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  1. KenThis

    Hypothetical.

    Please can I ask an hypothetical question for those who have experience with making and buying knives. If an order for a knife has been agreed and subsequently has been paid in full. But the knife is more than 12 months overdue and the knife maker has missed more than half a dozen self declared...
  2. KenThis

    Knives/knife law.

    I know this is an emotive topic and my starting a thread like this may cause some argument. However I've been thinking about this subject on and off for a while now and I think I'm further from a personal conclusion I'm happy with now than when I started. I'd be very interested in opinions if...
  3. KenThis

    Buying Leather..

    Hi all, I'm looking to do some leather work, nothing too fancy just some pouches, sheaths and covers. Ideally I don't think I want the faff of having to dye the leather. Also I think I'd like to wet form the leather for some items. I'd like to make all of the pieces I have planned out of black...
  4. KenThis

    Hiking staff for a big fella.

    Hi all, I'm recently doing a lot more walking due to a new puppy and have started feeling a weakness in my knee thanks to old injuries. So I am on the lookout for a wooden hiking staff. I don't know much about the relative merits of different woods and was wondering if it's mostly aesthetic...
  5. KenThis

    Diagnosed on the Autistic Spectrum.

    Hi all, I've made no secret of my mental health difficulties and today I have finally found out the fundamental cause. I have been diagnosed on the autistic spectrum. I now have a name for the 'thing' that has been wrong and there's a huge sense of relief. I also understand now why...
  6. KenThis

    Best / Favourite UK Legal Pocket Knife..

    I think the title says it all really. Please post with what is your preferred pocket knife. Feel free to add photos, links reasons why. (Please don't include UK non-legal models unless they've been modded to be legal.) I have a couple of SAKs but by default really (as it is my only UK...
  7. KenThis

    Leatherman Surge..??..!!..??

    Hi all, I really want a leatherman surge. I mean I really really want a leatherman surge for no particular reason other than I always wanted one. I've seen one for £100, which I happen to have spare thanks to a recent Birthday. If possible please tell me one of two things. Either that...
  8. KenThis

    Malaysian Hardwood - Handle Scales.

    Hi, Not really bushcraft related but I thought some well informed people might be able to help me. I've come into possession of some hardwood flooring that was going to waste. Was told it is Malaysian hardwood, the flooring is approx 12 inchs wide and 3/4 inch thick. The flooring planks are...
  9. KenThis

    Snugpak or DD underquilt for large hammock?

    Hi all, I'm looking to supplement my winter sleep system with an underquilt/blanket. After a little bit of research I've realised trying to improvise my own might be a fools errand. I thought I just needed to cut down on wind chill but it seems you need to create a warm layer of air trapped...
  10. KenThis

    Good Quality Wool Blanket.

    Hi all, I'm looking for a good quality wool blanket to be used as a make shift sleeping bag in the summer (folded over and sleep on one half with the other covering you) and as an extra layer for hammock camping in the winter. I'm not too bothered about weight or bulk as I won't be carrying...
  11. KenThis

    Hot Water Bottle.

    I was camping in my hammock the other night and it was the first time I'd noticed the 'cold bum' syndrome that people talk about (at about 4 in the morning). Next day I started properly looking at under quilts/mats etc. to keep the bottom of the hammock warm and I wondered about using a hot...
  12. KenThis

    Lumbar Pack.

    Hi all, I've been looking for a large lumbar pack to be used mainly as a day pack. I'm quite tall and find smaller backpacks awkward/uncomfortable as they ride too high on my back. Plus I'm hoping having the weight on my hips will help keep my back from sweating horribly. Ideally I'd like...
  13. KenThis

    Random - Non Sequitur Game.

    Hi, I'm not sure if this has been tried before or even if it'll work, in fact I'm not even sure of the rules of the game I'm making up. But I'm thinking some of the most interesting bits of threads sometimes happen when there's a hijacking, when the thread goes off topic and meanders about...
  14. KenThis

    First and hopefully last compass?

    Hi all, I've spent some time in the forums looking for information on compasses and have found some great threads but then get all confused when googling makes and models of specific recommendations. I'm guessing names and designations change quite quickly in the world of compasses, or I'm...
  15. KenThis

    Maxpedition 12x5 and Wild Woodgas stove..

    Hi all, I hope this is in the right place. Does anyone know if a Wild Woodgas stove would fit into a Maxpedition 12 x 5 Bottle holder or similar? I've measured my Wild Woodgas stove and at it's widest it's slightly over the 5 inches wide so I know it'd be tight but if it could then my...
  16. KenThis

    Hi from Cardiff

    Hi all, I've always loved (car) camping, usually much more than the poor people that I've managed to drag along. So now I've started getting together kit and making plans for some solo wild camping adventures. I've always been interested in self reliance and survival, which means I enjoy Ray...