Recent content by durulz

  • UPDATE - The main upgrade is now finished. The site should now be functioning as normal, I will be making tweaks over the weekend, particularly to look of the site. If you notice something is broken or have any comments please let me know. Many thanks Matt (Lithril)
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    Are you a sexist

    There was something on the radio the other night - I was only half-listening as I was doing other things at the same time. On it was a 'character' who was into camping/outdoor/survival skills. You can imagine the cliches. He even came out with sexist comments and I'm sure I heard something along...
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    How to make a waxed leather water bottle (Photo tutorial)

    It certainly wasn't in there for five minutes - one or two at the most. Next time I'll have the wax a little cooler and leave it in longer. Thanks for the advice and thanks for taking the time to reply - much appreciated.
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    How to make a waxed leather water bottle (Photo tutorial)

    Thanks for your help, Eric. It was natural veg tanned leather. I dipped the bottle in molten wax rather than using the oven. I did it very much as you described. I wonder if I may not have had it in the wax long enough - I had made a previous bottle and it went like crispy bacon, so I was...
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    How to make a waxed leather water bottle (Photo tutorial)

    I made myself a leather water bottle some time ago. But I have found that after a couple of hours the water inside starts discolouring. I didn't dye the leather, so it's not the dye leeching into the water. Anyone got any idea what's causing it? Maybe it needs more wax (or maybe the wax is...
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    Swedish Camo

    Anyone know where I can get a pair of Swedish M90 camo trousers in the UK? I know there are some airsofters on here, and thought some of you may know the best place to get hold of these things. I'd prefer originals, but happy with a decent set of copies (but NOT those awful Miltec copies!)...
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    Pattern 58 bottles - differences?

    I have both a BCB and a ex-issue 58 bottle. They both are 'Ospreys' and they are both identical and hold the same amount (2pints! NOT 1L. 2 pints is just that little bit more than a litre!). You're quite safe with a BCB 58 bottle. The Webtex ones are, indeed, the ones to avoid. I have one of...
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    Forgive me Bushcrafters, for I have sinned

    I'm not angry with any of you, I'm more...disappointed. You've let your parents down.
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    Bushcraft equipment

    This one's got promise...:lurk:
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    You 'have took' the literacy test and passed? Crikey, doesn't say much for the army's requirements.
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    which camping kettle

    I don't just want one of those, I NEED one of those! Are they available in the UK? I'm guessing they're not exactly cheap. What's the capacity?
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    For those of you who combine bushcraft and bike travel ......

    Good stuff. I've added a link to your site to my blog (link below).
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    Army style kuksa - mountain warehouse

    Or, for nearly half the price, you could get one of these from Wilkinsons: Either way, it's clearly a...
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    MEtal for fold flat firebox

    I used 0.8mm stainless steel for my nimblewill stove. Cutting stainless is a right swine - it was one of those jobs I wished I hadn't started, but was really pleased I had once completed. The nimblewill stove is not only one of the best pieces of kit I have, it is made even better by the fact...
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    Camping Kettle

    I do like the look of these little kettles - perhaps a bit too homely to be described as kit 'porn' (though one could think of it as a 'reader's wives', or 'high street honeys' version). Does any one have one and, if so, are they any good? They really appeal to me and I'm hoping to hear good...
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    I don't understand

    Yes, that's rather the point that I was making and you seemed to miss - you are not an individual you are part of an 'us'. A group. Not an individual. You seemed to miss that point. But do you see it now - you're just like 'them' - you share a group of common ideals and goals with another group...