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    BcUK Photograph of 2021 Bushmoot (Winter or Summer) Heat Vote

    It's a shame we didn't get a few more entries.
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    Damian O'Toole R.I.P.

    For those of you that knew Damian, who sadly passed away almost a year ago now, I have a provisional date for the memorial, which was delayed because of Covid of course. Subject to confirmation of the booking this will now be held in Coventry on 20th November 2021 from 12:30 until 6pm. I will...
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    My artwork / trip to the Jurassic Coast

    Beautiful work.
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    Winter is coming.

    When the "Beast from the East" hit and the motorways up here got fouled up I had a booking on the other side of the country. 86 miles away. I left the motorways and headed for the back roads, following my GPS. Unsurprisingly the snow was much deeper there but at least they were clear of idiots...
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    Winter is coming.

    Fair enough Robson, I was just genuinely surprised as I start to get uncomfortable above 18°c. Perhaps that is why I like to head for the Arctic for my holidays. A sun washed beach is my idea of hell.
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    Winter is coming.

    Crikey, I consider 15°c to be quite comfortable. I used to have to heat the dishes in my darkroom to reach 20°c.
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    Winter is coming.

    I've lived through a few winters without heating so it doesn't worry me too much. I have some decent knitwear. I grew up through the sixties so I have a different perspective on most to winter. I can't believe how much heating people use. I usually swelter in most peoples houses.
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    Winter is coming.

    I have a bag of spare winter kit that I usually chuck into the van in November and take out again in March. It's mainly just gear for staying warm, preparing a meal or potentially walking out of a threatening situation if the vehicle is stranded. The one thing that has been used from that bag...
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    D&D Ranger recent youtube video

    Agriculture was the big one which lead to settlement which predates metal by some time. Settlement builds community which leads to social care and basic medicine too. The first survived surgical trepanations were performed with stone tools for example. I'm not saying that metal doesn't make...
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    D&D Ranger recent youtube video

    I think a lot of other factors play into that other than the availability of metal tools.
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    brass pans

    I usually use wooden spoons when cooking.
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    brass pans

    I also think that as this will only be used occasionally I have don't have too much to worry about really. I suspect my main intake would come from handling and cleaning the brassware I have lying around the house.
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    brass pans

    Much of the advice out there seems contradictory and perhaps over cautious. We used heavy cast bronze replicas of cauldrons a lot back in the early 90s when we ran a medieval kitchen, mostly for broth, stew, pottage type dishes and never had any taint or taste issues. I suspect that any...
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    brass pans

    Just picked up a nice brass jam pan at the weekend. Cleaned up nicely and I'm happy enough to use it for boiling non acidic food like root veg for example. Not too worried about the lead content, that was usually added to brass that was intended for machining work, but I did wonder about the...
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    Persuade me to go light?!

    I've not put you on ignore, I've just been doing things far more interesting than listening to your whining. If you cannot tell how much you are irritating people from the responses you are getting, then, as I mentioned before, you seem to lack the social skills that I would expect from a...