is a splitting wedge, which is all I [...]
Fun in the woods!

Great Weekend!

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We have just had a warm, sunny, fun filled weekend! On Saturday, during a spring clean we were able to sit our for a late breakfast in the garden, on Sunday we went out to The Lookout at Bracknell for a day of science (I bought another pocket microscope…….. (more…)
Drying out our boots

November Camping

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I haven’t written much about the Frontier Stove for months now, or my army bell tent, and that’s because there hasn’t been much to write about. That said I went away camping with friends in the Lake District the weekend before last and got to experience the wonder of a heated tent! [...]
A log on a workbench split in two with several wedges

Got wood [2]?

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In my last post about getting wood ready for winter (albeit a bit late in the year) I mentioned I hadn’t got the wood fully chopped up. I now have and wanted to show off this photo I took after successfully splitting a log using wedges I’d cut from the two smaller logs with a survival knife. I did [...]
A pile of free wood

Got wood?

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It’s that time of year when the nights are drawing in and it’s getting colder in the mornings. OK, so we have just had a week that was drier and warmer than most of August, but if this was a normal year we would all start thinking about those long nights at home, and if we were lucky enough we’d [...]
The finished article

The Frontier Stove – Adding Guys to the Flue

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  UPDATE: Don’t follow this guide (see later post). As mentioned in my earlier post one of the things that the Frontier Stove Flue is seriously lacking is a way to guy it down. I put the guys described here on our flue and used it (the stove/ flue) for a week in North Wales during good-ish summer [...]
Grilliput Fire Bowl, heating marshmallows

Fire Bowl

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I have been pretty bad at putting up new posts recently, and as such I have loads to write about. One of the shorter articles is about my new Fire Bowl. I got one of these for my birthday, used it on my last trip (6 weeks ago?) and had to write about it. If you are not familiar with fire bowls then [...]
Our tent, resplendent with chimney

The Frontier Stove – using it for real!

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  Ok so I have written a few posts about setting up the Frontier Stove, finally we come to using it on a real camping trip with a real group of people, including young children (toddlers and babies).   In short there is a bit of a knack to using it and it could do with a few more mods, but it [...]
Frontier Stove

The Frontier Stove – First use, review and opinions

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The most cost effective stove on the market today (at least that’s why I bought one) the Frontier Stove by Camping Solutions is perfect for someone who needs a portable wood stove for occasional use. It comes with easy to follow instructions but they do fail to mention one important thing you need [...]
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