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  1. firedfromthecircus

    Firelighting failure

    In a life or death situation? Fine. Otherwise I'd have hoped that people who enjoy nature and the outdoors might have a bit more respect for the environment! I guess not!
  2. firedfromthecircus

    CASIO G-SHOCK watch strap?

    Buy from tiktox instead of ebay. Put your model number in the search box to ensure you get the right strap. https://www.tiktox.com/casio-bands-bezels-and-spares/g-shock-straps.html
  3. firedfromthecircus

    Firelighting failure

    So you know what you are doing is environmentally unfriendly, yet you still do it!:mad::banghead:
  4. firedfromthecircus

    Firelighting failure

    I have found that even with cooking/heating devices specifically designed to burn well in windy conditions, that getting them lit in windy conditions is sometimes another matter. To that end I usually carry a foldable aluminium plate wind-break and have used it many times to help get the fire...
  5. firedfromthecircus

    Cleaning blades

    What is your cereal box method please?
  6. firedfromthecircus

    Has anyone modded a Hennessy Hammock?

    Are you confusing the rings in the video with something else? These are aluminium rappel rings. Needle sports are listing them as 0.045kg (Noticed that is packed weight. 30g on their own.). Not sure if that is your version of a 'ton' but I thought they were pretty light, though I realise that is...
  7. firedfromthecircus

    Has anyone modded a Hennessy Hammock?

    Have you seen this quick hang method? I can confirm it makes life very easy for a little extra weight.
  8. firedfromthecircus

    MORA laminated steel with Antler and stacked leather handle

    Here is a quoted post from the 'How do I' thread. Hope it helps.
  9. firedfromthecircus

    Need a mug to fit Trangia Triangle

    I've posted this before but it might help you out if it means you don't need to buy a bigger mug. I use an Alpkit Ti mug on mine. Make a triangle that fits over the three upstanding pot supports from metal rod and it allows you to use smaller sized pots. I use an Alpkit Ti mug on mine. I made...
  10. firedfromthecircus

    Measuring 3 inches (non-locking); law and practice?

    In 45 years I have never been searched by the Police. How many of you have? Worrying about the minutia of a law that is not designed to target normal law abiding folk who happen to be carrying a knife seems pointless.
  11. firedfromthecircus

    Silk sleeping bag liner

    No-one has mentioned the most important factor about a silk liner. It feels nice! :smuggrin:
  12. firedfromthecircus

    Survival Skills without camping?

    Camping in the height of summer has it's own challenges in terms of enjoyment. Heat, early sunrises/late sunsets, insects, etc, though it is probably easier to survive with less kit and experience than the darkest depths of winter. The point has been made that you don't have to camp to brush up...
  13. firedfromthecircus

    Looking for compass recommendations

    Just go for the Silva classic then and save some money for horse feed! https://dash4it.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/24475/s/silva-classic-compass/category/294/
  14. firedfromthecircus

    Worrying news article.

    Well it's just an anecdote as they both like me! I will qualify that by saying that I've regularly been in the outdoors my whole life and hadn't suffered from any tick bites until this year, when I've had 2. This is with taking all the usual precautions. I guess permethrin impregnated clothes is...
  15. firedfromthecircus

    Best bargain watches?

    Fancied one of those Casio Trekking watches for a while. Might need to check my local!
  16. firedfromthecircus

    Best bargain watches?

    Recently?
  17. firedfromthecircus

    Hunka vs British Army bivi bag

    I've got a Hunka XL and it's a pretty lightweight bit of kit. The Army goretex one I was issued in '96 was, from memory, much heavier duty, heavier and a larger pack size as well. If those things are not an issue then I would go for the Army one.
  18. firedfromthecircus

    Buck 110 / 112 Pro thoughts?

    I still have my Chinese version that must be over 30 years old by now. I've wanted a real Buck 110 ever since then. Now I have looked at, and own other knives, but the Buck Hunter and Ranger still had a draw. I recently had a bit of spare cash and decided to get both a 110 and a 112. The...
  19. firedfromthecircus

    Extra long trouser belt

    This in XL or 2XL is a big 'un. Great value as well IMHO. https://www.heinnie.com/helikon-tex-logo-belt