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    NEW Hidden Code Live

    NEW Hidden Code Live

    Can you find all the codes?

    The latest code is now live and hidden across the store! Simply locate, decode and use at checkout to unlock a secret prize bundle!

    Please be aware that this week you will be required to make a purchase to be eligible. Your prize will be sent with your order!

    There are 3 available so dont be giving out any codes you find!

    Terms:

    • Only 1 code per person - future orders utilizing the code will be canceled.
    • Mainland UK only
    • No alternative prizes available 
    • No minimum order amount - Any order that has paid shipping is eligible (as long as the code is entered at checkout in the voucher/discount section).

    Grizzly Bushcraft Pocket Buddy - Wood / Leather

    Grizzly Bushcraft Pocket Buddy - Wood / Leather

     

    UKSN Stocks a wide variety of products but one brand we do love in particular is Grizzly Buchcraft. They produce some really nice quality products - Whether you are buying for yourself or a friend you can rest assured no one will be left disappointed. 

    One of the latest products we have decided to stock is the Grizzly Bushcraft Pocket Buddy - In particular the model which comes with a wooden handle and a leather sheath. Its simply stunning!  

     

    The knife itself features a heavy duty construction and a 3 inch stainless steel, non locking, folding blade which actually makes it legal in the UK. It has a real wooden side grips for that premium feel and to finish off a beautifully crafted leather sheath.   

    Our friends at Survival Dads reviewed this amazing knife - Check it out below:

     

    Final thoughts...

    The Grizzly Bushcraft Pocket Buddy is the perfect EDC companion and easily one of the most affordable choices on the market. If you want a good quality, UK legal knife, which is a good general all rounder - Look no further!

    To view more information about the Grizzly Bushcraft range and to purchase please CLICK HERE to view.

     

     

     

    UKSN Rewards

    UKSN Rewards

    With UKSN Rewards you not only earn as you spend but get points for sharing the love too. In-fact there are many ways to earn points such as:

    • Creating a shop account (+100 points)
    • Completing your profile ( +40 points)
    • Birthdays (+300 points)
    • Following and liking us on Social Media (Upto +150 points for completing all activities)
    • Referring your friends (100 points and 5% off for your friend)
    • Purchasing from the store ( +1 points per £)

    Dont Forget

    On top of our reward system you also get:

    • Free delivery when spending over £70
    • Free entry into the prizebox 'raffle' when you spend over £20 on non membership items.

    How do i get involved?

    Simply click the 'UKSN REWARDS' tab which will always reside on the right hand side of the screen wherever you are within the shop.

    It will then show screen if you already have an account and are logged in:

    From here you can see the rewards are or earn additional points by clicking the 'EARN' tab.

    If you dont have an account or you are not currently logged in you will be greeted by this screen:

    Simply click 'CREATE A STORE ACCOUNT ' and follow the instructions or 'LOGIN' if you already have an account.

     Once you are logged in simply click the 'UKSN REWARDS' tab again.

    How do Points Work?

    Every point is worth 1p so by simpy creating an account you are already up by the  equivalent of £1! When you have enough points you can either exchange for the applicable voucher such as free delivery, £5 off or even an amazing offer.

    Birthday Treat

    Get 300 points on us as your Birthday treat - Why not use the points to gain FREE DELIVERY!

    Please Note:

    Points are non transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Rewards will change on occasion so please check back regularly.

    What is ULAS?

    What is ULAS?

    ULAS - UKSN Level & Award System

    One of the key differences between ourselves and other stores : We want you to have the best kit at a price you can afford. This is done through something we have lovingly named ULAS. 

    ULAS splits products into tiers - Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The higher the tier the higher the quality - Its simple! 

    Any product that features an award has stood up to vigorous testing in both an indoor and outdoor environment. Products range from award unlisted all the way upto the highest rank of Platinum. Bronze products for example are normally at the lower end of the quality or price spectrum. This does not mean they are poor performers by any means. Its simply means they are tried, tested and approved by UKSN but do not match the performance of the higher tiers.

    UKSN simply only sells products that it trusts
    Whether it be a radio or fire starter they have all been tested and checked to ensure they pass our strict standards. All products are sourced from trusted brands and company’s that we have built up a good reputation with.

    UKSN is run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts
    The entire team is made up of enthusiastic members of the outdoor and survival community’s. Everyone from ex scout leaders to ex police and military personnel. Together they bring a vast wealth of product knowledge and passion to UKSN.

