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  1. DocG

    Black currant query

    I found a wonderful supply of black currants near the coast this morning. As I merrily foraged along the path, I found two forms of currant on the bushes as illustrated in the attached pictures. I have tasted both types and both taste equally pleasant. My concern is that one is covered with a...
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    Growing "Wild" Garlic

    I recently bought two dormant wild garlic (Allium ursinum) plants from a herb nursery on Black Isle. My garden is generally well drained as we are on sandstone and the garden used to be part of a farmyard so there are lots and lots and lots of lovely stones to aid the drainage. I do have a lower...
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    Wanted Alpkit Brukit Jackal burner unit

    Hi I have an Alpkit Brukit Jackal that has a burner that will not screw on to gas canisters anymore. The rest of the kit is fine so I'd like to try to find a replacement burner. Does anyone have one? Does anyone know if an alternative will fit? I have tried Alpkit directly, but they don't have...
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    Wood stove chimney-mounted water boiler - insights?

    Greetings all. I have a Robens Kobuk stove for my tipi tent and am very pleased with it. I'm considering buying a water heater that wraps round the flue/chimney as a way to free up stove space for cooking as I'm finding that a kettle and a pan are all I can safely fit on top. Does anyone have...
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    For Sale LT Wright GNS sabre

    Lightly used knife, I think originally bought from this forum. For sale on behalf of son who's starting to make his own stuff and so needs to raise funds for materials. Sheath has been wet formed and waxed so holds the knife well IMHO. Knife was used for a year in Explorers but was not abused...
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    Wanted Fallkniven F1 plastic sheath

    Hi Anyone have a right handed F1 sheath available, please? ATB
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    Withdrawn Fallkniven F1 (or H1)

    Hi, I have had the Fallkniven F1 recommended to me by several people. I can't afford a new one at present. Does anyone have a used but usable F1 they'd be prepared to sell, please? I'd prefer a plastic sheath, right handed - but I think I can buy those separately (anyone know for sure?)...
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    Fallkniven H1- any info?

    Greetings all, Are there any long-term users of a Fallkniven H1 out there who'd be willing to share their experiences? I like the F1's steel but don't find the handle comfortable. I think the H1 might be the answer. (Also, does anyone near Inverness or Elgin own an H1 they'd be willing to...
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    Wanted Olive Green Northern Ireland pack - ISSUED, not civvy version.

    I have it on good faith that there are some olive drab NI packs out there. I forgot to return my DPM one and have found it a great bushcraft bag. However, I don't really like having camo kit, so I'd like either an olive one or a suitable alternative- suggestions welcomed. Hope you can help out...
  10. DocG

    Grill advice, please.

    Hi, I'm looking for advice about grills for use over open fires. I read Paul Kirtley's excellent blog post about canoe expedition cooking sets where he mentions Purcell Trench products. When I looked them up they were very well made but a bit too expensive for me. I'm looking for two items -...
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    For Sale Swanndri Shirt size medium as new

    I bought this shirt about a year ago for SWMBO. It hasn't been worn much and never near a fire: walking in cool, dry weather a couple of times before being put aside. It's a medium with the following measurements when laid flat: Pit to pit 22" Pit to cuff 19" Collar to hem (straight down the...
  12. DocG

    EBBELSEN Trek MKII field jacket/coat - any views?

    Hi, I've fancied a ventile top for a while but don't like the "action man" look of many jackets that are based on the British Army smock. Ebbelsen have a jacket that looks more civilian (if you follow me) but is as pricey as other brands. I think the fit will be ok for me - but willing to...
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    Wood burning stove features - advice sought

    Hi, I'm in the market for a woodburning stove I can use in a tent for this time of year. I don't like the Pioneer style (with three folding legs) as I've seen several become tippy with pots on them and once enjoyed being in a tent when one fell over. I'm looking for a stove with a folding leg...
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    Spoon Carving with Scouts - where can I get a scorp for a reasonable price?

    Greetings, I'm looking for advice. I have a spoon knife, a crook knife (i.e., a larger curved blade than my relatively small spoon knife) and have recently bought a basic Mora 160 (or similar numbers - small, sharp blade about 1 1/2" long for whittling). I've used a teardrop cabinet...
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    LT Wright JESSMUK - any info?

    Hello all, I've been looking at knives from the other side of the pond (and this) that depart from the "standard bushcraft" style: the woodlore and similar. One that has had many good reviews is the relatively new LT Wright Jessmuk - there are lots of YouTube reviews to view, some of...
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    LT Wright Bushcrafter HC

    Morning all, Does anyone own or have personal experience of the LT Wright Bushcrafter HC, please? Link to webpage: https://www.ltwrightknives.com/bushcrafter-hc.html There are lots of positive reviews on YouTube, but few people post bad ones, in my experience, so I'd appreciate some...
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    Query: Rogue Trans-Africa boot sizing/fit

    Hi, I'm trying to sort out my son's kit. He fancies a pair of the Rogue Trans-Africa boots but I can't find any clear sizing advice. I've contacted stockists but they not been very clear in their answers, so I thought I'd come to the source of all true knowledge ... He has feet that fit...
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    New Snugpak Cocoon vs quilt and under blanket

    Hi, I'd appreciate some insight and advice about the relative merits of the new Snugpak Cocoon (http://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2016/01/11/snugpaks-cocoon-hammock-system-works-like-a-giant-banana-skin-2#,) vs an under blanket and sleeping bag or top quilt. I have used a DD hammock...
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    DD Jura Sleeping Bags: any recent experience or observations?

    Hi, I've been looking through older posts featuring the DD Jura mk2, eg Sandbag47's excellent review, and I wonder if anyone's had more recent experience or can comment on the long term resilience of the bag. I'm after a bag that can be bashed about but won't fall apart. I'd like the...
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    How do I shrink a Pendleton wool shirt?

    Greetings all. I've been given an XL Pendleton wool trail shirt. I'm very much a medium to large build. Does anyone have tips or advice about shrinking wool shirts? I like the colour but it's far too big. Many thanks, Rob