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    So what did Santa bring you?

    Nothing remotely bushcraft related this year but I got cold hard cash from several people which I have already committed to my second favourite hobby, D&D gaming. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Frost River Boulder Summit Junction

    Hi All, I recently picked up the above pack on the classifieds on this parish and decided to do a quick first impressions video review. I’ve always fancied a good canvas and leather pack and this design caught my eye, it’s a little different as the shoulder straps are connected by a ring in...
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    Derbyshire Woodland Festival

    I’m hopefully popping along tomorrow as I’m visiting friends in Nottingham who mentioned it was on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Veganism, Vegeterianism, Omnivorism

    It’s funny you mention juicing. I went through a healthy phase a few years back and bought one of those smoothie maker things. I rarely ate fruit at the time and decided to make a daily smoothie for breakfast (as part of a balanced diet and a small increase in excess) which consisted of an...
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    Veganism, Vegeterianism, Omnivorism

    This got me thinking about the often used argument between vegan/non vegans of why there is a perceived problem with humans eating animals but not other animals as part of the food chain. We as humans have evolved over time to be the apex predator in the world. Not through bigger claws and...
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    Veganism, Vegeterianism, Omnivorism

    Agreed, I have a lot of time for the general idea of a vegan diet and it doesn’t take a mastermind to understand that veg and leafy greens plus a reduction in processed food, fats and sugars are a good hing for your health but it can be achieved with a balanced diet including meat. Let’s be...
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    Veganism, Vegeterianism, Omnivorism

    As a concept I don’t see any issue, over here in the UK we often see ads advocating “buy British beef” and the like. It’s a bit like seeing adds for religious organisations more a way of life than a product and I’m ok with that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Veganism, Vegeterianism, Omnivorism

    Ive just re-read this entire thread from the beginning with great interest. What I have taken away from it is that - - most modern western diets are unhealthy (no surprise there) - vegan diets are generally healthier than the above (again no surprise) - the above is based more on the fact...
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    not that impressed with robin wood knife

    I think the big gripe about Mora spoon knives is that they generally don’t perform well out of the box, this is a stark contrast to pretty much every mora straight bladed knife I’ve ever used (and I’ve used a fair few) which are superb as they come. I’ve had back experiences with the the Mora...
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    "Here, borrow my knife" + how to make use of scrap! lol

    I totally agree, it’s unfortunate that modern society has gone down the route of disposability and the general lack of interest in practical skills that has produced. There’s no getting away from it that the majority’s first thought is to replace something (usually something perfectly...
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    "Here, borrow my knife" + how to make use of scrap! lol

    As has been said many people who don’t use tools often don’t understand what can damage them or is appropriate use, as Gaz said the throwaway society we live in also means many don’t care. We do have something of a reverential relationship with our tools that many simply can’t fathom and I’ve...
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    RAF 100th Anniversary Flypast

    Evening all, I have finally found a benefit to being crammed into an overheated tin can on rails twice a day to get into my most hated of places, central London. As most will know today was the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary and they celebrated the centenary with a flypast over Buckingham...
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    My first try at flint knapping

    My plan is to get some practice in with making small flint flakes for a steel and gradually get a better understanding of how it breaks then hopefully move of to pressure flaking to form a small utility edge that I can handle. Not too many nicks for my first go but they are definitely going...
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    My first try at flint knapping

    Very nice indeed, I managed one "arrowhead" however it was more luck than judgement and no pressure flaking from my side it just came out roughly triangular. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    My first try at flint knapping

    Evening all, After rekindling (get it!) my love of flint and steel I decided to have a go at knapping some flakes for my tinderbox. Now I’m no Will Lord but there was something primal about bashing two rocks together and making something practical in the process. Here are a selection of small...
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    D-type bowie

    I’ll be honest better than I was expecting once I sorted the edge out. It’s shaving feathersticks no problem and no worries for chopping or battening. The size is an issue for any kind of carving work and it makes sense that over time people have gravitated towards mora sized knives. It’s 6mm...
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    D-type bowie

    I know what you mean, I’m doing a bit of trial with a repro early 1900’s style Bowie to see how it will perform in the field as a multi purpose knife, chopper, camp blade etc... and the guard is a bit of a pain! Also had to completely reprofile the edge geometry and all I had to do it was my...
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    A short film about my leatherwork

    Hamish, always a pleasure to watch you work and a very nice history of your progression. Although I have zero practical skills I would have loved to have been involved in the boat building project - I could have chopped some firewood and kept the kettle boiling! [emoji16] Sent from my iPhone...
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    D-type bowie

    I really like that, my only criticism is ... it’s not big enough! [emoji57] I’ve been looking at Bowie’s a lot recently and love this shape but would like to see a longer version (maybe 14 inch) but following the same shape! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    D-type bowie

    Now that sir is a thing of beauty what’s the spec on blade length, width etc...? I can’t zoom in enough in the pic but are the spent casings? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk