/r/BushcraftUK

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What's your experience with bushcrafting and ticks in UK woodlands?

I imagine in particular when building and sleeping in shelters one ends up catching a few.

What's the solution?

6 Comments
2024/06/19
04:56 UTC

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First days in the bush.

Hi. I'm planing to have a 3 or 4 days in the bush, but not so far from my city. Dry food i have enough and a fishing lake near by. i'll cook water from the lake before drinking. A tent, foam matress and sleeping bag i have too. I'll ride my bike so i can have more stuff with me. I'm ayming to pratice some bushcraft skills. Any tips og what to take with me? I live in Oslo-Norway.

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2024/06/19
04:40 UTC

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Where can I buy this knife (Dog's Head Red Spacer KA-BAR) in the UK? My uncle Harry had one very similar to this when he was a marine in WW2 and his wife threw his in the bin (with his medals) and I always wanted to get another.

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2024/06/19
01:51 UTC

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Can i fit a 182 cm long camping cot in a size 1 polis lavvu?

i want to buy a polish lavvu tent but there is only size 1 hat i can buy online. Would my camping bed fit? Its a simple vango hush campbed 182 cm long.

0 Comments
2024/06/11
19:17 UTC

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Outdoor morning coffee

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2024/06/11
04:03 UTC

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Natural draft furnace/micro forge/smelter

Small adobe smelter - I got a bunch of aluminium cans melted down in this and it literally only holds about three handfuls of charcoal at a time, a stiff breeze gets it white hot, but not quite there for copper (1085degreesC) it just sat there bright red. So I dismantled it and got some more clay based soil from a friend redoing his garden and will build a bigger one that can take one of those instant light lump wood bags, I’ll make a bag bellows (out of a bag for life) and get back once I achieve molten copper! Bronze axe head here we come!

2 Comments
2024/06/10
21:01 UTC

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Uk Multitool Legality

Hey,

I’m doing some camping / backpacking in the Uk.

I’m looking to get a solid multi tool which can be used for general use but also things such as sharpening marshmallow sticks etc.

Unfortunately due to uk laws there isn’t loads which are legal.

I was wondering if going camping / backpacking / hiking provides valid reason for carrying a bladed object outside of the maximum “legal” everyday carry sense.

Also would the rules change if I’m wild camping and don’t have evidence that I am going to a campsite for example?

32 Comments
2024/06/07
18:08 UTC

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Tin can stove I made

I have been working on a hobo/gasifier stove for taking on camping trips in Scotland.

I like the idea because it means when camping in an area with access to dry wood you don't need to carry extra fuel.

Obviously there are several disadvantages such as soot buildup on cookware and lack of use without dry wood but I feel for such a cheap and lightweight tool it is worth carrying even as a backup or place to store dry kindling.

The stove consists of two cans, a standard sized bean can in the UK, and a smaller can (mushy peas!) slotted inside There are plenty of videos online showing how to make them.

After some tests I found the most effective fuel was either a tightly rolled coil of birch bark stuffed inside the stove or vertically stacked bits of pine, preferably with high resin content. A lump of resin can be used to get the stove going or act as fuel itself.

The burn times are impressive, I would highly recommend giving this a go. Apparently a thin layer of washing-up liquid applied to the outside of cookware helps with cleaning soot off after. A handful of wet grass can be effective for scrubbing.

I would like to try testing it with other fuels found in treeless areas but have not had chance yet, I doubt dried sheep shit and heather stems will achieve the desired effect.

6 Comments
2024/06/07
09:31 UTC

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First tarp and bivvy camp, slug problem

Hi guys, first night out with a tarp and bivvy bag last night! Kindly was gifted an alpkit hunka xl bivvy bag, which unfortunately isn’t a zip close bag. I rolled over about 3am to find a slug on my pillow, was quite a shock feeling on my cheek. Is this gunna be a frequent issue? Any tricks to prevent unwanted slimey friends? Or am i looking at upgrading as a prevention?

15 Comments
2024/06/02
19:32 UTC

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Stinging Nettle String Practice

Learning to make string from stinging nettle skin, this was my first time doing it after being shown briefly last weekend.

0 Comments
2024/06/02
14:45 UTC

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Monthly Commercial Content & Classified Ad Post

Use this thread for all commercial posts - business and personal classified adverts.

For classified adverts, please include your rough location (county or nearest town is fine). We recommend including links to photos if you are selling or offering for swap (you can host an image or an album on imgur.com for free).

For business adverts, please include the area you cover for services, your location if you have a physical store that people can visit, or any postal restrictions if you offer mail order.

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2024/06/01
00:05 UTC

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Family Friendly Gathering

I am wondering if there are any family friendly gatherings/ festivals around July. Would appreciate some help.

4 Comments
2024/05/31
18:10 UTC

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Campfire Q&A #2 | Who's the Better Spooner?

1 Comment
2024/05/22
17:13 UTC

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In this video I make a self supporting bench in the woods

I accepted a challenge by @sticksoutdoorsbushcraft to make a self supporting bench. I nearly bit off more than I could chew 🤣

https://youtu.be/8ZJ6rcxL-3I?si=irPryDkFW99UAWSq

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2024/05/22
15:32 UTC

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Parang/Machete recommendations

My old issued machete decided to give up on me today cutting some roots.

