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Very common mineral. It can be made to spark for firemaking, though perhaps not as good as old fashioned flint and steel or firesteel.
You might be able to find these in architectural salvage businesses.
We have one here in NH USA called "AdMac" where you can find just about...
Well I have actually found a similar pattern in general fabric stores here in the USA.
If you think your bag has the chance of getting damp or wet, then synthetic may be the best choice.
Down is useless when wet and is difficult...
When you shovel fluffy snow into a pile and let it set for a day or so, it often takes on a more solid consistency which then allows you to hollow...
That's a good choice. I think all the models are excellent so the choice is going to depend upon your needs and the environment you are likely to...
This seems so peaceful and idyllic
Time was, huge rafts of lumber were sent down lakes and rivers like this, for commercial operations. They...
Alot of people carry the camelbacks. I'm still waiting for the invention of dehydrated water.
I'd mix manure and/or compost with garden soil. The soil will help to further break down the manure and compost.
The shipping across the pond makes it difficult. But you can quite a variety of sizes.
Here in the USA you can still get some of them in hardware stores. Becoming more rare as time goes by.
I agree with the pizza. This makes an excellent trail food! I also like to bring the fixings for bannock, but I am not sure you are "allowed" to...
Beautiful piece of work to be sure. Very well done!
A good way to learn is to obtain a book on wild flowers and go from there. I find that flowers are often easy to identify using these books, from...
FireSteel handles are popular too!
Just as long as the canisters are easy to obtain - which can be a problem in some areas.
Very rugged looking construction. I like how you did it, never knew that is how it is done.
"old woodsman" formula works well and I enjoy the smell too.
Possibly it is like a fire bow in that you can try 100 times over a period of weeks. And then, eventually, it becomes quite easy to you.