Recent content by EffyGent

  • 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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    Environment, Action and the Old Days

    :sigh: I'm not saying that numbers are reducing now because the bears being preyed upon. I'm saying maybe previously (as in, not now, but before now, as people seem to struggle with that term) their numbers were lower than they are now, for whatever reason. So a drop in numbers from the current...
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    Foraging workshop

    Sounds like a great idea to get people in to and feeling comfortable in nature. Hope you can do many more of them! Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk
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    In the News Today

    But as a mod, that's the sort of feedback that night have been far more suited to a private message rather than a public spanking Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk
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    Environment, Action and the Old Days

    Interesting. I was thinking something similar last night - polar bear numbers are reported by some to be shrinking. But what is the optimum number of polar bears? If we don't know that, we don't know if the reduction is a good or a bad thing. Maybe previously there were fewer, because of the...
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    Low Budget Full Tang Knife?

    I think that it is often very helpful, especially for new people, to offer alternatives that might not meet the stated parameters, but meet the stated needs and goals. If someone wants a full tang for strength but also wants cheap, pointing out that quality non-full tang knives could be a far...
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    Environment, Action and the Old Days

    My biggest issue with the protests and current aims is that they are targeting the wrong areas completely (more on that in a bit) as well as being in part very short sighted, in that problem A has to be solved but the solutions (when one is even actually suggested) might very well give rise to...
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    Environment, Action and the Old Days

    There is a great response to a question about climate change. Part of it states that there are more trees in the western European countries now than there were 200 or so years ago. Because people didn't need to burn wood for warmth and heat. Coal and then nuclear power helped save a lot of...
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    Hello from Vorarlberg, Austria

    I think you misunderstood - I know some people with a lot of land and they have given me permission to camp there and have a fire going, next to a little lake and so on. Edit - in Vorarlberg you need to get permission from the land owner to camp outside of a designated camp site. That is often...
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    Hello from Vorarlberg, Austria

    Thanks for the links, I'll check them out later. Aye, it's not so easy here, but there are some options for camping out in the wild Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk
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    Polish lavvu video manual.

    I know it's oldish, but when my two ponchos (ponchi?) arrived recently, this video was the best thing I found to show me how to get it set up. A very well made and helpful video. Thank you, big monster Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk
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    Polish Lavvu modifications.

    Check out the video from "Simon, a bloke in the woods" on YouTube. His modifications are well done and he is more than willing to give some tips on how to make them Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk Edit to add - I'll be making similar ones to my new lavvu!
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    In the News Today

    From the still image at the start of that video, it looks like a mini! Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk
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    What’s stopping you?

    Well, I'm not far off of 40 which is not an issue at all, but then two wee bairns, wife, job, house to keep up........those could be. But the two biggest issues? I only just got in to this since about June or so, which meant I've been trying to source things cheaply or repurpose what we have...
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    Rewilding

    I think that in somewhere like Britain, wolf and bear introduction is just plain silly. There isn't the space in most places for the creatures to live fully without regularly encountering people Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk
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    Hello from Vorarlberg, Austria

    Aye. We went there recently, to a museum. Reading and seeing all about (as well as going in to a replica of) the Hindenburg was very interesting. My son (4) is now totally in a Zeppelin phase Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk