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How To Take Care of Your Axe

How To Take Care of Your Axe

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Kit, Outdoors, Resources | No Comments




This is a short tutorial explaining the basics of how to take care of your Axe. Your Axe is one of your most important and versatile tools, and as such should be well looked after. With a simple bit of basic maintenance, your Axe will remain in a good safe condition and will hopefully last […]




FAQs – What do I pack for camping?

FAQs – What do I pack for camping?

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Kit, Outdoors, Resources, Uncategorized | No Comments




I am often asked by friends and people who are perhaps new to the outdoors; ‘what sort of things do I take camping’. So as part of the regular #RedMatter blogging challenge, I thought I would write a short piece explaining some of the more important basic items that you will always need; Without a […]




5 things I don’t leave the house without

5 things I don’t leave the house without

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Kit, Resources | No Comments




This is a quick post to talk about the top 5 things that I never ever leave the house without.. Whether simply going to the shop, to work or further afield, these 5 items are always with me. 1. Multi Tool Gerber BG Compact Nice compact small multi tool contains a knife, saw blade, screw […]




Interview with Richard Prideaux from Original Outdoors

Interview with Richard Prideaux from Original Outdoors

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Outdoors, Resources, Reviews | One Comment




As part of the regular #RedMatter blogging challenges I am involved with, I decided to interview Richard Prideaux for this article. Richard is the leading instructor and business owner of Original Outdoors based in Denbighshire North Wales which specialise in outdoor training and activities. Richard is a fully qualified Mountain Leader with Mountain Rescue Service […]




Effective Clothing Layers for the Outdoors

Effective Clothing Layers for the Outdoors

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Kit, Outdoors, Resources | No Comments




Layered clothing – the theory Much has been written and discussed over the years about the importance of using ‘Layered’ clothing system when facing the elements. It is clearly important to have a robust and flexible approach with the right clothing layers for extreme conditions, where there is a need for insulation, protection from wind/rain, […]




Buying Gore-Tex Army Surplus gear online

Buying Gore-Tex Army Surplus gear online

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 in Kit, Outdoors, Resources, Reviews | One Comment




This is a fantastic ‘guest blog’ post, which explains the tips and tricks needed when buying Gore-Tex (especially Army  Surplus gear) online. This has been kindly written by a true industry expert,  not just in marketing outdoor products online, but also with first hand experience of working with the direct sale of army surplus gear […]




Army Surplus Shops in Norfolk

Army Surplus Shops in Norfolk

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Resources, Reviews | No Comments




Boating Holiday on the Norfolk Broads and Army Surplus Supplies.. Whilst on a family boating holiday at the end of October 2013, and navigating around the beautiful Norfolk Broads, I managed to find and visit a couple of great local Army Surplus shops by chance. Independent Businesses ?  However this post hopefully will go further […]




US Navy Digital Camouflage – Resource

US Navy Digital Camouflage – Resource

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Resources, Reviews | 2 Comments




US Navy Digital Camouflage History; Towards the end of the 1990s, the US Marine Corps began looking to update their combat uniforms from the standard US military woodland and desert equivalents to new digital camouflage patterns. These new designs were not only envisaged to be more effective in terms of camouflage capability, but also apparently […]




My Favourite Rucksacks for Outdoor Use

My Favourite Rucksacks for Outdoor Use

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Kit, Resources, Reviews | 2 Comments




I am often asked why I have so many different Rucksacks – by friends, family and colleagues. So I thought I would explain this by summarising my favourite top 5 Rucksacks (in no particular order), whilst also hopefully touching upon my reasoning behind the different load carrying variations. Over the years there have been many […]




DAS25 Bushcraft Weekend

DAS25 Bushcraft Weekend

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Outdoors, Resources, Reviews | 3 Comments




One of my favourite surplus and outdoor suppliers, Denbigh Army Surplus recently celebrated 25 years in business, by arranging a wilderness adventure to say thanks to their customers and friends for their support over the years. So in conjunction with their local outdoor course specialists at Original Outdoors, they planned 25 hours in the wilderness with […]