Miscellaneous Adventures is a creative project founded by illustrator, artist and maker, Andrew Groves.
It serves as a marketplace and gallery for fine, handcrafted wooden utensils and other objects intended for use in the Great Outdoors.
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We’re pretty excited to have some more of these MA x Blanc Blanc Wood Grain Opinels back in stock. More details here.

We’re pretty excited to have some more of these MA x Blanc Blanc Wood Grain Opinels back in stock. More details here.

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THE KITCHEN

Some people are content with boil-in-a-bag meals when touring but for me, cooking is a huge part of the experience. It’s cheaper, you can cook bigger portions, use local produce, get the right nutrients and it’s definitely therapeutic after a day in the saddle.

My kitchen equipment is far from minimal but I’ve not once regretted any of the choices. Here’s the list…

Trangia 27-8 - Yes, there are smaller and lighter stoves but you can actually cook proper meals on a Trangia.

Gas - I went for the gas attachment over meths for speed and ease - definitely happy with this decision trying to set off early, but I have found it difficult to buy this type of gas in the US.

MSR Deep Dish Plate - fits perfectly over the Trangia.

Trangia Multi-Disc - colander, chopping board, lid

5th Floor Enamel Mug - awesome design by the talented Sam Dunn. Holds coffee, tea, beer and whisky only.

Alpkit Titanium Cutlery - because I couldn’t afford a titanium bike

Miscellaneous Adventures Wooden Spoon - hand-carved from a log by me

Opinel Knife - the perfect picnic knife

Victorianox Swiss Soldier’s Knife - straddles the Kitchen and Toolkit. Has a serrated knife, can and bottle opener

Sawn-off spatula - gotta flip those eggs

Cooking oil - I’ve been asking nicely in cafés to get it refilled

Spices - salt, pepper, cinnamon (on porridge), cumin (in beans), chilli flakes and, my luxury item, Maldon Sea Salt. Reserved for special occasions, normally eggs. The great idea to store them in 35mm film canisters came from The Hungry Cyclist and works a treat.

Vegetable stock cubes - transforms any meal, even plain rice. Boil up pasta with one of these and strain off the water for a delicious hot beverage.

Plastic clips - seals up bags of crisps (yes crisps, not chips). Normally Chex Mix, for which I developed a mild addiction.

Lighter - kinda essential

Small plastic box - to keep most of the above in

Tea towel and sponge - not shown as I left them at the last campsite

I’ve cooked some amazing meals with this gear but it’s not as fun cooking for one. There’s no one to share them with - well, other than Instagram.

We have these two Polaris Coffee Cups in stock at the moment. Hand carved from field maple, ready for your morning cup of cowboy coffee on the trail.

We have these two Polaris Coffee Cups in stock at the moment. Hand carved from field maple, ready for your morning cup of cowboy coffee on the trail.

Our new tees are now in stock! Putting one of these on your torso will be much more socially acceptable than wandering around naked and will also be a declaration of your passion for camping, the outdoors and magic rituals to passing strangers. Get one here.

New stickers! These come free with every order placed through our store.

New stickers! These come free with every order placed through our store.

We have a new T-Shirt in production and you can pre-order one right now!
If you love to camp in the great outdoors and perform the occasional magic ritual, whilst ensuring you always look fresh, this is the T-shirt for you.
Get it here, ships mid September: http://shop.miscellaneousadventures.co.uk/product/reflect-t-shirt-pre-order

We have a new T-Shirt in production and you can pre-order one right now!

If you love to camp in the great outdoors and perform the occasional magic ritual, whilst ensuring you always look fresh, this is the T-shirt for you.

Get it here, ships mid September: http://shop.miscellaneousadventures.co.uk/product/reflect-t-shirt-pre-order

A few photos of our 10th Woodland Woodcarving Workshop which took place yesterday. As always we had an awesome day meeting super nice people, making things, embracing nature and teaching new skills. Thanks heaps to everyone who came!

New patches! Put these on your rucksack and show the world how much you love the outdoors. Available in a set of two right here.

New A3 Risograph print titled, Dead Standing. Get one here now.

New A3 Risograph print titled, Dead Standing. Get one here now.

Inspired by the traditional wooden drinking vessels of the northlands, these Polaris Coffee Cups are the ultimate outdoor accessory. Comes complete with Micro Mountain Toggle enabling you to attach the cup to your belt or rucksack. Hand hewn and carved from birch and available in limited numbers on our store right now!

Inspired by the traditional wooden drinking vessels of the northlands, these Polaris Coffee Cups are the ultimate outdoor accessory. Comes complete with Micro Mountain Toggle enabling you to attach the cup to your belt or rucksack. Hand hewn and carved from birch and available in limited numbers on our store right now!

New thing: Micro Mountain Toggle! Use these to fasten one thing to another by slipping the Micro Mountain under your belt loop or bag straps, or just as a keychain accessory to carry the spirit of the mountains with you wherever you go. Available to purchase here.

patagonia:
“Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” - Cindy Ross
Submitted by Oliver Speed
Instagram @oliverspeed

patagonia:

“Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” - Cindy Ross

Submitted by Oliver Speed

Instagram @oliverspeed

It was our third Woodland Woodcarving Workshop of the year on Saturday! Here’s some photos of what went down. Thanks heaps to everyone who came and made stuff with us in the woods; we hope you get to use your new skills on many adventures in the future.

Had to take some film photos of my process for a forthcoming feature. Just got them back from the shop so here are a few.

Our Adventure Spoons now come complete with their own waxed cotton carrying pouch!

Our Adventure Spoons now come complete with their own waxed cotton carrying pouch!