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Ten Natural Tinder Types and How to Prepare Them
Ten Natural Tinder Types and How to Prepare Them

Here we take a look at some of the most popular naturally occurring types of tinder that may be used when lighting fires with friction or with use a firesteel.

Would You Survive? Bushcraft Challenge Part 2
Would You Survive? Bushcraft Challenge Part 2

In the second part of the Bushcraft Challenge, find out how Matt is getting on whilst trying to survive from the land. This time he tests his hand at wild fishing and foraging hazel nuts.

How To Use a Millbank Bag
How To Use a Millbank Bag

In our latest “How To Guide” Learn how to use a Boonies Outdoor Millbank Filtration Bag effectively in a survival situation as shown by Bushcraft and Survival Expert, Al Murray.

Best Bushcraft Knife – Staff Top 10 Picks
Best Bushcraft Knife – Staff Top 10 Picks

We’ve asked ten members of the Greenman Bushcraft staff what the best bushcraft knives are in their opinion, along with a short description of why. What do you think is the Best Bushcraft Knife? Join in by leaving your comments at the end of the article. 

Getting Lost In The Wild
Getting Lost In The Wild

Should you find yourself lost in the wilderness there are some important skills that everyone should know. Bushcraft and survival expert, Al Murray covers exactly what you should do if you happen to “Get Lost in the Wild.”

Giant Hogweed | Friend or Foe?
Giant Hogweed | Friend or Foe?

Giant Hogweed – is it our Friend or Foe? Where did it come from? And why is it disliked by so many people? Find out some interesting facts with this short article written by bushcrafter and forager, Kris Miners.

The Bushcraft Challenge | Part 1
The Bushcraft Challenge | Part 1

After the first day and night, here, we have the first update from Matt on his yearlong bushcraft adventure. Will he make it all the way until September 2017? Only time will tell. We will have more updates on the Greenman Blog soon, so watch this space.

Bushcraft Start-up Kit for Under £100
Bushcraft Start-up Kit for Under £100

Bushcrafting on a budget has never been easier – thanks to the Greenman Bushcraft Start-up set. Our Budget Bushcraft Kit includes everything that you need to start bushcraft, and the best part is the price – you get a huge amount of kit for under £100 and FREE UK delivery, plus sign up for an account and you will also bank some Oaks Points for a future purchase. This is the BEST VALUE BUDGET BUSHCRAFT KIT that is available in the UK.

The Bushcraft Challenge – Survive from the Land for One Year
The Bushcraft Challenge – Survive from the Land for One Year

Matt Hopkins is attempting to live from the land and test his newly acquired bushcraft and survival skills for a full 12 months. Come rain or shine, thunder or ice, Matt aims live from the land using only his knowledge and limited list of kit. Follow his progress by reading our BLOG frequently.

Staff Picks – Kris's Top Ten Bushcraft Products
Staff Picks – Kris's Top Ten Bushcraft Products

Its part two of our staff picks top ten bushcraft products. This time Kris takes us through his own top ten products and as our longest serving member of staff, who is better to go over some of the great outdoor products that we offer – including a Millbank Bag and some different types of paracord!

Guide to Fishing with Nettle Line and Hawthorn Hooks
Guide to Fishing with Nettle Line and Hawthorn Hooks

You may have read our original nettle cordage tutorial some time ago – but here Al covers not only the manufacture of fishing line from stinging nettle fibres, but he talks you through how to utilise the naturally occurring hooks from the hawthorn to help you catch a meal in a survival situation.

Brambles and Their Hidden Uses
Brambles and Their Hidden Uses

Bramble (Rubus fruiticosus) is a widespread hedgerow staple, and one that offers a wealth of hidden uses for bushcraft, from fire lighting to edible parts other than just the blackberry. Learn more about the hidden uses of the Bramble as well as some of its mythology.

