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  1. Thread: woodgas stove

    by MattW
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    Andy, Do you consider it appropriate to...

    Andy,

    Do you consider it appropriate to distribute malware via your signature in this forum (Smileycentral)?

    http://www.castlecops.com/postt63087.html

    I know you might make a few cents as an...
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    As above - I go for Thule bars every time. The...

    As above - I go for Thule bars every time.

    The price may make you wince, but they are high quality, heavy duty kit. Compare them to some of the cheap stuff and the difference is well worth paying...
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    Very good point soggy - I may well try this out...

    Very good point soggy - I may well try this out in preference to a liner (I used to wear a pair of Norwegian longjohns in extreme cold - made a huge difference).

    SWMBO will undoubtedly...
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    I've got silk and cotton liners, but I can't get...

    I've got silk and cotton liners, but I can't get on with either to be honest. Due to a bad back (and tendency to snore!), I move around a lot when sleeping and I find myself tied in knots with a...
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    The wide brimmed traditional canvas Tilley for me...

    The wide brimmed traditional canvas Tilley for me (not sure of its model number, but had it at least ten years). Good in sun and rain, machine washable and bullet proof. In the winter I substitute...
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    I am one of those geeks :) That'll make mine a...

    I am one of those geeks :)
    That'll make mine a 285 then!

    Good price on panel wipe Doug - I pay 13 - still loads cheaper than Coleman fuel though...

    cheers
    Matt
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    Mine's the non-electronic double mantle (not sure...

    Mine's the non-electronic double mantle (not sure of its model name - had it at least 8 years). I run mine on panel wipe and find the running costs eminently acceptable (especially when compared to...
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    I've a little 'Camping Gaz' gas lantern and a...

    I've a little 'Camping Gaz' gas lantern and a Coleman liquid fuelled double mantle beast. I tend to grab the gas one first (quick and easy) and once we're settled in the tent, fire up the Coleman. ...
  9. Thread: Deleated Threads

    by MattW
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    You missed one out Merlin: 4. Whatever MK...

    You missed one out Merlin:

    4. Whatever MK wants it to be.

    In the end it's his forum. He pays for it, administers it and provides it for us free of charge. The rules and their administration...
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    Thanks for all the advice guys - I'll keep...

    Thanks for all the advice guys - I'll keep watching the forecast (and I may well take up the offer of a local on-the-ground weather report Jackofall :)).

    I guess it'll be a judgement call...
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    How windy is too windy?

    I've been checking the forecasts for the west coast of Scotland for the final week of September (we are planning a trip to Sunart) - and depressing reading they are....

    As it's a long trip (and...
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    Well, I've got far too many knives - custom made...

    Well, I've got far too many knives - custom made things of great beauty and workmanship, knives I've made myself (of much less beauty and workmanship :rolleyes:), mass produced fixed blades and...
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    Might be worth considering a holiday to Norway...

    Might be worth considering a holiday to Norway and pick up a Tipi / Lavvu while there - we've been over there diving a few times (ferry Newcastle to Bergen and drive up to Narvik, well inside the...
  14. Thread: Pots & pans

    by MattW
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    I've just got hold of a 'Coleman family cook set'...

    I've just got hold of a 'Coleman family cook set' (bought mine from a Yeomans store, but they aren't listed on their web site, however you can see it here (note, what coleman call a 'kettle' we know...
  15. Thread: mini tipi

    by MattW
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    Heathen!

    I use an Optimus 8r frequently - great little stove (as is it's 'big brother' the 'burn any flammable liquid' Optimus 111 multifuel) :)

    Matt
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    Fuel

    I have a number of liquid fuelled stoves (6 at the last count:rolleyes:) and my fuel of choice for Coleman / petrol burners is 'Panel Wipe'. This is a naptha based solvent and is identical to...
  17. Thread: drinking water

    by MattW
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    Having watched a friend come within a whisker of...

    Having watched a friend come within a whisker of dying from bacterial dysentery (attributed to 're-bottled' water sold as fresh in the Red Sea), I always boil or use puritabs.

    I'm 100% with those...
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    It was an 'adventure holiday' in my early teens...

    It was an 'adventure holiday' in my early teens for me. We were based on the Ardeche in France for a week and had the time of our lives. From that point, I knew that open canoes would feature in my...
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    Yep - that was the one - PGL :) I went on a few...

    Yep - that was the one - PGL :)
    I went on a few of their holidays and had a great time!

    Matt
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    I did the Ardeche many years ago as a teenager on...

    I did the Ardeche many years ago as a teenager on an 'adventure holiday'. We had a great time (although even then, I was surprised at how 'busy' it was). That trip sowed the seed in my head which...
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    We find that wine boxes are the way to go -...

    We find that wine boxes are the way to go - there's a choice of reasonable wines these days and they're light and easy to pack (and make good, temporary prawn pot buoys when they're empty!).

    best...
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    Sponsons? - Not safe enough for me - I always...

    Sponsons? - Not safe enough for me - I always make sure I'm towing one of these when out in my canoe:

    http://www.zen15400.zen.co.uk/paddling/farnes.jpg

    :)
    Matt
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    Well, I'm not sure if you experienced his...

    Well, I'm not sure if you experienced his systematic destruction of what was once a lively usenet group. If you had, then perhaps you would understand some peoples' antipathy. I'm afraid I make no...
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    I thought it was him! - the absolute last thing...

    I thought it was him! - the absolute last thing this group needs is the attentions of that nutcase. I'm afraid the damage he did to ukrbp means that I wouldn't touch his products. Perhaps we should...
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    No worries for me, You did your best to get a...

    No worries for me,

    You did your best to get a good deal - if they want to shaft you then that's their problem - it's still a good price (and they aren't advertising a cheaper price on the poly...
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