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17 sacks of wood, all that was left of the tree

Using a Gränsfors Bruks Small Forest Axe to cut up a big tree

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Last year I chopped down a big tree that had been threatening to damage a neighbouring property. I also (a bit earlier) got my first axe, a Gränsfors Bruks Small Forest Axe, and a wood grenade. After a bit of a delay (a few months) I have now finished cutting up (into fuel sized pieces) what was [...]
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! [...]
Broken rubber band

I got it a bit wrong….

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I was camping in the Lakes last weekend (post to follow soon) and if you thought it a good idea to follow my guide on adding guys to the Frontier Stove Flue, don’t. One of the rubber lumps I used to insulate the guy line from the wire that is connected to the flue broke. (more…)
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 [...]
Frontier Stove chimney showing creosote build up

The Frontier Stove – using it for a week.

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You might think that there isn’t much to add to my last post on the Frontier Stove (or the many posts before it). You are right, there is not (see last posts for how to use) but there were a few issues we found when using it for this prolonged period. First of all creosote build-up, [...]
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 [...]
My darling wife, who is also cold blooded, enjoying the heat

The Frontier Stove – using it inside a tent

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Following from my first try with the Frontier Stove, and fitting it to my tent I thought I’d do a post on what it’s like using inside a tent (this time round we just tried it out with the tent pitched in the garden – I will do some more posts about using it for a weekend/ week etc). [...]
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