It’s been a while since I last used my Outdoor Kitchen Kotlich set (read about it here) and I’ve been looking forward to cooking with it again. To make it worse, reading recipes in my Kotlich cook book, on Trish’s blog and on sites like Campfire Magazine have really been getting my appetite going! After much deliberation about what to try next, I decided that I would cook up some mussels using the Kotlich. I thought this was a…

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  There has been a backstage star for lots of my outdoor cooking and camping posts this year and up until now I haven’t written about it… It’s not a sous chef, a helpful Sherpa or any other member of my entourage. It’s actually a really well designed set of cookware from Lifeventure, called Ellipse. The set comprises of a plate, bowl, mug, knife, fork and spoon. It’s one of those pieces of gear which I take with me on…

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  I’m calling it and saying summer is here. The evenings go on forever its only raining several times a week and some days are actually warm. Due to this change of season I’ve bought myself a brand spanking new (and rather posh) new barbeque. When it comes to barbeques, there is only really one brand that I associate with top of the range. That brand is Weber, so being a man who likes the finer things in life I…

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  I’ve just returned from an awesome mini camping trip to Padstow in my VW T4. I don’t want my van to be a full on conversion as I use it for carrying all kinds of stuff and don’t want to waste the space with sinks and fridges. What’s great about my T4 is that you can easily remove the rear seats and then have the entire rear of the van empty. The back of the van will then easily…

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  Last weekend I had a few friends round and we had a bit of a Kotlich party! I imagine you’re now wondering what a Kotlich actually is… Let me explain, basically a Kotlich is an eastern European cooking pot, which is hung from a tripod over an open fire (I’ve also seen people refer to them as Bograc, I think this is the Hungarian word for them). After getting a full Kotlich set from Outdoor Kitchen, I decided the…

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  I’ve just been packing for a couple nights away and thought I’d pop on here and write a quick post (mainly to brag) about my new Fjall Raven duffel bag. It’s made from their waxed fabric, called G-1000, which is mega strong and will definitely last me years. It’s straps are made from a really high quality and natural coloured leather. The way their made means you can carry it in your hand, over your shoulder or like a…

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  I’m a huge fan of outdoor cooking, I absolutely love it. It’s something about the added satisfaction and flavour that comes from preparing food in the great outdoors. Despite my enjoyment, I tend to get a bit stuck in a rut when it comes to choosing what delicacies to prepare; burgers, sausages, mackerel and steak, all tend to make a regular appearance. So recently I’ve been looking for new ways of cooking more interesting and unusual meals. I’ve recently…

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  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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  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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  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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