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    Jon Muir
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    Just pulled the trigger on one of these.
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Portable...72.m2749.l2649
    May or may not be any good but for the price, not a biggy.
    I have a bit of time off over Christmas so hopefully it arrives early.
    The main reasons I went for it was it's light weight, quick to assemble and cheap.
    I plan to use it instead of making a full fire, with its associated risks, fuel use and environmental scars.
    For a brew, or a light meal, I think it will suit me fine.
    Anyone have any experience with this sort of stove?
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    Given that it's basically a hobo stove it should work fine. So long as it doesn't collapse.

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    These use a pin system that should prevent it collapsing but, as I said, time will tell.
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    A bit of a splurge of late, gearing up for the hiking season. These just arrived:

    Fiddleback Forge Hiking Buddy (sunburst jade scales), Diomedes Earl Xcarry sheath, and a @HowlingDingo pouch (kangaroo, cane toad and shark bone). All excellently crafted!
    HB Jade with Diomedes sheath.jpgHB Jade with Diomedes sheath and HD pouch.jpg
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    This! Announced and sold out within hours. Can't wait to give it go on our hardwoods. I may have to change the blade.
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    More details https://www.adventuresworn.com/colle...bucksaw-cherry
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    I'm waiting for a Katana Boy .... very keen to see how it goes.

    I've also been very keen to get a nice bucksaw (like Redtail's above), but I decided I'd make one (... some time ... along with all the other projects I haven't gotten to yet ...)

    Meanwhile I hope the Katana Boy will be a low-tech chainsaw !

    If you don't know it, the Silky Katana Boy is a giant folding saw
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    I'm not waiting for scho-ka-kola any more .... mmmmm

    20180627_162718 (Medium).jpg

    ... and I can use the Katanaboy to cut it !

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    Sadly I have all the toys I need, & the ones I still want I am not likely to get!
    Keith.
    "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
    I took the one less travelled by,
    And that has made all the difference".
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    Yes, when I was in the 20's/30's and short of cash, I'd save up and purchase high quality major gear that would last a lifetime; typically, two down sleeping bags (light winter and arctic/altitude), two rucksacks (day and expedition), Goretex mountain jacket, thermals, metho and Shellite stoves, high end tents, and thermal mattresses.

    As a consequence of looking after the kit, it's still going strong after 30-odd years of heavy duty use in all climates.

    If anything, found as I got older, could enjoy doing the same activities with far less paraphernalia - experience plays a big role in that.

    I love watching those TV programs that show a 30-something family with huge 4WD towing the mandatory Semi-detached house sized caravan with, literally, the kitchen sink and hot shower to a 'remote' location. Really? Mortgage payments? They really need to watch episodes of the Leyland Brothers or Malcolm Douglass to grasp the idea of enjoying a place for what it is and forget the peer pressure/hard sell TV shows and unrealistic creature comforts.

    There's only one 'toy' I'd really like: to be 20 again with the current knowledge!
    Thank Goodness For Australian Hardwoods!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Loup View Post
    Sadly I have all the toys I need, & the ones I still want I am not likely to get!
    Keith.

    Humbly said, Keith. And here is something equally as humble,

    A brand new, un-issued 8/1978 Russian Army Veshmeshok back pack (affectionately known as the 'The Potato Sack'), fresh in from the Ukraine.

    Surprisingly its quite comfortable for a frame-less pack. Can you believe this design dates back so far no one can remembers when it was invented, and it has a 3-D pocket on the front. I recently read some high end US bag manufacturers like Tom Bihn have started to experiment with 3-D pockets???
    Ah... what else can I tell you, oh yes the straps on the sides are for a blanket, axe, shovel or AK-47, etc.

    The old course canvas isn't doing my hay-fever any favours though, waxing it may help

    Cheers,
    Edward


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