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  1. JohnC

    Tips & tricks for drying apple rings

    We use one of the peeler/corers, very glad we got it! I’ll try the citric acid rinse next batch.. great video
  2. JohnC

    Simple home made cider

    Weve been having a go at this, this year, only a few pints so far, but fingers crossed
  3. JohnC

    Sold Fairbairn–Sykes fighting knife

    Id be interested in that, pm sent
  4. JohnC

    For Sale Survival kit odds and ends - new and relisted stuff

    Hello, Id like the compass and the stone/lighter please.. £20, pm sent
  5. JohnC

    Mystery item identification?

    That's great Mary! and thanks for the link... I may well give that a go...
  6. JohnC

    Mystery item identification?

    Yep they go out straight then all slope at an angle, no wiggle in them, quite sturdy.
  7. JohnC

    Mystery item identification?

    Theres no measurement on it and while they hold in place they dont lock..
  8. JohnC

    Mystery item identification?

    I wondered if the spikes were to hold the sock in place,
  9. JohnC

    Mystery item identification?

    I bought this for 50p at a vintage fair today.. Its plastic, no visible name or writing/marking. The top plate is scratched in a radial pattern. The knob at the bottom turns making the steel spines round the edge pop out or retract. When retracted the spines are flush with the edge. I think its...
  10. JohnC

    Group Buy DD group buy 2019

    Arrived today! Many thanks!
  11. JohnC

    Group Buy DD group buy 2019

    Pm sent
  12. JohnC

    Group Buy DD group buy 2019

    Hello, I'll put in for a DD Tarp 5x5 - Olive Green X1 please... thanks for organising...
  13. JohnC

    Quorn?

    Yep, I like it, use the mince in lasagnes, occasionally have the quorn bacon stuff..
  14. JohnC

    Homemade energy bars

    I've made "energy" bars for longer distance runs, with mixed success! mostly oats and raisins based.. I'd be keen to try again, so I'll watch for recipes. I like the idea of the alcohol soaked fruit...
  15. JohnC

    BcUK Photograph of 2018 Winning Photograph

    Well done Woodspirits! and thanks for the competition each month through the year!!
  16. JohnC

    Bushcraft Etiquette (resurrected)

    I have this older light, marked D.B. Ltd L.E. No 4, that I fitted a 4.5v led to and a AA battery pack instead of the flat 4.5v battery (can buy them, just fancied using the pack). It has two filters, red and green, works a treat.
  17. JohnC

    Having a go at cider making....

    We bottled the 4.5l jar this morning... almost 9 full bottles and a 3/4 full one.. the cider looks clear and tastes very good. This is a flat cider, certainly tastes fairly strong, very nice! We’ll put them somewhere cool and dark for a few months to see any maturation change.. very pleased with...
  18. JohnC

    Having a go at cider making....

    We tried one of the bottles of sparkling and it was dry, not too sharp, plenty of apple flavour.. we all liked it, certainly sparkling, so fingers crossed for the flat cider.
  19. JohnC

    Having a go at cider making....

    Roughly 3 buckets of apples apples for 5 litres of juice... I didn’t weigh them, all a bit experimental just now
  20. JohnC

    Having a go at cider making....

    We’d checked the hydrometer reading and it was 1, so the cider was racked off into a new jar for clearing, this should be still cider and is starting to clear. I’d a smaller 2 litre plastic bottle as well, so we used some of that to try sparkling cider with secondary fermentation in a couple of...