Spring Overnighter Gear

Originally posted on Running with Sheep:
Spring is here – Hurray for lighter packs! This is what we bring on a light overnighter. Sleepsystem Thermarest Neoair Sleeping matt Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Not pictured: Nomad Sleepingbag, wool blankets and shelter Around the camp The Bushcraft Journal Candle Bankline Firekit Firesteel Fatwood Tobacco tin, containing:…

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Cozy Camp

I made it out for a brief stay in the eastern Ozarks this week.  The rain and cold came back just in time for my outing making it a little less comfortable than it could have been but I still enjoyed the time out. I chose to stay fairly low-tech with the exception of a […]

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The Stonebridge Folding Lantern

The Stonebridge Lantern; a classic, lightweight, packable candle lantern that was very popular once upon a time in the U.S.  The Stonebridge is an ingenious piece of design work as it folds almost perfectly flat for travel; like origami in tin.  Weighing in at only 11 ounces (.31 kilos) without a candle it’s a camp […]

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More Classic Camping

Complete Camping Cook Outfit for Only $6.15!  Get your’s today! I want to share a classic camping advertisement for the F. C. Wilson & Co. from the 1916 Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalogue.  Weighing in at 20 pounds it might be a bit heavy for backpacking but would be great for the car, wagon, pack-horse, […]

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Practicing Primitive Daily

Primitive is a loaded word for some people.  To me, it means simple and lacking industrial materials.  That’s not to say primitive cannot be complex or fine work; in fact, it’s often just the opposite.  Sometimes even, it involves recycling the detritus of the modern world, such as tire rubber for shoe soles. Looking at […]

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“Make yourself a wool bush shirt” my article on ‘The Bushcraft Magazine’!

Originally posted on Wild Tuscany Bushcraft:
One of my dreams  comes true! Last month I’ve written a tutorial on making a wool bush shirt and this article… has been published in the Autumn issue of “The Bushcraft Magazine“!!! Here are two shots of my last work. https://www.instagram.com/p/-hTbiqipJs/ I must really thank Edward O’Toole owner of Carpatian Adventure…

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Camp Stoves: Optimus 80

Continuing on with the theme of admiration for the classic camp stoves, here is a visual overview of the Optimus 80 / Svea 71.  No, they are not exactly the same, but are very close and share virtually all the same features.  For those interested in the early history of the liquid fuel camping stove, […]

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Camp Stoves: Optimus 8R

Just some eye candy of the Optimus 8R.  Battered, grungy, and well-used, much like it’s owner.  I really wanted one of these back in the mid-1980s.  Since I was bumming around and using air travel, I went to a butane cartridge stove instead.  For those interested in the early history of the liquid fuel camping […]

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