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    Do I really need an iphone ?

    Hi John. I did say banter mode was on, but it seems you missed that, as well as why I was saying it lol It seems however, you did make my point for me again though lol, by listing the relatively new technologies you happily use to make your life easier, such as books, a compass. and not...
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    Do I really need an iphone ?

    John. This is an interesting comment IMHO: Why not stay at home and play on your PC? Expensive toys that separate you from the great outdoors (where no phone is wanted except in an emergenc)! (Banter mode ON) Can I ask where you you typed that comment....Wouldn't be a t a PC would it...
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    Do I really need an iphone ?

    Do you need an iphone. NO, Will having your own smart phone change your life. YES it probably will TBH Many folks cant see the point in smart phones until they get one, and only then realise the massive difference they can make. I'm not a fan of blackberries, as they are business oriented...
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    What's the point in Goretex bivis?

    I do something similar to: roll mat in the bivibag? so you wear out the expensive Gore-tex fabric rather than a cheap roll mat? I have another roll mat I use as well but I have that set up just in case I need to set up quickly, also my bivi cost less than my roll mat I would never...
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    What's the point in Goretex bivis?

    Just a quick few things to add/ask. I am shocked that anyone pays a fiver for an IPK! I used to sell them in bulk to surplus dealers, who then made a VERY good profit selling them on for a pound each! to the O.P. when you talk about gore tex, are you also referring to ALL MVP fabrics, or...
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    my new stove

    Paul B Mini bull stoves are easily one of the most famous meths stoves makers on the planet (well, tinny is lol). He makes all the usual coke/beer and red bull sized stoves, as well as selling heiny cooking pots, and doing lots of recipes for dehydrated foods. The remote fuel stoves are...
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    I want to buy a decent water bottle but don't have a clue what one!

    Barn Owl. What do you base your comments below on: They split easily after a couple of outings though. Can't be relied upon, that's why they're made for recycling after one purchase really. Although it's a good sentiment and useful in a survival situation. I am just wondering...
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    Apps for iphone (& other smartphones)

    Hi Adze. It serves me right for falling into the trap of using your word 'better', when I had initially said 'versatile' (a totally different thing, and in a totally different context lol). But that's life lol. On a bit of a tangent: is there an ideal app for any of you android users, that...
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    What is the best roll mat

    gsfgaz Can you give any more info on where you want to use the mat. Also, do you want a roll mat (as in a foam mat) or a sleeping mat (all kinds)? For example: What temperatures are you going to use it. Are you bothered about its weight Are you bothered about its size (compact, three quarter...
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    Any mechanics among us ?

    So, bearing in mind that coughs and splatters is not a particularly technical term lol (as in does that mean fires, fails to fire, turns over quickly or slowly, fires on some but not all cylinders, spits back etc etc etc). So, if we start again, and trying to be EXACT. Are you saying that...
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    Stove help required

    You say you want a petrol based stove, but then mention you don't want meths, but don't mention gas. Just out of interest, is there any reason to avoid gas, as it does not have most of the problems of petrol (such as pumps and spare bottles needed). That said, what is the criteria in a...
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    Any mechanics among us ?

    Hi. Can you please give more detail of EXACTLY what happens when you try to start it. You will need to describe what happens when you turn the key such as: nothing, a slight click, a rapid clicking noise, the engine turning slowly etc Then you need to say what happens to the lights as you turn...
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    MOD Jungle Machette

    The new MOD machete sheath is a nice item too. I will try to dig mine out if anyone fancies a pic of it. It is a bigger item than the previous one, and a whole lot better than the SA80 bayonet frog that many folks used in the past (as in the pic below), as it fits the machete well, and has a...
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    Apps for iphone (& other smartphones)

    Adze Default Quote Originally Posted by Ray Britton View Post On the plus side, although android phones have less versatile screens I don't have this problem with my HTC Desire. Better than a 3Gs by a country mile and the only appreciable difference between it and the iPhone 4...
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    Apps for iphone (& other smartphones)

    Just mentioned this one on another thread, so will add it here (without checking the the rest of the thread). There is an app for your favourite Dutch oven recipes. It allows you to list the ingredients, and add a picture of the meal itself, for future reference.
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    Chains for pot suspension...

    Not if you had to share it with five others like I did lol. We ate most of the chilli in the evening, and all of the rice that was in the billy. We then finished off the chilli for breakfast the next day. It was a monster meal, and the ingredients alone weighed over 6kg without added water...
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    Chains for pot suspension...

    I simply bought galvanised chain from B and Q for my pot hanging tripod. The chain is 1.2 metres long, and has a large hook at each end (again, all fittings are from b and Q). At four points along the chain, I have placed smaller hooks, so that these can be used to adjust the length of chain to...
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    Our new pupper!

    O M G ...How gorgeous is that :) Is it just me, or does he look like he is going to be a bit of a cheeky/naughty monkey too
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    Quick plumbing question

    wingstoo Quick question for you if I may. Bearing in mind that PTFE is: very cheap; and can stand any pressure that the combi system can throw at it; is perfect for sealing damaged thread; is not messy to use; is instant to use and will take any heat; is easy to undo; easy to re tighten...
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    New Latest Issue Digital Camo Russian Military BDUs

    Hi Mike, and thanks for the prompt reply. This latest Russian pattern looks so much nicer than their first digital pattern. Out of interest, have you looked inside the trousers to see if there is a small hidden escape pocket, as traditionally fitted to spetznaz trousers? I'm not saying it...