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    Heres the British OS version ... ...

    Heres the British OS version ...

    https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/OS-walking-route-safety-card.pdf
  2. Crush and smell guys.. Then rub on the back of...

    Crush and smell guys..
    Then rub on the back of your hand to see if you get a reaction.
    Only then taste and only on your tongue - no swallowing, have a bottle of water handy to wash your mouth out....
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    Interesting , to me it looks like a Purslane but...

    Interesting , to me it looks like a Purslane but also a has a leaf like Sorrel.
    However i'm in Europe and have no experience with fauna and flora over there.

    Simon
  4. Thread: Helloooooo

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    Hail & welcome, I grew up in West Sussex & now i...

    Hail & welcome,
    I grew up in West Sussex & now i live not 100% off grid but in a 60/40 style.
    We did this by moving to an alpine location on the east end of switzerland.
    When i came here my kids...
  5. Thread: Please help

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    My advice is don't give up on the idea but maybe...

    My advice is don't give up on the idea but maybe you have to adjust your sights a bit.
    We moved into a Swiss farm house in a low alpine area.
    The farm had no central heating only a wood fired stove...
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    Thanks guys.. The audio thing has been mentioned...

    Thanks guys..
    The audio thing has been mentioned & i'm working not it ..
    I'm using an iPhone and the iMovie editor on my mac ... i need bit more practice ..

    Will get there

    Simon
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    You mean the snow fall? Snow fall up here is...

    You mean the snow fall?
    Snow fall up here is generally from November to March ...
    But we need a green house that can handle the whole year of course ..

    Simon
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    4 basic knots ...

    Folks,
    This is my first try at an instructional video.
    I would like some feed back on improvements, should i change the camera angle and so on.

    So 5 of the basics ..
    Reef Knot
    Sheet Bend...
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    Swiss Army volcano stove -

    Now i have an excuse ( as if needed one ) to get out at the weekend.
    Picked this up from the local surplus store..
    1976 .. unused ..
    Cool

    ( sorry guys not allowed to post the photo .. you will...
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    Thanks for info folk, We had a poly tunnel set...

    Thanks for info folk,
    We had a poly tunnel set up for a couple of years but the problem up here in the low Alps is the continuous thaw, so it snows .. which is no problem, just go out and knock the...
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    Thank you ..

    Thank you ..
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    Snow proof green house - help needed.

    Anyone have experience with a snow proof greenhouse that not made of poly plastic?
    Also has to be affordable on a limited budget with a family of 5 ..

    Simon
  13. Sticky: So i'm about to do some " how to ties knots"...

    So i'm about to do some " how to ties knots" videos for my YT channel .. can i put them here too then?

    Simon
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    Bees .. any one else keeping Bees?

    So we have been keeping bees up here for last 6 years.
    Our beekeeping started by accident when a swarm decided to set up home in the eaves of our barn one spring.
    I borrowed a hive from a neighbor...
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    Guys, Looks like you had a fun weekend & got...

    Guys,
    Looks like you had a fun weekend & got some good practice in there.
    My only concern or rather piece of advice is:
    When using an axe to split wood remember the safety zone rules, one of you...
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    Over here the compasses from Suunto or Silva are...

    Over here the compasses from Suunto or Silva are most common.
    The side of the compass has a roamer scale on it 100: 25: and so on.
    How are the maps in the US? do you also use a grid reference...
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    I don't think so ... but correct me if I'm wrong....

    I don't think so ... but correct me if I'm wrong.
    I work for a rather well known musician as part of the production team ...
    Which takes me to strange & exciting places where we have to solve the...
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    A British Guy in Switzerland

    Hail & Welcome one n all!
    I'm a British guy living in Switzerland, I have been here for 20 years.
    I was raised in the West Sussex countryside in the UK, keen scouting & survival enthusiast since my...
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