How to Build a Fire – The Different Methods

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Everyone has their favourite method of building a fire. Sometimes it’s because a mentor has passed down a specific method and it’s become a tradition. Other times it’s just a method that has been discovered, and then adopted as the standard way. There are a variety of different ways for […]

The Shire Eco Lodge

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This weekend my wife and I went to stay in a log cabin at a place called The Shire. It is a lovely Eco Lodge situated in Stutterheim, about an hour away from East London. And Wow! What a beautiful setting directly at the base of the immense and indigenous […]

Using a Watch as a Compass

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If you’re ever in a hiking or survival situation where you need to find direction by ascertaining a certain compass point, here’s an easy way to find North or South. It involves using a simple analog watch (not digital):  If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, face the sun and aim […]