Miscellaneous Adventures
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Logbook

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. 


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Making Wild Spirit Drinking Vessels

I’ve just finished making a small batch of our wooden cups and thought I’d share what goes in to the making of our Wild Spirit Drinking Vessels and Polaris Coffee Cups. These are our own versions of the traditional drinking vessel of the far north, the kuksa, guksi or noggin depending on where you’re from. We first encountered cups like this on a trek in the far north of Sweden; seeing hikers use these to scoop up icy water from mountain streams was one of the things that inspired me to pick up my axe and start making things from wood, eventually creating Miscellaneous Adventures.

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Drink Coffee in the Woods!

Coffee and the Great Outdoors are two wonderful things. Combine them and you get something truly magical. For that reason, we are very excited to now have our own ‘Woodland Blend’ available produced in collaboration with Swedish nano roastery, Conifer Coffee. We asked founder, Benny, to answer a few questions about coffee, nature and life. Read his answers here…

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The Forester Folding Camp Stool

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. 

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Making Copper Spoons - A Family Affair

Not only have we been beavering away refreshing our site and visual identity, we have also been working hard to add to our existing product range, designing and making new items to compliment our updates. The first in a fresh batch of wares featuring our new branding is particularly special; a beautiful camping spoon, hand made from copper by none other than Andrew's Dad, Anthony Groves.

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New Year, New Us.

A new year provides the ideal opportunity for a bit of a shake up. Capitalising on the feeling of rejuvenation and potential that a fresh batch of 365 days offers, we decided to use the start of 2018 as an excuse to give our website a complete overhaul. Read on to find out what's new!

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