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Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by Nova & Pinky, Mar 15, 2011.
A sevylor canyon inflatable canoe .....
now i just need to get a licence and work out how to use it! 😄👍
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Try Hamsphere.com for experience, you will need earphones with a mike, but it is good practice to float thru the bands.
I should block this thread! I can't resist gadgets so have a baofeng arriving myself tomorrow! 😂 God knows what I'll do with it. Probably listen until I got a licence..... but don't be surprised if it never even gets used & sold on ebay ina year haha
Its got an fm radio function...so i managed to use that to justify it to swmbo. 😄
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Hultafors GK, not very pretty to look at but a heavy duty knife for £5.26 including sheath and postage. I'm pleased with it.
An army M90 cold weather sleeping bag and compression sack from Military Mart, arrived and in as good and clean condition as can be........
3000/8000 wet stone.
And also a 99p metal straw - as a budget replacement for a pocket bellows. If I find it useful I might drop a tenner on the real thing
I received my "Brit Dogs" wool bush shirt today.
I can't believe how good it is, I'm so happy and grinning like an idiot.
Below is a very excited review.
Got another "Jacklore" awesome quality, chuffed to Naafi breaks
A excellent second hand copy of Traditional food in Shropshire by Brears that I was expecting and a roll of 8 coarse Permagrit tools I wasn't!
Adrressed to to the wife but covered in Permagrit tape so I knew they were for me as she knows I have a thing for them! Must be a hobbit birthday present as mine was back in June and although the shops of full of Xmas tat already we leave everything to the last minute for that.
What a sweetie! I'm chuffed to bits with them
Just back from holiday in the US. Splurged a bit
1. Start of trip...mail ordered:
8' polypro/Spectra tree straps
Titanium Spiders for attaching Whoopie Sling to straps (I know the marlin spike hitch but wanted to try something that didn't mangle the webbing so much)
Couple of Zingit soft shackles to play with.
Didn't get any Dutch Hooks. Wish I had!!!! Never thought they made much sense, but after spending 17 nights in my hammock one after another I would appreciate not having to thread and unthread webbing through sewn loops. Poly/Spectra straps and spiders were great, much less sag on initial tensioning than with nylon, or even polyester webbing and marlin spike hitches.
Some of the new Bladecraft epoxy
Some new moulding foam for new press that I have planned.
2. Start of the trip, first day in Denver...
New MSR 2L Dromlite - still makes the water tasted as chemical loaded as the one I bought 11 years ago
MSR drinking tube for Drom
Sawyer Mini filter - didn't get a chance to try it out. Very light!
Replacement Keen Voyager Mid boots (dang hard to find non-waterproof boots in the UK)
Lok Saks (no longer available in the UK it seems)
Various clips, carabiners, descender rings, Mountain Suds soap and camping gas
Road atlas for Wyoming and Utah - had to leave these behind, no room or weight. Real shame, but would not have been without them!
Was given a Sharpmaker and some bear spray, but was all set to buy both. Thanks Sal!!!
A small 5 string and large 3 string compression sack. Generally not a fan of compression sacks, but these worked great for me on this trip, made organising my bag much easier
Large UL pullout bag - made a bunch of these myself, thought it only fair to buy the real thing
A block of double sided Velcro webbing tidies - so much nicer to use than the ITW Web Dominator things.
Mid trip, not much. Got the neighbours' kids some rocks and fossils. - those went down very well!
Duckworth Montana Merino t-shirt and some socks (they were on special and I have odd bits of wool from Aus, NZ and Norway and Argentina, so was curious about the US product. - Haven't had a chance to try them yet.
End of trip...
3a. Spyderco - no point in bringing $$ bills home
PITS Folder Ti Blue
Roadie in red
Dog Tag folder in carbon fibre
500D Organiser pouch - have an old 1000D one and fed up constantly swapping it between bags. Great bit of kit, and I had tied up Dan for quite a while with questions about different packs which I wasn't going to buy at the time!
Now that's a list.
I bought a bearing for a bearing block and some more leather for a stropping board.
I have not bought much recently but my best buys have been
Toyota Super Jeans sewing machine - for those tough jobs
Aldi digital sewing machine (I have yet to sew my fingers together with it)
10m of down proof cotton cambric
some Dylon Dye and sewing threads....
I'll give you a hint, it's not the travel mug!
Having a nice lie down, watching the dog walkers go by on the path below, and this brave little chap came by for a visit.
Collins Complete Guide to British Wildlife, another great bargain from the local charity shop.
I bought a drinksafe-systems explorer canteen - a 1 litre water bottle with water filter integrated into the lid. Initial impression is favourable but the plastic (especially the cap cover) appear rather flimsy. 10% off just now so thought I'd spring for it as it should be very convenient for processing my water.
Also got a couple of pairs of Karrimor 40% merino hiking socks, reduced to half price. I normally go for woolpower socks as they're bomb proof (heels on my last two pairs wore out after 3-4 years regular use) but I thought why not! If they're carp I've only lost a couple of quid.
Yet another canteen cookset for me. This time it's the Russian Paratrooper, Vozdushno Desantnye Voyska, or VDV. combined canteen billy can, cup and canvas cover.
Still issued to new recruits as of 2013.
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