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Light that fire

on Monday, 19 December 2016. Posted in Useful

Here's a link from Survival Intent to help you get that fire started wherever you are!

How to start a fire.

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Keep Safe with your BBQ's

on Monday, 28 July 2014. Posted in Useful

A seasonal reminder to be safe with your BBQ.  

Never use a BBQ in your tent or other un-ventilated space!!

Here is a warning poster we would like to share from UK Campsite:



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An underground Greenhouse for £200.

on Thursday, 07 November 2013. Posted in Useful

We love this idea.  An underground greenhouse (called a Walipini by Aymara Indians of South America) that extends the growing season by maintaining a warm environment.

We have a great idea for making the Walipini work in UK's smaller gardens and we'll be putting up some plans soon - stay tuned!

Walipini article from Tree Hugger (opens in separate browser window).



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on Thursday, 10 October 2013. Posted in Useful

In Britain over 100,000 worn tyres are taken off vehicles each day.  That's about 40 million tyres per year (half-a-million tonnes).  About a quarter are landfilled or stockpiled which of course is an environmental headache.

Here are a few ideas for re-using old tyres.

If YOU have any ideas just comment on the blog or send us a photo of your idea!

tireplanters tyre palms

tyre flowers

tyre planter

tyre flowerbed

tire roof


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Man Skills Part 1: Whittling

on Tuesday, 08 October 2013. Posted in Useful

A Beginner's Guide to Whittling (opens a new window) - our thanks

to Art of Manliness.

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Sustainable Homes

on Wednesday, 02 October 2013. Posted in Useful

If you are interested in Sustainable Homes then the link below will be of interest, a really well laid out report setting out the current landscape for energy efficient homes.

Thanks to Blue and Green Tomorrow for the reports.

The Guide to Sustainable Homes

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Why Green?

on Tuesday, 01 October 2013. Posted in Useful

An article from Huffington Post discussing how different colours influence our mood, our perceptions and our buying habits!

How Colour Impacts Your Life.

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Think Slim - is it possible?

on Friday, 27 September 2013. Posted in Useful

An article about Mindfulness and how it may help control eating paterns and other aspects of consumerism.

Mindfulness Over Matter (thanks to Living Green Mag and The Mindful Word)


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Cooking and Air Pollution - another good reason for BBQ's.

on Thursday, 19 September 2013. Posted in Useful

Here is a link to an article from Living Green - how to cut down the effects of pollutants during cooking.

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Biolite Grille now in stock

on Friday, 19 July 2013. Posted in Useful

Just to let you know, we now have the Biolite Grille in stock.  It's a great addition to the the Biolite stove, it clips on to the Biolite to make a really stable cooking surface large enough for two and it's very well made too!!


biolite grill birdseye shot2 web-lg

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Frontier Stove in Action

on Thursday, 18 July 2013. Posted in Useful

Here's our Frontier Stove up and running at Great Yorkshire Show, it ran really well and proved our most popular product.

greatyorkshireshow 2013 web 



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Fatwood Firelighters in action.

on Saturday, 18 May 2013. Posted in Useful

A short YouTube video of the Fatwood firelighters in action.

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Whale Song Art

on Saturday, 11 May 2013. Posted in Useful

Here's a link to a lovely website creating visual art from Whalesong - simply stunning.

Whale Song Art

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Responsible Tourism

on Tuesday, 16 April 2013. Posted in Useful

Hi, this is an article written by Sam Marquit, who is passionate about ecologically responsible tourism and how it can be applied to modern day travel.

Open Celebrating Eco Friendly Practices (.pdf file)

Download Celebrating Eco-Friendly Practices (.doc file with hyperlinks)




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