Building a boat is one of the most rewarding things you can do in life. You take some boring-looking bits of wood and, with your own two hands, you create something much greater than the sum of its parts. The satisfaction you get when you take it out on the water for the first time is indescribable. However, boat building can be difficult for … [Read more...]
My ammo can stove. A homemade wood stove (rocket stove) with a secondary burn system.
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In this post I'll go into detail about my ammo can rocket stove. This is a small, inexpensive homemade wood stove which burns wood, without smoke, thanks to it's secondary burn system. This all started as an experiment in small space heating. I was looking at ways to heat a 30 foot sailboat with a view to eventually using the stove to produce hot … [Read More...]
DIY Porch Roof: Building a simple pitched roof step by step
Want to know how to build a DIY Porch Roof? In this post and video I will show you exactly how I made a small pitched roof, step by step. For a … [Read More...]
Shou Sugi Ban – charred wood effect. A DIY Tutorial
Shou Sugi Ban is an ancient Japanese technique of preserving wood by burning it. This post and associated video will show you how you can make … [Read More...]
8 insider secrets I use to get bargain travel deals!
In this post I will share with you the insider tricks I use to save money on flights and accommodation. So far I've been to over 40 countries but … [Read More...]
Rome in a day – a walking tour of Rome with a difference!
'When in Rome, do as the Romans do...' In the video below we go on a walking tour of the spectacular city of Rome, Italy. Rossella (my Italian … [Read More...]
Microadventure: SLEEPING WITH WOLVES | Part 1 – Why am I doing this? [wild camping & climbing]
Microadventure 'a small, achievable overnight adventure, which is easy to fit into a busy life, but is challenging enough to take you a few steps outside your comfort zone.' Well, that's my interpretation of … [Read More...]
Microadventure: SLEEPING WITH WOLVES | Part 2 – Light my Fire [wild camping and climbing]
This is part 2 of my 3 part documentary style videos of my microadventure in the Appennine mountains in Italy. What animal made those footprints in the snow? Where will I choose as the location for my wild … [Read More...]
Microadventure: SLEEPING WITH WOLVES | Part 3 – ENDEX [wild camping and climbing]
Here is part 3 in my video series SLEEPING WITH WOLVES. I'm just about to go to 'bed' at the top of the tree line at an altitude of around 1700 metres. This area is home to a wolf population and I'm the only human … [Read More...]