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  • 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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    Truly dumbfounded. I never met Drew face to face, but always found him to be full of enthusiasm and positivity. He will be sorely missed; an irreplaceable part of our community. Swing free mate....
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    6 yo charlie starts his first fire.............

    That's the style! I can't remember my first fire, but I'll bet it wasn't as skilled I'm the making as that one.
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    Old school/traditional kit camp (pic heavy)

    Looks like a good time was had. Glad someone was out and about enjoying the greenery.
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    Anyone off to Crickhowell today?

    It's okay, I stay near Leominster every other weekend or so in the Summer, so its only 45 mins away. I did have a nose round but couldn't find anything appealing if I'm honest. Loads of bits and bobs; hatchets, bills', saws and chisels. Worth a look though.
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    Anyone off to Crickhowell today?

    When I went to take a look back in the summer, the fella in the shop openly told me that the tools made in Africa were quite soft.... Not useless but a bit on the soft side. Apparently they've upped their game since and have the heat treatment right, so I may take another look. I'm a sucker...
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    Anyone off to Crickhowell today?

    I missed it last year, which was a real shame as it looked like many bargains were to be had. I'm off this morning, hopefully to pick up another billhook and a No.6 axe.
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    Flint nodule source

    Dave, in summary. It's all good: make fire. (Responsibly ;)))))
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    Flint nodule source

    Time for more nonsense from another Geo-toad; What basalt clearly has in his possession is a sample of what is commonly referred to as 'rinded flint'. Whilst this terminology is not officially recognised in GS circles, it is in frequent use (for the die-hards it's commonplace in the CIRIA...
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    Hi from the Midlands

    Woohoo! More Mids folk!! I'm in the process of setting up a meet near Swadlincote if you're close.
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    (Now withdrawn )Optimus 111 stove and extras.

    Hehe! Off to the dark side then Si?! If I didn't harbour a deep desire to hang my hammock in the summer I'd have swapped. Good luck with the swap, I'm sure it'll go in no time.
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    My first stone set ring

    That is really special, and the texture on the band is superb. Keep up the excellent work.
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    UK Hammocks

    I had one of Mat's first hammocks when he was first setting out, in fact there's a review of it on here somewhere. Probably the best piece of kit I've bought aside from the Exped Downmat (which only beats it for versatility).
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    Skep Beekeeping (without killing bees) - Jack Hargreaves Video

    Wow! That's an offer I can't refuse! I'll PM you on that one.
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    Skep Beekeeping (without killing bees) - Jack Hargreaves Video

    You guys are always two steps ahead of me :) I'm seriously tempted by keeping bees in the wood. I may entice a local beekeeper in with a promise of a superb location in return for honey, but seeing the enjoyment folks get from it makes me want to do it myself.
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    What is it?

    Pike. ;))))