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!
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 aims to be accessible to visitors with disabilities. For visitors with a full-time carer or attendant, we will happily provide a free accompanying ticket at the time of purchase. To claim this concession, contact us by email or post and we will happily arrange it for you.
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.