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    Tribal Elder Metal mug's Avatar
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    Unhappy Bit of a shame.

    Just noticed lakeland bushcraft has ceased trading. Shame I'd just bought some good bits 'n bob from it.


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    Yeah I noticed that too... Good prices there too
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    Samuel Hearne Bernie's Avatar
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    A sign of the times I'm sorry to say. So many shops and businesses going under these days. Or did they just sell up and cease trading? (I'm a hopeless optimist!)

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    thats balls - I liked those guys.

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    I am sorry to hear that. Lurch was a superb trader.. I always got good service on the things I bought there..

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    Damn, i liked them, i got some great gear from them
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    Samuel Hearne happybonzo's Avatar
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    I am equally sorry to hear that. I had good service from them.
    One wonders how many more specialist suppliers will go down in the coming months.
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    Natural Born Bushcrafter luresalive's Avatar
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    Thats a shock, thats onecompany I thought could weather the storm...still I don't putit down to just the state of the economy,it's obvious that Bushcraft as a hobby is becoming less popular,you can see that by numbers attending gatherings etc.

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    Samuel Hearne happybonzo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by luresalive View Post
    - still I don't putit down to just the state of the economy,it's obvious that Bushcraft as a hobby is becoming less popular,you can see that by numbers attending gatherings etc.
    I don't think that "Bushcraft" is any less popular. It's more to do with people having less disposable income.
    I'm involved with other forums that involve "camping". The general trend of these has been that people have been "tenting" in search of an affordable break. The "motorhoming" side of things has stagnated due, in part, to the cost of fuel and the cost of running a second vehicle. Some people have even built their own Motorhomes and I did for nearly 30 years. I always maintained that it would be fuel costs that would kill the Self Build side of the hobby and a lot of the people who I have met over the years have given it up for these two reasons.
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