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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)
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    Someone put me right on hook knives.

    Good luck with learning about different carving techniques! It really is great fun, lovely way to unwind and you get something beautiful and functional at the end. We really rate Ben Orford’s knives, again no connection, just very satisfied with the quality of his tools and we are also...
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    Happy Red....the habitat expands :)

    Spindle is lovely - the flowers are so pretty. We have a large patch of spindle, dispersed over several acres, at our woodland site in mid-Kent I always stop and admire the flowers :) All the best, Phil.
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    Woodpecker heard, not Spotted

    Love the woodpecker pics BR - nice work :You_Rock_ With "drumming" woodpeckers you can call them in to you - I've had three no more than 6 feet from me and I have also found that other birds, such as nuthatches, will also either respond or come in close for a look- this has also included a...
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    Altberg Warrior Original

    Hi Dougster, I've been Lowa Mountain GTX boots for some years now and I swear by them. I too was not convinced about a Gore-Tex lined boot but use nothing else now. The only brands I use are either Lowa or Danner. I have 2 pairs of Mountain GTX that I use on rotation so they are able to dry...
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    A Pixar bird too Squidders :) All the best, Phil.
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    It all started at a boot fair...

    Nice work! I love reading thread liek this - lovely items to be proud of :cool: ATB, Phil.
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    Wartime rosehip syrup.

    Love rose hip syrup! Really easy to make too. I wrote a recipe on my blog about two years or so ago
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    Sugar - from seed to spoon

    Excellent post the BR - great reading and inspirational!
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    what car you driving?

    For out in the woods we have a Defender 110 County:-
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    A bit of antler carving.

    Very pretty - lovely work Sir! ATB, Phil.
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    Jetboil or pocket rocket?

    Pocket Rocket for me - don't lend them out as cross threading them on the gas bottle is not good!!!!!!!!!!!! ATB, Phil
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    Damascus Firesteel

    Very pretty Dave :cool:
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    First Aid items Purchased. Anything i missed?

    I prefer I tick tool easer and normally gets the whole tick out - tweezers can break the tick and leave the head in!!
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    First Aid items Purchased. Anything i missed?

    Oh yeah - get some Compeed for blisters! Phil.
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    First Aid items Purchased. Anything i missed?

    Hi, Sam Split is a must as is the gaffer/duct tape as mentioned in the post below. Tick Tools are a handy must have as is have a finger stall Zinc Oxide tape is good - very sticky and promotes healing ATB, Phil.
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    Anybody used this fire piston?

    We have several of these in our firecraft teaching boxes and we rate them very highly. Solid and well made, and providing the rubber piston ring is adjusted correctly to form an airtight seal and it is also greased they never fail to create an ember. Really good bit of kit. ATB, Phil.
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    One for the Lavvu Squad

    Hi, Have you had a look at Bison Telt? Work well and were very well priced. ATB, Phil.
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    Atlatl event in Kent

    There is a brief and easy to follow spear thrower tutorial that I wrote several years ago available here for use Hoping this event will be popular and we can then start a UK Atlatl...
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    Infra red footage of badgers and wild boar.

    I forgot that I could have posted images to the below link :confused: Thanks! Phil.