I metal detect on the foreshore/beach (Crown property, free permit) especially after a bank holiday weekend. :D Work the bank holiday and take the day off afterwards. Quite financially rewarding.
The law in England and Scotland differs slightly in regard to finds.
I've never found a valuable...
Even a stood on/sat on/stamped on and strap compressed sleeping bag can still take up a lot of room (except those snugpack ones my son has) in a bergan.
I open my sleeping bags up and use them like a sack, lining the inside of the bergan with them. Everything else I'm taking then gets placed...
Thanks for the info Dave.
I agree about the cleaving and shaving, I know the Japanese traditional way is to square them and season them outside under cover, in all weathers, turning them every so often over a year or more before shaving to shape. This is a very long slow process as you can...
Will do :D
* cheapo 35L from Argos
* fishing ruck with folding stool
* bright yellow framed Cobmaster
* green frameless Cobmaster in need of repair - a project I got from Tengu I think
* Highlander 44
* framed telemark bag
* framed 1920's bergan
* framed GS butyl nylon bergan plus 2x...
***stands up from his plastic chair in the seated circle***
My name's Liam and I have about 11 or 12 rucksacks...
***sits down to group applause and welcoming comments***
I actually gave away a 120L PLCE bergan today. Ok, I know, I know, but it's a start.
***searches you tube for...
There's a tarmacadam'd pathway and a gravel path in to the area. Car parking would be in my street just next to it, in fact there's a choice of three streets next to it. I could get permission for overnight parking on the gravel access/delivery space at the entrance.
Facilities - plenty of...
Wow, those are stunning!
One of my hobbies is the study of pre-industrial Japan's military arts. The spear is something I've only briefly covered.
A fascinating fact I learned about organised spear units was that ribbons, horse hair etc not only identified a specific unit, it also helped stop...
Aye, know what you mean.
Good idea, not seen Toddy in a good few years.
Meeting up a hill... better make it somewhere flat :D We have a wee wooded area under the Forth Road Bridge that the Ranger wants to see used more.
I missed the trip to Wooplaw as well. My neice lives down that way and...
I now have a mental picture of a family's Sunday woodland stroll coming to a halt upon seeing what looks like the shuffling, hirpling, smoke wreathed cast of Britain's Hills Have Eyes.
That's a great idea for a group, the best therapy for when folk are down is...
Goatboy, Dave and Herbalist1;
I went cold reading your posts.
I got Lymes about 5 years ago, went undiagnosed for months and it almost killed me.
I was superfit at the time, which may have helped as apart from stiffness/aches and pains from old injuries, I escaped the arthritic type after...
Love it lol :D
I've Japanese friends who hang tin mugs to their outer framed rucks, some have bells tied to belts, rucks what have you. Not for religious pilgrimage reasons but to prewarn the bears and wolves.
Slightly off topic;
I went through a succession of bells (most got on my nerves) on...
My own global knives were sharp straight out of the wrapper but I wasn't too keen on the metal handles. That didn't prove too much of a problem though as they got pinched at a large function about a month later. :D
I have some lovely Japanese hand made kitchen knives (not to be used with a...
That was a good read, cracking pictures!
A former neighbour of mine used to cycle his Brompton to the train station, fold it up and then use it again in the city to get to his office.
I've never known anyone to tour with theirs (I saw a canoe article a few years ago where a chap had a folding...