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...
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.
I've run 2 survival skills camps now, and have been struck by what a constant compromise they entail. Some of the badge content is excellent - building natural shelter, cooking without utensils etc., but on the other hand, the nearest I have ever come to a real life survival situation has been...
as above... I've a hankering for a KA-BAR or similar marine / aircrew knife. There's been some talk on here that's got me thinking, and I used to have a 5" ontario pilot knife all through my time as a scout, but stupidly gave it away - regret it now :(
Completed the last camp for Scouts Wales silver dragon award on Thursday night. Elected to take on the "above 600m" challenge and so camped at Marchlyn Mawr reservoir in Snowdonia. So this was my site at 640m above sea level:
And some pics from the walk down (the walk up was at dusk so...
I need a sheath for a small (3") fixed blade A. Wright knife. It's for my 11 year old daughter for christmas (belated) so needs to be quality. I'd like a dangler right hand sheath with loop for army size firesteel.
Can any makers PM me with pics of their work and approximate costs (if any of...
I write this with Scouts in mind.
I'm sure many of us have read through the SAS survival handbook and similar tomes... And many of us will have at one time thought about worst case "survival situations" involving plane crashes, desert islands, lost in the Canadian North woods etc...
As above - only used a couple of times. I've majorly linseed oiled the American Hickory shaft (it was very dry as supplied new) and given it a fine sharpen so it will take hairs off. Head is about 3lb and hand forged Swedish steel.
Tried taking blushing bracket and preparing it for spark tinder. Forgot to read up on it before diving in and oven drying it - then read Mr Mears and found I'm supposed to simmer it for hours then beat it up with a wooden mallet. So I've been boiling it up with a little baking soda...
Swiss army knife with belt pouch, old and well used but in excellent condition. Only swapping because no longer needed - I have a new Charge TTi :D NOW GONE
mini lantern, aluminium casing, takes 3 x AAA batteries. Excellent condition. NOW GONE
3 Leg stove to take Trangia (or...
I tried my first rabbit shoot at the weekend, having got a permission to shoot on some local land.
I didn't have much luck and would appreciate any pointers from the more experienced of you out there?
I had most success on grassy rides through woodland - I would walk slowly up the...
I found a lovely little image today - it's the logo for the scout association of Slovenia. It touched me as so simple and yet saying everything that I love about scouting and bushcraft.
So I've set it as my avatar. I've no connection to Slovenia or Slovenian scouting, I just love...
Are there any of you guys and girls in the Flintshire / Chester area that fancy forming a loose collective for meetups / socials etc?
We have myself and 2 others whom I know about already, but it would be nice to have half a dozen or so...?
The following probably up for swaps - more attached to some of it than others but for the right swaps....
3/4 length thermarest - old but genuine and in full working order. Been repaired once.
GONE to gsfgaz
Cold Steel Trail Tommahawk, stripped to its component parts, all...
So A few of us are doing the Scouts Wales Dragon Award, and the first "challenge" we want to knock off the list is to camp "below 1 degree centigrade". So we reckon this saturday is about our best shot at a low temperature night and we plan a bivvy accordingly.
unloading the Landy...
For the uninitiated, the dragon award is a 3 stage award for scouts and leaders in Wales.
Bronze - spend one night under canvas or in bivouac in each month of the year (at least one in Jan, one in Feb, etc.)
Silver - as for bronze but taken as 12 challenges from a list of 30...
Copy of a trangia 25 (the 3-4 person one) - good quality chunky aluminium apart from the pan handle which i had to replace with a cheapie. NOW SWAPPED.
Also 2 1/2 lb kent pattern hatchet
i'm open to offers.....??????
no connection - but looks like a good deal?