This weighs 1.14 kg and can be used two handed or single handed. It will strap nicely on a pack and should do what you need in the woods, hefty enough to chop firewood, but not too big for smaller jobs. Its an inch or two shorter than a GB SFA, and a lot cheaper ! ( Not suggesting its an SFA !)...
hoping someone can point me at resources on how to restore an old Primus stove, unsure of model etc.
Are there any good tutorials and where is a good place to source bits that need replacing?
As ever most grateful for any help.
This lovely axe weighs 1 lb and measures just 9.5cm by 6cm at the heads widest points. Total length 28cm.
Shown here with a standard disposable lighter, it is small enough to slip into a pocket for a walk in the woods.
Mounted on a sturdy old handle, the first time I hung it on a thinner one...
This is an Elwell 1 1/4 lb head cleaned up, sharpened to a working edge ( not shaving sharp but for cutting and splitting wood ) on a 12 inch hickory handle. Small enough to fit in a day pack but powerful enough to do a lot of work. £12 posted to you.
Well, first off many thanks to Wayland who some time ago reviewed a Stormy Kromer waistcoat and jacket. I have a waistcoat and have worn it every day since its arrival about six weeks ago.
Not cheap but a fine garment, warm, windproof, enough pockest to carry all the stuff I need in my dotage...
currently staying in Spain with a woman who is a lesson to us all in living cheap,y but very well. Thats a different story tho !
We are doing some work with bamboo for her, two tools in her shed for this, a machete about 14 inch blade and a billhook, just like one would find in the UK for...
Well, long time no see on the forums, good to know its all still here. Those with long memories and nowt else to do all day may recall my posting looking for advice, probably on the members forum, some time ago when fed up with work etc.
So after a bit of thinking my wife and I scrapped our plan...
Its been a long cold dry spring here, and things have been really reluctant to get going, but finally this week it is all starting to swing. Asparagus and gooseberries last night, and our polytunnel peas will soon be ready to harvest. Hurrah !
My Godmother died about fifteen years ago, and I kept her bundle of recipes and cuttings, which may be of interest to those who like traditional cookery.
Feeling a little under the weather ? Try Strengthening mixture :
2 fresh eggs
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 pint rum
4 tablespoons best cod liver...
Well we have bitten the bullet and taken a second allotment.............
It will have a polytunnel on it, so can the collective suggest and good suppliers who you have used and found good ? We are in Yorkshire if that has any bearing on ideas.
thanks in anticipation