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  1. Keith

    Bug Out Equipment. What & Why.

    I decided to post this because when I read lists of other people’s modern equipment for bugging out I often see items that I can’t make sense of. Items that are NOT sustainable & seem of very little use. Some say “well I use this until it breaks & then I throw it away”. The problem with that is...
  2. Keith

    Equipment To Make Things Easier Whilst We Still Have Fuel!

    The rest of our close family (my other two sons & family) are coming tomorrow having been with inlaws over Xmas. We don't mind, because we have never celebrated Xmas anyway except for the kids. So, time to cut the grass to make snakes more visible! One thing leads to another as you probably well...
  3. Keith

    Personalising Equipment.

    Do any of you ever personalise your equipment? My Father used to paint all his tools blue, except for certain tools like his 17th century lathing hatchet & his 19th century fascine knives/billhooks. When he gave me my first felling axe he painted the head red! My Mother wouldn't let me take it...
  4. Keith

    Equipment Finds At Car Boot Sales & Second Hand Shops.

    This is where you share your "finds", lonewolf has reminded us that we should not dismiss the idea of purchasing second hand goods & that it is also possible to find new gear at lower prices at car boot sales & second hand shops. What have you found & what did it cost?
  5. Keith

    Making A Leather Drawstring Pouch.

    I must point out here that I make most of my leather items from second hand leather, purchased from an op-shop. In the nearest city we have st Vincent De Paul, and the Salvation army op-shops. The pouch I make in this video was made from a leather mini skirt! We are talking only a couple of...
  6. Keith

    Making A Leather Drawstring Pouch.

    I must point out here that I make most of my leather items from second hand leather, purchased from an op-shop. In the nearest city we have st Vincent De Paul, and the Salvation army op-shops. The pouch I make in this video was made from a leather mini skirt! We are talking only a couple of...
  7. Keith

    How Many Of You That Have A Bug Out Bag Carry Nail Scissors & An Eyewash Glass?

    Like the title says, how many of you carry nail scissors & an eyewash glass in your bug out bag? Keith.
  8. Prepper Grinder

    44 Uses Of A Paracord

    Hey guys i am a long time lurker, decided to post something today. I've been looking to buy a paracord bracelet since i started since i saw them on facebook. So i started looking at some uses for it. and here are 44 that i found....... P.S This is the paracord bracelet i am thinking of...
  9. Keith

    Trekking/hiking Trolleys. What Do You Think?

    Could a hiking trolley be the answer to carrying more essential supplies?
  10. Keith

    Learning From History. Supplies & Equipment.

    I thought some of you may find this of interest. Keith. Following is a list of supplies issued to a French and Indian raiding party in the winter of 1747, which was led by Commander Boucher de Niverville. This list has been, in part, re-translated by the author. Supplies for the six militia...
  11. Keith

    Frontier Art 4

    Militia in camp By Pamela Patrick White. This list is from the Bourlamaque Papers, National Archives of Canada (1757). EQUIPMENT FOR THE MILITIAMAN DURING SUMMER: 1 blanket; 1 capot or bougrine (capot or a loose blouse or cape?); 2 cotton shirts; 1 breech cloth; 1 pair of leggings ; 2 skeins...
  12. Keith

    Frontier Art 3

    Winter Windfall By John Buxton. It was not unusual for settlers to carry too much gear with them into the wilderness. This could slow them down & at times stop them completely, because the ground they were covering would not take the weight, or the oxen/horses were unable to pull the load up...
  13. Keith

    The Problems With Some Preppers Today.

    The problems with some preppers today. One problem some preppers seem to have is the inability to prepare for a variety of disasters. This is really not that hard, yet many just don’t get it. They also have what is known as 24 hour & 72 hour bug out bags. Why not just have a bag that will...
  14. Keith

    My Equipment List.

    This list is obviously not what you would expect a person to carry for a weekend of camping/bushcraft, but it is what I carry on all my treks regardless of the duration. Keith. My Equipment List. .62 cal/20 gauge flintlock fusil. 42 inch barrel. .70 caliber smoothbore flintlock pistol. Gun...
  15. Keith

    Choosing The Right Blade.

    Choosing the Right Blade. A knife is not meant to be used for splitting wood, knives have specific uses. If you have heavier work to do then you carry a tomahawk or belt axe. The hunting knife. A hunting knife needs to have a blade of at least 6 inches. It should be made with the blade &...
  16. Keith

    Look To The Past To Survive.

    I know that many do not agree with my views on this, & that is okay. But I thought I would share some images of an 18th century Living History event to give you something to think about. In my opinion these are the sorts of people/groups you need to get in with if you intend bugging out. They...
  17. Keith

    My Views On Carrying Modern Gadgets.

    I recently posted this on another UK forum after receiving so much negative feedback/comments on my posts on equipment recommendations. I thought I would post it here to give people something to think about. Keith. My Views On Carrying Modern Gadgets. Okay, this is my take on the carry...
  18. Keith

    For The Survival Homestead. Something To Consider.

    For The Survival Homestead. Something to consider. Many of the old crafts & skills have been forgotten, & for the most part are only used in 18th century Living History. Skills such as spinning & weaving are often restricted to use in special interest groups & few ordinary common people posses...
  19. Keith

    Comfort Equipment.

    Painting By David Wright. Comfort Equipment. Definition of Paleolithic. Of or relating to the earliest period of the Stone Age characterized by rough or chipped stone implements. Merriam Webster Dictionary. Humans have been surviving for thousands of years, back in the Paleolithic period life...
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