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Pipe Dreams: A Surfer's Journey
Pipe Dreams: A Surfer's Journey
by Kelly Slater
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars badly written chronology of slaters competition wins, 5 Sep 2008
badly written chronology of slaters competition wins, written with the charisma of a stone,.. for a better read, try Nat Youngs' autobigraphy.


Handmade Baskets
Handmade Baskets
by Susie Vaughan
Edition: Paperback

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars makes the whole process simple and "doable", 5 Sep 2008
This review is from: Handmade Baskets (Paperback)
inspires you to give it a go and very good explaination and digrams. With this book and a pair of secateurs, youll be able to make baskets. Its written with the total novice in mind and shows that you can collect all the materials for free from hedgerows and gardens. Discussion of the relative merits of various weaving woods and various techniques too.


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5.0 out of 5 stars great versatile camp / survival knife at a good price, 5 Sep 2008
The Clipper is a good qulaity survival / utility knife that doesn't cost a fortune. It feels right in the hand and is used on various survival courses, including those run by Ray Mears. The high carbon blade version can be sharpened razor sharp but will have a tendancy to taint, or rust if not looked after properly, whilst the stainless steel version as sold on amazon is well suited to fisherman as it won't rust. Ive had a clipper for years and it was the best tenner ive spent! Over the years i've had 3 swiss army knives fall apart, but the clipper is still fine..the swiss army knife is little more than a collection of second rate tools.. the blade on the clipper is half tang (goes back halfway into the handle), so good enough for most uses. The shape of the blade is ideal for most tasks, if you need something bigger you should be using a small hatchet axe or a machete. However you must bear in mind the legal implications of carring a blade of this length.


The Traditional Bowyer's Bible volume 3
The Traditional Bowyer's Bible volume 3
by Jim Hamm
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.95

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excelent, 9 May 2006
footed arrows, complex bows, european bows, excelent section on flinknapping arrowheads. Repairing damaged bows. Take-down longbows. Discussion of bowmakers tools, would bave been better in book 1 rather than this volume.


The Traditional Bowyer's Bible Volume 2
The Traditional Bowyer's Bible Volume 2
by J. Hamn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.95

5 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars good for anyone wanting help on making bows, 19 April 2006
This volume covers making bows from boards, with particular emphasis on selecting suitable wood, eastern woodland bows, ancient european bows, composite (horn and sinew etc) bows, bending wood by steaming and heat, recurves, string making, steel broadhead hunting points, and a short section on quivers, is a good read but gets technical in places so helps if you are familiar with archery terminology. It would have been nice to have colour photos but it makes up for this with the sheer number of black and white ones.
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A Teacup in a Storm: An Explorer's Guide to Life
A Teacup in a Storm: An Explorer's Guide to Life
by Mick Conefrey
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars funny, 7 April 2006
amusing and insightful, if you like tales of the eccentricities of explorers youll like this boom


The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time: 1/12
The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time: 1/12
by Robert Jordan
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £8.79

17 of 44 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars tolkein copy, 7 April 2006
the similarities with the work of J.R.R Tolkein are so clearly apparent its almost comical, People from a quiet village (Emmonds field - aka hobbiton) in the middle of nowhere leave their homes behind after the arrival of a strange / magical charachter Moraine - (gandalf), they flee trollocks (nazgul) and are pursued in their dreams by a dark overlord, "Ba'alzamon" (sauron), Lan their guide, is a hunter/tracker and of some kind of higher lineage (aragorn). They seek the city of tar valon where they can find answers to some of their questions (rivendell?) on a river they pass giant carved statues of kings and queens, very reminiscant of the Argonath in Lord of the Rings. There is a wolf-like man that lives with a pack of wolves and rather reminiscant of beorn in The Hobbit. At a town they stop at that is much like Bree, There is a jolly, well meaning inn keeper much like Mr. Butterbur. The comparison can go on and on. What a shame the author used the "lord of the rings formula" as a blueprint to his book. the writing lacks any real originality and the charachters are not well developed in the story even after 800 pages. I felt no empathy with any of them. The writing style is nowhere near as good as tolkein and the overall pace of the book is slow and longwinded, much of the story is clearly infill in order to pad the series out into numerous books. It was such a dissapointment i have stopped reading this series and will be trying a different author instead.
In my opinion, if you like tolkein's writings, then avoid this series. Your expectations will be far higher than this series can deliver.
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In God's Hands [DVD]
In God's Hands [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matt George
Offered by Springwood Media
Price: £7.99

18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars if youre a surfer youl hat this film, 29 Sep 2003
This review is from: In God's Hands [DVD] (DVD)
This film is lousy its so cheesy and commercialised, the acting is really bad and the storline is poor. Theres some good footage of large waves but if thats what youre after buy a proper surfing video like endless summer 2, september sessions etc. This is what hollywood thinks surfing is like and boy how wrong they are. If i could give this film a minus rating i would do.


The Matrix Reloaded (2 Disc Edition) [2003] [DVD]
The Matrix Reloaded (2 Disc Edition) [2003] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Keanu Reeves
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.46

5 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Visually amzing but a bit of a brain-ache, 11 Sep 2003
The special efects in this film can only be rivalled by those in the lord of the rings, totally amazing. The only thing that spoils this film is that its so complicated - a real "thinkers film", a very clever script but not something to watch if you want to give your brain the night off!


The Lord of the Rings Gift Set
The Lord of the Rings Gift Set
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Edition: Audio Cassette

0 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great at bedtime, 10 Sep 2003
as a kid i used to listen to these audio tapes in bed and enjoyed them thoroughly. However, the films recreate tolkeins world far better than is described in the tapes. They are a good introduction to tolkein if you cant be bothered to read the books. Frodo is played by Ian Holm, who plays Bilbo in the films.
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