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Want to be that person in your group who can still do useful things like chop wood? And want to know the scientifically proved best-way to do it? We have the guide.

Nordic Tacos

Saturday November 21, 2015

Mexican and Swedish food collide in this delicious recipe from chef Magnus Nilsson.

Want to grow your own edible mushrooms? All you need is some cardboard, some used coffee grounds – and these simple instructions.

How to Build a Hut from Scratch

Sunday October 25, 2015

A chap we’re calling Queensland’s Robinson Crusoe has built a hut using nothing but mud, stone and wood harvested with his homemade axe. He shows us how in this mesmerising video.

DIY Proton Packs

Saturday October 17, 2015

Matt Clark makes ghost-busting proton packs – not out of cereal boxes and packing tubes, but fully functioning electronics. We spoke to him about the what, the how and – of course – the why of being a Ghostbuster.

The Soup Can Blacksmith

Sunday August 23, 2015

Make your own blacksmith-worthy forge with little more than an old soup can and an LPG burner.

Thirsty Thursday: DIY Craft Beer

Thursday July 23, 2015

These might be the nicest looking homebrew kits we've ever seen. And with recipes ranging from rye IPAs through to wheat beers, they could be the tastiest too.

The Knife Maker

Friday June 26, 2015

This month, Grown & Gathered track down a New Zealand bladesmith who makes knives out of junk – and find out the right way to sharpen your slicer.

You don’t always have to spend big to get your hands on good, organic food: just take a walk in the forest. This month, Grown & Gathered share their recipe for stinging nettle and wild mushroom soup.

DIY Waterproof Jeans

Saturday May 16, 2015

Wet season needn’t mean wet-clothes season. Not if you’ve got a can of wax, a hairdryer and these handy instructions.

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