Uuni is the world’s first portable wood-fired oven and is a fantastic product. At ProAdventure we have catered for 30 people using one single Uuni 3 oven at a Tentipi Camp Gathering and fed 50 hungry kids with two ovens at our local school. Continue reading Feed the hungry hordes in seconds
The Maier Sports Outdoor Collection has been designed for those who love nature; made with perfect cuts for a perfect fit so you can enjoy the sun, wind, rain, grass, woods or mountains in comfort.
Choosing a bushcraft knife can be confusing in terms of what to spend, what you need and what you are getting. This article aims to clarify some of those questions.
The Tentipi Zirkonflex is a hybrid of the Larger Tentipi adventure tents and the enormous Tentipi event tents that seat up to 144. The Zirkonflex can be used closed like the Safir 15 and Zirkon 15 tents, but has 8 gussets and extra straps and attachment points to enable any number of sides from 3 to all 16 to be opened up to the elements.
If you have some basic competence with woodworking tools and a vice or clamping workbench you can re-handle an axe. It takes care and patience and, as always, working with tools can be dangerous. Consider the risks, not least dropping a razor sharp axe head on your foot. If you aren’t competent try asking a friend or a woodworker who is.
My woodwork is fairly rough and ready as you’ll see below, especially the last image which is a ‘how not to do it.’
This is a short photo blog of a snowmobile trip into the Swedish wilderness near Arvidsjar, camping out in Tentipi with Eldfell tent stoves at minus 25 degrees Celsius. Photos are by Lesley Carol of ProAdventure.
In September 2016 we took a trip to the Gränsfors Bruk axe foundry in Sweden to meet the people and see the axes being made.
We flew into Stockholm and stayed in the excellent Jumbo Hostel for a night before picking up the hire care and heading north to Gränsfors.
We were made most welcome and were put up in the old nail forge.
Gränsfors standard axe head samples which the smiths check their production against for quality and conformity.
Described by a friend as a cross between wearing armour and wearing nothing, I took the plunge last Autumn and ordered a pair in the outstanding Lava Red colour.
What it is – Fjällräven describe them very well…
Woolpower 200 thermal underwear is made from Ullfrotté Original 200 gram, a terry-knitted fabric and the thinnest version of Ullfrotté. The fabric is hard wearing and made of fine Merino wool, polyamide and most of all – air. The air in the fabric is really important as it insulates the heat that your body produces.
This was originally designed for the Swedish military and supply has been short as the Norwegian Army also ordered 5,000 pieces this winter. This is the material make up: Continue reading Tried and Tested Gear Review: Woolpower Ullfrotté 200 Merino Thermal Underwear
I was given a few pairs of these on a summer trip to Sweden about five years ago. It was my first Outdoor Academy of Scandinavia trip, where we used them for canoeing, walking, log rafting and indoor cross country skiing. Since then they have been my go-to everyday sock in Autumn and Winter for general wear at work when it’s a bit colder in the shop than usual. That doesn’t sound very outdoorsy I know, but they do get used for more adventurous things than going to work. I’ve used them for walking in the Denbighshire hills, canoeing and kayaking in cooler weather to keep my toes toasty and the occasional run. Continue reading Tried and Tested Gear Review: Woolpower 400 Signature Socks