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    Hi any old soldiers about? "Shellscrape" question

    Hi Rapp. I think the pam you may be looking for was from the series 'Field engineering and mine warfare'. This was sponsored by Royal Engineers and was on a limited scalng to Infantry units. Basic size 6 x 2. one spade deep with one foot of turf laid front and back. Firing parapet 9...
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    Measuring 3 inches (non-locking); law and practice?

    The blade length as in a svord may well be in excess of the cutting edge which (to me) implies that 'B' measurement is the standard. How about a pizza cutter wheel?
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    I heat my canned food in boiling water. However the label these days is affixed with a glue that dissolves and sticks to the side of my Billy can. So I now have to remove the label, glue and clean the can before I go out to the woods. BTW Not seen a metal coat hanger for a number of years now.
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    Weber GoAnywhere BBQ

    I'd have thought for that money the brightwork would be stainless Steel not plated metal
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    Planning Edale / Peaks Campsite Recommendations?

    There is a camping barn there which might be appropriate to your needs, especially if wet. IIR it does not get much use. Near the Edale outdoor centre
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    Ebook readers

    Be careful with Samsung the memory is only just enough to hold the Google operating system 8-9 gig. Leaves no room for apps !
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    An evening walk in the wood

    It's that magical time when colours change to shades of grey and the night creatures begin to become active with rustling and hoots. The noise a person makes is unwelcome. Time to sit and be quiet and reflect on the day.
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    Condensed milk and cream

    Mary had a little lamb. She milked it with a spanner. Milk came out in shilling cans. Little ones a tanner Boom boom
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    Wanted Poncho liner/Woobie

    Check the sizes. A snugpak jungle blanket is a good choice
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    What did you buy today?

    I'm a retired paramedic and used to keep mineon a piece of oxygen mask elastic anchored to my jacket. Sort of hi tec ranger cord. It would break my heart to loose shears like that. Nice gear !
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    Map Geek

    Me too. Is that sad ? ' The man with a map, has a window to adventure'
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    Keeping warm feet

    Deep heat or oil of wintergreen on the soles of you feet ! Yes it works because it promotes circulation.
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    Blood pressure monitors

    An electronic device may have an error. But it is consistent and is good for recording. When you go to the doctor / nurse, bring your record and device which can be compared, calibrated against manual or electronic at the surgery. Manual measurements reveal a lot more than just blood pressure ...
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    issue softie jacket and trousers

    Boots to match ?
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    SAT Burner Lid Seal Issue - Help!

    A hydraulics supplier will have an oil proof seal thy carry a range Take the burner with you to explain and size diameter and thickness.
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    Norfolk and Norwich Group

    Morning all. Is there anything going on for 10/11 June ?
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    REALLY reproofing an army poncho.

    Is that half a tube as in toothpast ? Or as in 310 ml cartridge ?
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    Tay Forest 3 Day Christmas Hot Tent

    Nice TR. Wow hot tenting in Narnia. Thanks for taking us along
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    Compass Fluid Top-Up

    Some compasses use medical liquid paraffin. Check existing fluid first Crowe
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    Navigation question, working out pace cards- Maths.

    Pacing is good and accurate on the level to about 500 metres. But you're going to be spending all you time counting ! Better still is speed time distance equation. Much more accurate over 500 m and works with maps of any scale.