Staff Picks – Andy's Top Ten Bushcraft Products
Staff Picks – Andy's Top Ten Bushcraft Products

You may, or may not know Andy – but he is one of the main men around here at Greenman Bushcraft and our team of features writers have asked him what his TOP TEN pieces of bushcraft equipment are…. Here they are.

The Foragers Code
The Foragers Code

Learn the wild food code to help you stay safe whilst learning how to forage the weeds from your garden and the fruits from the hedgerows. This is an important Bushcraft Skill.

Wild Plum Vodka Recipe
Wild Plum Vodka Recipe

Don’t let all the wild fruits that you see on the way to work go to waste this year – make use of them by creating wild fruit Vodka or Gin with just a few easy steps.

Top 5 Shelter Building Survival Tools
Top 5 Shelter Building Survival Tools

Finding water and being able to build shelters from raw materials are two fundamental survival skills that every bushcrafter should know. This short article guides you through the most important survival shelter building tools.

Navigating by Nature – How to Find your Way in the Wilderness
Navigating by Nature – How to Find your Way in the Wilderness

Navigate through the wilds using the signs that nature left us – learn how to navigate by way of the stars, the sun and even the ancient forests found all around us. Natural navigation is a rare and fascinating skill to understand.

Making the Most of Wild Fruit
Making the Most of Wild Fruit

It’s summer and with the weeks of warmth we’ve had this year the fruits are nearly ready! Why not learn how to forage something new?

Warehouse Clearance Specials On Outdoor and Bushcraft Gear
Warehouse Clearance Specials On Outdoor and Bushcraft Gear

Are you looking for one-off deals, super low prices and sometimes FREE outdoor goods? Then you may want to join our new, secondary newsletter that deals solely with warehouse clearance goods to help us make way for new stock quickly.

Jack By The Hedge (Alliaria petiolata) - Foraging
Jack By The Hedge (Alliaria petiolata) - Foraging

Jack by the hedge (Alliaria petiolate) is a commonly found plant that attracts lots of questions when it first appears in the spring.  This sort article explains what this plant is, where it can be found and how it can be used in the kitchen.

Bushcrafting on the Sea Shore – A Weekenders Guide
Bushcrafting on the Sea Shore – A Weekenders Guide

With the spring months on their way, and the summer months to follow, now is the time to prepare for your bushcrafting holidays – and what better way to enjoy them than partaking in a spot of seashore foraging for 2016?

Foraging For The Pignut
Foraging For The Pignut

Join foraging and bushcraft expert, Kris Miners, as he explains to Greenman Bushcraft how to forage safely for the elusive and wild Pignut.

Can you Find the Hidden Pumpkin?
Can you Find the Hidden Pumpkin?

We thought we’d have some fun during the lead up to Halloween this year and launch an Autumnal competition! The question… can you find the hidden pumpkin? Click here to find out more.

Ethnobotany: What It Is and How It Has Affected Human Evolution
Ethnobotany: What It Is and How It Has Affected Human Evolution

Ethnobotany - a name we rarely hear, and often know little about, but one that has everything to do with bushcraft and learning about the nature that surrounds us. Here, with cover ethnobotany, what it means and how it affects our daily lives.

Bushcrafting in a Canoe - And the Top 5 Wild Foods to Be Foraged from the River Bank
Bushcrafting in a Canoe - And the Top 5 Wild Foods to Be Foraged from the River Bank

For many, a canoeing is an essential way of bushcraft, allowing us to blend seamlessly with nature as we travel through the waterways. This article explores some of the wild foods that may be foraged along Britain’s streams and rivers.

Poisonous British Fungi and Their Effects on Humans If Consumed
Poisonous British Fungi and Their Effects on Humans If Consumed

Not all mushrooms are edible – in fact, some are incredibly dangerous, causing alarming symptoms, and depending on the species – maybe even death. From the Death Cap to the Sulphur Tuft, discover what some of our native species will do if confused in error – take care when foraging!

How to Start a Fire Using Friction
How to Start a Fire Using Friction

Learning how to light fires with naturally occurring produce is a fundamental survival skill, and one that is possibly the most rewarding bushcraft technique of them all. This short article takes you through the step-by-step process of lighting a fire using the bow drill.

