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    What is the best poncho shelter at the moment?

    Only in pictures. It does sound totally waterproof though... I'll give it some more thought. Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk
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    What is the best poncho shelter at the moment?

    Mine still gets a lot of use as a shooting mat and dragging deer in it. I'd love DD to take the exact design and make it in their heavy duty material... Might write to them [emoji6] Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk
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    What is the best poncho shelter at the moment?

    I love my 58 but I want one that's properly waterproof. My first shelter that traveled with me for 4 years [emoji16] I find it works pretty well as a tarp but even with different proofing sprays and the WD40 trick I haven't found it to be convincingly waterproof as a poncho in prolonged rain...
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    What is the best poncho shelter at the moment?

    My DD Hammocks poncho is a bit leaky at the neck after a quite a few years of service. I was a fan, though I would have liked it a little wider to make it a better lean-to shelter and simpler around the neck. What other options are out there at the moment? I want something tough, big enough to...
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    Best cordage for bow drill friction fire?

    Thanks - I'll give that a shot. Would you go thinner or thicker? There seems to be quite a few options 3mm/4mm/5mm/6mm... 3mm should be plenty right?
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    Best cordage for bow drill friction fire?

    Hi, I'd like to know what cordage you all find works best for bow drill friction fires. I've used paracord which is tough but I find it slips a bit, especially when it's been used a few times. I tried builders cord (brick line) which seemed to grip pretty well but broke after extended use. I'm...
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    Canoe fishing advice needed

    Thanks for all the previous replies. I bought some 20lb line, a 28g Dexter wedge (to weight it or just for some casting by itself), tinsel rigs, and some barrel snaps size 4. Have got hold of a telescopic rid too. I'll let you know how I get on...
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    Canoe fishing advice needed

    Ok, last couple of questions... I'm going to pop down to a tackle shop later this morning :) What weight/type of line, what hooks, and to I need to weight the line of it's trailing 10 or so behind the canoe.
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    Canoe fishing advice needed

    I'm not too sure. I guess I was imagining no more than 300 yards but I'll probably try and meet up with more experienced canoe/kayak folk when I'm a bit more confident and follow their lead. That's probably still 6 months away yet. I'm not terribly comfortable knowing that I can't simply roll a...
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    Canoe fishing advice needed

    Now why did you have to go and do that? ;) Now I'm in danger of finding a new hobby and getting in a hell of a lot of trouble!
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    Canoe fishing advice needed

    Thank you all for your replies - that's really helpful. Can I ask those who mentioned it, do you literally mean tinsel as in Christmas decoration tinsel? Also, should I weight the line to get it away from the surface? Sorry for the ignorance of these questions - completely new to this, but...
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    Canoe fishing advice needed

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could suggest a simple and effective way to catch fish whilst canoeing... I'm not planning on stopping to fish, I'm just thinking of simply tying a line onto the back of the canoe as I paddle. I know nothing about fishing apart from the fact that they're tasty and...
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    100 Mile Solo Canoe Wild Camping down the river Wye. Wild Bushcraft Trip.

    Looks like an amazing trip. Fair play for strapping up your foot and cracking on too :D
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    Hiking the Haute Route Pyrenees

    Looks amazing. I walked the Haute Route years ago (around 2004 I think) and I'd love to go back! I didn't walk as far as you did though... Looking at your photos made my feet itch! Can you copy and paste the kit list for those who can't spare 30 mins for the kit video?
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    I need a bannock recipe :D

    Much obliged everyone... I'll let you know how I get on :D