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Best buy of 2019

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by Hodge, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. Hodge

    Hodge Tenderfoot

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    Please share your best buys be it at a good price or something you have had to save for. My best buy this year was a TBS boar carbon knife with Turkish walnut scales.
    Hodge
     
  2. bigboned

    bigboned Full Member

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    Best value buy for me was spyderco ‘Bow River’ steel is 18cr but only $32 inc. sheath first a Phil Wilson design
     
  3. gra_farmer

    gra_farmer Forager

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    Yrjo Puronvarsi Leuku blade with a damned sharp, convex grind. Chops and splits superbly. with handmade handle of indian rosewood, corian bolster and butt, black fibre spacers, stainless butt plate glued and brass riveted. Again with hand made 4mm thick leather sheath

    Bought the whole knife from a friend on the forum, whom made the handle and sheath. This was a mates rate offer, so not normal price at £45.

    Really helped me out when I lost a load of mine and a local forest school kit
     
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    Woody girl Full Member

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    My best buy this year was only a couple of days ago. It's sort of bushcraft related. The vacuum sealer for £20 at liddells. I've been after one for some while. I'll use it to seal my jerky and fruit leather and dried meals for camping and bushcraft adventures.
     
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  5. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Viyella 100% cotton shirt, nice dark olive green - brand new all wrapped up, with tags ... nearest one new about £80...
    I paid £12 in a charity shop :)
    Fits like a dream :) :)
     
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  6. Billy-o

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    dbl pst
     
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  7. Billy-o

    Billy-o Native

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    Douglas DFX 9'6" 6wt
     
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  8. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I think that would be a couple of split birch logs for the fire.
    I discovered they were cut and split from a Masur Birch ( you call it Curly Birch)
    Basically for free.
     
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    Robson Valley Full Member

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    I have not wet a line in lake nor river for several summers. Most embarassing.

    #2: Kestrel Sitka adze blade. My handle. Makes short work of carving roughouts hogging out waste wood.
    #1: Coleman 533 single burner petrol stove. All weather and 10,500 BTU full throttle for 1 hr 45 minutes.
    Have not yet tried melting snow yet to get a real camp-sense of performance.
     
  10. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    How is the fishing in your local river?

    A new line could be a good investment. Mono ages quickly, braid slower.
    I replace my mono’s once every two years, braid every three.
     
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    Me brown enamel tin cup £2.99
     
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    It would have to be my Baker tent I guess.
     
  13. Ruud

    Ruud Full Member

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    Bought a PK1 of a member here in the beginning of this year, very happy with it. Won't gather dust in a drawer, jack of all trades

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    Got to be my Buffalo mountain shirt
     
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    Yet, funny enough, that is exactly how I imagine you whiling away the hours when your not looking after the vines ... watching the bugs play over a sunlit stream, pondering the design of a fly and pulling in the occasional brookie on a light but deadly rig :)
     
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    It's close, between my Buffalo Special 6 shirt and a Corinthia Defence 4 sleebag bag I got for a great price from a member of the forum. Both items have made a huge impact on time outdoors and made for a far more comfortable and warm exprience.
     
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    Defcon 5 Poncho
    350g
    200 x 168 cm

    45 €

    Good size, low weight,
    invisible camouflage all over Europe.
     
  18. Paul_B

    Paul_B Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Kind of not this year, xmas present last year, but really only used this year. It's a rib knitted, pure wool hat that covers my xl head and ears despite being a one size fits all. One size never fits me normally without feeling tight.

    Obviously the knit stretches and thins the wool but that's a plus for me because hats get too warm for me. Hats keep rain off head for short town use. It's the right warmth for me. Fjallraven brand
     
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    Hopefully the wife's christmas present of a Macro/wide angle lens adaptor
     
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    Varusteleka Särmä TST Woolshell jacket and trousers. On M05 camo of course.
     

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