     

     

    Hammock Basics

    Hammock Basics

    Hammock basics

     When choosing where to set up camp think of the 4 w’s:

    Weather
    Water
    Wood
    Widowmakers

     

    Weather – which direction is the prevailing and current wind blowing from? Shelter against this.

    Water – is there some close by?

    Wood – collect more than you need. Fire is vital for cooking and warmth

    Widowmakers – check for trees above and around your site to make sure they won’t come down on you. If in doubt about how sturdy a tree is, do not hang the hammock from it.

     

    Everyone has their own way to hang a hammock. This guide offers one, basic way, but it’s worth experimenting to find out what works best for you. Below is a diagram showing a basic hammock setup:

     

     Knots

    The diagram above shows the points you need to tie knots. You can get by with just something like a Reef/Square knot but I like to use a Tautline hitch at the peg end of the guy ropes, so they can be adjusted.

    Hammock set up

    • Find 2 trees with at least 4 big footsteps between them.
    • Tie one end to a tree. A good starting point is chest height.
    • Tie the second end to the other tree, aiming to have the hammock central, with a 30 degree hang angle. Some people prefer the feet end higher than the head end.
    • Test that the hammock is about chair height, low enough that you can easily sit in it.
    • Thread your ridge line cord through the central loops of your tarp.
    • Tie the ridge line above the hammock to both trees, ensuring it’s tight.
    • Use at least 4 guy lines to pull the tarp taut and away from the hammock. You can tie them to pegs or other trees.

    You may wish to do steps 5-7 before 1-4 if it’s raining.

    Getting in

    It’s much harder to fall out of a hammock than you’d think (I’ve never managed it and if anyone would, I would!). The main thing is to make sure you get in to the hammock properly:

    • Check the hammock is secure.
    • Use your hands to spread the center of the hammock across the width.
    • Sit back, as if in a chair.
    • Lift your legs and swivel in to the hammock.

    Sleeping

    You will find that at the leg end of the hammock a central ridge is created, which can be uncomfortable to position between your feet. To make this more comfortable, to give yourself the most space, avoid the hammock cocooning you and to get the flattest sleeping position, most people like to lie diagonally across the hammock, feet one side, head the other:

     

     Many problems people encounter are due to having the hammock too tight, but it’s worth taking a little time to experiment and work out how to hang a hammock in the way that is most comfortable for you.

     

    Other hammock accessories:

    Bug net                               

    - Vital to keep creepy crawlies and buzzing beasts away from you while you sleep. Some hammocks have one built in but you can buy stand-alone ones too.
     

    Tarp                                      

    - This should be longer than the hammock. Many hammocks are around 2.8-3m long so I’d recommend at least 3x3. If your tarp is not long enough you may find that putting it up in a diamond configuration creates enough length.

    Under blanket                  

    - When in a hammock your sleeping bag is compressed between it and your body, which stops the warm air from being trapped inside the insulation. With your backside flapping around with cold air all around it, you will need another form of insulation when the temperature starts to drop. The warmest and most comfortable option is an under blanket. This hangs from the underside of the hammock and traps a cushion of warm air to keep you cozy. If the hammock has a double layer you can use this to house a bed roll. This insulates you but it is usually less comfortable and can still move during the night.

    Blanket                                

    - As the underside of sleeping bags provide almost no warmth in a hammock many people prefer to use a blanket. It also avoids the shuffling around that is needed to enter a sleeping bag.

    Tree huggers                    

    - These wrap around the trees and, along with a pair of carabiners, allow the hammock to be hung without having to tie knots each time. Some have multiple loops to allow quick adjustment of the hang.

    Whoopie slings                

    - Another way to improve the ease of hammock hanging, Whoopie slings allow instant adjustment of the hammock hang. They are usually made of Amsteel, so are much lighter than standard webbing and don’t get waterlogged. These should be used with tree huggers as they cut in to bark.

    Hammock sleeve            

    - These are tubes of fabric that cover a hammock when not in use. As they are waterproof you can hang your hammock without it getting wet. Once hung and protected from the elements you can then roll it back to release the hammock. They also makes packing your hammock up much easier. Simply roll the sleeve back over the hammock and pack away. No fiddly folding. Highly recommended.

    Drip lines                            

    - One problem with having webbing tied to a tree is that it’s not protected from the elements. To stop water running down the webbing and onto the hammock, cordage can be tied to the webbing, just before the hammock, to make drip lines. The water will run down the webbing, hit the drop line, run down it and drop to the floor, keeping your hammock dry.

     

    This guide should help get you started as a tree-dweller, but for more advice please see the UKSN Advanced Hammock Techniques guide.