1948 Original Equipment has been conceived from experience, necessity and a desire to shape the future. Many great explorers, sportsmen and pioneers have made subtle modifications to their equipment to make tomorrow a little better. A group of friends, following in these footsteps, decided to do the same and 48 OE was born. We are a specialist company that provides equipment, clothing and gear for anyone interested in expeditions, travel and the great outdoors.
Our very own 1948 Land Rover inspired us to appreciate how good things can last. Our own travels have broadened an appreciation of nature, landscape and community. This and a feeling of responsibility steers our product selection. We understand that not everyone has a green agenda, but when we can, let’s do the right thing. We have chosen to power our office and warehouse with green electricity and use where possible recycled packaging.
By buying products that will last and that can be repaired, we can all do our bit. Disposable fashion may have become a trend in some quarters – we think it is wrong and want to reverse this. We do not want to preach but just offer a way of ‘Thinking a little differently’.
Bushcraft & Survival Skills Magazine is a valuable resource; enhancing your existing knowledge, teaching you new skills, answering your questions and keeping you up to date with courses and equipment suited to bushcraft use. Bushcraft & Survival Skills magazine takes you on a bushcraft adventure even when you can’t get to the woods!
Frontier Bushcraft provides a range of bushcraft courses from a one-day foundation to week-long full-immersion courses to multi-week wilderness expeditions.
Even though many of our bushcraft training courses take place in easily-accessible country areas, the emphasis is very much on training you in bushcraft skills that will back you up in wild country. No matter whether you intend to use your skills in your local woods or further abroad, the bushcraft skills we teach are relevant and tested in the real world.
Paul Kirtley heads up the Frontier Bushcraft instructional team but all of our course leaders have experience of applying their skills, knowledge and judgement in wild places. This brings a level of experience and realism to our training that is hard to find elsewhere.
Not only that, because we run expeditions in wild and remote parts of the world, we often come into contact with people who use bushcraft as a major part of their daily lives. This informs our practice closer to home.
We bring to our UK-based bushcraft courses a sensibility, practicality and philosophy of using these skills for real, of living by them and depending upon them.
We encourage confidence and self-reliance as part of your outdoors mindset. Our aim is to share bushcraft skills with you in a way that is realistic, pragmatic, without romantic embellishment and extremely practical.
At The Bushcraft Store we pride ourselves with bringing customers the best and highest quality kit from around the world. Since 2003 we have been striving to be market leaders and we continually source new brands and products.
We have now opened our larger high street store and have been pleased by how our customers have reacted to the new ranges and increased lines. The new shop is twice the size of the old shop and has a brilliant covered outdoor display area where we display our tents tents, including Robens Tents, Outhaus Swags, shelters, DD hammocks, bivis, tarps and all things camping. A great way to see the size of the products before you buy.
We work closely with TBS Outdoor to bring some of the best quality field cutlery to market today. TBS Knives ooze quality and the ever-expanding range continues to go from strength-to-strength. They are all made from top quality European materials in Europe and combine great design, quality steels, innovative leather work and a great range of accessories. TBS brings unique quality products to today’s ever discerning customer.
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The Bushcraft Show does not wish to discriminate against visitors with disabilities, so the full admission rate will be charged. However, if a visitor has a full-time carer or attendant, a free ticket is available for them at the time of purchasing a standard price visitor ticket. This concession is only available by applying in advance, with supporting documentation, to:
The Bushcraft Show Ticket Office
Purpleheart Wood Ltd.
15b GF Imex Business Centre
Burton on Trent
Disabled toilets appear on the show plan and are located at various points throughout the showground.
Blue Disabled badge holders can park in a reserved area close to the show entrance.