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  1. rich d2

    Waterproofing a sweatshirt

    I've worn a few riding hoodies for skiing when it's been hotter and no snow forecast. They all have a DWR coating and range from thick hoodie into full soft shell, seem fairly resistant to showers etc. latest one from planks is ... if that helps at all. Not had a cotton or wool blended one they...
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    What are you growing?

    honestly during lockdown I've grown quite a decent sized beer belly
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    Exercise in covid-19 lockdown

    I love training in martial arts/karate. Like a lot of people I started as a kid, got to quite a decent level, then dropped out after uni, when I discovered "other" stuff in life. I missed it for years, and always wanted to start back up, and dabbled occasional, but constantly made up...
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    Exercise in covid-19 lockdown

    [QU Wish I knew the various kata. We did Ju-Jitsu and they taught techniques not kata style. By that I mean individual throws, locks, blocks, punches, etc. Plus combination moves which you couldn't separate into individual moves like kata I think. Had a few karate lessons on the Saturday...
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    Exercise in covid-19 lockdown

    head movement, bob and weave!
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    Exercise in covid-19 lockdown

    Put this together for our karate club today, the clips are from not just our club but form our extended family. I'm the one falling into the garden chairs... Don't know how to post videos on here, so it's a facebook link but it is a public video so should be...
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    Fire pit options

    Thanks Paul
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    Fire pit options

    which fire pit did you go for in the end Paul? we're looking at getting one whilst in lockdown, and I couldn't work out from the post above which one it was
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    Exercise in covid-19 lockdown

    Thanks not seen that before - it's interesting to look at the different styles and almost work backwards to the route of the kata, as well as how it may be applied differently with the differences in techniques.
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    Exercise in covid-19 lockdown

    this is pretty much our seisan kata except for some reason we do the last push down in tension.
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    Exercise in covid-19 lockdown

    Yep I do kata, slowly with "perfect" technique and real attention to detail, as well as a full speed, as well as completely relaxed just to run through the moves. All good in their own way and all add to the experience. I also look at quite a lot of Ian Abernethy's bunkai breakdowns and...
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    Exercise in covid-19 lockdown

    Seisan is nice, my main ones at the moment are tensho - good for relaxation - naihanchi - can do it in very limited space and I'm slowly going through bassai and niseish as they're the new ones on my syllabus. I run through them all everyday from pinina nidan all the way through then concentrate...
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    What did you buy today?

    thanks I'd seen that about the bracelets so got a PU one, especially as it'll being getting wet. I think it might have been a post from yourself a while ago that first got me onto them, but after lots of looking around finally decided to go for one.
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    What did you buy today?

    not that bushcrafty but to be used when i'm out in the outdoors i gt myself a vostok amphibia watch - just have to see how long it takes to come from russia now https://vostokwatches.ru/image/cache/data/vostok-watches-Amphibian-Classic/420634-480x480.webp
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    Fire pit ideas

    https://interactive.planningportal.co.uk/ this is a nice quick and easy interactive guide to permitted builds in the UK I found it useful when designing our extension. Rich
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    Sorel boots - any good?

    quite a few of my frends wear them for apres and wearing around resort and get on great with them.
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    Decathlon Travel100 & 500 Trekking Trousers

    i had some of the forclaz trousers with the reinforced seat, last summer, sat down on the way up to a refuge, the rock must have been slightly sharper than I though ripped a hole in the bottom and had to walk round with my undies on show for 2 days. so I wasnt that impressed with the durability...
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    Everest 2019

    And looking down into red pike tarn and buttermere lake
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    Everest 2019

    This is vignemale
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    Everest 2019

    Mine in the UK would be red like above buttermere in the lakes, especially when it’s winter and the tarn has frozen, if you skim stones across it the ice reverberates and you get an echo from the natural rock amphitheater. Further away would be vignemale in the French Pyrenees, a proper north...