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    Plants for a future

    Great, I will check out the book for sure.
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    Plants for a future

    Anyone come across the plants for a future website? Seems to contain a lot of detailed information on plants e.g. for reedmace: https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Typha+latifolia
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    Pathfinder pot, zebra billy, or alternative?

    I thought they'd been discontinued, might be wrong though. John Fenna that's a great looking setup you made. Makes me want to go cook some bacon.
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    Pathfinder pot, zebra billy, or alternative?

    But... Surely it would leak? C_claycomb you've properly put me off the zebra which is exactly what I wanted :) Right that's it, I've had another browse, and I'm going for the pathfinder. It ticks all the boxes.
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    Day Out On the water

    Had a wonderful trip out on the river in the inflatable kayak today. I've never seen a river so silent and empty, save for for herons, ducks and a fleeting glimpse of a king fisher. It was very cold and shrouded in thick fog, but one good thing about a closed deck inflatable is it keeps you...
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    Pathfinder pot, zebra billy, or alternative?

    Thread title kind of says it all; I'm looking for a larger pot, around 1.8 to 2 litres for use on a fire, with bale and handle. I love the look of the zebra billy can and it is cheap. But it has no handle which grates on me a bit. The pathfinder 1.8l has everything I'm looking for - bale and...
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    Surviving the Stoneage Channel 4

    Finally got round to watching the series. I thought it was great. As others have said it wasn't in depth and could have done with many more episodes, but then I guess they're aiming for a wide audience. It was just nice to watch 'reality tv' in which participants all seemed to be decent...
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    Cook kit conundrums

    I hear you. I have had one or two failed or sub standard outcomes. Consequences can be severe. As for wild camping, I've got one or two family friendly wild camp spots lined up for the lake District. Something to look forward to.
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    Cook kit conundrums

    Cheers for the tips and suggestions everyone. I think I will pick up a pocket rocket. Tis nearly Christmas after all. I did try a snuffer a few weeks back made of more duct tape and tinfoil. I get away with those materials for a wind break but it ended very badly for the snuffer. I'll give it...
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    Cook kit conundrums

    Please deviate freely :) Whisperlite is a great stove, I had the msr shaker, which was quite a bit noisier. I haven't used it in a long time.
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    Cook kit conundrums

    There's something slightly ritualistic and deeply satisfying about camp cooking though. Cooking on a simple open fire delivers that - but it is very frustrating just how hard it is to find places to do it, although I suppose many people do. I think in my case tinkering with meth stoves is a way...
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    Cook kit conundrums

    Now that's a project worth trying!
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    Cook kit conundrums

    My go to stove kit consists of -900 ml stainless steel mug with lid -super cat stove (cat food tin with holes punched in) for when I can't have a fire (I.e. most occasions) -90 ml bottle of methanol (enough for 6 cups of tea -jam jar lid stand for the stove to increase stability -ferro rod...
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    Mitten outer recommendations

    Thank you that's very helpful :)
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    Mitten outer recommendations

    I've heard they're great in dry snow - how do you find them in damper conditions, sleet, rain etc?
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    what jacket and why?

    Yes a cotton based jacket is certainly robust. However I think on balance I would choose a goretex shell over an uninsulated cotton based jacket such as the skogso (unpadded). A simple goretex shell packs smaller and is far more water proof. I've never actually torn a hole in a gortex jacket...
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    what jacket and why?

    I don't know if it would tick your boxes but I've owned a fjallraven skogso padded jacket for a year now and I really rate it. Previously I had always used a down jacket plus shell. The skogso is fairly water resistant when waxed, resistant to sparks from a fire and warm. It also has the best...
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    Mitten outer recommendations

    I have some old woollen thinsulate mitts, and a pair of very warm primaloft mitts. The latter are fragile and hopeless in the wet. Actually they both are. I don't want to splash out on a new pair of gloves (my heart says go get some hestra falt guide gloves but my wallet is about ready to walk...
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    Plant id - some kind of mint?

    Ah, I never made that connection either. I've heard of it as herb bennet, never heard of blessed herb though!
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    Plant id - some kind of mint?

    I had dismissed the idea of wood avens but now you mention it, they are a very good match for the basal leaves of wood avens. I'm fairly convinced now. Wildfooduk https://www.wildfooduk.com/edible-wild-plants/wood-avens/ describes the opposing pairs of leaves in diminishing size, exactly as what...