The other month when I received the Primus Campfiire Cookset, but something was missing, and that something was a stove that was as spiffy as the pans. Then it hit me, why don't I be cheeky and ask Primus if I could borrow their stylish Onja stove, after all I might as well keep it in the family, so to speak, and I’d always secretly fancied one…Read More
Recently we’ve fancied something a bit more, well, varied for our alfresco lunches. The problem here is that my BBQ skills are limited to throwing on slabs of meat, and that's pretty much it, that was until we took delivery of the durable Primus 18/8 stainless steel Campfire Cookset…Read More
One product that I really wanted to get my hands on first was a decent sized table, one that could handle the weight of something like the Firepod (20Kg), but more importantly be tall enough for me not to crouch over when I’m cooking or preparing food…Read More
I explained that I wanted a good, dependable general purpose camp knife, a knife that can easily cut rope, feather branches, slice food and so on. I didn’t want anything fancy or ridiculously expensive either as I have a bad habit of losing things!Read More
In a bid to curb the amount of money I spend on lunches and to lay off the dreaded white bread, I decided that, as often as possible, I would take a proper homemade meal into work, as opposed to a boring cheese butty. The problem to this new approach succeeding is that I don't have access to any kind of heating devise, so it would probably mean a salad, and in the words of my man-hero, Ron Swanson, “Why would I eat the food that my food eats?”…Read More
We have a lot of knives here at Muddy Towers, not only do they vary in sizes, but sharpness too, and for the main part we’ve been very happy with them all. However, it wasn’t until Damian from Rocknife kindly gave us a sample of his Ceramic kitchen knife did we truly realise what ‘sharpness’ actually was.
As a rule I only write product reviews after a good month or so of testing as that’s how long it normally takes me to get a feel for their foibles, but after only………Read More
Last year, Woodfuel Direct sent me a couple of packs of their Hotties to review which worked really well both in a wood-burning stove and my Aquaforno. What I didn’t mention was that they also gave me a packet of their Ignite Firelighters to try out, so what do I think?
Well, made from renewable and untreated wood shavings that are dipped in wax, the first one I lit using a match took only ………Read More
The Freescape Camp Kitchen is basically 2 knives secured in a tray that slides into cutting board, and as its name suggests, perfect for outdoor cooking. You get 2 knives as I said, a Freescape Paring Knife that has a grippy rubber handle, fine 3” steel blade and full tang construction which makes it excellent for peeling or …….Read More
Muddy Madam and I were at the NEC the other month at the Garden & Leisure Exhibition, and amongst all the cool bits and pieces on show was the Firepod Pizza Oven. Immediately it grabbed our attention, for reasons such as: we love pizza and it is a very funky looking pizza oven…….Read More
I’ve had 2 packet of Hotties for quite a while. Unfortunately they were put to one side and forgotten about, as I don’t have a wood burning stove (yet), and both my Ozpig and Aquaforno stoves are buried deep in the outhouse, far out of reach, even for ………..Read More
big fork isn't a fork in the eating sense, it's actually a cooking utensil. It's an 11 inch long giant fork for cooking and serving. You can use it as a food turner when cooking by using its ‘prongs’ to grab and flip steaks orRead More
We’ve had this Premium version at Muddy Towers now for nearly 5 years, though you wouldn’t think it, going off it’s condition. With a cooking area of 37cm it’s large enough to feed a small family (or me), yet suitable to be packed into the smallest of cars. Here at Muddy Towers we find it perfect for days out, and at home with family and friends…..Read More
Originating in the 1890’s, PRIMUS is well known for its award-winning, fuel-efficient stoves and have recently released a new one - the Essential.
Primus say that their new Essential Stove sets are simple and easy to use, and at an affordable price they’re perfect for beginners. Well, let’s see……Read More
Here at The Mud Life our philosophy is simple, the less we pack when we go on a jaunt the better, which is why I’m lovin’ this new product that was sent to us to review. EAZYBBQ is basically 100% ecological oak charcoal in a box. Granted, on reflection that doesn’t sound very exciting, but it is!
For starters it’s in a box, so that makes it easier for packing……Read More
The Jompy is an innovative, environment-friendly, fuel-efficient waterboiler that can be used over any open flame and de-contaminates water as it passes through. Because it heats up so fast, it means that you will use 60% less gas than if boiling water in a saucepan. Weighing just 605 grams and measuring 29cm across (large version), it produces …….Read More
The chimney or volcano kettle, call it what you will, dates back to the late 1800’s in western Ireland where these handmade kettles were made mostly of tin and had very short lives. Although todays kettle from Ghillie may look similar, that’s about as far as it goes.
Out of their large range, I opted for the Silver Anodized Adventurer Kit that’s thicker and stronger than….Read More
We discovered these bottle stoppers and thought they would be a great product for camping (and everyday use). They are made out of silicone and are a fun, and practical, way to seal opened bottles of wine, vinegar or dressing. Practical for using on sauce or oil bottles at BBQs, as they are easy to get a hold of especially when you have greasy fingers. Due to their unusual fun designs, kids may….Read More
This trivet is brilliant. Not only is it pretty, but it's really practical too, especially for camping trips when you don't want to burn the ground with hot kettles or pans.
The poppy shaped silicone has a ridged surface to allow air to flowRead More
This is another great product from the Charles Viancin silicone range. It can be used as a food cover instead of cling film, a pan lid or a cover for hot and cold dishes.
It beats cling film hands down for ease of use alone, as it can be used over and over again and it doesn't….Read More