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    Burnt pan!

    Bit late I'm afraid, but I have heard tell of just leaving the pan out under a bucket for the slugs. A molluscs radula being one of the toughest things in the natural world.
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    Corn Bread Recipes

    A regular breakfast item for me, probably 2 to 3 times a week. Equal parts self raising flour (could be gluten free) and corn meal. Bit of bicarb. Finally sliced olives. oregano and black pepper. Mixed with water to a (I believe the term is) dropping consistency. Pan fried in bacon fat, other...
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    The Ultimate "What is this Fungi?" thread.

    Asking for a friend: growing a lawn under a cherry tree.
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    Favourite Street Food? Please Answer

    Bridies are the Scottish version of a pasty. Containing only seasoned minced beef, butter and suet (sometimes also onion)
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    Favourite Street Food? Please Answer

    Down south: Cornish pasties Way north: bridies In between: Pork pie or bacon bap
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    Year Round Wines

    For the leaner months: Gorse flower is available all year round (if you don't mind having numb fingertips for a couple of days) Nettles can be found most times of the year as well (I was making nettle tea at last year's wintermoot) Bay Leaf wine is great for cooking with and available all year...
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    Packing ready...

    I've got an exam on Friday so not thinking past that at the moment. But I have decent checklist that I made after the first year and update after each event so I think a weekend should enough time to food shop and to pack.
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    Where are the butterflies?

    Seems to have picked up massively in the last week in the Swansea area. Even spotted a Hummingbird Hawk-Moth in the garden yesterday afternoon, which was nice.
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    Where to Buy Leather for Sheath's ?

    The last couple of orders I have made are from https://www.jwoodleathers.co.uk/contact-j-wood-leathers-ltd/ it's old school email and phone purchasing service, but I've been happy with it
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    Weird & Wonderful Signs

    Two from my household. I say nothing.
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    Protection

    Having just spent a weekend running around wielding (fake) weapons, I can see the appeal of having a light and fast shield with good coverage. If all it did was ward off the first few sling stones, arrows and spears before getting destroyed by an axe, it's still worth carrying. Pretty amazing...
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    Foraged foods

    As a nice salad addition don't forget the Hairy Bittercress, it definitely packs a lot of flavour for such a small plant
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    WinterMoot 2019

    What a great event. I decided to go back to basics for this one, so job number 1: make a bed On top of the sticks was a blanket and a couple of hides, then the Czech bedroll and a couple more blankets on top. It was reasonably comfortable, but I think a sheepskin would have provided more...
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    What did you buy today?

    Given it a name yet? The Cursed Muramasa? Tyrfing? It will draw blood, trust me. (p.s. Fit a lanyard)
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    Winter Moot Game Preparation and Cooking.

    1. Wayne Jones. Deer, rabbit, pigeon. 2. Paul Smyth 3. Tony (goodjob Wayne!) 4. Matt (Lithril) 5. Ian P rabbit deer, pigeon 6. Andy (Broch) deer 7. Susannah Deer, pigeon. I'm interested in squirrel if you're bringing them Andy. 8. James: Deer, fish, (whatever works best please) 9. Ian...
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    Flavoured Vodka

    I always make a horseradish vodka (Khrenovukha) it's very warming on a winter's night. I also actively avoid Dean the Spoon's Chilli vodka which is beyond warming and is genuinely tear inducing. In a jar at the moment I also have some Chagga vodka, as yet untasted
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    Recommend me a Folding Campbed/Chair

    For when I'm ground dwelling near the car I have this one from Go Outdoors I find it very comfy and large enough for me (6 foot 3 and 15 stone)
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    WinterMoot 2019

    As my usual winter trip to Scotland has been cancelled this year the boss has told me I have to go to the WinterMoot instead. C U there :)
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    Best UK field guide to edible plants

    Richard Mabey - "Food For Free" comes in a pocket edition. If you are coastal then the River Cottage "Edible Seashore" or Fraser Christian's "Eat the Beach" I must confess to having a connection with the last author so may be slightly biased on that one