Does any one have any recommendations on parangs or machete brands or shops to get a replacement?

Not looking to spend silly money £50 tops.

TIA

7 Comments
2024/05/20
17:35 UTC

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Legality of practicing bushcraft skills/ carrying tools in public woodlands

I'm just getting into bushcraft and would like to practice some basics, such as:

  1. Making a shelter from deadwood and maybe moss/ leaves

  2. Setting up a tarp. Not going to sleep in it, just want to practice

  3. Using my ferro rod to start a fire. I will probably not actually make a fire, just produce the initial flame until it takes

  4. Practicing some chopping and shaving of deadwood to make smaller sticks and tinder

  5. Sawing some deadwood

  6. Searching for fatwood within fallen trees/ stumps if I can find a pine forest

  7. Making cordage with roots from fallen trees

I am also wondering what the rules are around carrying items (knife, saw, possibly small axe) which I would assume are not legal to carry in the street.

Obviously I would check the basics like ownership of the woodland and any protections/ designations it may have. It this otherwise all acceptable? I can't afford a bushcraft course right now as I am off work following an operation. Just looking to get active again and improve my mental health. I won't remove or introduce any biological material or waste from the area.

Cheers!

7 Comments
2024/05/20
08:36 UTC

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Ranger x2 - Vultur custom knives. 80CrV2, 5mm, cerakote, g10

0 Comments
2024/05/20
08:24 UTC

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Looking to seel some camping and prep equipment

Hi everyone,

I've been sorting through my equipment and supplies recently and have realised that I have way more stuff than I need along with things that I now see that is unnecessary to my current plan.

If anyone is interested in buying some of these things let me know. Most of the stuff either hasn't been used or has been used on a few occasions.

I can either send it or if you're local meet up to trade.

Give me a message and I'll give you a full list of items that I have.

EDIT: I'm adding the list here, I also have other stuff so if people want something specific just ask and I'll see if I have it

Eco rechargeable solar radio
A Robens outdoor cooking kit
Camping cutlery
5 foil blankets
10 emergency glow sticks
2 canopies
Container of waterproof matches
Fire starter
Compass
Small game snare traps
Hanging kit
Rope
Mini binocular
Water bottle
Torch
Rain poncho
Sleeping bag
A few different military bags, one is in the style of a duffle, the others are backpack style
A Swiss Army knife
A machete
I also got 2 crossbows and the equipment to go with, one’s a 1 handed one and the other is a 2 handed one

0 Comments
2024/05/19
00:06 UTC

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First woodcraft lessson

I gave my wife a quick lesson in carving and she's off running. She's on her second spoon today. I think she has the bug and finally understands why I've been disappearing every weekend.

5 Comments
2024/05/17
18:32 UTC

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I still believe a steel knife works best for creating sparks for a fire.

8 Comments
2024/05/16
16:16 UTC

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Looking for some great books about bushcraft

Drop them on the comments, thanks!

4 Comments
2024/05/16
14:48 UTC

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Dutch oven dessert tips

Can anyone recommend something good?

Ideally something pretty substantial that can be shared by a group.

Nothing too messy - I like a good cobbler at home but dread the clean up out of doors.

Apple dump cake sounds promising but all the recipes i found online specified “add a box of cake mix” which isn’t helpful.

4 Comments
2024/05/08
14:56 UTC

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Greetings From Alaska!

Hello friends from across the pond! I just wanted to pop in and introduce myself, my name is Chris and I'm 41 years old from Alaska. I did startup a bushcraft YouTube channel at the start of the year, but I'm not here to SPAM my channel all over your page. I just wanted to talk to other bushcrafters from other countries and see what I could learn and/or share.

I've been into the outdoors all of my life and bushcraft and survival have always been fascinating to me. Growing up we used to camp out in the woods in makeshift shelters, backyard tent campouts, we would check out library books and practice making different things before the books were due, ah the good old days! As I got older I never stopped playing in the woods. I've gone on hunting trips, hikes, worked some epic jobs that took me to parts of the state that few get to see and others pay BIG money to get to! Today I work a desk job but go play out in the woods as often as I can. It wasn't until the start of the new year that I finally started recording my adventures and sharing my bushcraft and survival knowledge with the world. But we also never stop learning, and that's why I am here.

I look forward to getting to know the lot of you! If there is any interest in checking out my channel please send me a PM or check my profile for a link. I won't post it here unless someone asks and it has been OK'd by a mod.

6 Comments
2024/05/07
16:57 UTC

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750 sub give away & a link to 15% off the bushcraft show UK tickets

https://youtu.be/IfcP3mUJrnE?si=c4yWP9UYgLHemknH

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0 Comments
2024/05/06
19:25 UTC

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Looking for and EDC multi tool

Hey,

I’m looking for a relatively cheap yet practical multi tool.

A few of the main things I’d appreciate are a blade for cutting wood (for example making marshmallow skewers etc), scissors, pliers, etc etc. Not limited to having all of them though.

While I will be primarily carrying this while on camping trips, I would like to have the option to legally carry it every day inside the uk. I know the laws can be quite strict on this which isn’t ideal.

Does anyone have any recommendations for what I can purchase to try and meet what I listed as closely as possible?

5 Comments
2024/05/02
20:10 UTC

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