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    Sorry got that wrong, it was the Dutch marines...

    Sorry got that wrong, it was the Dutch marines that used to use them in Norway.
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    Those Norwegian military folding fire boxes are...

    Those Norwegian military folding fire boxes are great bits of kit when you need to contain your fire and not make too much mess
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    I’m in

    I’m in
  4. Thread: Which BA / PFD ??

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    There are hundreds of bouyancy aids/pfd's on the...

    There are hundreds of bouyancy aids/pfd's on the market, the only way is to try on as many as you can. I have an NRS one which was designed for fly fishing and sit on top kayaks. The bouyancy on the...
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    Big polystyrene blocks cut to shape then wrapped...

    Big polystyrene blocks cut to shape then wrapped in pond liner works well or if you can get it cheap enough closed cell foam cut to shape
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    Being offended does not hurt, I am offended by...

    Being offended does not hurt, I am offended by celebrities, I try to ignore them but the media insists on pushing them at me. Since it does not hurt I have decided not to worry about offending people
  7. Thread: Making guy ropes

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    The trouble with knots is there are countless...

    The trouble with knots is there are countless variations and every knot has countless names. A really good app is Grogs animated knots, it has numbered pictures with description and video which you...
  8. Thread: Making guy ropes

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    I use a taut line hitch, my guy lines are only...

    I use a taut line hitch, my guy lines are only 2mm but are bright orange and strong, it was a reel of throwing line for arborists
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    It's looking more likely that I will make it this...

    It's looking more likely that I will make it this time
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    You can do it in as little as five days if you...

    You can do it in as little as five days if you pushed on. We took our time and did some exploring and took eight days
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    Did the Bowron lakes circuit a couple of years...

    Did the Bowron lakes circuit a couple of years ago, the portages are all fairly short and doable with a portage trolley
  12. I am going to have to cry off this weekend. I am...

    I am going to have to cry off this weekend. I am going to be coaching 2 star canoe skills to people from the dark side instead. On the plus side, I might manage to convert some of them
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    I have a Citroen Berlingo with roof rails and I...

    I have a Citroen Berlingo with roof rails and I use a Thule foot pack with square rails, it has a load rating of 100 kg and cost me 130. The aero rails were a bit dearer but I wanted to put a set...
  14. That did not do what I expected but I'm in anyway

    That did not do what I expected but I'm in anyway
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    Pete
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    I use the reed stuff and love it. I think it's a...

    I use the reed stuff and love it. I think it's a bit of a marmite thing. It's probably not the hardest wearing but for the price it's good. I like it because it's so comfortable to wear and you can...
  17. Thread: Best Bailer !

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    I use my sea kayak pump, works a treat

    I use my sea kayak pump, works a treat
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    Very nice, can't beat a van

    Very nice, can't beat a van
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    before I got my Karitek I got a three bar rack...

    before I got my Karitek I got a three bar rack from rhino roof bars
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    If you make up some polystyrene blocks you can...

    If you make up some polystyrene blocks you can cover them with pond liner that makes them pretty much invincible
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    I'm in

    I'm in
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    Looks like it is just three now possibly tuesday...

    Looks like it is just three now possibly tuesday only
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    I know its a bit late but I volunteered myself to...

    I know its a bit late but I volunteered myself to do some open boat coaching at Tamar lakes next Tues and Weds 11/12th if anyone would like to come just for a paddle its 5 a night to camp and 7 a...
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    Tamar lakes are'nt too far, I am doing a bit of...

    Tamar lakes are'nt too far, I am doing a bit of open boat coaching there on Tuesday, its quite pleasant and there are walks and cycle paths round the lakes as well
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    Enjoyed the last one would be happy to do North...

    Enjoyed the last one would be happy to do North curry again. Nice little campsite. Would be happy to do a little session on knots, lashings and splicing if anyone was interested.
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