Gear Review – Winter Boots 2016/17

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I decided to write this review because of all the hassles I’ve had finding a pair of Winter boots which can be used both in the bush and in an urban setting. Price-wise they’re medium range. Last year I bought a pair of Lidl snowboots for 20 Euros and the sole and upper separated within […]

Winter 2016/17

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This year we’ve got the harshest, most wintery winter we’ve had for many a year. Real snow for several months, Arctic temperatures and bitterly cold wind. The world is white, white, white. Life changes when all is snow and ice. Even walking is different, and driving more so. We haven’t seen temperatures above zero for […]

Bushcraft Magazine Autumn 2016 issue

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Alright, so I’m a few months late in posting but this issue of the magazine is still available from the Bushcraft Magazine website. This issue features a forest horror story of mine entitled ‘The Stag’. The editor, a great man, Steve Kirk, is featured on the cover. Sign up for a subscription.

The Dead South – In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company

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Starting 2017 with a song…. The perfect tune for Red Dead Redemption

Bushcraft Magazine Summer Issue

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I’d completely forgotten to post this – Bushcraft Magazine‘s Summer Issue features a couple of pieces by me. There’s a how-to-make a Valaska, a Carpathian shepherd’s walking axe, and another true forest horror story. Order a copy or, better yet, subscribe for a year’s worth. It’s the best magazine on the subject out there.

Back in the Bush for the Rut

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It always takes me a while to re-adjust to living in the “back of beyond” (as my friend Dominic calls it) after returning from the UK. The best way, I find, is to spend as much time at the house as possible and go out every day into the forest, or for long country walks, […]

Yamaha 1700 Roadstar

yamaha roadstar 1700

I haven’t ridden Feisty, my Aprilia Pegaso Mk1, for a while due to overheating issues. I’ve been so fixated on getting Vlochka, My Land Rover Discovery, into working order for long distance travelling that I sort of neglected my motorbike this year – which is a major shame because it was a scorching hot summer. […]

England Trip (Wilderness Gathering) 2016

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Wow! What a cool little adventure. In the last couple of weeks my kids have slept in a hotel, a converted stables/barn, a tent, a hammock, a modern detached house and a ship’s cabin. They’ve eaten in restaurants, in the kitchen of a 400 year old thatch-roof farmhouse, on a patio, in fast food joints, […]

Carpathian hill forest meadow

carpathian meadow

After a bout of moaning, winging and complaining that I always cut her head off in photos when she models clothes for me, I decided to give my long-enduring wife her own blog post. This is a beautiful meadow we chanced upon by accident in the hills outside the village after unsuccessfully hunting for mushroom […]

Batik added to my clothing collection

batik clothes drying on line

I’ve now added Batik to my clothing line – dyed natural fabrics and textiles. It’s quite a fun process and there’s an element of surprise to how it turns out. Each item is utterly unique. You can check out the line here –Batik design clothing Keep coming back as I’ll be adding more and expanding […]

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