Preppers Bug Out Bags and Kits
Preppers Bug Out Bags and Kits

Now Avalible... our NEW B.O.B (Bug Out) Bags for Preppers!

Halloween and Bonfire Night 2014
Halloween and Bonfire Night 2014

We always celebrate the seasons, and this year our Facebook friends helpped!

How to Guide: Fitting a Handle to a Knife Blade
How to Guide: Fitting a Handle to a Knife Blade

Ever wanted to add your own handle to a knife blade? Here is how to do it!

Eight Common Pitfalls of Outdoor Survival
Eight Common Pitfalls of Outdoor Survival

There are eight common reasons why survival does not always go to plan - learn what they are here.

Top 5 Foraging Finds for Beginners
Top 5 Foraging Finds for Beginners

Foraging Nature's Secret Larder is fun and easy. Learn our top 5 wild food tips!

Northumberland Scout Group Hosts First Ever Leaders’ Bushcraft Meet
Northumberland Scout Group Hosts First Ever Leaders’ Bushcraft Meet

Are British Scouts turning to the ways of Bushcraft?

No Outdoor Survival Kit is Complete without Paracord
No Outdoor Survival Kit is Complete without Paracord

Looking for Wholesale UK Paracord? Greenman Bushcraft offer all types of 550 Paracord.

Fishing – The Bare Essentials
Fishing – The Bare Essentials

Fishing is a true art, one that is sometimes overlooked as a bushcraft skill.

Caring for your Bushcraft Knives and correct usage
Caring for your Bushcraft Knives and correct usage

Learn the Do's and Don'ts when using and caring for your bushcraft and survival knives.

Smore Recipe
Smore Recipe

Learn how to make S'mores, the Classic American Campfire Snack using all of your favourite sweets!

Delicious and easy bushcraft recipes
Delicious and easy bushcraft recipes

Why not try some wild food this year? Read our BLOG for some great new wild ideas!

Can we learn from America’s Great Outdoors?
Can we learn from America’s Great Outdoors?

National Great Outdoors Month was a huge success in the U.S.A, should we offer the same here in Britain?

Sleep under the stars this summer – Choose a hammock!
Sleep under the stars this summer – Choose a hammock!

Make this year’s camping trip a little different. Ditch the tent and try a hammock instead! Sleeping under the stars is a wonderful way to enjoy nature.

King of the Outdoors – or should it be Queen?
King of the Outdoors – or should it be Queen?

With the likes of Ray Mears and Bear Grylls constantly showing off their survival skills on TV, isn’t it time for a new female survival skills TV presenter?

Greeman Bushcraft Army Firesteel is the only summer accessory you need
Greeman Bushcraft Army Firesteel is the only summer accessory you need

Our new low-priced firesteels are just as good, if not better, than many of the well-known high-street branded firesteels, but ours have one BIG difference – the price! Up to 80% lower.

Be Prepared – how children are ready to love the outdoors again
Be Prepared – how children are ready to love the outdoors again

Turn off the TV and get back to nature. Our article is written by our new feature writer who looks at how to get children back out in the great outdoors!

UK Knife Law
UK Knife Law

Here at Greenman we’re very often asked what the UK Knife Law is, and which knives are legal to carry in the UK. So, we have written an in-depth guide to current UK Knife Law.

How To Make Nettle String
How To Make Nettle String

Learning how to make nettle string is fun for everyone. Stinging nettle cord has been used for thousands of years to make ropes, fishing lines, nets and traps. Read our step-by-step guide.

Anatomy of a Bushcraft Knife
Anatomy of a Bushcraft Knife

If you don’t know your choil from your tang or your rivet from your pommel, it may be worth reading our quick guide to the anatomy of a bushcraft knife. This useful BLOG is written by Kris Miners.

