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Campfire Classroom: Flint & Steel

Posted by Andrew Groves on

Introducing the Vulcan Steel Striker! Until the advent of the self-igniting match, the flint and steel method would of been the most convenient way of lighting fires both in the wilderness and in the hearth at home. Our strikers are beautifully hand forged by skilled blacksmith Alex Pole. Here we show you how to make char cloth to use as tinder to get your fire started.

 

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Tap the Sap!

Posted by Emma Hughes on

Birch sap collection in billy can

n spring, as a tree awakens from its dormant winter state, water and nutrients begin to pump through the sapwood as sap. These nutrients are sent to the buds enabling them to unfurl and thus begins the process of new growth for that year. In this post we'll show you how to tap a birch tree for it's sap and how to make beer with the results.

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Campfire Classroom - How to make a fire in the great outdoors and leave no trace

Posted by Andrew Groves on

Campfire classroom

The orange glow of a happy little campfire warms the heart and mind as well as the body. Food can be cooked, water boiled, clothes dried, cold nights are made comfortable and fears are soothed. Being able to make a fire is an essential outdoor skill and luckily it’s also an easy one, provided you approach the task with the right frame of mind. We’re going to show you how and when we light campfires on our travels and perhaps more importantly show you how to put one out and leave no trace.

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