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  1. punkrockcaveman

    What are the aims & purpose of Bushcrafting?

    I think for me it's learning a skillset that removes the need for modern equipment, food, supplies etc and trades it with natural alternatives. That's my personal aim. I try to work on all areas of my bushy skills to aid with this. But at some point you have to give yourself some modern...
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    The 'I've found a bargain' thread

    https://bushcraftuk.com/community/threads/samurai-js300-saw-review.156006/ There you go vw
  3. punkrockcaveman

    Blades under 50mm

    So I'm going to try and make a friction folder instead of a partial tang to make it uber pocket friendly and not need a sheath. I've bought some brass binding screws that look exactly like the ones on the sword peasants. I've make a couple of rough ones before so I'm looking forward to this!
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    Samurai js300 saw review

    I gave it another good test on dead pine and birch Upto 6 inch diameter, copied with it really well considering it's more a green wood saw really.
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    Burnt pan!

    Very true, but I find that stodgy stuff really sticks to any burnt on stuff and makes a nightmare of cleaning. When it's a clean surface, even when something sticks I can usually just soak it in water for half an hour or so and the crude will just slough off. Not with this burnt bit unfortunately :(
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    Burnt pan!

    Thanks Toddy! It's stainless steel, I'll have a look out for astonish in the shop
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    Burnt pan!

    My last meal of rice on the fire went a bit wayward and I let my eye off the ball... now I've got a lovely crusty black mark at the bottom of the pan! Gutted. I've tried two different oven pride style products no luck, so I was thinking some fine wet and dry paper or some wire wool might do the...
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    Tarred twine / bankline

    Thanks for all the replies guys :) I need to get busy and order some now don't I! RV, I'm loving those Adze (plural?). I've not had the pleasure of using an Adze yet.
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    Headed North for 3 nights

    Oops! Apologies! To be honest, they were not very photogenic once cooked. A bit err, blackened! The mussels however. I really should have taken a pic of those. They were like the size and colour of an orange segment. Boiled/steamed in stock and spices too
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    Headed North for 3 nights

    Hell yeah! Here in particular, mainly due to the time of year methinks, I caught 7 cod, 5 over taking size. All caught on shucked mussels whipped onto a limpet, about 30-40 yards from shore. I also caught a bull huss on old skanky supermarket mackerel, but that was the only thing caught. Had a...
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    Blades under 50mm

    I really like the smaller orford knives. I appreciate just how many little variations he makes
  12. punkrockcaveman

    Tarred twine / bankline

    Can't believe I missed that! Thanks. Does anyone know if the tarred sisal is strong? The nylon stuff seemed pretty strong for the diameter/weight. Would prefer to buy natural fibre if strong enough though
  13. punkrockcaveman

    Headed North for 3 nights

    Managed to get a nice stint in over the past few days. The weather was very kind, hardly any breeze (sometimes none at all!) and only the lightest of drizzle on the last night/morning. The red deer were super vocal the whole time. Seals, herons, cormorants, oyster catchers and sea otters all put...
  14. punkrockcaveman

    Blades under 50mm

    Thinking of building a skinny knife with 40mm blade for light whittling, gutting and light utility (I.e. cutting line) It's going to be a partial tang with an undersized handle so it's nice and light in profile, I'll be using 1.5mm x 10mm O1 tool steel stock. This got me thinking, do people...
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    Tarred twine / bankline

    Thanks for the replies folks. Deffo after the tarred stuff, even though it rubs off on your hands! Looks like it'll be Amazon or Heinnie then. I'll check tamarack to as they are my most local bushy store. Cheers for the link Dave, there's some great bits on there, just no sign of any tarred...
  16. punkrockcaveman

    The ray mears beanie

    Tested the mears beanie. Works great, super warm, comfortable enough to sleep in the hammock with and wear for long periods. Just didn't get any wet weather to test it in! I have however been called a fan boy a few times for wearing it already!
  17. punkrockcaveman

    Which Wood?

    Sycamore, cherry and ash have been good in the house burner so far. As has been said dry wood is needed.
  18. punkrockcaveman

    Axe upgrade

    The husqy sledge axe is worth a look. That's my home splitter.
  19. punkrockcaveman

    Tarred twine / bankline

    A few weeks back out in the woods I found about 20 feet of this stuff, and kept it in my pack as a bit of spare cordage. I used it on a recent trip to lash a tripod together, I was really impressed with the grip this stuff has, feels strong too. So I've been scouring the net for it expecting...