Christmas Posting Dates 2013
Christmas Posting Dates 2013

Once again, Christmas is on the horizon and it’s time we added our last Christmas posting dates. As always, we encourage you to place your orders as soon as you can.

Wild Food Christmas Dinner
Wild Food Christmas Dinner

Join our resident foraging and bushcraft writer, Kris Miners, as he introduces you to some wild food ingredients to enhance or replace your traditional Christmas meal!

Channel 4 Want You For Your Own TV Survival Show
Channel 4 Want You For Your Own TV Survival Show

Apply to star in your own bushcraft and survival TV show, 'The Island, with Bear Grylls'! Greenman Bushcraft has been asked by Channel 4 to find volunteers who'd like to survive on a remote island!

Foraging For Mushrooms | a Simple Guide
Foraging For Mushrooms | a Simple Guide

Here, we have another short guide from forager Kris Miners who shares a few simple tips to help keep you safe when collecting mushrooms.

How to make Sloe Gin
How to make Sloe Gin

Our foraging expert, Kris Miners from Nature's Secret Larder shows us how to make sloe gin in this 'how to' bushcraft guide.

An Introduction to Mora Bushcraft Knives
An Introduction to Mora Bushcraft Knives

With Mora offering such a wide range of bushcraft knives, our wilderness expert provides a helpful introduction to those considering this popular brand…

A Guide to Foraging Common Wild Foods
A Guide to Foraging Common Wild Foods

In our continuing series of bushcraft articles, resident bushcraft expert Kris Miners discusses three of the common wild foods encountered in the UK countryside today…

How to Choose the Correct Binoculars
How to Choose the Correct Binoculars

Understand the jargon and select the correct set of binoculars for wildlife and bird watching with this helpful advice from our resident bushcraft expert…

What is the 'Tang' of a Bushcraft Knife?
What is the 'Tang' of a Bushcraft Knife?

Learn about the type of ‘tangs’ commonly found in the design of bushcraft knives to best choose your next survival knife.

Choosing a Survival Knife
Choosing a Survival Knife

What with the advent of Bear Grylls, Les Stroud and Ray Mears using their survival knives on TV, we thought we’d try to answer some of the questions that we receive on a regular basis.

Billhooks for Bushcraft and Forest Schools
Billhooks for Bushcraft and Forest Schools

When most of us think of bushcraft, forest schools and survival techniques, we almost always draw a mental picture of someone chopping through the brush using a jungle machete (parang).

What's the difference between Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel?
What's the difference between Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel?

The differences between the two most common types of steel used for bushcraft and survival knives can be quite a complex area if we get into the technicalities of it.

Welcome to the NEW Greenman Bushcraft!
Welcome to the NEW Greenman Bushcraft!

Find out what’s new on Greenman Bushcraft with our recent site redesign and look, with extra features to make your browsing experience easier than ever before…

Changes for 2013 and beyond
Changes for 2013 and beyond

Over the coming weeks, you’ll notice lots of new and exciting changes to Greenman Bushcraft. The website is going to be relaunched with a brand new design, look and feel.

Tamrac Bags On Special Offer
Tamrac Bags On Special Offer

We've added all of our Tamrac Photography Bags as clearance, so you can grab yourself a bargain! Once they're gone, they're gone!! See our Special Offers for full details!

WIN a SteriPEN Classic worth £100.00!!
WIN a SteriPEN Classic worth £100.00!!

To stand a chance of winning this months prize, a SteriPEN Classic worth £100.00

Our new phone number
Our new phone number

Just to let you all know that our contact numbers are currently changing, for now our new contact number is 01245 201 002.

PRICE DROP!!!
PRICE DROP!!!

We thought you’d all be interested to know that today; we’ve dropped the prices on all Bear Grylls products,

Recent Customer Feedback
Recent Customer Feedback

 To view some of our recent customer feedback, please look here!

Counterfeit Bushcraft & Survival Products
Counterfeit Bushcraft & Survival Products

We’ve been hearing more and more reports of counterfeit “Bushcraft” and “survival” goods doing the rounds recently, especially from auction websites and lesser-known suppliers.

