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  1. Thread: Frozen

    by garethw
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    Frozen

    It's pretty cold out here in Northern France.... Everywhere is frozen over. I shot a shot clip of a lake near my home. The most amazing thing was the noise of the cracking ice, it can just be heard...
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    Hi there Found thiw which explains it pretty...

    Hi there
    Found thiw which explains it pretty well...(hope you read French). I have hammoc camped and bivvied up while fishing for many years and never had a problem.
    hope it helps
    Gareth

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    Nothing really, just a flesh wound... 13314

    Nothing really, just a flesh wound...

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  4. Hi there Many of the top NLE's have cheaper...

    Hi there
    Many of the top NLE's have cheaper versions... ie: Premiere Elements and Final Cut Express. These may be worth a look...

    The main issue I have with many of the NLE's aimed at the amateur...
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    Good, hard wearing trousers, doubt you'll be...

    Good, hard wearing trousers, doubt you'll be disappointed. I've got 3 pairs of SFU's and they are very good. Fisrt pair I got three or four years ago and another sand pair last summer. If anything...
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    1. Fixed blade knife : Mora Triflex 2. Folding...

    1. Fixed blade knife : Mora Triflex

    2. Folding knife : Opinel No8

    3. Multi tool : Leatherman Blast

    4. Axe : Cheap 12 Euro Hardware store model; once sharpened up has be very good.

    5. Saw:...
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    I've been carp fishing and therefore camping out...

    I've been carp fishing and therefore camping out at night for over 30 years and always sleep fully clothed....
    I have a good bag and pile/goretex blanket and have never been cold....or sweated for...
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    If you need one you could do worse than one of...

    If you need one you could do worse than one of these.. been using it for a couple of year now excellent quality...

    http://www.tatonka.com/Products/Cookwear/stainless-steel/Kettle-16/4002

    cheers...
  9. Thread: What Trousers?

    by garethw
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    Hi there The two I've worn for several years now...

    Hi there
    The two I've worn for several years now are Craghopper Kiwi's and Helikon SFU's...
    Both under 30 quid a pair.. Both are comfortable practical outdoor trousers.

    Kiwi pros:
    they are...
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    Its a local forest.... mostly used for...

    Its a local forest.... mostly used for hunting.....but all villagers have access...
    DD did make Camo Tarps for a while but the centre tie outs were not reinforced, the nylon was weaker and many tore...
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    French Forest overnighter

    School holidays oblige.... its time to take the offspring out on a trip or two.
    Our local village forest is perfect for such trips, being quite extensive at around 570 acres, yet only a short walk...
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    Yeah for the price a good coat... I did couple of...

    Yeah for the price a good coat... I did couple of other mods too.. One was to carefully unpick the stitching (with a stitch ripper) of that silly bulbous pocket on the sleeve. Done carefully so not...
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    I have a Coyote one... a large fitting jacket,...

    I have a Coyote one... a large fitting jacket, which for me had sleeves way too long..I used iron on stuff to shorten them...
    Otherwise very partical jacket, load sof pockets... looks to be double...
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    If you are taking a tarp, check out on youtube...

    If you are taking a tarp, check out on youtube some of the ways of pitching it which are pretty much as good as a tent especially if you have a bivvy bag.

    http://youtu.be/yMAtpWQdVbY

    cheers...
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    Hi I've not used this Trakker bag, but I've had...

    Hi
    I've not used this Trakker bag, but I've had a different model in the past and it was ok... Looking at the spec of this bag, it quite an old design and ver very bulky... Will no doubt be very...
  16. Thread: Capt: Oates

    by garethw
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    Voilą une petite explication......

    Voilą une petite explication... http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Oates
    cheers
    Gareth
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    I've had mine about 18 months now, and I think...

    I've had mine about 18 months now, and I think they are probably as waterproof as you'll get from non rubber boot. The leather is thick and water repellent & they are goretex lined. To keep the...
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    Lowa Combat boots... best boots I've owned.. as...

    Lowa Combat boots... best boots I've owned.. as comfy as slippers, waterproof, durable... Worth the price IMHO. Gareth
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    This is great for explaining to noobs allllll...

    This is great for explaining to noobs allllll about hammocks... Did I tell you its all about hammocks?


    http://youtu.be/d7NZVqpBUV0

    cheers
    Gareth
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    I take a pack of wetwipes... they are not too...

    I take a pack of wetwipes... they are not too heavy, and you can burn them in the fire....
    cheers
    Gareth
  21. Thread: hammocks

    by garethw
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    Hi there Hammocks are great I sleep in mine as...

    Hi there
    Hammocks are great I sleep in mine as often as I can. I started off with a DD hammocks travel and now use a Warbonnet blackbird.
    I'd say the main thing is to avoid the mistakes that will...
  22. Thread: jackets

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    I have, a now, old Miltec Strum Gen 1 ECWCS...

    I have, a now, old Miltec Strum Gen 1 ECWCS jacket, without a liner... had it for about 10 years now. It been a very hard wearing jacket, and still going strong. However it has lost much of its...
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    Leatherman Blast... worn every day.. just so...

    Leatherman Blast... worn every day.. just so useful!!!
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    Lowe alpine Sting... one of the best packs I've...

    Lowe alpine Sting... one of the best packs I've seen or used.
    cheers
    Gareth
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    Hi MtB I got a pair of these boots in a sale in...

    Hi MtB
    I got a pair of these boots in a sale in April as I was fed up of other brands, falling to bits after 6-12 months. I can't answer all your queries but can give my opinion on these boots.
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