A big thumbs-up for running from me. I started towards the end of 2010 to lose some weight. I really got into it and progressed to running the London Marathon this year.
I never run with headphones/music and have found that running has developed my mental strength just as much as my physical...
Too true - I can't complain! It's great for fishing and coastal activities.
I do wish there was more woodland though. I have very happy memories of time spent in the woods whilst serving in the army in the UK.
3. (d) Every few months
4. (a)Fire pit (or fire bowl)
7. (b)About 30cm (12in)
I have often used my Weber Smokey Joe Silver as a fire pit/bowl. It puts out an impressive amount of heat.
The design is very...
Hi Al, there is pretty much nowhere to wild camp. Nearly all the wooded areas are on steep valley sides and almost every square inch is owned by someone or another.
We have been going to the same spot for over twenty years and have always left the minimum sign of having been there as...
I take a radio. Saturday night we camped out and listened to Radio 2. That had some great music on later in the evening.
Yes, a radio. Also an ice box, some chairs, a barbecue and ... a Bic lighter :Wow:.
The Horror. The Horror.
I have found that I favour the stainless knives as their main use for me is food preparation.
The new sheaths are more secure than the original Clippers' so it's less likely that you'll have one fall out if inverted.
I have found that they run tiny. I'm always a 9 but after ordering some online, found them to be too small.
I exchanged them for a 10, but having worn them for bit I find them too small too.
So as a size 9, I should have ordered an 11!
I've had an aluminium Kelly Kettle for many years and the fire bowl of that one fits nicely into the base of the kettle for transportation, allowing a couple of brews' worth of kindling to be securely stored in the chimney.
I received a stainless steel one pint Trekker for Father's Day :D...
Batoning offers great accuracy when splitting smaller kindling and I believe it fine to do on larger pieces of wood with a fairly straight grain, when the forces on the knife are minimal.
Gorse for Kelly Kettle fuel:
However, baton gnarly stuff at your peril!
A knife that could withstand being hammered into a tree and then have someone stand on the handle could have its blade broken by the twisting force of batoning a gnarly piece of wood.
A carbon Clipper is a very tough knife and will take this much abuse...
In the latest version of the Clipper, now known as the Companion, Mora have made the tang longer (but thinner):
Your knife has the older style of handle chequering, but the newer MoraKniv blade etching and sheath, so I'm not sure if it has the short tang of the Clipper or the longer one...
A strong magnet placed on the handle will show you where the tang ends, as shown on this pic of a HighQ knife: