Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Sunday, 4 November 2012

NCWR jacket and a chilly camp

Tried out both the NCWR jacket and the NOMAD jacket from TACUP Gear at a recent Bushcraft meet... I under estimated the cold though, so was a bit chilly on the night (stupidly left my Swanndri at home and an extra blanket... Thankfully the second night was a bit warmer!
I did however manage to use the NCWR jacket as en extra sleeping bivvy.. (I zipped it up and put it over the lower half of my body survival style!).. Which worked a treat.
I'm going to make some mods to the jacket which I will post up later.
Need to figure a better sleep system out.. Time for a Jervens bag I think!!


Thursday, 11 October 2012

Navajo bread recipee

to make approx ten.

600g strong white bread flour (plus extra for dusting).
1 heaped teaspoon sea salt.
2 heaped tablespoons of baking powder.
1 teaspoon caraway seed (my ingredient).
6 tablespoons olive oil.

mix flour, salt, baking powder and herbs in a large bowl (use a fork). Make a well in centre, pour in some olive oil & 150ml warm water.
Use fork & bring in flour from the edge.
Add more water if it is too dry..
Wet hands & make a ball of dough.
Dust hands & on a clean surface knead dough until it's smooth and elastic (5-10 mins).

Dust dough with flour & cover then leave to relax..
Divide dough into equal amounts, oil hands & squeeze to flatten.. Dust as you go.
Turn twist pat and slap them (each one should be 1cm thick!

Cook for a few mins.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Pimp my carry

A few mods to my bergen! Simple, but a nice touch I think? The medic patch is inspired by the BCUK thread.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Rapidboy Kydex sheath and Mora Triflex

Had seen this guy's work on the forums and such. Highly recommended work,.. I had contemplated doing the kydex myself ' but to be honest, this takes some beating, not too expensive either!

I also fancied the Triflex Mora coupled with this sheath, would make a great long term combo.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

New products from Tac Up Gear of Sweden

Recieved some new goodies in the post from the tac up guy's recently! Their product range is really coming along nicely... A huge following on facebook, along with military, Airsoft community, bushcrafters, and M90 camo fans.

First up is the new (Large) Stuff sack... A nice waterproof  M90 camo bag, with adjustment straps and a sweet luminescent tag. I've used mine to hold my Snugpack sleeping bag. I much prefer it to the Snugpack one which was very thin and a bit to small for my liking.. Also, I can fit my bivvy bag in the tac up gear bag along with the sleep bag! Check it out!!

Secondly they also included a pair of their 'Thule' winter gloves. These are real nice and warm and served me well at work in the recent miserable cold weather we had! Gonna add them to my extreme cold weather kit I'm building up!

They also sent me one of their Shemagh's (if you don't know what one is you must be reading this blog by accident!). And one of their Signal Mesh panels.. I think our resident army map instructor at the Bushcraft meets might be interested in this product? I will post up a nice pic of him pretending to be lost at some point!!

All in.. I'm very impressed. Nice gear at great price! Just wish they would start making the trousers again!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Interesting shrooms from last Autumn/Fall

I'm guessing the top one is a field mushroom, the yellow one's are (I hope) false chanterelles.. And the bottom one is a red cracked bolete!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

I love my Swedish Army Trangia!!!

I'm going to leave this post open to try and show how versatile this great piece of kit is!!
I now own two, a stainless and an alluminium version... The windshield on the stainless model acts as a wood burning hobo stove. And I have just learned a neat trick for using a kettle! Pics to follow!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Mora Mad!


Love this Mora, and picked up this nice Sami style sheath a while ago.. Just did a bit of wet form to get it to fit, and got rid of the horrid oversize finger guard. Now it fits like a glove, and makes a cool sound when you sheath it! I don't suppose the colour combo is everyones taste' but I don't care!
I am on a mission to get all bushcrafters to give up on expensive stupid knives and by a Mora/Hultafors instead!