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   Old Thread  #44 19 Feb 2021 at 2.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hope it was worth the outlay Bob.
Sometime in the early 80's I was given a book called Follow The Sun - Malcolm Douglas. Adventure along the Kimberly coast Australia with simple living locals in 1972. Sparked my interest in foreign fishing and broadening horizons etc. I've recently found a two parter of the same name on YouTube, along with other surviving off the land stuff from Malcolm. Worth a watch if you like traditional methods and ways of life. Very graphic but that's the way it was.
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   Old Thread  #43 24 Jan 2021 at 7.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just started reading it, enjoying so far . Neighbour wants to borrow after Iíve finished.
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   Old Thread  #42 21 Jan 2021 at 5.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Seen the Parangs mate, survival knife of their choice, think they come from a South Asian tribe I read?

Nice keep sake the tin mate

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   Old Thread  #41 21 Jan 2021 at 10.15am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes I've had all the unedited stories they are a different breed most are fearless some are intelligent and some are just plain fruitcakes.

#39 I have one of Lofty's Tins for years never opened it, sometime ago now he had a series of Parangs made he gave me the first ever prototype one he had made said it would be useful for fishing

Loftys idea of a good fishing Knife
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   Old Thread  #40 21 Jan 2021 at 1.01am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You lucky bugger, I can only imagine the 'un edited' stories! Had his survival guide since Christ only knows when. Funnily enough I bought a copy for the father in law for xmas, he's 72, he's already read it, he doesn't like books 😀
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   Old Thread  #39 20 Jan 2021 at 6.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I already have one of his, the survival handbook

I have always fancied doing one of those survival courses that they run, done a bit of wild stuff over the years lol. As kids we always used to be in the local woods, making Bivvys, spears, bows and arrows swings and lighting fires lol

Bit of a legend, I could spend a few hours bending his ear

I have read a lot of their books mate, really fascinate me, their mindsets and what they have experienced and gone through is unbelievable, proper tuff nuts, mental!

I have read and watched a bit on the old stuff too, Stirling and the gang, crazy! We donít know **** all about life experiences and living on the edge!

I will look out for that mate

Edit - I forgot to mention, even had a tobacco tin survival kit
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   Old Thread  #38 20 Jan 2021 at 3.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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My father-in laws best mate of over 50 years is John Lofty Wiseman Author of mainly SAS survival handbooks but a few years ago he wrote Who Dares Grins mainly funny anecdotes/stories of his time in the regiment, I have known Lofty for over 30 years and listened to many a story he has told me from his time served quite a few which are in the book its a bit different to the theater of war books but a good read you might be interested if you've an interest in SAS books, he is a character, not seen him now in nearly 12 months as he's 80 and shielding.



A BIT OF BACKGROUND ON LOFTY
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   Old Thread  #37 20 Jan 2021 at 2.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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He's a book writer Mal not number 53 on the menu.
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   Old Thread  #36 20 Jan 2021 at 2.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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no that's a new one on me...

I'll have a look
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   Old Thread  #35 20 Jan 2021 at 2.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Mal. As you like Gaiman have you tried China Meiville?
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   Old Thread  #34 19 Jan 2021 at 6.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Tell you, the force is strong with that one

Mind you, there all a bit weird from up Bulton way
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   Old Thread  #33 19 Jan 2021 at 5.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nah if I want ninja's I'll go for the Teenage Mutant's
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   Old Thread  #32 19 Jan 2021 at 5.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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sod off you. would it help if i said it's got ninjas and samurai? swords? big writing? pictures?
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   Old Thread  #31 19 Jan 2021 at 5.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Tales of the Otori - Lian Hearn fictional series set in feudal Japan. very good for reading to chill out.

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   Old Thread  #30 19 Jan 2021 at 4.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I'm a fan of reading. it's very good for winding down and relaxing. Prefer real books to audiobooks as for me the quiet is part of the bonus.

some that I've really enjoyed - a range of genres

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - very well written from the POV of an autistic lad who's mum left.
Tales of the Otori - Lian Hearn fictional series set in feudal Japan. very good for reading to chill out.
I, Lucifer - Glenn Duncan. Lucifer tries out being human for a while...

pretty much anything by Neil Gaiman. American Gods, Good Omens, Anansi Boys, the whole Sandman series of graphic novels. Just got his reworking of the Norse Myths which is ace.

The World according to Karl Pilkington is bloody hilarious (if you like his humour of course) easy to pick up and put down chapter wise too.
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