Coleman Powerhouse Lantern Review – Two Mantles are Better Than One

  The Coleman Powerhouse Lantern is a 2 Mantle Lantern that is simple to use and cheap to fuel. I just can’t think of lanterns without imagining Cornish mines and miners, that’s why I decided to take my new Coleman Lantern down to a local mining engine house to test it out. If you were a Cornish miner over 200 years ago, you’d have loved to of got your grubby mitts on one of these beasts; Powerhouse is a very…

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The Zippo Venetian Lighter – A Classic

  Some products are synonymous with a brand that makes them: Jeans – Levis MP3 Players – iPods Sunglasses – RayBans If I said lighters then I’m pretty confident that I know what you’d say… Zippo! I’ve always loved Zippo lighters but have never actually owned one, until now! My admiration for Zippo lighters started a fair few years ago, when I was a young lad in Scouts. The Scout leader had a silver Zippo that he would start by…

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5.11 Tactical TMT A1 Torch Review – Big Things In Small Packages

  As I always say great things come in small packages (I’ll let you insert your own joke there). The 5.11 Tactical TMT A1 fully conforms with this proverb and is a whole lotta torch crammed into a small package. When I ordered it I pondered over what made it tactical and wondered why everything I had read about it had been so positive. Upon it’s arrival my queries were quickly answered. The TMT A1 is all the torch you…

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A Guide to a Couple of the Different Types of Knives

  If you look in camping shops or the big knife shops like The Knife Warehouse you soon realise that the variety of knives is enormous. Throughout my years of camping and larking about outdoors I’ve acquired a fair collection of knives and a fair bit of (the greatest weapon) – knowledge. I thought I’d impart some of my brain power on you readers and explain the many features and uses of some of the many different shapes and sizes…

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Kelly Kettle – Over a Hundred Years In The Making

  I first saw a Kelly Kettle at a rock festival, I remember being wowed by the simplicity and brilliance of it’s design. I gazed across our groups camp, looking enviously on as the Kettle’s owner boiled water with ease. So what is a Kelly Kettle? To find out the answer we need to travel back in time over a hundred years to the 1890’s to Lough Conn, County Mayo in Ireland, where a young farmer and fisherman called Patrick…

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