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    Malcolm Douglas
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzie View Post
    top little idea, always great to re purpose stuff, did you remove all that plastic coating if your little grill is for cooking :-)

    Cheers Mozz

    Thanks Mozzie. Absolutely. I planed to melt all the plastic off it in a fire. I may then coat it with blacket stove paint to help minimise corrosion. I also considered sourcing a stainless steel one this weekend, but finding the right fit may prove difficult and this one is quite light-weight. Cheers, Edward.


    - Today I dug this out to have an oogle for an up and commng camping trip. A USGI Canteen Set; the canteen cup is (2008) issue stainless steel, stove is (1991) issue aluminium, cover is genuine issue but undated with NSN# and the bottle is (2005) HDPE (2) Australian Army, Defence procurement issue. (The genuine issue US bottle was too expensive to justify import!). There are also water purification tablets in the cover pocket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloffy13 View Post
    Went to the WA Craft and Wood Show on the weekend. So much inspiring stuff. Makes me realise just how much I have to learn. Finally succumbed and bought a hook knife. Keen to try a bit of carving with it. Might make a spoon. Don't tell Doc.....
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    Don't tell @Doc.
    Or your mates that live in the next suburb that you came all the way up from Albany and did not let them know which meant they could not buy you a beer.
    I reckon that's a serious breach of BCOZ etiquette right there!
    A two pint penalty for each of us. What say you @Thrud, @Uneekwahn, @Browny, and others?
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    ....and has to carry our packs for next meet.

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    Browny doesn’t exist!!


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    Went for a nice walk up the gully near home. Middle pic is possibly frog eggs?

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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".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Loup View Post
    Nice time travelling Keith! Plenty of firewood there.
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    Myself & two of my sons cut a trailer & truck load of firewood this morning & stacked the truck load in the wood shed. The trailer load is going with my youngest son to his home in Glen Innes.
    Keith.
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    Keith, ya drongo. You were supposed to put that in MY shed......LOL
    Sounds like you have been very busy over the past few months getting the homestead in order. Makes for interesting reads.
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    How can I ever get lost when everyone is always telling me where to go?

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    Hi all. Well,I finally manned-up and decided to get out there this winter before the tent arrives from the UK! I have been planning this trip for a while now.

    So getting ready for an end of winter minimalist remote-desert 72hr rain and cold weather hike/ camp out test. I have deliberately planned to go over the coldest part of the end of winter during heavy rain. I will hike approx. 6-10kms from my vehicle. I will briefly document the trip for those interested and provide feedback, even just for fun, as I am no Jack Absolom!

    Below is an image of some of the gear I plan to take, some of which many have seen. Thanks to those who provided input and support on ideas for this venture

    - Sleep system x2 Australian Army issue surplus Auscam hootchie/ tarps.
    - Australian Army surplus winter sleeping bag.
    - An old pure Merino new wool blanket, Australian made (medium GSM).
    - Using German Army issue Mountain Rucksack only, my favourite pack so far.
    - 3 brand new pelican storm-cases: to store extra food and supplies (1510M offroad mobility case!), large medical EMS case (1550) and Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 computer (small-laptop case),
    - Misc items German army cook kit, USMC and Australian Army canteens, British Army tropical sleeping bag stuff sack for Australian Army mosquito net, classic stainless steel screw-back G-Shock watch, 2013 re-run.



    Gear overview (not an exhaustive inventory)



    (Compact) Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 rain/shockproof Computer, which I will use to GPS plot my course via hemma maps and for emergency satellite check in/ and comms if necessary. These are extreme environment proof PC's and are used by special forces troops worldwide, the mining industry and even NASA apparently! I will use compass for hiking though. G-Shock watch in foreground.


    Cheers,
    Edward!
    Last edited by Edward; Today at 05:25 AM.
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