Hydro Flask Insulated Food Flask

Hydro Flask Insulated Food Flask

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?”…

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Rocknife Ceramic Knife

Rocknife Ceramic Knife

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………

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🔥Ignite Firelighters

🔥Ignite Firelighters

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 ………

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Gerber Freescape Camp Kitchen

Gerber Freescape Camp Kitchen

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 …….

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Smokey Joe Premium Charcoal Barbecue

Smokey Joe Premium Charcoal Barbecue

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…..

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Jompy Water Boiler

Jompy Water Boiler

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 …….

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Ghillie Kettle

Ghillie Kettle

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….

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Charles Viancin Bottle Stoppers

Charles Viancin Bottle Stoppers

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….

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