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Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Blog Friday, 07 September 2012 13:16

When purchasing or replacing old or damaged kit it is not a sensible business decision nor is it value for money trying to scrimp and save on what often equates to only a few pounds difference by purchasing cheaper and often inferior items. We needed to replace some of our existing spoon carving and craft item tools and we wanted the best for our clients – so we went to see Ben Orford at his stand at the Wilderness Gathering a few weeks ago.

Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Blog Thursday, 19 July 2012 08:52

Back in March 2010 I bought a pair of Salomon XA PRO 3D GTX trail running shoes for work and over the last 28 months they have served me well in the woods, across the fields, on the hill, driving and general mooching around. Sadly it is now time to lay these excellent trail runners to rest and look for a replacement.

Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Blog Saturday, 14 July 2012 08:00

I was a little dismayed and to be totally honest upset to discover that my well used favourite tarp had several small holes in it, my Tatonka 2TC has certainly served me well and I estimate that I have slept under this particular tarp some 5-600 times over the last five years or so. Fortunately, or more likely due to thorough planning for such occurrences, I was able to break out the Tear-Aid Type A Fabric Repair that we keep in store.

Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Blog Friday, 13 July 2012 10:21

Our bushcraft boots have taken a real pounding this year, with the weather being somewhat inclement (to say the least) plenty of kit has had a good drenching and this obviously includes our boots. We have had some exceptionally hot days where we have been wearing bushcraft summer footwear but for the most part we have been wearing our Danner Jackal II GTX Mossy Oak Brush Hunting Boots which are Gore-Tex lined and totally waterproof.

Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Blog Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:00

There has been no doubt that over the years duct and gaffer tape has certainly had a part to play in our adventures out of doors. Recently we started to look for different products for a variety of solutions and to get them in stock before they were needed.

Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Blog Saturday, 25 February 2012 00:00

We have been using Nite GlowRings since 2007 and they are a tremendously useful source of light and last longer, are smaller and in the long-term more cost effective and environmentally friendly the chemical glow sticks.

Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Blog Thursday, 23 February 2012 00:00

We have recently discovered a very interesting chap called Tim Daw who produces some products with some bold claims that includes "Unbreakable Boot & Shoe Laces" and “Unbreakable Starter Cords”. Badger Bushcraft will be putting these products to the test and featuring the results on the Kit – Tried and Test section of our blog.

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