Bear Grylls - Ultimate Knife with FINE edge has just landed!
Bear Grylls - Ultimate Knife with FINE edge has just landed!

Since its release, the excitement surrounding the Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife has been overwhelming.

Spoons - by Phil
Spoons - by Phil

We've been sent another fantastic image of some hand carved spoons, made by Phil, with the use of our range of Mora spoon knives and Mora 120.

First Spoon Carving - by Alex
First Spoon Carving - by Alex

Big thank you to Alex, who has been kind enough to send us some images of the first spoon he has carved, using tools purchased from Greenman Bushcraft! And a great first job!!

Greenman Bushcraft  featured in the Financial Times!
Greenman Bushcraft featured in the Financial Times!

Those of you who may read the Financial Times may have spotted some of our products in there last weekend!

Fancy Winning a Prize?
Fancy Winning a Prize?

Prize Time! As you already know, we launched our new Oaks Points recently, so we thought we'd offer our first prize of them! WIN 5,000 points worth..........

NEW - OAKS POINTS!!!
NEW - OAKS POINTS!!!

We hope that you enjoyed our seasonal themes on the website this year, Halloween and Bon Fire Night, and now we’ve moved on to our Christmas decorations!

GlowRings - Back in Stock!!!
GlowRings - Back in Stock!!!

We now have the Nite GlowRings back in stock!!!

Please CLICK HERE

New Products from the past few weeks
New Products from the past few weeks

We’ve added over 100 new products over the past weeks, so please take the time to view our latest products.

Spring Sale
Spring Sale

We’re having a spring clean at the Greenman warehouse this week, so please check out the special offers category as we’re currently adding lots of special offer items.

New Items / News
New Items / News

We’ve added lots of new stock recently, and as we now have the latest products section on the website we will only detail a few of them here today.

New Items just in Stock!
New Items just in Stock!

We’ve added a couple of new products to our existing range of goods today.

New items, in time for Xmas!!!
New items, in time for Xmas!!!

We’ve been adding lots and lots of new products over the past few weeks, at least 100 new items.

Left Handed Crook Knives, Plus new items
Left Handed Crook Knives, Plus new items

Today we have some new (left handed) crook/spoon wood carving knives.  This will hopefully make life easier for those who have to make do with the right handed versions!

NEW - Hultafors Bushcraft Knives
NEW - Hultafors Bushcraft Knives

We’re often asked if there are any knives in the world which rival Mora for quality with such a low price tag.Well, we always said NO, until now.

Flexcut & Ice Bear Now In Stock!!
Flexcut & Ice Bear Now In Stock!!

Greenman are pleased to announce that we now stock two more great quality brands.  Flexcut wood carving knives and Ice Bear waterstones.

Yet more November gear!
Yet more November gear!

We have another few bits for you today, and even more to follow soon!

Some new items for November 2010
Some new items for November 2010

It’s been a busy few weeks here at Greenman HQ.  We have been introducing lots of new products and increasing our brands as usual.

Glowing Sporks!!
Glowing Sporks!!

Just in time for the month of fireworks!!!Light My Fire is introducing a new annual collector's series of Sporks.

Brass Rivets
Brass Rivets

Brass rivets have been added to our knife making range today.

Tatonka Tarp 3 TC - Now in!!!
Tatonka Tarp 3 TC - Now in!!!

We've just taken delivery of some Tatonka Tarp 3 TC's.  Stock is limited so please visit this link to see them.

Petromax HK 500 Brass Lantern - Now In
Petromax HK 500 Brass Lantern - Now In

In stock today, Greenman introduce the Petromax HK 500 Brass Lantern, these are simply stunning and must be seen!

SOG - Now in Stock
SOG - Now in Stock

We have introduced yet another new brand this week, SOG. SOG knives have gained an excellent reputation over the years, and they’ve recently launched two machetes.

Bonfire Night is Coming!
Bonfire Night is Coming!

