Around this time every year, we head into the woods to cook up an outdoor feast to celebrate midwinter, the forthcoming festive season and to toast the year past. This year we decided to focus on creating a liquid accompaniment to our feasting, something warming that celebrated the season, something that tasted like Christmas in drinkable form.Read More
Welcome to the Logbook; a place for us to share our adventures, outdoor knowledge and campfire recipes, along with insights into the way we make our products and the work we do around our woodland studio.
Nearly all our wooden products start their life as offcuts from the forestry work we undertake around the woodland we manage and call our home. Our Forester Folding Camp Stools are no exception; each one is hand made from durable, resilient European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) felled by us as part of our ongoing woodland management plan.Read More
Sometimes multiple events or situations culminate at just the right time to generate a greater impact than each individual moment could of by itself. One of those moments, which lead to the start of Miscellaneous Adventures is the tale of Dick Proenneke.Read More
It's become an annual tradition for us in recent years to celebrate the festive season by heading into the woods and cooking up a Christmas feast over the campfire. Read on for all the details our latest recipe maybe give it a go this holiday season.Read More
All around us here in the woods, autumn is making its presence felt; vivid green leaves are slowly yellowing, robins are singing their melancholy song, acorns are raining down from above and flowers have transformed into colourful, shiny alluring fruits.Read More
Every spring, the woodland floor around our little barn explodes in a riotous display of purple as bluebell flowers emerge from their slumbering bulbs, covering nearly every inch of earth. Although we’ve witnessed this spectacle many times it never fails to astound. This year we decided to mark the occasion by camping out in the woods during peak bluebell season...Read More
Yesterday was the first truly warm day of spring so far; In the evening I took a short walk around the woods, chasing the fading orange light and taking mental notes on the activity of the fallow deer, when I heard a crackling, popping sound coming from the canopy. I looked up and around, expecting to see a grey squirrel munching on the pine cones but none could be found. No birds either. What could it be?Read More
In 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.Read More
This year we headed into the woods for Pancake Day and ditched the classic sugar and lemon recipe in favour of a hearty sweetcorn, potato and cheese savoury lunchtime snack. We found this recipe online but omitted a few ingredients to make it easier to cook outdoors and added grated cheese because, well, cheese.Read More
As Christmas fast approaches and visions of anticipated feasting and merrymaking begin to fill our thoughts, we'd like to introduce you to our festive twist on the burrito, one of our favourite foods to cook outdoors. The Pheasantly Festive Burrito is a little like an entire Christmas dinner cooked over fire.Read More
This autumn has delivered the most riotous display of colour we have experienced since we moved into the woods. The weather at this time of year is typically characterised by deep areas of low pressure, all intent on ripping the leaves off the trees with their associated south westerly gusts before they reach their peak luminance.Read More
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.