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    The design that I had made can double up as a...

    The design that I had made can double up as a support for the base, or used to suport a pan if the base is on the ground.

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3587/3597903212_2281857743_o.jpg
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    Check out this thread that I started in the...

    Check out this thread that I started in the 'Gear' section - it's exactly about this sort of problem!

    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=17426

    Cheers,
    David.
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    Well I've now been out on my Ottowa quite a bit...

    Well I've now been out on my Ottowa quite a bit and have tackled some white water in it, taken it down to the coast, stood up and poled it, carried out rescues in it and generally having a lot of...
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    Hmmm, interesting thread. I recently did my first...

    Hmmm, interesting thread. I recently did my first white water, in my Ottowa canoe, and apart from being a great experience (I never realised just how much effort there was in paddling when ferry...
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    Hi Pedro, No, I don't teach it; but the main...

    Hi Pedro,

    No, I don't teach it; but the main reason for doing these is because I've been asked to do a stand for a fayre down in Stockbridge (the organiser was looking for rural crafts and...
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    Here's another container made from Birch bark...

    Here's another container made from Birch bark (Willow edging). This one is more of a 'prototype' rather than a finished item - but it's ideal for collecting blueberries from our bushes :)
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    Thanks Lloyd - I was thinking of trying to make...

    Thanks Lloyd - I was thinking of trying to make some Birch bark tar.

    I'm pretty fortunate in that I teach chainsaws / tree felling / tree climbing, so I've usually got a reasonable supply of...
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    Birch Bark Containers

    Hi there,

    Just thought I'd show you all these little utensils made from Birch bark...
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    OK - I'll break it down into a number of steps /...

    OK - I'll break it down into a number of steps / posts. Here's what I used...


    Soil pipe, single connector, black. (Wickes).
    Soil boss pipe, 3 connectors. (Wickes).
    Minifit pipe, 2m length....
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    Underwater Video Housing

    Hi there,

    I had a productive weekend, producing my first (basic) underwater housing for my video camera. Here's the housing...

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2450/3647330019_a0b5edf7d1.jpg
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    Sticky: I'm a member of the Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club,...

    I'm a member of the Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club, meeting at Mytchett. A very active club with racing / WW / open canoe and so on.

    http://www.b3c.org.uk
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    Ah... errr... looks over shoulder to next...

    Ah... errr... looks over shoulder to next person...
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    In that case... "Perfect!" :) Could we have...

    In that case... "Perfect!" :)

    Could we have one of those then please?
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    Wayne, I think that's a good idea; the merit...

    Wayne,

    I think that's a good idea; the merit it having the thread would be to allow people to discuss bits of it as needed. Wiki's tend to be one-way affairs, with people imparting information -...
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    New Training Thread?

    Is there any mileage in having a 'Training & Assessment' thread? If such a thing were to be deemed 'a good idea', then I would envisage it covering things like...

    - where to get training (perhaps...
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    Hi Gerry, No problems - the offer is there if...

    Hi Gerry,

    No problems - the offer is there if you want to take up on it. The Sunny has been great fun, strong as old boots (it's been scraped over the rocks in the River Ardeche more than once!)....
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    You'd ideally need to use a kite-surfing kite....

    You'd ideally need to use a kite-surfing kite. These have an inflatable leading edge so that when it lands on the water, you can power it back up again.

    You also wouldn't want to fasten it your...
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    Poll: I'm in agreement with everyone else here - no...

    I'm in agreement with everyone else here - no seperate section. Not least because many people here do paddle both canoes and kayaks anyway.

    Mal's comments previously also make the point that the...
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    It also depends on whether you are beating across...

    It also depends on whether you are beating across the wind or sailing downwind.

    If you're sailing dead downwind then rather than letting go of the sail, to depower it you'll need to bring it in...
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    If you wanted to womble on over this way, I have...

    If you wanted to womble on over this way, I have a Gumotex Sunny you could have a go in.

    If you wanted to try it out at least you could either add it to your list, or take it off ;)

    Cheers,...
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    Interesting - Honey Bros is just down the road...

    Interesting - Honey Bros is just down the road from me and they are well known within the forestry / arb industry. Might be taking a closer look at that rescue knife...
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    Hi Moab, That's really neat! Do you have any...

    Hi Moab,

    That's really neat! Do you have any idea how easy it cuts through rope - 3-strand, braided, etc?
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    Point taken, Magikelly. Literally ;) This...

    Point taken, Magikelly. Literally ;)

    This Bear Claw seems to have a very serated edge to it - the Petzl is more undulating (sort of like a bread knife) - I can't help wondering how easy it is to...
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    Is there anything in removing the varnish from...

    Is there anything in removing the varnish from the handle of a varnished paddle? I have had it commented that not removing it can result in blisters. I can see the logic in that - the moisture on...
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    I'm not sure I'd want one of those Bear Claw...

    I'm not sure I'd want one of those Bear Claw knives near my neck either, looking at the picture at the top of this thread!

    It's going to be down to your own risk assessment, and how much...
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