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    Good tip with sewing on buttons, as I was...

    Good tip with sewing on buttons, as I was thinking of utilizing the same liner. The sleeves on mine are long too - so I have the velcro set snugly on the cuffs. Good coat though, and I've used it in...
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    yes - I have got it (it's currently in my car...

    yes - I have got it (it's currently in my car boot with pockets filled and ready to go on its next outing). See the post "miltec kit carry smock"
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    Miltec kit carry smock first trip out.

    So - I did actually go and spend the grand sum of 40 pounds (plus postage) for the SAS kit carry smock, from the Bushcraft store, and took it on it's first trip out.

    Being a 12.5 stone 5' 7" chap...
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    Whooaahh - don't put the bloke off! I once...

    Whooaahh - don't put the bloke off!

    I once went for a wild camp in the hills when the midges descended at dusk - just as I was wanting to cook a meal. The Coleman stove was playing up (now I clean...
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    Good on you for setting yourself a target and...

    Good on you for setting yourself a target and planning ahead in plenty of time. You could wait the rest of your life and spend countless trips over several years with experienced people and still...
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    Thanks for the help chaps - I'm reassured that...

    Thanks for the help chaps - I'm reassured that the fabric is something sensible and long-lasting. I don't want to go and spend the grand sum of 40 quid and not have it last the rest of my natural...
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    SAS kit carry smock information?

    I was wondering if any of you guys can enlighten me some more on the SAS kit-carry smock (as sold at the bushcraft store 40-60 quid).

    I have a Berghaus waterproof - which is noisy, clammy and has...
  8. I think they'd have to be pretty much fell...

    I think they'd have to be pretty much fell running to do that time and distance over the moors (and not taking in the views!). They may do it on tarmac, but they'd be at it from dawn to dusk, in...
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    I'm assuming that the flame is actually out (as...

    I'm assuming that the flame is actually out (as the flame can be hard to see when there's a lot of light), but there are various possibilities for this.

    A common one is the stove cooling down as...
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    When you can't get out yourself, the next best...

    When you can't get out yourself, the next best thing is to see someone else out enjoying the woods!
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    Thanks for the link. I was looking at this page...

    Thanks for the link. I was looking at this page yesterday, and is good for Id purposes. As for the spending spree - I'm definitely leaning towards the decent camera, as this would help with...
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    Cheers for the advice gents. I looked up the...

    Cheers for the advice gents.

    I looked up the local groups on the RSPB site and have emailed the contact given for the one (I think) is the nearest.

    I received a letter from my company today...
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    Honey buzzard sighting.

    On Sunday I went for a walk in some countryside the other side of our nearest town to blow out the cobwebs of the last two days indoors. After parking the car I set off down a path, running down the...
  15. Thread: Pop stove

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    It's very satisfying to see those little blue...

    It's very satisfying to see those little blue jets popping up around the edge eh?

    Good work you!!
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    I tend to agree with Martin here. What's the old...

    I tend to agree with Martin here. What's the old saying?: To hear is to know, to see is to believe, but to do is to be sure.
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    Ooh I love this kind of kit. Homemade but looks...

    Ooh I love this kind of kit. Homemade but looks techy and collapses flat to boot. I made a (crappy) version of this idea a year or two back, and (as usual) started by looking around the garage for...
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    W.C. Fields quote I believe: "That reminds me of...

    W.C. Fields quote I believe: "That reminds me of one of my trips through the Samarkand..when we lost the corkscrew...we were compelled to live on nothing but food and water.....for several days" Not...
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    Yep! - been there, done that too. I have a couple...

    Yep! - been there, done that too. I have a couple of the short, broad, stubby sort of figure 8 shape ones too. They are less flimsy and are mostly used as a teaspoon in my cup brew kits.

    I agree...
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    Yeah I immediately though of Tinny and minibull...

    Yeah I immediately though of Tinny and minibull design - who has plenty of external feed models (muchos videos on youtube). You would probably need an external tank wth connecting feed pipe. I've...
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    Filling stations usually have them on the counter.

    Filling stations usually have them on the counter.
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    That's a nice original looking idea. I like the...

    That's a nice original looking idea. I like the collapsibility aspect of it.

    Well done that man, and keep on tin-fiddling!!
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    Fantastic photos, and what a great way to spend...

    Fantastic photos, and what a great way to spend your time! Looking at the canal and flood waters merging pic. has just made me realize: The way the climate's going - we all ought to be acquiring or...
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    Good quality photos there chap! I'ts nice to see...

    Good quality photos there chap! I'ts nice to see something cheap exceeding it's original remit like that too. Having camped (on sites) round the edge of Londinium a couple of years back (while the...
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    7088 Someone requested a "how to" thing for this...

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    Someone requested a "how to" thing for this design. I have attached a graphical set of instructions (for the burner anyway). I don't have enough battery power left for a video, plus I'm a bit...
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