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    In his sixties, desktopcrafter from Elsewhere with endless ambition to craft in the woods, meanwhile drooling around bushcrafty websites.
    That's the short version.

    Years ago I enlisted and paid for a bushcraft week, but couldn't go eventually because of health issues. (No dramas, just multiple smaller things that prevent me from 'expressing' myself enough physically.)
    Now years later, the bushcraft itch came up harder than it has been doing for a while. I don't know what I'm still capable of, so going to slowly build up a light pack to roam the beauty of nature for an extended weekend or so.
    The first hurdle is taken, or rather: was thrown into my lap. I was showing a friend a very nice puukko I had seen on a Finnish website, and he immediately ordered and paid it for me right there and then! Looka here!

    High carbon scandi 7.7cm/3" blade (with a micro bevel) with a brass, laminated wood, bone and antler handle. Isn't she a beauty? Perfect for woodcrafting, don't you think? Man, am I anticipating its arrival...

    I have tons of youtube/forum knowledge , so theoretically I can make a fire, even a shelter, skin a deer or make a try out stick. The aim is to put some of these things to practice in the near future. Meanwhile I will be sniffing for even more knowledge around here, and hope to be able to contribute sometimes.

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    Hello and welcome aboard 👍

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    Hi. welcome and enjoy.

    I am not young enough to know everything.
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    Thanks @crosslandkelly @Leshy !

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    Hello and welcome to the virtual campfire. Come and join the conversations

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    I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over !

    Become a Full Member and help support the site.
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    Hello and welcome!
    Love makes the World go round......Lust makes it all go pear-shaped...

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    Hi, and I would like to become your friend, so your friend become my friend and maybe buy me a lovely knife too

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    Errr... maybe because I'm new here, but I don't see my thanks to @Leshy and @crosslandkelly. Thanks again and to @Toddy, @John Fenna.

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    There was this guy who supposed to have said "I have a dream...". Was that you?

    @All the people who already welcomed me: maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I don't see my thanks to you that I posted before...
    So thanks again!
    Last edited by Lonesome Luke; 12-10-2017 at 21:46. Reason: strange forum technics...

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    Welcome from the flat lands of Norfolk
    "Force has no place where there is need of skill" (Herodotus)

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    Thank you @Damascus. Nice quote!

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    Luke, use the reply, or reply with quote buttons.
    Your thanks are showing.

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    Oscar Wilde

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    Yes, I know. Thanks @crosslandkelly.
    Probably had to do with first being moderated as a newbie. Impatience is one of my 'virtues'.

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    welcome aboard
    Pictish / Norse Inspired Leatherwork & Courses

    www.half-goat-leatherwork.co.uk


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    Hello and welcome. The forums crammed with great information. There’s possibly a meet up near(ish) to your location if you want to meet up like minded people.

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    Thanks @Dreadhead or should I say HalfGoat?
    Wonderful work!

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    Thank you @richy3333.
    There is indeed, but not at this time a year anymore. Only the die hards, which I don't personally know. Maybe next year.
    Last edited by Lonesome Luke; 15-10-2017 at 23:50. Reason: not enough 3's :-/

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    Lonesome Luke, you would like to meet up with like minded members, a geographical location would help with a possible offer.
    "Force has no place where there is need of skill" (Herodotus)

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    Hello and welcome.
    The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as civilisation, when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement.

    Tacitus. The Agricola

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    Welcome to the forum Luke
    Chris

    'Experience teaches only the teachable'. Aldous Huxley

    Ciao Jules

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    Welcome in, tidy looking knife you have on the way

    No need to use @, just quote the post.
    "Nature is an old lady with few suitors these days, and those who wish to make use of her charms she rewards passionately" Tim Krabbe

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    Hello and welcome to the forum

    Lovely knife and a very generous friend

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    Welcome to the campfire
    live for today tomorrow mite never happen

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