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  1. Steve M

    size is important

    Can anyone who has seen them side by side tell me which if the lightweight spoons has the biggest head? I've lost my fave old one and it's time to get another, but I can't stand small spoons. Also must have solid handle, none of that folding lark. And definitely no sporks! Cheers Steve
  2. Steve M

    State your position

    Yes, your lines OF latitude run horizontal, but the coordinate represents how N/S you are, so it's more up than across. It's much like saying lines of X run vertically. Not so clear :-) Steve
  3. Steve M

    Metal Tool Manufacture in a Survival Situation

    The 'cuts' have been sawn with a saw :-P Of course, one might like to make a saw, but that would be a bugger to sharpen without a file. Over to you Dave :-)
  4. Steve M

    Metal Tool Manufacture in a Survival Situation

    One does not cut with a saw, one saws
  5. Steve M

    State your position

    Is it really more important?
  6. Steve M

    Metal Tool Manufacture in a Survival Situation

    Bloomin eck Dave. One thing that did come to mind. Is there any way you're choosing the part of the car for tool making, or is it just size and any steel is fine?
  7. Steve M

    Metal Tool Manufacture in a Survival Situation

    So yes, it's unlikely that the uninitiated tool maker such as myself would be able to manufacture a hardened and tempered tool in the wild, though I could sharpen it. Instead, I would be much more likely to attempt to create some form of natural tool from stone or make do some other way...
  8. Steve M

    State your position

    I was talking about this in the pub the other day. Lat and Lon can be written in so many different ways it can be confusing how to state them, so I wrote this article on the matter. http://blog.artandscienceofsurvival.com/2013/08/give-your-position-away.html Comments always welcome.
  9. Steve M

    The emergency services numbers

    Unfortunately, a couple of inaccuracies in that video. In the UK, the text 999 and 112 are the same service.
  10. Steve M

    The emergency services numbers

    I started looking into the powers of 112 and came up with quite a lot of interesting bits and bobs which I compiled into an article. Did you know you can text it for instance? http://blog.artandscienceofsurvival.com/2013/08/what-is-emergency-services-number.html If anyone knows of any other...
  11. Steve M

    That "Best Survivor" question with a poll

    I did a write up, since it's now reached 100 votes. http://blog.artandscienceofsurvival.com/2013/01/who-is-greatest-of-them-all.html
  12. Steve M

    That "Best Survivor" question with a poll

    I've got two now. This is a little silly :)
  13. Steve M

    That "Best Survivor" question with a poll

    Hate to burst your bubble chaps, but he's dead and doesn't fit the "today" part of the question. However, I must admit that he is likely to be the best proven survivor for a long time to come.
  14. Steve M

    That "Best Survivor" question with a poll

    For those not on Facebook, the list is currently: Ray Mears Dave Canterbury (Pathfinder) John 'Lofty' Wiseman Sir Ranulph Fiennes Les Stroud Cookie Monster The man with the most luck on his side Bear Grylls Mors Kochanski Cody Lundin Steve m off of bcuk. (Which I think is really funny) Lars...
  15. Steve M

    The big one!!

    I'd be happy to do some plant ID. I'm really looking forward to some sling shot action. If someone will bring some rubbers, I hope to carve on on the weekend. I'll happily pay for them, of course :) Can we play the nail game ... please :)
  16. Steve M

    That "Best Survivor" question with a poll

    Or maybe, "who is the most versatile survivor?"
  17. Steve M

    That "Best Survivor" question with a poll

    Here you can find a poll with an almost complete list of survival personalities with that age old question of who would last the longest or get out first. http://www.facebook.com/questions/515018281863025 Currently, Dave Canterbury is leading with Ray Mears and Lofty jostling for second place...
  18. Steve M

    The big one!!

    Is there somewhere local we can park and shuttle in with a few cars?
  19. Steve M

    The big one!!

    So there, with bells on.
  20. Steve M

    A year in the life of a forager....

    For those interested in getting their Wood Blewits right, I've gone to town on their identification in the most recent article in my Free Wild Food and Natural Resources Course. Direct link here: http://blog.artandscienceofsurvival.com/2012/11/wild-food-natural-resources-course.html