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  1. Is there anyone here who often makes beef (or other meat) jerky? I have seen it only in images over the web, as noone has a habit to make it here (we make a little different stuff). I would like to try making some, and I would be thankful to hear some tips how to make it, what spices to use to marinate it, what part of the animal is the best for jerky and so on...
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    Plastic Watches

    Get a high end Casio G-Shock, change battery every 5 years, and never worry about it again. Simple as that!
  3. This is pretty much everything I carry everyday. Still can't understand some guys who carry more than one knife (and fixed ones) and ferro rods to go for a town walk.
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    Asymmetrical grinds

    Haven't been here for a while.. I was wondering, have any of you used some kind of knife with asymmetrical grind, chisel-like for example? I've been researching lately a lot about different knife shapes, grinds and other details, but haven't found any lately made bushcraft knife with single sided grind. I assume it could be good for working with wood in the outdoors, maybe even easier to sharpen... Anyways, planning to make one smaller asymmetrical knife for more delicate work with about 65HRC hardness
  5. A while ago, I couldn't understand the use and functionality of Opinels, but few days ago, I got my first Opinel from my father as a birthay gift. After playing with it for a while, I immediately liked the locking ring which before seemed silly.. It is definitely a really good slicer, excelent for food and light jobs, and can be honed to a really sharp edge, and it's the stainless (inox) one. One thing I noticed: when i washed the blade with water, some amount of water got into the pivot system, and blade suddenly became harder to open and close, but as soon as it dried, it got back to normal, still with small friction. Is there anything that it can be lubricated with, which won't damage the wood? Another thing, the locking ring is also hard to turn, can that one be lubricated between the rings? I wouldn't like to damage/stain the nice wood handle with oil.
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    looking for a new EDC light

    Cool, that's a nice information :) I also thought about putting Li-ion in this flashlight, it should be designed to handle the voltage. And speaking of Li-ion, i tried connecting a 18650 cell to the smallest flashlight of three I mentioned, and it worked for a few seconds much brighter, but then, the diode was fried in no time..
  7. I use both the knife and the striker, but i prefer a striker which I made from a piece of metal cutting saw which is HSS steel hardened to about 70HRC, and by being harder, it makes much more spark than softer knife steel (stainless Mora), with the same pressure on firesteel.
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    Bear Grylls' former handmade knife?

    Rowan, I think that's the one, thanks!
  9. I don't know in which show, Bear had some really good/expensive knife which were only 10 made. Does anybody know who's the knifemaker, what's the knife called?
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    I need your thoughts on a subject....

    +1 for C
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    looking for a new EDC light

    The cheaper alternatives to all of these flashlights would be something like these: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/UltraFire-E17-CREE-XM-L-T6-2000Lumens-cree-led-Torch-Zoomable-cree-LED-Flashlight-Torch-light/750867177.html?spm=2114.01020208.3.21.iajdzN&ws_ab_test=201556_5,201527_2_71_72_73_74_75,0_0 http://www.aliexpress.com/item/high-quality-Mini-Black-CREE-2000LM-Waterproof-LED-Flashlight-3-Modes-Zoomable-LED-Torch-penlight-free/32243736117.html?spm=2114.01020208.3.1.iajdzN&ws_ab_test=201556_5,201527_2_71_72_73_74_75,0_0 http://www.aliexpress.com/item/R1B1-LED-Waterproof-Torch-Flashlight-Light-Lamp-New-Hot-Mini-Handy/1191791128.html?spm=2114.01020208.3.52.iajdzN&ws_ab_test=201556_5,201527_2_71_72_73_74_75,0_0 I own every three of them, so: -The first one and the strongest one is really powerful flashlight, where XML T6 diode is powered by 3 AAA or one 18650 battery. Really good flashlight, and for the price/quality, it's like Morakniv in knives world. Unfortunately, not waterproof, but will work in emergency situation, tested... It has gaskets which unfortunately leak (maybe it's just mine) It doesn't have 2000 lumens as Chinese claim, but it is more than enough to illuminate everything - It has "zoom" function - Second one is less powerful, but powered by only one AA battery, has a nice pocket clip and looks good. Maybe a better EDC choice as it is smaller than first one. All functions and capabilities like first one, just smaller and weaker. Also has zoom function - Third choice is least complicated, least powerful of all. Also powered by one AA battery, which in my case is more expensive than the flashlight itself is inserted inside months ago, and still working like new. It is not powerful at all, but it can last more than 15 hours of constant illumination. Doesn't have zoom options, doesn't have flashing modes, only one, and it just flashes. Claimed to be waterproof, but I haven't tested this one.
  12. For small amounts of water storing (less than 200 liters), I would never use plastic containers of any form. Plastic by it's nature is consisted of very large molecules of fossil oil, so it can contain many kinds of impurities. Buying and storing factory packed bottles is ok for some time, but reusing bottles is anything but good. Much better solution is to use glass bottles with spring water that is boiled and packed in glass bottles with tin caps so it can be pausterized, and packed as little air as possible inside. If done properly, the water can stay like that for years. No need for fancy equipment and electronic devices (what if there's no power?).
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    Bacho Clipper 2444 Review (unofficial)

    Yeah, it's an absolute winner in price/quality ratio. I think that this one will be getting a new wooden handle and leather sheath, it definitely deserves a modification to a better knife.
  14. I followw the rule of always having a key inserted and ready to quickly unlock apartment doors, as I always lived in the building. Our doors are not the american type doors seen in movies which are immediately locked from the outside if you close them, they actually have to be locked from the inside by turning the key. Many people over here don't have more copies of keys and often lock their family members inside the house if going somewhere, and some lock the door from inside and place the key somewhere far away from doors. If fire happens, the option of getting out of apartment through doors would be impossible, and that is often an only option on high floors.
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    Anyone riding bikes?

    Does anybody ride a bike? Of course you do in free time, it is definitely a good way to exercise, but does anyone ride seriously any type of cycling? MTB, Freeride, Downhill, road? I was into DH/FR, can't ride it now unfortunately, but still into MTB XC...