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    Best buy for under 50

    Hi folks

    Well I've been working really hard in my day job and picking up some work on the side too, as a consequence I now have the princely sum of 50 burning a hole in my pocket.

    So here's the question, I've been into bushcraft/wild camping etc for half my life and I think that I've got all the shiny unnecessary crap that anyone could want, but the money keeps whispering in my ear. I lay in bed at night and all I can hear are the voices saying "spend me, spend me"!

    So I put it open to you fine folk, if you had a spare 50, what would you buy?

    Ade
    Ps. Let's not have any sensible suggestions like, pay some bills or fill up on fuel. Or worse still, nobody is allowed to suggest that I take my wife out shopping for shoes!!

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    My best buys I'd buy again:

    Thermal Mug - tenner

    though I am now considering

    Cafetiere Version - 12 quid

    Since I already have the brilliant

    Cafetiere Cup - normally about 4 quid

    (PS I'd really like a hand grinder for coffee)

    Never stand around in the cold without

    Summit Socks - 15 quid

    Ideal compartmentalised shoulder bag

    Finnish Gas Mask Bag - six quid - you might like to restrap it

    For mud, dew and brambles

    British Army Gaiters - 15 quid

    For storage and making a pillow

    Exped XL Dry Bag - tenner

    But if you want to blow the whole lot on one thing, I never leave home without

    RAB Double Pile Fleece - about 50 quid
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    Hunka XL bivvi for 40. A feather weight bit of protection from the elements. Mine now goes in the pocket of my jacket just in case.
    Infamy infamy, they've all got it in for me.

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    Oh, another one:

    Thermal Sit Mat - six quid
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    Hi Ade, for me it would have to be a doggie bed and quilt, then a sift through guntree and give a dog a new home, the plus side being a great excuse for getting out and about, and going on "mini adventures" with (lol). There also a great ice-breaker, and a good way of starting conversations, Personally I'd go for a retired greyhound, but I'm biased.



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    got to be a honey stove its next on my list
    Bush Craft Is For Everyone Its Only Fair To Share!!!

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    Hi Ade, this thread has really got me thinking, I actually want for nothing at the mo. I'm really trying to think of something to add to my kit, but I'm struggling. Mebbe a traditional steel for striking flint, or some leather crafting tools. Some Mead?
    Storms have a way of teaching what nothing else can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatsnacka View Post
    got to be a honey stove its next on my list
    You coming to the RV? You can buy mine if you want. I've used it once.
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    Thanks to one and all for your suggestions.

    Although I am starting to feel more and more like this is really a "want" as opposed to a "need" because to be honest I already have all the gear that I need whilst I'm out.

    I have the flint and steel, the honey stove, the dog, the jackets, the sleeping bags, the pots and pans etc etc.

    So maybe I should be sensible and just put the money away until something catches my eye.

    Although, I am looking for a street legal EDC knife........
    Thanks again

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    Opinel without the collar?
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