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MADE IN BRITAIN

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by Erbswurst, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Something Britain still have are the Artisans.
    Try to have a suit made in Scandinavia. Or a shirt.
    Or a front wing on a Vintage car made new.
     
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    I am corrected. Canadian bear skin head gear. How freakin' quaint. Not here in the colon-icy.
    Beaver or bear, that's a standout piece of military kit. Yes it is.
    Hope there's a refrigeration pump and a fan in there.
    The Canadian beaver-skin hat is terrible to wear warmer than -20C = cook your head besides windproof.
    Dad had one. Wonder how it "disappeared" when he died.

    I want a piece of jewellry carved from jet. A fossil? from NYorks, north of Whitby, I think.
    Who spins the cloth for Harris tweeds?
     
  3. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Yes, it is warm. Even warmer with the ear flaps down!
     
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    To be honest outdoors and rural life/sports has always been a huge part of the UK - adults and kids alike. For years and years I have been going to rural crafts and fairs with my dad - from a kid right up to adulthood (when he died)

    Young farmers is MASSIVE in rural/semi rural areas.

    Scouts, guides, beavers etc is in nearly every small town upwards and often multiple ‘troops’ in different areas of the bigger towns.

    Forest schools and the like from nursery age is also a big thing.

    Walking and outdoors has always been a British ‘thing’ to do. We are a small nation (land mass wise) and the land is intensively worked for both food and leisure.
     
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    Yes they are bear skin hats. I think the idea is that because they are so stupidly tall there's a bit of air space in there and they don't cook your head.

    As for why they wear them.....not a bloody clue lol
    I suspect originally it was to make the soldiers look bigger to the enemy :D
     
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    If you were ordered to stick your head up out of the trench, it might take 20 minutes!
     
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    I'm in Whitby this weekend :) My wife has a few pieces; it really is quite stunning stuff. It's fossilised wood.

    Harris tweed is made by individual artisan weavers - collectively producing cloth on an industrial scale. It is all controlled by the Harris Tweed Guardians. It is lovely cloth, my preference being the heather purples mixed with sage greens :)
     
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    That's a good point actually. We've all seen the trick where the cowboy puts his hat on a stick to see if the injuns are still waiting for him.
     
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    When they had been created, the heros usually didn't hide them self's in trenches.

    They where standing in rows on the open field, one row loading, one row standing, one row on the knee.

    It was shooten in salves until one side was reduced a bit, than the cavalry tried to bring the whole thing in disorder.

    Some canons of course shot in between too a bit.

    In the end they looked who was left, counted, and decided who was the winner of the day.

    More or less like chess.
     
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  11. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Then went home, arranged for the kids to get married to deepen the peace and understanding while the next generation of peasants that could be used as disposables grew up.

    I always wondered about the weight of those hats.
     
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    Indeed. The posts between Robson and I are what we call a "joke" they are terribly inefficient things but quite popular

    (I'm doing another joke now)
     
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    Quite light I'm told. They are like a very open weaved basket inside
     
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    If I remember correctly those hats are made from bearskin; not beaver.
     
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    A joke?
    In my thread???

    Incredible theese Brits!
     
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    Even today a high percentage of military troops in th more developed countries services are afflicted with other illness or an industrial type injury rather than a true combat wound.
     
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  18. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Absolutely. Specially if countries they do the work in are of dubious hygienic level.....

    Are there any match manufacturers in UK?
    Lighters?
    Dunhill still make lighters in UK I believe, but they are not so suitable to take out.
     
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    If I had any foolish ambition to go out, I need one of those hats.
    I'd pull that sucker down so far that I'd have to cut eye-holes in it.
    It's -30C/-20F with no prediction of improvement for 10+ days.

    I can't imagine a pleasant paleo afternoon even in a 30' diameter pit-house on days like this
    but they did by the dozens. No bison here but bear-skin robes to be sure.
     
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  20. demographic

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

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    Clifton still make very high quality handplanes in the UK.
    Flinn Garlick make handsaws.
     
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