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  1. Rod Paradise

    Custom OS Maps.

    https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/custom-made-maps.html Custom OS Maps. Might use this for some wallhangers.
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    Instant Mancave/workshop

    HAven't checked the lottery Nos yet, but a moderate win and I'll be for this.... Demountable Box : Workshop Cabin Body Type:Box Body...
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    What gives you the thrill when spotting wildlife?

    British Red's thread about the curlew flock, and my excitement at seeing one up here (Southern Uplands, Southwest Scotland) for the first time yesterday made me think. Wildlife spotting. When you see something what gives you the buzz? I get an extra thrill if it's rare, or new to me, or a...
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    Eustace Conway (mountainman) facing charges over Bushcraft school

    Shocking small-minded behaviour from the County Officials (so nearly misspelled that). Trying to find the petition to post up a link....
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    Amazing fish trap on Yukon men on discovery....

    Gigantic fish wheel - lifts salmon out the water and drops them in a box - guy's setting one up to catch salmon as dogfood as well!! Must be a really big salmon migration to be able to catch like that.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_wheel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfyeSyDN2t4
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    DIY woodstove heat exchanger/

    Quite an interesting instructible & the lucky ones with real workshops might find it useful: http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodstove-Heat-Exchanger/ I can download a pdf version if someone wants to give it a go.
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    Shaving Axe?

    I know there's many different axes for many different jobs, but a double bit shaving axe???? Kelly axe salesman is shown above demonstrating the keen edge of his product on a Ranger School student During the late 30’s, traveling salesmen would try to show their superior goods”...
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    Tatonka Tarp 2 Simple - 35% off

    http://www.tamarackoutdoors.co.uk/PBSCProduct.asp?ItmID=9153427 No conneection, just noticed the sale email from Tamarak
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    Muurikka cookwear camping range:

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    Muurikka cookwear camping range:

    http://www.muurikka.co.uk/Camping.html Nice small frying pan without a handle allowing you to use a stick. Other pages have some interesting stuff - nice smoker & a slightly curved bakestone which looks good. Anyone any experience with them? No connection etc.....
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    Copper mugs/measures? Any idea of original use?

    A friend bought a job lot of antique stuff - loads of old tobacco tins, medicine packages etc - included came these: 1/2 pint, 1 & 2 pints marked on them. Anyone an idea on their original use? Thinking they'd make really nice billys, or even for kitchen use.
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    Grinding bike build

    A friend of mine posted up the story of his Da's building a Grinding Bike like he used to use to do sharpening back in the day. Hope you enjoy it..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded& v=aAG9dn5tFTc
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    Bullet lighters - Trench lighter

    Anyone know where you can buy these. Bid for a couple on ebay, but to no avail so far. Anyone know if anyone makes realistic replicas anywhere? Thanks, Rod
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    Local Calendar Photo Comp - my entries

    The local arts centre has an annual photo competition with 12 picked for a calendar that they sell at Xmas. Last year some great shots got in, I thought I'd have a go this year: Wanlockhead from the Southern Upland Way: The Crawick Water Rainforest: Sunset over Snowy Sanquhar: And my...
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    Axe and bowl adze combo - from the movies...

    From Snow White and the Huntsman (I know, I know, I'm blaming the girlfriend).... Quite liked the axe/adze combo (best pic I can find at the moment) - don't know how usable the bowl adze end would be on that great big axe though. Unless there's another use I can't think of. As for the film - a...
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    New gadget for the bushy tea lover?

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/accessories/ee7d/?cpg=41780491&msg_id=41780491&et_rid=823998044&linkid=41780491_headline_ee7d The teastick: [/LIST] Not the worst idea & saves on bag disposal? BTW I'd try and find another soource - think geek orders are all getting hit for import taxes as...
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    Quitting it all and moving to a 'desert' island...

    a couple of guys who've managed it: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2129563/So-REALLY-happened-man-auctioned-life-eBay-wife-left-him.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2135299/Brit-bought-cut-price-island-Seychelles-50-years-ago--lives-blissful-solitude.html Well done to...
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    What should you do if an adder bites your dog?

    Got an aggro wee border terrier cross, and having finally trained her well enough to walk her off the lead, I'm venturing further out into the hills - into adder territory too cold at the moment, but when it warms up they'll be about. I KNOW she's not going to go into retreat if she meets an...
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    Bushcrafter found dead in Highland bothy

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2089634/Bear-Grylls-survival-challenge-man-dead-remote-Scottish-mountain-hut.html Sad story, hope it's not a friend of board members.