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not that bushcrafty but to be used when i'm out in the outdoors i gt myself a vostok amphibia watch - just have to see how long it takes to come from russia now https://vostokwatches.ru/image/cache/data/vostok-watches-Amphibian-Classic/420634-480x480.webp
Usually around 2-3 weeks. If you haven't had one before, the bracelet is junk. Otherwise they are excellent. They are rated to 200 meters, but I know someone in the trade who tested one to destruction, and it failed around 800 meters.
It failed at 82 bar, which = 836.19 meters. Quite impressive for a "cheap" watch.
 
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rich d2

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Usually around 2-3 weeks. If you haven't had one before, the bracelet is junk. Otherwise they are excellent. They are rated to 200 meters, but I know someone in the trade who tested one to destruction, and it failed around 800 meters.
It failed at 82 bar, which = 836.19 meters. Quite impressive for a "cheap" watch.
thanks I'd seen that about the bracelets so got a PU one, especially as it'll being getting wet. I think it might have been a post from yourself a while ago that first got me onto them, but after lots of looking around finally decided to go for one.
 

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Usually around 2-3 weeks. If you haven't had one before, the bracelet is junk. Otherwise they are excellent. They are rated to 200 meters, but I know someone in the trade who tested one to destruction, and it failed around 800 meters.
It failed at 82 bar, which = 836.19 meters. Quite impressive for a "cheap" watch.
I bought these two late last year, The R/H one is a genuine duffed up oldie, The left one is a modern Chinese copy!, They were both cheap, Can't recall exactly how much I paid but I think ther were a tenner each- Both work fine and keep good time but have to say, As Ugly goes, These could win gold trophies for Ugliness!! :eek::dummy:



John :)
 

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Bought a msr pocket rocket 2 from Go Outdoors today. As it was £5 cheaper on Amazon they matched the price and deducted a further 10%. It is more like a Saturn V rocket boils a cup of water in no time at all. May be coming to the winter moot so I can test it properly their.
 
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I bought 3 used books from abeBooks.com.
All about the design and construction of many different styles of sun dials.
Lots of illustration examples and construction plans.
Two are UK authors. Old books. I'll guess that I'm paying about 25% of the original list prices.
 
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Just caved in after months (and being a lavvu fan...) and bought a Dutch Army Surplus 1 man tent from MM. The leaking zip reviews concerned me, but Dave at MM found me a version that has flaps over the zips...……...

Have fabsil'd it (zip proofing apart, liked it a lot when set up....easy access either end, good groundsheet) Now a load cheaper than the lavvu, if it works it's a steal at £35.

Needs now a trial, which'll be a local canoe overnighter soon...…..

(It works....2 days with Storm Dennis.....bone dry)
 
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bobnewboy

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Bought a Struther W/P Smock Field Jacket by Field Pro (Hoggs of Fife), at my local Mole Valley Farmers. I think it will be perfect for good walks, fishing and beating etc in the local countryside, but too nice for rabbiting. It is a good fit - long enough with a generous hood - and made from a quiet material in olive green. There are two zipped pockets and the cuffs are elasticated and velcro adjustable. I'm looking forward to giving it a proper field test in the coming weeks.

Cheers, Bob
 

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Bought a Struther W/P Smock Field Jacket by Field Pro (Hoggs of Fife), at my local Mole Valley Farmers. I think it will be perfect for good walks, fishing and beating etc in the local countryside, but too nice for rabbiting. It is a good fit - long enough with a generous hood - and made from a quiet material in olive green. There are two zipped pockets and the cuffs are elasticated and velcro adjustable. I'm looking forward to giving it a proper field test in the coming weeks.

Cheers, Bob
Had one a couple of years on the recommendation of a shooter/outdoorsman and love it, excellent smocks for the price. :)
 

Nice65

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Sounds good, thanks for the feedback. I forgot to mention the chest pocket - a first for me, but it will get used :)
What you need is a Fjallraven badge. I found one from someone on here and glued it on the sleeve to wind up the Fjallraven fanboys and get them all googling it. :D
 

Janne

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Not bushcraft related (kind of), but I just bought a Holy Grail.
Found an excellent condition 1938 Zeiss 8x60 H bino, a 'Tall One', and got it for a ridiculously low price.
Made for the German Armed Forces, fully marked, unmolested. One of 50 made.


It can be used in nature of course. Watching a bird instead of the RAF or Royal Navy!
 
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Billy-o

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Got an older 15' B&W 'The Walker' 10/12wt Spey coming ... that is part 2 of the glorious equation. Tomorrow I'll run it out on a nice 9' 8wt. :)

Discovering the affordable joys of second-hand big fly rods is probably going to be the end of me. But, it does avoid the terror of buying a super stiff, $800 Scandi rod and just hoping it'll suit. I do fancy a go on a Loop or something though. There's no one selling them nearby, is the problem

The Danielsson feels pretty good. Got a soft sounding pawl on it. I wish I could have afforded another Allen, though.
 
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