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    mobile phone

    just to keep you feeling safe at night in the woods :o):
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    a big thankyou

    to grummit for the pouch and matchsafe capsule thing he sent me, submersed it in water for an hour and had nice dry matches at the end :biggthump :You_Rock_ cheers al
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    bcuk photo gallery

    it wont let me see the pics,says im not registered even though i am :?:
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    one for the desert people
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    getting old ?

    i am , just found this on a site for her majesty`s finest, According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 50's, 60's, 70's and early 80's probably shouldn't have survived, because our baby cots were covered with brightly coloured lead-based paint which...
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    another true story

    havnt finished it yet but so far its good and its true
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    suede boots

    a while back i posted if anyone remembers old style dessert boots,but couldnt descibe them properly , well these are them does anyone know where to get them now? if they still make them anymore...
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    please read

    READ CAREFULLY > I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat...
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    fire drill variation

    while looking through a book on north american tribes i found a fire drill set that was like a bow drill exept ther was no bow , instead there was a thong with toggles each end and you pressed the bearing block down by holding it in your teeth and used the thong 2 handed, has anyone ever tried...
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    one for the library its good
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    fire ,hessian match method

    someone i know showed me a method of fire lighting the other day which is exellent, take some hessian sacking cut into squares about an inch to inch and a half long ,then taking one thread tease the end finely into a ball of fluff with the individual fibres so you have in effect a piece of...
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    2 good films just a good story and great acting and this one an amazing true story about 3 young aborogine girls crossing the outback,the book is worth a read too
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    dartmoor campsite

    has anyone got the number for the campsite in cockingford that the dartmoor meetup took place please? and very quickly too
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    kochanski vids
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    load of old billhooks
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    summer solstice

    did any one do anything for the summer solstice the other night ? we had a pub meal then went to the woods for a campfire , my daughter lit the char cloth with my strikalight and we both blew the tinder to flame so she has now earnt her own flint and steel :-D
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    a good book

    got home from work yesterday and one of the joys of having a lady who is a librarian is that there was 8 books about woodland waiting for me :-D one of them was this one "traditional woodland crafts" by raymond tabor isbn 0-7134-7500-5 , its got lots of different sharp things in it so you...
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    fire by friction

    i managed it the other day for the first time, all by myself, handrill , what a wonderful feeling , please excuse my gloating :-D
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    a big thankyou

    to grummit and hobbit for sending me and my little girl some leather pouches to put our strikalights and tinder in ,very kind of you :-D , thanks very much ,al and the pack
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    does anybody treat them with anything ?