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Zebra Stainless Steel Billy Can 12cm
Zebra Stainless Steel Billy Can 12cm
Offered by Tamarack
Price: £15.94

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A few fundamental errors spoil a great product, 22 July 2013
Bought this and a larger pot too.

Does what you'd expect and is tough as old boots, well apart from the plastic clips that don't last the first fire.

More importantly I was cooking with it using a pot hanger (NB not a crane) and then I noticed the handle was convex. This meant that it would not stay on the hanger. I built a double hook and lashed the two together. Problem solved but why make the handle convex when concave would have done and then we could have used the same hanger for my dutch oven too - its not like you'd carry anything far in a billy can - is it?

Hope that this doesn't deter you, just makes you aware.
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Illustrated Periodic Table of the Elements Educational Maxi Poster - 61x91 cm
Illustrated Periodic Table of the Elements Educational Maxi Poster - 61x91 cm

5.0 out of 5 stars Periodic table of elemnets, 14 May 2012
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Kids liked and read it - job done - it was quite expensive but as I said the kids look at it voluntarily & discuss the elements, what more can I say. Postage time was quite extended, but it did come from the US in a nice package.


Coleman NorthStar Lantern
Coleman NorthStar Lantern
Price: £120.47

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Coleman Northstar dual fuel lantern (with piezo electric starter) review, 14 May 2012
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Coleman Northstar Single Mantle Fuel Lantern - Green/Black

I received the lantern and built it up, including the complementary mantle. Burnt the mantle in and then noticed that piezo electric starter failed! My fault the mantle was between the two metal components so moving it I tore the mantle DAMN! Note to all potential purchasers take care as a burnt mantle is very very brittle and fragile.

After that miniscule disaster luckily I had ordered spare mantles and fitted it more aware of the need to keep the metal components clear. This now worked superbly.

On first ignition (after burning the mantle and all subsequent ignitions) it does plume and flare quite dramatically so don't ignite inside your tent (also I'd not suggest extended use inside a draft-proof tent). Once its settled it has full brightness flexibility from bright to requiring a welders mask - 200w only if you're on the dark side of the moon if you ask me.

So I would recommend this to all my friends/family and anyone wishing to create shadow puppet theatre from inside their tent! Whilst gaining a nice tan that will confuse the neighbours "how did you get a tan.....I thought you were camping in Scotland/Wales/England etc?". Would have been five stars if the problems with the piezo mantle clash had been forewarned or eliminated in design.

Much better than the simple propane canister lamps, but significantly more expensive, but does work well with petrol & Coleman fuel....and really it is a proper man lantern (I laugh in the face of your AA battery LED torches) you have to pump pressure in, its burns petrol and its serious kit therefore it is better!
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The Wilderness Survival Guide: The Practical Skills You Need for the Great Outdoors
The Wilderness Survival Guide: The Practical Skills You Need for the Great Outdoors
by Joe O'Leary
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wilderness Survival Guide, 6 Oct. 2011
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This book is excellent with a wry sense of humour thrown in for good measure. The structure as a manual is clear, logical and concise. Evidently lots of experience has been distilled into c300 pages of well written dummy through to expert guidance.

I met some of his school tutors at the Bushcraft show and they were just as well informed and operated with the same humorous deft skill displayed by Joe in his book.

Read it, practice & practice again in a "safe-space", review then go out and do it for real.

I would give every Scout/Explorer (maybe even Cub) a copy and know they'd have a better chance of having a safe, warm, dry, well nourished & watered camp.


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