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    *The* Gift-It-On Thread

    No takers on that... anything else?
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    Hammock under quilt

    I've tried suspending a blanket underneath - works better than nothing but it's insulation you're after and simple fabric won't give you enough when it gets cold. I've also got a fairly heavy windshield that surrounds the hammock and stops the warm layer I've built up from dissipating in a cold...
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    Should boots last more than 5 months?

    Fortunately, I bought another pair at the same time so have something to wear now. I'll give these a go with impact adhesive, hopefully get a few months more out of them as have some large logs to shift
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    Should boots last more than 5 months?

    Bought some, admittedly cheap, work boots (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264653595405) and the soles have already come off, the steel midsole has snapped on one of them too. The uppers are OK and the soles have plenty of life left in them - don't hold much hope of getting my money back but don't...
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    *The* Gift-It-On Thread

    Is that your design? Very clever - what a great idea.
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    *The* Gift-It-On Thread

    Come on, it's been 8 minutes now with nothing else offered... what's the delay? :D
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    *The* Gift-It-On Thread

    I'm surprised that your knives haven't been taken...
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    What did you buy today?

    Bought 600m of YKK No.3 zip for £25 (Facebook) - should last me a little while
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    *The* Gift-It-On Thread

    I was tempted but I'd have lost it within minutes
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    *The* Gift-It-On Thread

    What's on offer, TeeDee?
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    *The* Gift-It-On Thread

    So waiting to see what TeeDee has on offer? What's special about a Milbank bag? Looks like it would be easy to sew
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    *The* Gift-It-On Thread

    The little knife and BCUK patch were a nice touch but the star of the show was the sewing kit. Top stopper comes out and there are a load of needles inside. Would have been pleased to have got this without the buckle!
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    *The* Gift-It-On Thread

    Arrived today. Buckle will be handy but the mystery gift is fantastic - am I allowed to reveal what it was?
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    Leather notebook

    I think the stitching would look good on the flap but I like it anyway.
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    *The* Gift-It-On Thread

    To keep the thread going, and actually because I think I could use that buckle, I'll take that, please. In return, I'll offer up a lined waxed cotton EDC pouch
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    Stone Art

    Wow, what a beautiful piece of art.
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    Going away from green

    I dyed my DPM smock with black dye. A lot of it washed out but it's a lot darker than original. The Velcro won't dye and being lighter on an MTP smock it might stand out more but worth a try. For scrap leather, I've made a few projects by dismantling old boots. You can also get thin (although...
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    Just ate some rat bait...

    Well, this morning all the poisoned bait was gone from the wheelwell in the boot and the trap was sprung, but no rat in it. At least it means I'm not going mad and the dogs aren't the ones who have taken the bait. I've reset it with chorizo now - it's jammed on a bit better. If they remove it...
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    Just ate some rat bait...

    :D :D :D
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    Just ate some rat bait...

    It was a matter of what I had on hand. Hopefully the chocolate and peanut butter is sticky enough but if they manage to eat it without triggering the trap then I'll do something different...