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  1. santaman2000

    Being discrete in nature - colour Vs cammo?

    I was luckier than that. I always hunted waterfowl from the shore rather than in a boat, and like RV, the dog did the fetching So I never really got wet.
  2. santaman2000

    Being discrete in nature - colour Vs cammo?

    Sorry Paul, my comment was a bit unclear. You’re correct: it’s not the gun itself that’s illegal, it’s hunting with it that’s illegal. RV, it wasn’t just refrigeration that’s ended market hunting. It was also growing conservation laws and daily bag limits. And those laws in turn can be...
  3. santaman2000

    Being discrete in nature - colour Vs cammo?

    They aren’t legal here. Not for at least a century. That said, even with them you have to be discreet enough to get within range, still limited to about 40 yards—-60 max when old fashioned lead shot was legal over waterways. Much less with legal steel shot
  4. santaman2000

    Being discrete in nature - colour Vs cammo?

    As Broch said it depends on just what you’re trying to hide from. Humans? Mammals? Or birds? Different species have different color vision. I usually wear camo when hunting but that said, I try to avoid military camo because it’s designed to hide you from other humans and isn’t really all that...
  5. santaman2000

    Being discrete in nature - colour Vs cammo?

    I think you meant to say as long as you’re “downwind.”
  6. santaman2000

    Recipes for birds

    Interesting. However I don’t poison the rice. Nor do we have a lot of pigeons.
  7. santaman2000

    Recipes for birds

    I rarely feed birds, but when I do I just use ordinary rice.
  8. santaman2000

    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    Unfortunately the ones disregarding the recommendations are a bit like reckless drivers though. If their recklessness causes them to crash and kill themselves they’re only hurting themselves, but if it causes them to run over an innocent pedestrian trying to cross the street that’s quite a...
  9. santaman2000

    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    Thanks Santaman2000 , I do appreciate the comments and words of support but time served ( i have been fairly absent for the last few years to be fair ) shouldn't mean ( I believe ) I'm given any more consideration or merit over a relative 'newcomer' point of view - debates or arguments or to...
  10. santaman2000

    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    This forum’s rules prohibit discussion of religion or politics partly to keep the forum focused on the core subject of bushcraft. That’s more than reasonable. However society at large has also taught (for a few generations now) that we should avoid those subjects to prevent disruptive arguments...
  11. santaman2000

    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    To be honest I’d never heard of him before this video so I have no way of knowing. He may well be all you say he is. That said, I certainly wouldn’t base that judgement on him being banned from those social media sites.
  12. santaman2000

    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    The very fact you posted that clip is wholly inexcusable, and I have reported it as I hope others have. If they haven't, it says a lot about the membership of this forum. What’s wholly inexcusable is a relative newcomer suggesting a long time member and contributor such as Teedee go...
  13. santaman2000

    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    sorry. I’ll get it right, I promise.
  14. santaman2000

    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    I hope you’re right, but so far the most optimistic estimates for a vaccine range between 12 and 18 months.
  15. santaman2000

    Entry Level Machetes - Other Makes

    I don’t know that I’ve ever seen one with an extended tang. I don’t suppose you have a picture?
  16. santaman2000

    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    Yes sorta. I vaguely remember the name but I don’t remember ever stoping there.
  17. santaman2000

    Making a Will

    This is as much a question as a comment: Is a will really the best place to put burial instructions? I ask because here the will usually isn’t read and probate begun until after the funeral when it’s too late. I mean I just have visions of them opening the will to discover you want to be buried...
  18. santaman2000

    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    Yes I have. For 4 years: 1985-1989. Stationed at RAF Fairford and lived variously in Fairford, then Filkins near Lechlade, and finally in Cirencester. Loved every minute of it. Still have several friends in the Cotswolds and some up north.
  19. santaman2000

    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    Not sure if that’s good news or bad news. On the one hand it seems good that people are being kind and helpful. On the other it seems bad that anybody’s actually out where they can see it.