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During the early stages of Forest Fundamentals, we handmade and hand-sourced all of our products and materials locally, in Wiltshire. I (Elvis, company founder) still have vivid memories of searching the woods high and low in shapes of perfectly shaped pieces of flint to include in our early flint and steel fire lighting kits!
Our early Craftsman Fire Kit - Pretty much all of the contents were hand-sourced and handmade!
Conkwell Woods, Wiltshire - Where my passion for bushcraft started, and where we used to source all of the materials.
From the start, my vision for Forest Fundamentals was to hopefully one day have a strong enough foundation so that we could part move away from only handmade products and start designing and developing our own more complex outdoor products. As sales started to increase and we started diversifying our product range hand-sourcing and hand-making became largely no longer feasible.
Despite our steady growth, we are still a family-owned and operated business. I never wanted to just chase more and more sales, it was important to me to stay true to our roots and carrying on to hand-make a few of our most popular handmade products, here, in Wiltshire, UK.
We know the range is small! Hand-making and hand-sourcing is extremely time-consuming and it's often hard to balance this along with the day-to-day running of the business. Although, with your continued support and loyalty, we hope to keep the handmade bushcraft range growing steadily! You can view our Handmade Bushcraft range here. If you have any questions about the making process or anything at all, please don't hesitate to contact us!