With only a few weeks to go until the bonfires are lit to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night, and the fireworks screech and bang across the night sky.

Gift Vouchers
Gift Vouchers

Greenman are pleased to announce that we now offer gift certificates!  So if you don’t know what to buy your loved ones this Christmas, then these will make the ideal gift for the outdoors person! 

Some new bits for Garden and Woodland
Some new bits for Garden and Woodland

We have a few more new items in stock today; please click the links below to view them.

Heat Factory - New In
Heat Factory - New In

There's been a slight nip in the air over the past few days, which signals the onset of autumn and then soon after the cold months of winter.  

New Range of Zippo Outdoor
New Range of Zippo Outdoor

We have just added a new range of outdoor and survival products by the world famous Zippo brand.

Flavorwood
Flavorwood

If you happen to like the natural flavourings of wood smoked food, then our latest new brand ‘Flavorwood’ may be just the product you’ve been waiting for.

New in - Army Surplus
New in - Army Surplus

We have a few army surplus items up for grabs today.  These include the following items.

New in - Hultafors Classic Forest Axe
New in - Hultafors Classic Forest Axe

If you fancy standing out from the crowd with a great quality, but different brand of axe from the norm, then you may want to view our new Hultafors Forest axe.  

New - Birch Bark Knife
New - Birch Bark Knife

If you want to buy yourself, or someone a gift that’s different from the normal range of bushcraft knives, then check out this handmade birch bark knife.

Mora 860F High Vis Knives - New In
Mora 860F High Vis Knives - New In

In today, the Mora 860F High Vis knife.  You won't lose these!!!

New First Aid Kits
New First Aid Kits

We have a couple of new first aid kits today.

Fancy a Cuppa?
Fancy a Cuppa?

If so, then it may be worth adding a few of these to your survival kit.

A few new bits!
A few new bits!

Even at the weekends we’re here working hard to get new products on the site for you.  

Another Day and more products!
Another Day and more products!

Another day and another selection of new, and exciting products and brands for you to look through.  

Surplus Belgium Parkas
Surplus Belgium Parkas

Checkout these surplus parkas, a real bargain!

More New Products and Brands
More New Products and Brands

We’ve added lots more products over the past week, including new brands and existing goods which are now back in stock. Please click the links below to visit them!

Opticron Oregon LE WP 8x32 Binoculars - Review
Opticron Oregon LE WP 8x32 Binoculars - Review

Whilst out, either running my wild food courses, or just in my spare time I like to carry a pair of binoculars around my neck for a spot of wildlife observation when I get the opportunity.

Back in stock, Stainless Kelly, Grilliput
Back in stock, Stainless Kelly, Grilliput

Back in stock today we have the Stainless Steel Kelly Kettles back, along with the Grilliput BBQ and Fire bowls.

New Brands
New Brands

We have three new brands for you today, and many more to come.

Zebra Billy Cans - Now in Stock!
Zebra Billy Cans - Now in Stock!

At Greenman we always listen to our customers, and we have been requested to source and stock Zebra Billy Cans.  So, we did! And here they are.....

New Products In Today
New Products In Today

We have added over 50 new and exciting products over the past few days, and we wanted to share just a couple of the new additions with you via the blog.

Tatonka Alcohol Burner - Review
Tatonka Alcohol Burner - Review

This is going to be a mini review, as I don’t want to get all technical, and let’s be honest who wants to? And who can, over such a simple but effective item?

Reviews & News
Reviews & News

We hope you like the look of the new site so far.  We've added lots of new products, so please take some time to look around

New Mora Knives Added
New Mora Knives Added

We have launched a range of several new Mora Knives this week, so we hope you like the look of them, we certainly do!!!

Welcome to the new-look Greenman Bushcraft website!
Welcome to the new-look Greenman Bushcraft website!

As this version of the site is very new, please bear with us whilst we add our new ranges of stock, and adjust a few things in order to make it as smooth and easy to use as possible.