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    Amazon Prime

    I really like amazon prime. I got it for the TV package but the free next day delivery is very handy, and they even deliver on Sundays. I'm also terrible at remembering birthdays so the ability to order something and get it delivered to a different address is great.
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    The Ultimate "What is this Fungi?" thread.

    I'm pretty sure that these are Clitopilus prunulus, The Miller, but would welcome a second opinion. There were found in mixed woodland and had a distinctly mealy smell, kinda like St George's Mushrooms.
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    Your best poundland bargain.

    They have poloycro double glazing film sets for a quid , great for a cheap groundsheet.
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    Pillow Advice

    If those Klymit are thought to be pricey, you'd baulk at my pillow set up - an medium Exped air pillow with a medium Thermarest down pillow on top - £60 of lightweight comfort. In my defence I can't get a decent sleep unless I've got good pillows and I'd tried all the usual pillow solutions.
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    The Ultimate "What is this Fungi?" thread.

    I've noticed what looks to be a bit of a second flush of penny buns out at one of my spots. I Hadn't seen any there for over a month but on Thursday there were a few prime examples poking through.
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    Fire Maple Petrol Stove for £18!

    Fire maple are the company that make the alpkit stoves as well as stoves for a number of other manufactures. It's not cheap rubbish, here's the same stove on sale in the UK for £70 http://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/fire-maple-m93
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    Fire Maple Petrol Stove for £18!

    I saw this on aliexpress and thought some of you might fancy a punt on a £18 fire maple petrol camping stove. Sent from China but for that cash not a lot of risk involved...
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    The Ultimate "What is this Fungi?" thread.

    Snowy meadow cap, Snowy wax cap, Hygrocybe virginea, Camarophyllus virgineus, and Hygrophorus virgineus are all just synonyms. http://www.mushroomexpert.com/cuphophyllus_virgineus.html
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    Advice on 4 season sleeping bag

    +1 for PHD. They offer bags with water resistant shells and have a design your own bag option where you can customise everything. They tend to do an autumn sale and that's how I got my my winter bag which is a -15 rated PHD bag that weight 1kg.
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    The Ultimate "What is this Fungi?" thread.

    Thanks Geoff. I had considered Cortinarius for the second one but couldn't home in on the right one.
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    The Ultimate "What is this Fungi?" thread.

    I found a couple of new varieties to me that I'd appreciate an opinion on. They were all found in a Beech wood in Scotland This is the first one which I'm pretty sure is some form of Tricholoma, but can't pin it down. White/grey gills with grey/brown cap and white stem - Grey Knight/= Ashen...
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    The Ultimate "What is this Fungi?" thread.

    Thanks for the confirmation. It's the first time that I've came across them - they are actually a quite nice looking mushroom.
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    The Ultimate "What is this Fungi?" thread.

    I stumbled across these when out on a forage today. Could they be Deathcaps? It doesn't show up well on the photo but the cap had a slight greenish tinge. One thing I couldn't see evident was a bulb at the base of the stem. Anyone got an idea of what they are?
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    The Ultimate "What is this Fungi?" thread.

    You're obviously getting out there an snapping up all the penny bun's when they're in their prime :) Up here this season there have been loads of penny buns and they've been going from little and prime to massive and past in in a couple of days.
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    Fungi I.D

    I just wanted to make sure your excellent message was guaranteed to be received by subsequent readers (and nothing to do with skimming thread on my phone :) )