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  1. Bumbler

    Spinning, gear Advice please.

    Can't recomend anything as it is years since I used fixed spool fishing rods and reels. But I think a 6000 size (Shimano sizes) is perhaps overkill. I wiould go for something smaller, like a 4000 size. But that is just personal preferance. Where do you plan to fish and what species is the...
  2. Bumbler

    Modern bushcraft !?!

    I see you still have not understood a thing that I have told you....well, some people have a hard time understanding the simplest of information. But I suggest you climb of your high horse before you fall off and learn the basics of how insulation works, then you may climb back on, or not. I...
  3. Bumbler

    Modern bushcraft !?!

    I don't remember the nick and just cant't be bothered to look it up. If you read the discussion it's quite obvious who I reffer to.
  4. Bumbler

    Modern bushcraft !?!

    I've never said that it is the best in all sitauations. I have merely explained how it works. Something our random blogger seem unable to grasp.
  5. Bumbler

    Modern bushcraft !?!

    I've told tyou everything I want to tell you in this discussion. if you still do not understand what I have told you, then there is nothing further contribute with that will make you grasp it. If you feel isulted by anythingh I 've told you, then I don't give a flying toss about it...
  6. Bumbler

    Large knives: advantages & disadvantages...

    My Enzo trapper in o1 tool steel is a lousy whitling knife. It's just too thick so I use a 4£ mora 711. I think the blade is 1,8mm thick on it. But then, whitling is not what the Enzo was designed for. My 9 inch leuku has a 3 mm thick blade, but that is put to much heavier tasks. So in that...
  7. Bumbler

    Large knives: advantages & disadvantages...

    Good point that. Which is why I prefer a thin bladed knife for whitling over a thick so called "bushcraft" knife.
  8. Bumbler

    Large knives: advantages & disadvantages...

    I use a 9 inch leuku and a 3,5 inch knife. (the lengths are blade lengths) The leuku is carried strapped to my pack, and comes out in and around camp. mostly for chopping tasks. The small knife is in my belt for accessability and gets used the most. I do want something in between, a 4...
  9. Bumbler

    Modern bushcraft !?!

    On that I agree. It also shows that some people hava a surprisng lack of understanding on the basic principles of insulation. And your synthetics won't help you when soaked either. And the reason they work while wet, are the same reasons that wool works. And wool works while not smelling like a...
  10. Bumbler

    Modern bushcraft !?!

    The climate whrre these russians operated is inland, and thus dry. The same cliamte and temperatures at which down is a very good option. But her eon the coast, like in England, it would just get soaked, collapse and be useless. The reason I for example do not use down sleeping bags, is that...
  11. Bumbler

    Modern bushcraft !?!

    You beat as much water as you can out of wool, and it will regain most of it's loft, and is again capable of insulating you. Wet cotton is still collapsed and useless.
  12. Bumbler

    Modern bushcraft !?!

    Just take a cotton ball, soak it in water...it collapses as the fibers stick together, losing most or all insulating capabillity. Sueze as much water out as you can, and it still sticks together in a tight lump. Now do the same with some wool, and you'll discover that after squeezing as much...
  13. Bumbler

    Modern bushcraft !?!

    Let me make one last attempt to make you understand. Wool absorbs water. This is one of the reasons it works so well, compared to artificial fibers wich are not so good at absorbing water. Beacuse the fibers absorb the water, the wool keep it's ability to retain air between the fibers. In...
  14. Bumbler

    Modern bushcraft !?!

    I simply do not have the english and life is to short to make you understand that wool will trap more air than many other materials, even when wet, which is why it's insulation capabillity is kept to a much higer degree than f.ex cotton. If you do not understand this basic thing, then there is...
  15. Bumbler

    Modern bushcraft !?!

    Wet wool is not the same as water. Wools insulation capability is retained because of it's ability to trap air in the fabric while wet. And it is the trapped air that keeps you warm, provided your body is capable of heating it up. Cotton for example, loses this capability when wet. Same with...
  16. Bumbler

    Your picture of the day...

    This is a photo I took in the Buriram province of Thailand back in 2007 I think :-)
  17. Bumbler

    Norwegian wild edibles?

    Not a b ad choice that. They are poular here too, and there must be a reason for it.
  18. Bumbler

    Norwegian wild edibles?

    The otter board is illegal where Dump is planning to go. But he'll be close to the sea, so if the trout fails him, the cod, haddock and coalfish will keep him allive me thinks. And if not there is a supermarket in Bogen, he he :-)
  19. Bumbler

    Norwegian wild edibles?

    Good advice that. I use a Shimano Beastmaster UL165. The rod is only 5,5 foot long, and can take lure weights from 1-7 grams and I use either Silver, bronze or black 3 gram (size "0") Blue Fox Vibrax spinners for trout. Or tasmanian devil lures, sometimes a 5 gram rapala wobler does the trick...
  20. Bumbler

    Norwegian wild edibles?

    Rubber shads will work fine. I use them a lot myself for sea fishing. Also I'll bring some freshly dug earth worms for you for the trout, and I also know of some places to dig for lug. The last is not something we use here in Norway, but I've tried it and it works. Else mackerell and herring...