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    John McDouall Stuart
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    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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    Had little explore in a pine plantation on the side of the highway. Kicked around in a pile of rotting discarded wood and found this behemoth bit of fat wood!


    It is absolutely soaked in resin, the dirt on it it solid and brittle with resin as well.



    So I have spent a bit of time processing some down to manageable chunks to carry around.




    Also shaved up a fair bit and mixed it up with pretty much everything else I had lying around in various fire kits. The smell when you cut this stuff is amazing, and the fire starting mix takes a spark from a ferro no problem and burns for a fair bit with all the fat wood in there.



    Also discovered a top tip to get pine resin off your tools (which was becoming a pain in the proverbial): a few sprays of isopropyl alcohol and it wipes away no fuss!

    As much as I could just sit here and whittle away at fat wood for the rest of the day, I better get back to the studies!

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    The drawcord on the hood of my Paddymade rain cape came out and with this rainy weather about thought it was time to fix it. Found some suitable nylon cord and with a length of wire fished it through.
    The toggles at the ends of the original cord had disintergrated and in my odds and ends found a length of wooden dowling rod. Cut into a couple of short lengths, drilled and whittled down to a rounded shape.

    A couple of simple knots and all is restored ready for the next rainy outing.

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    School fete: Brand new Zebra Billy $2 .... Yipee !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie123 View Post
    School fete: Brand new Zebra Billy $2 .... Yipee !
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    What a steal!


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    I bought one of those Zebras about 15 years ago and they are a excellent billy. $2 is a bargain for sure.

    Mine has a smaller inner saucepan ?? at the top, put something like rice in the main compartment, then a tin of say Harvest dinner in the top saucepan. By the time the rice is cooked so is the food in the top saucepan.

    One pot cooking.

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    Very proud father. The band my son is in, Star Arcana, released their first single to Triple J Unearthed today.
    https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/star-arcana
    I spent half the day getting friends to hit the like button. If anyone can help out, even by liking their Facebook site, it would be appreciated.
    Mods, if this is the wrong place or contravenes our rules, please let me know, I will take it down.
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    How can I ever get lost when everyone is always telling me where to go?

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    Spent the weekend paddling the Murray River (WA version) helping to train some new canoe guides. Got to shoot some small rapids solo in a 14ft Mad River, and took a 72yo great grandmother down the following day. No tipouts, but we got stuck once or twice and nearly went for a swim. Lol. A great weekend but I am bloody shoulder sore. Might find a pub today for the Melbourne Cup.....
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    Cutting & carting reeds from Cattail Pond for making garden mulch.
    Keith.
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    "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
    I took the one less travelled by,
    And that has made all the difference".
    Robert Frost

    http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/
    http://neclhg.freeforums.net/
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    Looks like a busy day and that pond would make a nice swimming/ picnic place on a hot day.

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