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by Colin KC
Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: Blacksmithing
Replies: 5
Views: 1867

Re: Blacksmithing

Yup :D
by Colin KC
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Top skills
Replies: 38
Views: 3036

Re: Top skills

... its a shame we can't make a prepperfest to share our skills, because I'd happily run workshops on navigation and preserve making Unfortunately, due to the perception that some industries have of prepping, I could see a prepperfest having more camera crews & journalists in attendance than achul ...
by Colin KC
Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Top skills
Replies: 38
Views: 3036

Re: Top skills

Ore mining & refining moving on to metalworking/smithing

plant lore & forestry moving on to farming/wood management

archery & bowyery moving on to hunting/defence

Not for us mind you, for our childrens children, scavenging in the aftermath of shtf will not last forever :D
by Colin KC
Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Compact Folding Survival Bow (heavy with pictures)
Replies: 9
Views: 8618

Re: Compact Folding Survival Bow (heavy with pictures)

Exactly a Mr Bowman says, go for a takedown recurve, you can find plenty of ilf risers & limbs on Evilbay, probably much better quality. Just get a string or two, some of the cheap fibreglass arrows & you're away, for about the same money :D
by Colin KC
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Bug out property
Replies: 10
Views: 2712

Re: Bug out property

Amber_Leith wrote:Easy money really.

Sell your house as a retreat, move down the road, when the SHTF stroll back knowing a prepper with money has been stocking up for you :)
You're a cynic you are! Great idea though :lol:
by Colin KC
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: making a machete
Replies: 17
Views: 2117

Re: making a machete

So, you have a steel plate, of unknown composition, nearly 1/4" thick & you're thinking of making a machete out of it? I say go ahead :D If you're gonna use heat to profile it (oxyacetelyne/oxypropane or plasma cutter) make sure you allow 1-2mm because of decarb which will have to be ground off (at ...
by Colin KC
Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Legal or not
Replies: 41
Views: 4763

Re: Legal or not

The handles on a multi-tool that prevent the blade from closing is a mechanism & therefore it is a lock knife, whether the "proper" lock has been disabled or not. I'll concede that the OP has complied with the spirit of s139 & that would go a long way with PC Plod, but there's still a danger of CPS ...
by Colin KC
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Legal or not
Replies: 41
Views: 4763

Re: Legal or not

Show me the definition of "foldable" doesn't mean "able to completely be closed without release by mechanism" & I will be willing to concede, but until then, at least err on the side of caution, especially when it's advice that may see someone arrested by following it. We live in interesting times m...
by Colin KC
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Legal or not
Replies: 41
Views: 4763

Re: Legal or not

Please understand that I do not wish to come across as argumentative, but, in UK law, there is little room for "in my opinion" or "as far as I'm concerned" or indeed "I would say" If a folding pocket knife is incapable of being folded at all times, then it is no longer considered, in law, a folding ...
by Colin KC
Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Legal or not
Replies: 41
Views: 4763

Re: Legal or not

Manclife wrote:I guessing you didn't read the bit where he said it no longer locks.

The OP states that although he has rendered the "locking mechanism" inoperable, does the fact that the handles prevents the blade from being closed whilst in use make it a locking knife? Yes it does!