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  1. Bishop

    What are you buying yourself for Christmas?

    Got an itch for a big blade, currently torn between a Buckland chopper or V2 Utility knife. Wife says I'm getting a cat flap to fit so I stop grumbling at 5am when the dam thing wants out.
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    Cloak/ shelter thing

    Possibly one of the most interesting ideas to come out of brainstorming was from Six Moon Designs in 2006 when they pitched the "GreatWood Cape". Where instead of two separate capes joining to form a shelter, the shelter is more asymmetric like a pointed bivi and folds back onto itself to become...
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    Pathfinder pot, zebra billy, or alternative?

    Big fan of re-purposing kitchen canisters myself particularly the "Minion" style ones. These are a couple of spares knocking about the shed at the moment. Apologies they are a bit grubby,I have been using as ban-marries for melting candlewax Mr Fenna mentioned nesting earlier and would add...
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    Pathfinder pot, zebra billy, or alternative?

    Zebra Teapot 2L £30 Camping coffee pot 2L £18 Stainless steel milk/cream churns are also worth exploring. sizes 1 - 1.5 - 2.5 - 4 - 5 - 7..... 50L tight lids with all and bail fitted up to 7L, but no pouring assist handles
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    W.T.B.Sterno Inferno Stove

    It's OK Tiley you are not going mad, the stove is/was geared to the American market designed to take Sterno-Tins. Trangia burners will work but suffer from thermal feedback, Hiram suggests folk experiment with smaller cat-can type stoves. On the flipside the boil time is really impressive.
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    W.T.B.Sterno Inferno Stove

    ooh alcohol fueled Jetboil I like it. High Tech meets Redneck engineering kind of vibe in a good way.
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    The Ultimate "What is this Fungi?" thread.

    It's on the wall of my rubbish shed, mostly cardboard inside though the roof batons and door are overdue for a slap of preservative
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    The Ultimate "What is this Fungi?" thread.

    Here's an easy one..
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    Cook kit conundrums

    We chop, we change there is no shame. Sometimes out of necessity more often curiosity. For many years I was Meths addict who fell in love with gasification till after a brief flirtation with bottled gas I was tempted away back to the wild by a folding twig burner. Unfortunately since lockdown...
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    Cook kit conundrums

    Must admit the distilling ones own alcohol does have a traditional appeal. :biggrin: Alternatively if there is space for a tinfoil stove snuffer then you could change out the fuel bottle for a twist cap dropper type. These can easily suck up most of any excess fuel at the end of the cooking...
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    What could i make with sheepskin offcuts?

    Tis the season for hats :hatscarf:
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    The 'I've found a bargain' thread

    Utility Tin shootout Highlander survival tin £8 -12 incl P&P 14cm x 9.5cm x 2.5cm has gasket but not watertight Dove gift set £3.25 15cm x 11cm x 5.5cm available locally, contains soap
  13. Bishop

    whats going on now?

    Wrestling brambles out of the back hedge, hanging a new antenna wire, shed roof needs looking at
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    Lightweightish Lidl/Aldi menu for 5 days

    Basic menu: for short lightweight trips Instant porridge cheese,crackers, sausage of some sort.. chorizo/Peparami/Polony Magi Noodles, Cup-a-Soup Shortbread biscuits Brew kit tea/coffee
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    How do I know where it’s OK to camp?

    Beaches (between low & high water marks) are one the few places it's legal to camp without asking permission in Wales & England. Dunes vary and are off limits for camping if part of a nature reserve or have an SSSI (site of special scientific interest) order on them. Then of course there is...
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    Reversible Equipment?

    Found some reversible camo/camo poncho's but they are not common items, WWII replica zeltbahn 1942 vintage USMC frogskin camo poncho Jackets various Alibaba link Ebay link Wildlife watching Supplies uk also yielded a reversible rucksack cover that's kind of neat link
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    Bed roll, sort of.

    This may help :rolleyes:
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    What's the best pocket /keyring torch?

    Personal carry favorite is a generic Cree-Q5. Little bit chunky for a keyring but nice fit for pocket & utility pouches. Impressively bright for its size, good room illumination on wide beam. Tight beam more than adequate to scare some scroat who thought they were hidden in the bushes at 30...
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    Cancelled :-( 2021 Winter Moot info

    I think a fair few of us need to go walkabout
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    What happened to pipkins?

    Would imagine it's to do with the move towards communal ovens/bake-houses as feudal lords organised the workforce to be more efficient. As a result cookpots no longer needed feet or long handles allowing a better fit into the oven space.