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  1. Leshy

    Can anyone identify this animal sound please

    My guess is that its a bird of some description , but I don't know for sure . So can you tell what it is ? Right at the start , the very first sound ( is not so screeching but more of a purr or something...) Also around the 9 seconds mark it happens again Weird and wonderful at the same...
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    Restoring an old axe

    So I found this badboy on one of my jobs , and it was destined to the skip . Being the hoarder that I am , decided to keep it and restore it . It will come useful as I need to chop loads of logs that I've been foraging for the burner ... So perfect timing it was . It was in a poor state , the...
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    For Sale SOLD

    It's basically one of these: https://www.surplusandoutdoors.com/karrimor-sf-mtp-ecm-lightweight-1145643.html It's in mint condition, bought on a whim. It's a beast of a pack and it's around 45 litres I believe. This is a genuine British Army issue. I'll post pics later when I get back. You...
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    Wright's of Sheffield and Moonraker knives

    Just wondered if anyone had any experience or dealings with both Moonraker knives and Wrights of Sheffield? http://www.moonrakerknives.co.uk/wrightsofsheffieldh.html Would you recommend either or? Thanks in advance PS- if generous friends and family are reading this, I particularly like...
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    More bits for sale

    Just a few items that are surplus to requirements. All items are in good condition with no rips tears or holes , but most of these are used and the prices reflect that . All genuine British military issue. All prices include postage & PayPal fees All items must be signed for at delivery. Due...
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    Chaga or burl?

    I'm drawing on the collective's knowledge to possibly identify this monster ... It's growing on a very young Himalayan birch . And I'm guessing it's Chaga fungus. If it's Chaga then I will harvest some and be very happy with the result. If it's burl I'll leave it alone I think , as I don't...
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    Happy Solstice everyone!

    Hope you all have a great day tomorrow 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞
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    Bushcraft weekend (stag party) @ Bowji bush camp Cornwall

    Apologies for the long And picture heavy post. Bloody pictures of deer butchering may be a little much for some... Ye all been warned. Also apologies to John , for me taking so long to write this report, it's been crazy here with the wedding , and mobilising the troops etc. So as the best man...
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    Various bits for sale !!

    Time to move on some surplus kit. All items are used and in some cases even have dirt on it . Hence the cheap price... But it's all in fair condition and in good working order. Ok so here we go... #1 Arctic sleeping bag Used SOLD #2 Army Gore-Tex bivvy (Military issue OG sleeping bag...
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    Various cutting tools for sale

    Aye up . The time has come to get rid of some of the superfluous sharps in this house. First up , needs no real introduction but here's the blurb for the nerdy ones: https://www.raymears.com/Bushcraft_Product/814-Gransfors-Bruks-Ray-Mears-Wilderness-Axe/ Bought this 2015 and it's a...
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    Tarred bank line

    A question for the community... 🙏 I was after a few metres of strong 1mm or 1.5 cord .... but I'm struggling to find an English supplier of either bank line or dyneema/amsteel cord in muted colours and of that diameter. Evilbay bank line comes from the States and both the postage and...
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    Help choose a blank blade please...

    Hi everyone. Apologies if this has been answered before, I've used the search function but could not find the answers on C.Claycomb's sticky. My question is that one of a novice... I need help in choosing blade shape for a camp knife. I love the shape of the new woodlore Pro but I'm not sure...
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    Small Bag or pouch advice please

    Thought I'd ask the community again, as you guys always have the best ideas 👍 As per title... I need to find 1 leakproof bag that will accommodate my 1.6ltr. Tatonka cooking pot and maybe a few extra bits. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00472L0GA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_lKYPyb9HMX6K8...
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    Recommend me a gas stove

    Hi all, just as the title says ... I'm in the market for a gas stove . I've had enough of messing around with sticks and tinder first thing in the morning. I do like my wood stoves but time and a place... As I like to camp out in winter, I've tried preparing the hobo stove the night before ready...
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    Carving , the art of

    I just came across this and just had to share... http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/01/16th-century-miniature-boxwood-carvings-that-fit-in-the-palm-of-your-hand/ Amazing right? Anybody carve miniatures here? I know the Chinese and Japanese excel at these things , just wondered if anyone...
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    Swedish Coat I.D. please

    Hello , can anybody here help identify this Swedish Coat please? I only know it's Swedish surplus because of the three crown logo on it, but that's all I know. I guess it's a navy coat judging by the anchor on the buttons, It'd be nice to find out the model and issue year... perhaps value...
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    Yew handle care and maintenance

    Hello, drawing on the community knowledge here again, hope someone can help. I have a knife that Mick91 did for me last year, it has a beautifully figured yew handle , and hasn't been varnished or oiled I don't think, as Mick said that the yew would darken and perhaps discolour if the wrong...
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    Indestructible knife search?

    A while back I saw a video , through this forum, of someone battoning through nuts and bolts and other various hard materials with a beast of a knife and the edge would still cut through paper like no business after the tests. I've searched high and low on YouTube and internet but to no avail...
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    Ghost stories - by the paper cinema

    Days becoming shorter and nights are drawing nearer, Harvest is done and the Halloween is nearly here. The timing couldn't be more perfect for what promises to be a very interesting evening, coming to a place near you , very very soon. I got tickets to a wonderful night of local supernatural...
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    Zippo Woodsman

    http://www.zippo.com/product.aspx?id=1025701 And why hasn't this become a success? Yes it's ugly, but it seems like a good tool... or at least the concept is viable... that should have worked right? Has anyone tried it? Is it overpriced ? Cheap plastic rubbish or sturdy? Is it good or is...