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Hayley Harland |
Wednesday, 27th June 2012
Apparently the sun rose but none of us saw it as we were under a thick blanket of cloud and knee deep in mud. The wind blew icy rain against our faces and nearly blew our shelter down so after night one, we decided it was best we kip in the car.... more
 
Philip Moore |
Wednesday, 27th June 2012
Beautifully shot and edited, Animate Earth is an eloquent appraisal of holistic science as a fundamental way of redefining our worldview and relationship with the planet. Written and presented by scientist Stephan Harding (the film is taken from his... more
 
John Adams |
Wednesday, 16th May 2012
Garden Plan Pro is the easy way to draw vegetable beds, add plants and create the layout for any space. It builds on the timesaving features of the award-winning GrowVeg.com Garden Planner, which has over 100,000 users worldwide. Using an extensive... more
 
John Adams |
Friday, 4th May 2012
The EnZo PK70 is surprisingly robust for a legal pocket knife. It is slim but features a full depth 20mm (0.8in) by 2.5mm (0.1in), CMC S230V powder coated steel blade, which is flat ground in the Scandinavian style and razor sharp. One really nice... more
 
Joan Lambert Bailey |
Thursday, 26th April 2012
"So, let's get cracking, shall we?" writes Michael Phillips in the introduction to his latest book: The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way, and it is in this charming voice that he delivers a comprehensive prescription for... more
 
John Adams |
Tuesday, 17th April 2012
The Frontier Stove is a wonderfully thought out solution to the twin problems of portability and compactness in tent stoves. The all-steel construction features three folding legs which are secured by pins and the 2.4m (7.9ft) of flue pipe and the... more
 
John Adams |
Monday, 16th April 2012
Having sadly mislaid my trusty Gränsfors Bruks Hand Hatchet (reviewed in PM67) I decided to give the Hultafors Classic Mini Hatchet a try instead. What I like about this size of hatchet is that you can carry it with you without it becoming a... more
 
John Adams |
Monday, 16th April 2012
I recently discovered that my house had been called 'The Briars' for nearly 100 years – what a happy coincidence; I have planted an edible front hedge of blackberries and tayberries.   The wet spring/summer has led to a heavy crop of tayberries, so... more
 
Phillip Moore |
Monday, 16th April 2012
When Transition 1.0 was released in late 2009 the world felt like a darker place. The Copenhagen Climate Change Conference had ended. The bitterly cold snow covered landscape reflected the desolation and exhaustion felt by many within the... more
 
Patrick Whitefield |
Friday, 23rd March 2012
If you're as old as me you may remember the stock cartoon figure of the man walking up and down the street wearing sandwich boards declaring "The end is nigh!" You don't see that image any more. Most jokes wear out in time but perhaps this one has... more
 

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