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WanderOn

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Have not fished down south in the fresh water for a long time , back then we used 'king cobra' lures ,maybe also 'tassie devils ?, Were the similar ones ' or the little silvery or brass spinners with the red wool or feathers on the bottom . That's what worked well and was available back then .
Redfin , yellow belly , perch , trout even .
If they're hungry enough I've even seen a bit of tin foil squished to a lure shape work with a single hook .
Around the obstacles or hiding under the bank can be good , got to be in it to win it . I did like a bit of redfin in the pan dipped in egg then bread crumbs , was good .
Might be a good past time to take up when we hit the road full time.
 

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Took the kids for a walk by the lake near home and found 2 shelters that were needing a bit more thatching to be water proof. Looked like they had been used with the grass inside flat and the fire pit in front.
Had a great view out over the lake.
Wishing I knew who built them. Might be a good little COVID hideaway.

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Took the kids for a walk by the lake near home and found 2 shelters that were needing a bit more thatching to be water proof. Looked like they had been used with the grass inside flat and the fire pit in front.
Had a great view out over the lake.
Wishing I knew who built them. Might be a good little COVID hideaway.

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When we get travelling I really want to try making natural shelter with the kids.
Having the fall back of the camper will be good.
 

Kindliing

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Put the great big canvas tent up to test its waterproof ness , while it’s coming down again .
Rubbing dubbin into the stitching to rejuvenate it and expand it plus plug up any pinholes is the idea .
got one side done before it started coming down again , hoping it works well , as no Inuit waterproof stitching and seal skin here or blubber .

tried spraying litres and litres of shalex canvas cote waterproofing stuff over the entire canvas a while ago , have also tried the wax candle rubbing into the seams .
Now this after someone from an older generation suggested it to try .
If nothing else I get a nice Sealed tin at the end of this to play with .
Which Cant hurt at this stage . D1901EDF-E5F1-4B1F-A9E3-E410C574E18B.jpeg
Edit(well real time testing suggests it’s only leaking from where I haven’t yet done , water beads off the seams , so far good signs )
 
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Not quite bushcraft but I dug a hole. Finally building a driveway. This is the replacement for my 3 week west NSW trip with the family.
 

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Kindliing

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Not quite bushcraft either here , (will help later though) , rainy day , bought a kids push bike from the op shop for 5$ that has nice fat wheels to make a cart from .

one kids trash is another kids treasure .

didn’t have a welder , so had a cuppa and a look at it , the solution was pretty simple .
Angle grinder and drill ,a piece of gal pipe , couple bolts and tek screws .that’s the hard thinking bit done . Next to add a couple handles to pull it and bolt on a cut down light weight pallet .
Then can use It to cart corrugated iron , supplies /stuff around , launch the Canadian canoe , maybe small Tinnie up and down the bank (just add ratchet strap ) . All sorts of good stuff .
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This is how it ended up bolted on with handles . Can drag it around with 1 hand nice and light , jump in and push the bar and drag it , or push facing it like a wheelbarrow . Can put a rope loop on the towbar of a vehicle and bring it too . If it has long sheets of iron on it can add a rope handle to extend it .
It’s about 610 mm high , if you wanted higher you’d be best going with bigger mountain bike tyres .D518F455-30D7-4B25-B592-B7404B8C557E.jpegremember to wear gloves while using the sanding flappy disc on the angle grinder kids , unless you want to see what the inside of your knuckles looks like , and also chrome don’t get ya home .82E782E8-70D6-4C1A-BAEF-C84E3A9F8EAB.jpegthe silver colored struts and the silver colored saddles holding the pipe down are simply old tent pole that was laying around .
Really malleable just a bit of massaging with a hammer .

the whole thing now feels really sturdy . Pretty much end of welderless hand cart rant , except could replace some tek screws with bolts further down the track if need be .
As the holes are already there if you have a good bolt collection handy .
 
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