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    Norwegian Woolly Jumpers

    They seem to have changed an awful lot recently. My jumper is a blue "Nansen" but when I bought it they told me it was all but the very last one. Seems strange to abandon such a great product :confused:
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    Norwegian Woolly Jumpers

    Dale is the big (touristy) make that is sold a lot over here. They do make good stuff though. I have a Devold jumper that cost about what you named, and I had to get it from Norway - I don't know that there actually are any UK stockists as their official importer last time I checked (about 18mth...
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    Birch Burl

    Sorted now - Brisa sell huge great things for not much at all. Thanks to everyone for their help all the same :)
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    Birch Burl

    Does anyone by any chance have a pretty well seasoned burl they might let me have for a small fee? Promised someone something and left it a little late :( Thanks :) EDIT: only needs to be a bit of one really - size of two fists or slightly smaller :)
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    If I could choose only 1 item......

    ... or compromise on a leuku?
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    I made one a while back from a pattern Toddy kindly explained to me. It's grand, really nice and warm, and yes, you do look quite cool. I might make another soon (after I've finished the ones for my mates :D ) that's thicker for winter. I've some photos but I'm on the wrong PC at the mo, so if...
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    Trip To Norway - Fishing/camping with Torjus

    Looks like a fantastic time, thanks for sharing folks :) I haven't been to Norway for nearly a month now, I miss it :( :D
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    Camping in dartmoor

    I've used Blackator copse several times. It's lovely there, the trees are amazing - but do check yourself for ticks because at this time of year the bracken is extremely thick there.
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    A different shelter design the "Zeltbahn"!

    Yes, the most expensive Fjellduken, the m-ultimate, has a tent conversion kit, which has poles and two end pieces, so you have a small two person or one person tent. However the whole setup is quite weighty then, and the conversion kit is a rather steep 240 quid, so personally if I owned an...
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    A different shelter design the "Zeltbahn"!

    I made one about 18 months ago, following another thread we had on here about them. Mine was of tough groundsheet plastic fabric, so not breathable at all, but since I didn't know anyone else with one I couldn't have made an enclosed tent so it didn't matter. Simon's exactly right: they are...
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    Does anyone know of as many as possible uses for Tallow

    Glycerine is amazing stuff - put it in a large beaker, then lower a small one (make sure it's plain and not ribbed or anything) into the glycerine. You'll be amazed at the results :D (don't worry, it doesn't destroy anything!) Also, I've found that the best way to separate the floating tallow...
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    Gas Guzzlers

    Solar powered? Yes. And the ship uses sail power most of the time:
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    A few cool pics.

    guys, guys, c'mon, enough of the "sexy young lady" comments. 8thsinner, i'm impressed, you seem to have lots of natural/bushcraft kit, though it's a bit tricky to see in the pic! Could you possibly post some enlargements of the smaller stuff?
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    How much to charge for antler?

    I've sold a little before - you may want to split it into quality categories, as some antler is useless for carving or any use apart from stuck on the wall as a trophy. People seem to be quite picky about it! ;) With good reason though I think. You could also cut knife handle discs out and sell...
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    What non bushcraft books do you read?

    Said Aburish's "Saddam Hussein: The Politics of Revenge", Nansen's "Farthest North" (a real tough read... the "full version" is, er, full of ramblings on the nature of boredom aboard a boat for two years!), Edward Fenn's biography of Ho Chi Minh, and Timothy Freke's "Lucid Living" - very...
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    Something different !!

    3 grand can get you a decent Hagglund, although how you'd afford the fuel I'm not so sure... loads of sites have 'em, is one. Awesome vehicles.
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    Something different !!

    You're getting rid of a bandit?? :eek: Can I have it??? g'wan, :You_Rock_ , thanks, drop it off tomorrow? :yelrotflm :yelrotflm Seriously though, how about an APC? Bloke I know in Norway has one, apparently they're exempt from MOT and most insurance... some can do 70mph but they're...
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    signature images

    I think better without :)
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    Please help to protect swedish nature!

    Me too. Maybe one day I'll visit the forest we are saving - I'd love to see a proper Swedish old growth forest. :)
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    Trangia MIni Stove

    I'm rather surprised by a lot of the comments on here. Trangias are very easy to light! The windshield helps, after all. You light a match, hold it to the alcohol... and it lights. It can take several attempts, particularly if it is raining, but it's rarely more than that. If you literally can't...