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    Zippo lighter fuel...

    Just wondered if anyone knows of an alternative to the genuine Zippo fuel? I want to use it in the Zippo hand warmers. Regards, Jon.
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    Swedish Army mess tin set for £1.25!

    I cant believe my luck, Ive just been to a camping exhibition locally with SWMBO and couldnt believe my eyes I saw two large boxes of the above, in very good condition, for £1.25 each (no burner or shield etc) Its identical to this...
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    Could this be my first Pignut find...?

    I do hope so as ive been keeping my eye out for a couple of years now. http://www.flickr.com/photos/61601845@N04/5606750228/ Lokking at this web site http://www.naturessecretlarder.co.uk/bushcraft-tutorials/pignut-foraging-tutorial-conopodium-majus.htm it looks spot on to me. Fingers...
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    Leatherman Skeletool (£29.99) Heads up...

    Just thought I would post what appears to be a very good deal on the above Leatherman, see link to Argos website: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9295995/Trail/searchtext%3ELEATHERMAN.htm#pdpFullProductInformation Half the price of Heinnie's...
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    Stinging Nettles...

    Hi All, I want to try Nettles this year and would like some tips. Im really interested in Nettle tea and how to prepare the plant but also eating them. I saw am RM Wild Food episode where they were picked & wilted over a fire and just eaten, cant believe its that easy? Which ones do you...
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    I gave in and bought a GB Wildlife hatchet....

    Evening All, After much thought and reading of all manor of reviews, yesterday I took the plunge and went and bought a GB Wildlife hatchet from "The Bushcraft Store" (fairly local to me), £48.95 which I think is pretty good anyway plus I got 10% off for being a forum member so im a very happy...
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    Storing a trailer

    Hi All, This isnt a very bushy question but here goes. I have a small Erde 122 trailer that i use for summer camping with my family. I keep it garaged on its wheels and fully loaded ready to go. Question is, am i doing any damage to it. I was wondering if it could damage the tyres...
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    How do you prepare birch bark....

    ...let me explain. Ive got the hang of fire lighting with birch bark and a fire steel but just wondered how you guys prepare yours because when I collect mine from fallen tree's it always feels damp / wet on the back. I can still get a fire going but just wondered if I could pick up any tips...
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    How do you start a fire in the wet?

    Hello All, As per the title really. I was out with some friends and family on Sunday and we got a fire going with a lighter and feather sticks etc and set it up so it was fairly well sheltered from the rain by the tarp but how else could we have got this going and could we have positioned...
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    Wooden handled Mora...

    Hi All, Just a quick one, who does cheap wooden handled Mora's? My plastic Clipper makes my hand sore so thought the smooth wooden one might be better. Ive just done a quick scan on the web but nothing stood out. Thanks in advance... Jon.
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    Natural navigation

    Hi All, I watched the tail end of (I think) County File on Sunday evening and they were talking about natural navigation. Ive been thinking about it ever since and cant get my head around it? They gave a few examples - eg, moss on one side of a tree (meaning the moss was north facing?). The...
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    Crusader cups

    Hi All, I want a Crusader style cup / mug but having had a quick nose about on the web it would appear there are differnt types: Original ex military or a copy made from stainless or aluminum. Then there are the coated ones too... Is there any reason I shouldnt buy one of the cheaper...
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    Quickie Tarp Question...

    Looking at getting one of these to use as a shelter etc: http://www.surplusandadventure.com/shop/survival-emergency/survival-equipment-2/woodland-camouflage-tarpaulins-320309.html What size do most of you use? Thanks in advance, Jon.
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    Bargain Bushy kit for under £20...

    Hi All, Not sure if this has been done before (a search didnt really bring anything up) and sorry if ive posted in the wrong place but what bargain bushcraft kit have you managed to find new for say under £20 per item. Items that might help someone new to the hobby? Things like: Mora...
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    Which Leatherman

    Hi All, Ive always been a SAK fan but feel its time to buy a Leatherman so the question is which one? Which model to you guys & gals favour for general use. ATB, Jon.
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    RM Books...

    Is there much difference in terms of content between these two publications? http://www.raymears.com/Bushcraft_Product/43-Ray-Mears-Outdoor-Survival-Handbook/ and... http://www.raymears.com/Bushcraft_Product/164-Ray-Mears-Essential-Bushcraft/ I already have a copy of RM Essential...
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    Another nice TK bushy on eBay...

    Hi All, Spotted this, thought I would share: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=200260130306&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=010 I have a knife made by this guy and its really very very good, great workmanship. No association etc, just a very happy customer. ATB...
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    Sore Hand

    Hi All, Im pretty new to this hobby and am getting to grips with what I consider to be basic tasks (feather sticks for example). However ive noticed that when using my Frost's Clipper I get a really sore hand - almost blistered. Am I alone here? Is this normal? Or is it the knife design...
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    Nice bushy on ebay...

    Hi All, Just a heads up for anyone who is looking for a reasonably priced hand made bushy: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=200251740382&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=010 I bought a similar item from "Smallholder1" a few weeks ago and have been very pleased...
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    Tent advice please...

    Hi All, Not entirely bushie I know but SWMBO has agreed we should try out camping so im in the process of looking at tents. I have two children to consider and would rather buy something a bit bigger to give us some room, being able to stand up in it is a must. I looked and some of the...