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by Lawrie9
6 Oct 2011, 7:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Interesting signs
Replies: 112
Views: 21159

Re: Interesting signs

Can I remind members that traditional fish & chips are on the menu in the tea shop tonight. I photographed this sign in Cornawall a cpouple of weeks ago and it is a beautiful piece of work with wonderful calligraphy. You see so much poor lettering that is badly spaced on signs particularly outds...
by Lawrie9
3 Oct 2011, 12:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Beer & lager A-Z
Replies: 32
Views: 2279

Re: Beer & lager A-Z

Anyone tried this? Sorry only got the label.
by Lawrie9
12 Sep 2011, 12:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Defending yourself
Replies: 35
Views: 2917

Re: Defending yourself

You can use a short metal pump to defend yourself like a police truncheon. Never hit anyone on the head. The police tend to go for the soft tissue areas such as the back of the thigh to temporarily disable the assailant. Also you could quickly release your saddle and that can be used to defend yours...
by Lawrie9
29 Aug 2011, 1:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: bike bushcraft
Replies: 145
Views: 7858

Re: bike bushcraft

There are over a million hits when you type in bushcrasft and hundreds of bushcraft courses and it seems that anyone can set up courses in bushcraft. So is there any kind of trade association, professional body so that people running these courses have belong to or are vetted etc to meet a certain s...
by Lawrie9
27 Aug 2011, 8:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: bike bushcraft
Replies: 145
Views: 7858

Re: bike bushcraft

I think at this time of year you would get eaten alive by midges trying to try to do bushcraft. With the bodgers they harvested the wood on an 8 yearly cycle and if a wood is managed well it can produce a lot of timber, mushrooms edible, plants etc very sustainably. But iif thousands of people sudde...
by Lawrie9
27 Aug 2011, 12:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rickshaws
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Rickshaws

Yes I saw that feature and to be fair to the taxi drivers I don't feel that London is the right environment for the rickshaws and as the chap said they should really belong in the theme parks and seaside promenades.
by Lawrie9
27 Aug 2011, 10:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: bike bushcraft
Replies: 145
Views: 7858

Re: bike bushcraft

Real bushcraft has no impact on the natural environment and can be very beneficial such as the way the old bodgers did in coppicing and thinning woodland for making chair legs and cotton reels. As long as you don't leave litter and do something to enhance the envoronment such as clearing brambles fr...
by Lawrie9
26 Aug 2011, 6:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: bike bushcraft
Replies: 145
Views: 7858

Re: bike bushcraft

There isn't much wild bush about in Britain and one just has to be resourceful and live by ones wits as tramp does. Just finding clean water and somewhere to sleep for the night can be challenging. I would always take a pair of secateurs because they are great for cutting poles and firewood and also...
by Lawrie9
25 Aug 2011, 10:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: bike bushcraft
Replies: 145
Views: 7858

Re: bike bushcraft

A lot of it is about survival and having to exist if due to some event you found yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere or you had to flee to the hills or forests.
by Lawrie9
24 Aug 2011, 5:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: bike bushcraft
Replies: 145
Views: 7858

Re: bike bushcraft

Ah yes indeed but its much more fun sleeping inder a shleter from made from bracken and willow and stirring your rabbit and sorrel stew on a fire from branch wood with your own spoon that you have carved from a piece of hazel and drinking nettle tea. Going to a cafe.. where's the fun and challenge i...
by Lawrie9
23 Aug 2011, 5:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: bike bushcraft
Replies: 145
Views: 7858

Re: bike bushcraft

There is an urban bushcraft where huge areas of old industrial land and a sort of hinterland around towns and cities are full of wild life and overgrown with stuff like elderberry, crab apple, damzon as well as the usual blackberries and currents bushes and trees like willow, sycamore, cherry, ash a...
by Lawrie9
23 Aug 2011, 1:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: bike bushcraft
Replies: 145
Views: 7858

Re: bike bushcraft

What a depressing picture. In my part of the world you can collect waste forestry wood, council branch prunings and forage about to your hearts content without authorisation and many people just go out and fill there trailers with firewood and pick wildfruit because it is part of the rural idyll. Bu...
by Lawrie9
22 Aug 2011, 7:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: bike bushcraft
Replies: 145
Views: 7858

Re: bike bushcraft

There is no shortage of blackberries, billberries and loads of other edible stuff. Also If you take a pair of secateurs you can cut poles of willow and hazel and make a shelter using bracken for the roof. With the secateurs you can do a lot of good work such as clearing brambles and helping young tr...
by Lawrie9
19 Aug 2011, 12:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Stinking washing machine !!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Stinking washing machine !!!!!

You need to clean around the inside of the rubber door seal as a lot of gunge will accumulate over the years that will smell at times. Also wash any filters as they can get blocked and restrict the flow of water.
by Lawrie9
17 Aug 2011, 1:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Beer & lager A-Z
Replies: 32
Views: 2279

Re: Beer & lager A-Z

B is for Birell