Monday, 17 March 2014

Kit clear out

To purchase or for more information please email Prices include second class postage.


Beretta Mod 92 FS Air Pistol - £130
Carabiner Kit - Climbing grade carabiner with length of paracord, pry bar with nail puller, p38 can opener, small pliers, 9 led torch, duracel led torch and two spy capsules. - £17

Packs and Pouches

Other Arms Rucksack - £20
Leather Handmade Tobacco Style Pouch - £10
3 Handmade Leather Pouches - £3 each or 3 for £6


Leatherman Charge TTi - brand new - £105
Bark River Knife - £65
Handmade Bushcraft Knife - Woodlore clone with kydex sheath - £50
Leatherman PS4 Multitool - £22
Gerber Evo Multitool - £28
Buck Folding Knife - £15
Schrade Folding Knife - £15
British Army Clasp Knife - £15
Folding Locking Knives x 4 - £8 each or 2 for £12

Shelter and Sleeping

Campri Summer Sleeping Bag - £10
Military Poncho - £10


Crusader Cook Kit - £25
Crusader Mess Tin - £15
Kidney Shape Cook Kit - £10
Dutch Army Cook Kit - £10

2 for £10 - £6 each

58 Pattern Water Bottle and Cup
Desert Camo Army Pouch
Hand Carved Wooden Spoon
Army Mess Tins
Hydration Drink Tube
4" Cast Iron Skillet
0.5 litre Platypus Collapsible Water Bottle

2 for £5

Pair of Folding Mugs
Army Decon Box
Maya Sticks
Maya Dust
Pair of Bungee Cords
Draper Multi Tool
2 Paracord Keyrings with Carabiners and Mini Tool

Thank you for looking.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Give Away

I am going to run a give away through November for a brand new Ribz gear vest after my review back in May.

To enter the competition I would like a post about your personal day kit and an overnight kit.

Entries can be on blogs or YouTube just put a link to this post and email me a link to your entry. This will count as two entries.
Also for anyone who does not have a blog or YouTube account you can email me entries at with entries which will count as one entry. 

Many thanks, Ben. 

Thursday, 24 October 2013


Just to inform I am still around, broke my wrist in August and still in a cast so not getting out much but as soon as possible I will be back out and posting.
Will try to get some posts up soon.

Thank you, Ben.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

What it's all about

I will be using this post as an entry to Mike's competition (strat2206 on Youtube)

I carried the Emberlit stove as I did not want an open fire and used a cotton ball, birch bark and maya stick to light.

I use long sticks with the Emberlit stove so it can be kept burning by pushing the sticks into the stove.

I boiled milk in the Pathfinder cup and made porridge.

Set up the hammock and although the tarp was carried it was not used.
I use a simple set up for the hammock of two tree straps and whoopie slings on the tarp.

Boiled up some more milk to make hot chocolate.

The kit I carried:
Ribz system
DD Tarp
Bahco Laplander saw
Mark Hill knife
Pathfinder bottle and cup
Oilskin pouch with tinder and firesteel
Emberlit stove
First aid kit and mosquito repellent
Cordage for tarp set up

Thank you for reading.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Ribz review

Recently I was offered the chance to try out Ribz.

After trying Ribz I can say they are great!
The Ribz system can be used as a day kit alone or used for essential items on an overnight camp so when you arrive at camp you can drop your pack and wander off and still have all the essentials to hand which I found excellent.
The Ribz system is really well designed and what I really liked is the accessibility to everything as you are on the move even if you are carrying a rucksack with the system. 
Also on a day hike I was virtually wearing all my kit so the weight was very well distributed making very comfortable walking throughout the day.

Pathfinder bottle and cup with stove ring carried easily in the pouch.

First aid kit is always close to hand using the Ribz.

Here are the Ribz being used with a rucksack, can still wear the hip belt with ease.

Tools and fire lighting kit in the other pouch. Great items to have to hand. Having your tools to hand is great and with the Ribz you do not have to have them on display.

I used Ribz on day hikes to carry all my kit which included:
Bahco laplander saw
Firesteel and tinder kit
Water bottle and metal mug with stove ring
Snacks/Trail mix
First aid kit

Another great thing about the Ribz is having your first aid kit to hand which I think is essential when in the outdoors and especially when using sharp tools.

I also used the Ribz system when fishing which I found great as I had everything on hand for a change so was not stuck looking through my pack for scissors or something else that I can never normally find.

I have very kindly been given a promotional code for the Ribz which will give a 50% discount to my readers which will reduce the Ribz to just $29.95, shipping to Europe I believe is usually $25 so using the code will not only gain you free shipping but also save a few pounds. 
The promo code is 'ribzilla' and can be used up until June 10th 2013

I would really appreciate if you could give Ribz Facebook page a like in the following link -

Found Ribz a great company to deal with and the customer service is excellent.

Thank you for reading.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Fire cooking set up

This set up is how I cook with a billy can over a fire

This is a very simple set up which works excellently because the billy can be moved so easily and you can higher and lower the pot very easily which is great for boiling water or simmering rice and many other things.

Thank you for reading!

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Woodland day trip

Spend the day in the woods today so here are a few pictures from the day. There are a lot of bluebells coming through at the moment which is very nice to see.

Carved some tent pegs using my knife made by Mark Hill.

Hammock and tarp set up.

There was no rain through the day but I put the tarp up as there was a strong wind which the tarp stopped perfectly.

Fire was lit with the firesteel using birch bark and some fatwood.

Thank you for reading!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Bushcraft overnight kit

My kit contains:
Tarp (3x3 meters)
100% wool blanket
Knife made by Mark Hill
Bahco laplander folding saw
Fire kit 
Pathfinder bottle and cup with pathfinder stove ring
Millbank bag for water filtration
Hand carved spoon
First aid kit

My fire is held in a oilskin pouch and contains fatwood and birchbark and also holds my firesteel.

My cook kit is the Pathfinder bottle and cup. I also carry the stove ring even when cooking on the fire as the cup cannot be suspended over the fire so I rest it on the stove ring to prevent the fire and coals from being smothered.

With this kit I use the 35 liter Berghaus Munro pack

Thank you for reading.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Woodland day out

Planned a day out fishing but I packed the hammock and tarp, a stove and some pans as I knew we would be near some great woods.
After a good days fishing I headed to the woods and made fire to cook a fish I had caught.

Boiling water for tea in the MSR seagull pot

Brown trout caught on a spinner

Also cooked some bacon..

Stove set up carried but not used

Let the fire burn for a little while before packing up and heading home!

Thank you for reading.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Mountain walk

Here are a few pictures from a walk today. In total the walk was 2.58 miles

I did not make fire or take a stove and I had the tarp and hammock with me but they were not used today.

Thank you for reading.