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Logbook — Life in the woods

Local wanderings and noticing the unnatural in nature

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Finally, after a week of heavy rain and strong winds the cloud and gloom began to lift around midday on Saturday. Torrential downpours the night before had created streams where there weren’t supposed to be streams and it seemed like a good time to go for a small explore, try out some new equipment.

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Magical Winter Light

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Although graced with only one dusting of light snow, this winter has, up to now, been filled with a number of beautiful cold and frosty days affording the keen photographer and naturalist with ample opportunity for inspiration.

 

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Campfire Classroom: Flint & Steel

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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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Woodland Woodcarving September 2016

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Our final Woodland Woodcarving Workshop of 2016 took place this past weekend in our usual semi ancient woodland setting. Bathed in warm,  late September sunshine the woods were fragrant with the smell of woodsmoke and subtle notes of autumn on the breeze.

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Misc Adventures x Millican Blank Canvas Rucksack

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Blank Canvas Pack

It's with great excitement that we can announce the launch of our 'Blank Canvas' rucksack made in collaboration with outdoors carry experts, Millican.

Our blank canvas conversation with Millican started over a year ago during the Keswick Mountain Festival. A few months later, we returned to the Lake District and Millican HQ for a weekend of campfires, cave exploration and hiking to help inspire us to develop a bag that best represented what we do here at Miscellaneous Adventures - the results of which we can finally share with you today.

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