Good Morning All,
Apologies but I won't be able to make it this weekend, I have the OS maps but can't seem to load them onto here as PDFs. Does anyone know the best way to share them?
Being lazy I'm a big fan of chemical cleaning, Caustic soda for organic fouling (carbon and food) and citric acid for non-organic fouling (rust). Follow up with a bit of purple scotchbrite and you're sorted.
I think manners remain mostly intact, or at least haven't changed much in the last 10 years, I still see bus loads of kids thanking drivers when they get off buses.
What I have noticed is the general view of respect is changing, particularity with my generation (28) and younger. I've seen...
Good Afternoon All,
I've just received the dinky little Petromax FT1 that I bought from Knives and tools and was surprised to see that it came with legs, I called the company up and they were just as surprised as me as I ordered a flat bottomed one and they don't even stock the legged version...
What about the everlasting matches? they're great for starting feather sticks and are a bit more resilient to the wind. Just be careful when refilling them, I set alight to the washing up water a couple of years ago.
I learnt the figure 8 on the bight through climbing and it became second nature, it was difficult to explain to my wife how to tie it because it just happens. I only learnt the Bowline last year and it performs much better than the figure 8 but I have to think about it.
As much as I like different knots I tend to not use a great variety while camping, mostly because if they work and I'm tired then I just bang them in.
I would say the most used are:
Bowline - For guy line ends or attaching a line to a prusic loop
Reef knot - To make prussick loops
Good Afternoon All,
I'm hoping to tap into the hive mind here. I've recently picked up a takedown bow which is great. I can set up a little range where I normally go camping, but the issue is getting the bow there safely.
I'm currently using the 45 litre bergan with rocket pouches on, does...
Layers and wet dry routine. I tend to run hot if I'm working or moving about with a bergan. I'll typically wear a T-shirt (Mountain warehouse Endurance ones are nice and cheap) and a jacket to keep stuff in pockets. If it starts to rain then a cheap goretex jacket, and if it lashes it down...