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  • UPDATE - The main upgrade is now finished. The site should now be functioning as normal, I will be making tweaks over the weekend, particularly to look of the site. If you notice something is broken or have any comments please let me know. Many thanks Matt (Lithril)
  1. MagiKelly

    Paria Outdoor Thermodown 15 Degree Down Sleeping Quilt Review

    Paria Outdoor Thermodown 15 Degree Down Sleeping Quilt Review When you have been camping for a while there are some things you keep looking for but don’t seem to be made by anyone. For me one of those items was a good, all season down quilt for using in the Swag or hammock. Of course, when it...
  2. MagiKelly

    Some post cold holiday projects.

    I’ve seen the toggles for sale and they aren’t expensive. I’ve also seen versions of the necklace for less than a fiver on eBay but the fun was in the making with spare stuff I had to hand.
  3. MagiKelly

    Some post cold holiday projects.

    I have a punch for the paper and tape a bit of punched paper to the leather so I can line up the punch and cutting. I have a punch that cuts ovals for the wide part of the discs then I cut the slots from these with a knife. The paper punch only takes a few sheets so you can’t fit leather in it.
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    Some post cold holiday projects.

    Here you go. I usually use the 24mm for my books but in this case I used some 10mm ones to keep it thin. https://www.cultpens.com/c/q/brands/atoma/atoma-notebook-accessories
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    Some post cold holiday projects.

    @g4ghb the discs are Atoma binding disks. They are aluminium so matt silver but still so much better than the plastic ones. Also the Atoma ones are wider than the metal disc planner ones. I prefer the wider look.
  6. MagiKelly

    Some post cold holiday projects.

    I was loaded with the cold over Christmas but finally started to feel better a few days ago. I felt well enough to have a footer about with some projects. First off I made a firefighting necklace. I actually made two, one for a neighbour. It’s a leather lace with a tungsten carbide scraper...
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    Note taking...what do you use?

    ‘The disk binding system is really flexible. It lets you open it back on itself like a spiral notebook. Pages can be taken out and reordered and in your archive books back at home you can use the cheap plastic ARC discs and have an A4 set up that can have pages of any size intermingled in it...
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    Song of the Paddle forum.....

    It’s here. I’ve asked them about adding it to the top or bottom as well.
  9. MagiKelly

    Song of the Paddle forum.....

    That’s weird. There used to be contact us option. I’ll need to get that sorted.
  10. MagiKelly

    Song of the Paddle forum.....

    I’ve had a quick look and I’m pretty sure your username on SotP is Laurence Milton, just like it is here. If you can’t remember your password you can just go to log in with that username and click forgotten password.
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    Song of the Paddle forum.....

    Hi Birchwood. Same thing, drop me a PM with your email and we can locate your account. Unless you are Silverbirch on SotP in which case I’ve already replied to your email.
  12. MagiKelly

    Song of the Paddle forum.....

    Hi Milton We have a contact page ;) Also I’m guessing if you can’t remember your username you will struggle to match a password to it :) Drop me a PM with your email address and I’ll be able to locate your account with that, confirm your username and reset your password.
  13. MagiKelly

    Latest leather book. This time with pyrography decoration.

    It smells a bit but not too bad. Nothing you need a mask for. Yes the binding is separate discs so the book can flip completely open and back on itself. This means with the right punch you can add pages of any size to any book and also you can swap out the discs for larger of smaller ones as...
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    Latest leather book. This time with pyrography decoration.

    You need to get the tattoo first to show commitment. Then we can talk ;)
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    Latest leather book. This time with pyrography decoration.

    I’ve done a few tutorials in the past about making leather books. I feel a bit of a fraud as I’m no expert and also I keep changing how I think they are best made. I moved from paper book inserts to having Filofax rings in them and am currently favouring disc binding. Anyway I got a pyrography...
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    Trip Report Surely Sorley should go sometime.

    Teenagers are notoriously late risers. Not so 11 year olds. Turns out they get up just past 6am. Below is a picture of Sorley getting water while Sam and Marlowe look at me with their, “WTF are we doing up at this time”, looks. When you are up, you’re up. May as well make the most of the day...
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    Trip Report Surely Sorley should go sometime.

    “He loves the outdoors. He is always in the woods lighting fires, making dens and using his Kelly Kettle. That’s why we have been badgering John for years to take him on a trip.” Me, “This is literally the first time you’ve told me this” Less than 2 weeks later. Some context. It has been a...
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    British Blades Forum - down

    Moving site can be done quite quickly but it can take days for the new IP to propagate. When we moved SotP from to a new server some people could not connect for over a week. Others were in after a couple of days. Same thing happened when we just changed the domain host but had the same server.
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    Article: MSR Windburner reviewed as a stove, a flask and a water purifier.

    You can view the page at http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/content.php?r=742-MSR-Windburner-reviewed-as-a-stove-a-flask-and-a-water-purifier
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    MSR Windburner reviewed as a stove, a flask and a water purifier.

    Assembly with wet hands would be easy. You only need to screw the gas canister on and job done. With extremely cold hands and very restricted movement I think I could assemble the stove without too much difficulty but lighting it with a firesteel may be the sticking point. Edit: It would be...