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  • UPDATE - The main upgrade is now finished. The site should now be functioning as normal, I will be making tweaks over the weekend, particularly to look of the site. If you notice something is broken or have any comments please let me know. Many thanks Matt (Lithril)
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    Which is the best KANTEEN and why?

    One of these for me "Keith Titanium Army Military Canteen Large Capacity Water Kettle" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Titanium-Military-Capacity-Portable-Camouflage/dp/B01L1LQVPO/ref=sr_1_22?keywords=titanium+water+bottle&qid=1565385081&s=gateway&sr=8-22 Also, one of these "BCB CR244B Plastic Water...
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    Army Sleeping Bag

    I used an army Arctic Sleeping Bag with bivvy bag (and inflatable mattress) on my Trueways survival course (March 2019 in Yorkshire) and there was ice on the cars in the morning and I didn't feel cold, although I did sleep in my thermal base layer. As said above, it's a big old lump and I gave...
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    Trusty British Surplus Shops ?

    I use https://www.nicks-kit.co.uk/ Nick is always very helpful
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    Trueways survival

    As noted update following the course. The course takes place at an MOD facility. Portaloo are available within the carpark, which is around 100m or so from where you camp, so not too much roughing it. Firstly, this is a survival course and not bushcraft, however, the principles still apply...
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    What did you buy today?

    +1, get well soon.
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    What did you buy today?

    I bought a wind up radio "Solar Hand Crank Self Powered Emergency Radio with LED Flashlight AM/FM Radio Smart Phone Charger Power Bank (Black)" and a green shemag...
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    Load Lugger.

    Me too, hopefully I am not in need of this yet, but who knows in the future. I recall going for hikes when my son was quite young (7 or 8) and he carried his lunch in his rucksack, now about 7/8 years later he's fitter than me.
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    Your picture of the day...

    Here is mine from Sunday, a short drive then a short walk from home:
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    Tarp/sleeping set-ups

    This was my set-up on Sunday:
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    Tarp/sleeping set-ups

    Thought a thread showing tarp / sleeping set-ups may be of interest. I was going to upload a picture from today, however, is it possible to upload pictures from your PC or do you need to use a third party hosting site (which I don't have)?
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    The load out- a guide and example (pic heavy)

    I have read somewhere, that it is best to balance the load in the two side pockets, therefore if tarp/sleep system on one side, what would you put on the other side? Then, whatever is in the side pockets now would need to be inside the pack.
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    The load out- a guide and example (pic heavy)

    Great post, I am always interested in seeing other people's kit / equipment. I spend hours on YouTube looking at equipment videos.
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    BCB crusader cookset V Webtex Warrior

    I agree, I too was looking for a stainless version.
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    What did you buy today?

    I have bought this, a Keith titanium canteen. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Keith-Titanium-Military-Canteen-Portable/dp/B01L1DE8HA/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1546554897&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=keith+titanium+bottle&psc=1
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    Sold ESEE Izula II

    I can highly recommend this knife, very well made. If I didn't already have one I would buy this without hesitation.
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    Hello from Manchester

    I have just been to Ashworth Valley today and set up the tarp for a few hours in the rain - what a great day to spend time with my son.
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    Question About Karrimor SF Sabre 45

    I am 5' 8" and I do not have any problems with my SF45.
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    Bivvy recommendation

    This may be of interest: http://www.endicotts.co.uk/catalog/bivi-bags-shelter-sheets Regards
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    Hello from Manchester

    I too am not far from Manchester.
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    Anyone From Lancashire

    I am not to far from both of the above locations.