Wel I have to say I'm disappointed in my results. I tapped my first silver birch tree on the dog walk yetserday morning, did it as per instructions used a drill bit, tube and plastic bottle. Continued on the walk and got back to the tree about 15 mins later to find an eggcup full in the bottle. Not too shabby I thought. Then with great anticipation took my first sip of this nectar from the gods, this sample of tree-distilled moisture, this amazing substance everyone's raved so much about. Is it supposed to be just water? It really wasn't anything special, ok a slight hint of sweetness and a pleasent aftertaste too. But really, is that it? Mine was as clear and as runny as water can be just out of a tap. Seriously thinking of jacking this bushcraft lark in now after this set back and join a monastery... I've got the haircut.