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!
In 1960, Åke Nordin founded Fjӓllrӓven in his basement in the Swedish town of Örnsköldsvik. From its very first innovative framed backpacks and lightweight outdoor jackets, Fjӓllrӓven has stayed true to its original mission of making it easier for more people to enjoy and stay comfortable in the great outdoors. Backed by its impressive heritage, the company has continued to grow and develop and its clothing and equipment is now popular with outdoor and bushcraft enthusiasts all around the world.
Every Fjӓllrӓven product is characterised by its functional, durable and timeless design and the company is best known for its durable and adaptable G-1000® fabric. A hardwearing blend of polyester and cotton, the fabric is incredibly practical for life outdoors and offers protection from sun, wind, light rain, insects and rough undergrowth. The robust fabric can also be adapted to suit the conditions with Fjӓllrӓven’s natural Greenland Wax.
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.
RJ Bushcraft was established to provide kit at pocket friendly prices. Our aim is to make sure that no one is financially excluded from the outdoors. RJ Bushcraft is Scotland’s first and only dedicated bushcraft store, with two large retail shops. Our team have a vast array of knowledge, from our own in-house blacksmith with over 40 years experience, an ex-military survival expert with over 30 years experience, our team of bushcraft instructors and of course our retail team. RJ Bushcraft is much more than a shopping experience, we are a community hub for the outdoors community, you can enjoy a fresh hot drink by our fire while your browse products in store. From £1 key rings to £3000 water filters we have an extensive range of kit from many popular brands.
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.
Woodland Ways have become established as The Authoritative voice in Award Winning Wilderness Bushcraft & Survival Courses. Offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Bushcraft & Survival training courses available, both in the United Kingdom and overseas, covering the whole spectrum of skills from the basics up to advanced levels. First and foremost a family run business, these skills are passed on to you by a core team of full time permanent instructors. Not in the business of ego, Woodland Ways are here to deliver you the highest level of instruction, from a team of the most professional experienced instructors, to enable YOU to learn Wilderness Bushcraft Skills. Our courses operate 7 days a week, through all seasons, we are truly full time.
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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.