Traditional Beer Steins

  I love trying new beers, It’s literally one of my favourite things. I very rarely go into a watering hole and don’t check out the new or unusual beers that I don’t recognise. It’s this variety and selection that converted me from being a boring lager drinker; constantly picking the same beverage, to an experimental ale enthusiast. The best place to go and sample new and exciting beers is without a shadow of a doubt a beer festival. They…

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The Flexible Neck, Utility Lighter From Zippo

  I thought I’d write a quick little review of one of my new pieces of outdoor gear. It’s Zippo’s Flexible Neck, Utility Lighter, this long limbed beauty is the answer to many a tricky fire starting situation.   As the name suggests its main selling point is the almost 5 inch long bendy neck between the lighters body and the flame tip. This make the lighter so much more useful than a regular lighter. Difficult to light BBQ –…

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The Last Week In Photos – Fishing, Food & Falmouth Week

  After last weeks post, I thought I’d do it again and put up another quick write up of last week’s highlights. As part of Falmouth Week the Red Arrows came to Falmouth, they did an outstanding display of their aerobatic talents over the harbour. We sat down by the sea wall, legs dangled over the edge with a bottle of beer in one hand and watched the spectacle. As we were watching we wondered, actually how close were they…

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Kotlich, Cider & Mussels

  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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Lifeventure Ellipse Cookware

  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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