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.
We’ve been part of the Swedish handicraft tradition since 1891. For more than 126 years we’ve manufactured knives for all kinds of people. For craftsmen always on the lookout for their next building project, for home chefs who enjoy cooking dinner for their friends and family, for scouts who are always ready, for nature lovers who long for peace and quiet.
A Morakniv knife is always made in Mora, and each knife that leaves our factory holds the traditions and knowledge that we’ve gained over the years. Each knife is made to the highest quality so you can rest assured that your Morakniv knife is always there for you. It also holds those cherished memories of childhood adventures, and your hopes of memories still to be made. That’s why Morakniv is always a part of you. Yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Petromax is a market leading German manufacturer of equipment for outdoor cooking and living; its coordinated product range combines tradition, innovation and style in a unique way.
All Petromax products are of premium quality, durability and feature elaborate details. Experiencing raw nature with traditional and yet well-designed equipment is the focus of their product world. The Petromax range is available through a well-developed and sophisticated international network of more than 3000 shops and specialised retailers and, of course, via their online shop.
The management of Petromax consists of Jonas Taureck and Dr Pia Christin Taureck. At its headquarters in Magdeburg, they develop, promote, commission and ship their products in addition to operating a manufacturing facility.
The Petromax product range is rooted in the legendary high-pressure lamp which Max Graetz invented more than 100 years ago. At the beginning of 2007, Jonas Taureck acquired the trademark rights and resumed the production of this iconic and once innovative high-pressure lamp. The success of the Petromax lamp opened his eyes for the charm of outdoor equipment and the entire product world that Petromax has systematically entered.
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.
We are first and foremost a family run bushcraft company employing a small close knit and highly experienced team of individuals. Together we hope to bring you the very best in Bushcraft & Survival courses both in the UK and overseas bushcraft training courses and experiences.
Over the years since Woodland Ways’ inception we have become widely recognised for the diversity of courses we operate and the utmost attention to detail and professionalism imparted on those courses.
Our delivery of activities on courses has safety, enjoyment and learning at the forefront of everything we do. By an appropriate blend of explanation, demonstration and participation you will be encouraged to gain as much hands on experience of bushcraft as possible.
We operate courses the year round in a range of outdoor arenas from our own diverse British woodlands, to the far flung reaches of the African bush and the wilder places of Europe. The natural environment supports us, inspires us and is fundamental to our businesses success. As such we have a very strong message of environmental sustainability and sensitivity. Woodland management and respect of flora and fauna feature throughout all of our courses.
Our ethos is designed to show you how to have a minimum reliance on modern materials and equipment and instead to really work with nature and her seasonal variability for your comfort and needs out of doors.
It is important for us to clearly state we do not promote heavy handed boot camp approaches to our activities and neither do we rely on a more spiritual ethos (although we respect both traditions) rather we see ourselves as non-romantic, practical woods people. We want you to leave our bushcraft courses with a new skill set and great memories.
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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
Bushcraft World Ltd.
G35/36 Repton House
Bretby Business Park
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.