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What did you buy today?

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by Nova & Pinky, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Worth talking to Base Camp to see if they have a glass.

    I've just bought a spare for mine from them which is a lot cheaper than Protector sell them.
     
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  2. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Not today, but my latest 'unnecessary stuff' buys are two WW2 British 'trench telescopes'.
    One to polish, one to keep original.
    Now I need to find a nice Mahogany and brass tripod.

    Plus a mahogany and brass 1920's deck Chair.

    Thinking of it, is that not very Steam Punk? Polished dark wood, brass, aluminium......
    :)
     
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  3. Broch

    Broch Full Member

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    That is very steam punk! If only shipping costs from the Grand Cayman weren't so high :)
     
  4. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    No, no, no.....
    Shipping cost FROM UK to Cayman! Company in Devon..
    UKP 260 FedEx, both.
    When you live in paradise.........

    I believe they have one pair of the Trench telescope left.

    It comes in the proper box, all the bits. Quite a good price too, about a third of what they sell for in US.
     
  5. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

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    I bought a Tramontina machete from heinnie. Purely for use in the garden to chop down brambles and the like. I also have a new Bahco 10.5" Mill file to replace my ancient (car boot find) ******* file.
     
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    Deekin Full Member

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    Got a good haul this weekend. A friend very kindly took me out for a tour of rural charity shops. Total purchases; a new pair of Levis, a new bush shirt, used heavy poncho, a vintage clothes brush, silk scarf, tweed tie, silk pocket square, and all for less than £15. And when I got home, the postie had delivered my new Tam O'Shanter bonnet, to replace the one that someone nicked.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Bishop

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    Poor thing, keep it somewhere warm with a whiskey and slice of porridge and it will be back on your head in no time:)
     
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  8. Kepis

    Kepis Bushcrafter through and through

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    2 x 23,000L/Hr water pumps and associated hoses & connectors.
     
  9. Deekin

    Deekin Full Member

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    very partial to a bannock. :beerchug:
     
  10. Broch

    Broch Full Member

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    Come on, no self respecting Tam O'Shanter would be seen dead drinking Whiskey instead of Whisky :)
     
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  11. Macaroon

    Macaroon A bemused & bewildered

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    Well spotted there, Hawkeye! :)
     
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    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Self respecting Tam O’Shanter? Isn’t that an oxymoron?
     
  13. Deekin

    Deekin Full Member

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    I was to polite.:O_O:
     
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  14. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

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    Arrived today. I'm in love! The edge is pretty dull, and the handle needs a but of attention but otherwise in super happy!
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Which one, wood handle or plastic handle?
     
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    Steam-punk tripods:
    Back in the 1990's, there was a sudden and big shift from screw-mount surveyor's wooden tripods to metal, 3 point mounts.
    The old wooden tripods were suddenly junk! They were free! Cherry, mahogany, ash, things of beauty with brass trim.
    I don't think that I have more than 4 left. They are perfect with a dark cloth and a 5" x 4" bellows camera.

    Ask around. Could be collecting dust in many places.
     
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    Insel Affen Settler

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    Deekin Full Member

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    I've still got mine, and it's identical to that one.
     
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    Deekin Full Member

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    Wheren
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    where did you get that please.
     
  20. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    That's some serious pumps Mark, those things will shift more in a second than domestic water supply will fill a bucket in a minute.

    What do you plan for them?
     

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