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  1. Le Loup

    Home woodland den?

    From my experience Paul having 3 sons, you are better off getting them all their own camping gear & tools, & letting them set up their own camp. Any time they want to go camping, they can just get their gear together & go into the garden. Regards, Keith.
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    Tool advice for garden?

    Good day Paul. The tools we use most are a post hole shovel & a mattock. Regards, Keith. Living off grid.
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    What’s your go to set-up at the moment?

    The one wool blanket is not that heavy, & the wool clothing is less weight than another blanket. The kindling & firewood I collect from the forest floor. The heaviest item I carry is my water bottle. If I can be of any assistance FB, just ask. There is more information on my blogs...
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    What’s your go to set-up at the moment?

    I use a simple oilcloth shelter, I use sticks to keep me off the ground as I do most of my trekking in winter. I lay my pure wool blanket over the pile of sticks. I use my knapsack for a pillow. I find this set up light & efficient & easy to set up. On the trail if I get caught in a rain storm...
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    Tent Pegs

    I make my own from wood on site Wander. Keith.
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    Heavy rain tarp and fire question

    If it is raining, it is rarely cold enough to warrant a fire, but I do like to have a fire for hot drinks & cooking food. I do not shelter my fire, & get it going & get some heaver wood burning in the hope that it will keep going, but if the rain puts it out, I don't worry about it. My first...
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    underground water.. SAFE TO DRINK?

    Spring water should be safe to drink as is, but frankly these days I would boil the water first just to be sure. Keith.
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    Absolute Zero - Mine/Craft

    Spear, bow & arrows, animal traps, cordage for securing shelter, I would brain tan animal skins for clothing & carry bags, I would bark tan animal skins to make water bags. Keith.
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    Absolute Zero - Mine/Craft

    I would (& have) make a stone tool for shaping the parts of a fire-bow, then I would (& have) make the fire-bow. Keith.
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    Most used knots?

    Reef knot & half hitches for shelter construction. Keith.
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    Your time to fire(steel)?

    No problem Broch, I can do that. Keith.
  12. Le Loup

    Your time to fire(steel)?

    Yes Broch, you should practice, it should only take seconds to make fire with flint, steel & tinderbox :) Take care & stay safe. Regards, Keith.
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    Your time to fire(steel)?

    Chance, are you talking about a real fire steel, or are you talking about a ferocerium rod? Keith.
  14. Le Loup

    Ideal Outdoor Kitchen

    Ideally, this would NOT include fossil fuel powered electricity or gas. Keith.
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    Outdoor Toileting Best Practice

    Fair enough Broch, that too I had taken for granted. I suppose city people don't think about these things. Regards, Keith.
  16. Le Loup

    Outdoor Toileting Best Practice

    I am amazed that this has even been raised, this is surely plain common sense. You dig a hole & fill it in afterwards. Keith.
  17. Le Loup

    Cooking Apples - Glut!!

    You could try drying them TeeDee. We dry ours which can be eaten as are dried, or added to pies & deserts. A good way of preserving them with little effort. Regards, Keith.
  18. Le Loup

    Most popular/successful Fire lighting in the UK

    The other advantage of using flint, steel & tinderbox, besides it being sustainable, is that you learn far more about plant & fungi tinders, kindling & rocks. I taught my boys how to use flint, steel & tinderbox when they were about 4 years of age, & they still have their fire-bags. There is...
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    Most popular/successful Fire lighting in the UK

    The most sustainable method is flint, steel & tinderbox fire lighting Silverclaws.
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    Why do you have to leave this water source? is it going in the wrong direction? I ask because it makes a difference when coming back & trying to find it again. C_Claycomb is correct in regards to blazing a trail with a belt axe or tomahawk, or using rocks or timber to mark your trail. If you...