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  1. Landy_Dom

    UK legal multitool

    Leatherman Kick has non locking blade if I remember correctly I have the Charge TTi - locking everyhing but SUCH a nice tool :)
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    Anchoring knot

    Best of all for an ab line is a tied off italian hitch so if the abseiler has a problem you can lower (or completely drop) the ab line. Assuming a seperate safety line is also used. Most secure non-releasable anchor knot would be a doubled figure 8 with a 2 turn stopper knot on the tail. Don't...
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    Splicing

    Fair comment - I didn't put that very clearly. I meant nylon is soft and will go where you put it wheras polyprop (especially big polyprop) fights back and can have a mind of its own. You're right that nylon if left alone will flop out of lay - you have to keep re-twisting it and not let go of...
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    Splicing

    some tips for making a splice in 3 strand hawser laid rope neater: after each tuck twist the strand you've just tucked, in a clockwise direction, and pull back towards the splice and against the direction of the original lay (the main bit you're poking the ends through). The idea is to make the...
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    Anchoring knot

    Either double the rope and ab down both lines twinned (easiest and most common), or... tie an overhand loop or alpine butterfly in the middle, loop over tree and pop one end through the loop. Ab down the line going through the loop then pull on the end with the loop in it to retrieve. Or if the...
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    Austin Stevens on Quest channel

    think of Quest as a poor man's Discovery channel. It's on freeview (38) and is usually full of Discovery channel re-runs. I like it a lot.
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    Austin Stevens on Quest channel

    usually weekdays at 8pm BUT tune in from 7 for mythbusters :) channel 38 freeview and full of man stuff :)
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    What nickname do you have becasue of your hobbie?

    I've been called Dom Mears by fellow scout leaders (when they're pleased with me), Dom Grylls (when they want a rise out of me), McGyver by some, The professor or professor Potts by one of my bosses, Lanky git by my climbing partner, sometimes dangerous Dom.... a few things. Thankfully mostly a...
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    Austin Stevens on Quest channel

    Anyone else watch this? - he's a wildlife photographer and a bit of an adventurer. Like a cross between Bear Grylls (don't start...) and David Attenborough. Quite like a South African version of Steve Irwin (RIP) actually. Quite like his stuff, although I worry he's skating on the edge of...
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    Ray and Bear come face to face

    Yeah - heated and very uncomfortable :rolleyes:
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    carved hawthorn catapault for swap

    What you got to offer? I'm not after much :)
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    carved hawthorn catapault for swap

    Still available for any small trinkets you might care to offer?
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    carved hawthorn catapault for swap

    The two tips are narrowed with ball ends. I've attached the elastic using cable ties - that worked fine but there may be a better way? I imagine it would take pretty much any elastic - the ends are pretty universal and it's certainly strong enough - the hawthorn is rock hard now!
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    carved hawthorn catapault for swap

    bear with me (cue camp growl and showing of claws) I'll see if i can sort some
  15. Landy_Dom

    camo smock and trousers

    what inch sizes / or s/m/l/xl sizes do those correspond with? any books in particular?
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    GB wildlife hatchet for Small Forest Axe

    might be interested - I've got a mint one
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    carved hawthorn catapault for swap

    As above - hand made by me from a lovely forked piece of hawthorn. I've tried to carve the handle into quite an ergonomic shape too. Includes a leather patch but the elastic tube has snapped so needs replacing. It's on the big side compared to a lot of catapaults I've seen. After anything...
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    Just interested, any climbers here?

    Yeah me too :)
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    Just interested, any climbers here?

    Yeah me too :)
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    Something Different - My First Knife Handle

    Not bad :) Easy to find by torchlight I guess. What's the base knife? Dom.