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by rik_uk3
Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Urban Legends and Myths Busted
Topic: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter
Replies: 32
Views: 12191

Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Wood charred from a fire will often take the spark from a ferro rod. It won't flame but smolders enough for you to ignite other tinder like dried grass. Its like sparking onto King Alfred's cakes/cramp balls. Very popular with brit bushcrafters http://www.woodlands.co.uk/blog/conservation/king-alfre...
by rik_uk3
Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Stoves, Cooksets and All Things Cooking
Topic: I slipped one in
Replies: 15
Views: 2802

Re: I slipped one in

looks like a good kettle, similar to the Primus Litech model.
by rik_uk3
Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Just For The Fun Of It
Topic: what happened to the twinkies?
Replies: 20
Views: 2630

Re: what happened to the twinkies?

The Cadbury family were Quackers and at the time a fantastic firm to work for, well ahead of the day in terms of worker benefit.

There were other people doing similar things

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Sunlight

Think what people like Bill Gates could do now :oops:
by rik_uk3
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Just For The Fun Of It
Topic: what happened to the twinkies?
Replies: 20
Views: 2630

Re: what happened to the twinkies?

I went to a Boy's School next to the Cadbury chocolate factory in Birmingham England, in the summer when the windows were open, the whole School was filled with the aroma of chocolate (if the wind was in the right direction). This pretty much killed the desire for chocolate back then:( The Cadbury f...
by rik_uk3
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: Just For The Fun Of It
Topic: what happened to the twinkies?
Replies: 20
Views: 2630

Re: what happened to the twinkies?

I asked an American mate from New Jersey about Twinkies and he send be a case :shock: Not bad at all. Mars bars are very popular in the UK, bite size, standard size and king size, so we brits are doing our bit to keep the brand going :)
by rik_uk3
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel - what is going on
Replies: 17
Views: 5077

Re: Fuel - what is going on

Hi there, South Wales UK here. You can buy meths in half litre bottles or in bulk. This UK seller charges a standard postal charge so buy two lots to save money http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=320152604660 You can use methanol but don't drink the...
by rik_uk3
Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:50 am
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: DIY Ultra lightweight camping lantern
Replies: 50
Views: 22308

Re: DIY Ultra lightweight camping lantern

These are fantastic value, remember, the price includes shipping. I clip these onto all sorts of kit, and there is an 'always on' switch. They last a good long time too. One of these clipped to the pole of my Hex 3 gives me all the night light I need in the tent. http://www.dealextreme.com/details.d...
by rik_uk3
Fri May 29, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Equipment Reviews
Topic: base layer clothing
Replies: 6
Views: 3917

Re: base layer clothing

Its sad to admit that UK bushcrafting is becoming fashion led. You 'have to have' this or that bit of kit and must have this label on it. You go for a weekend camp and find yourself surrounded by green clones, all in the same gear; it is indeed sad to see. I like wool, and 'the' label to have in the...
by rik_uk3
Thu May 28, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Backpacking Stoves
Topic: English stoves
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

Re: English stoves

Up until a couple of years ago your could pick up English stoves for about 5 dollars now they fetch 15-50 dollars. Shipping would be about $25 I would imagine.
by rik_uk3
Wed May 27, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: Vintage Backpacking Stoves
Topic: English stoves
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

English stoves

Not all brass stoves were made in Sweden, these three were all made in Birmingham England. Cooking are some canned sausages in lard, they taste a lot better than they sound and are ideal for camping trips.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d51ZxGjnCDk

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