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banksalot, how does that stove work? Looks a quality little piece of kit, do you just pour vodka or something in the tray and light??

 

How long does it last etc and is the heat generated good enough to boil a kettle in quick time?

 

thanks,

 

 

Just done a test using meths, (all i have to hand) 

one cup of water in kettle, gas stove 2.min 50,

burner stove...........11 mins  :shock:

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You'll be impressed with the fox pva system mate . VERY impressed .

 

I'm yet to use it in earnest, but it definitely seems well thought out.

 

Coupled with Blanksalots brine tip for PVA friendly particles and Kryston bogey; I'm going to be fishing a rod almost exclusively on particles this year to see what it brings.

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Well my new reels turned up yesterday. Absolutely spot on size wise, and they look (and feel) superb. They are sitting in the footwell of the car at the moment, the Missus had her "radar" on last night and would have detected them coming in through the front door so I'll wait until she's out doing the shopping or something before I magic them into my tackle bag, (not that I'm scared of what she'll say of course)...... :oops:  :oops:  :oops:

Can't wait to spool them up and give them a bash.

At £49.99 a genuine bargain. Some guy on facebook is selling a set of 3 used ones for £120.00!!!

Front drag (which I prefer) and come complete with a spare single handle (again, my preference) and a "proper" aluminium spare spool. 10lb Technium Black to go on as my day to day line, and a nice shiney tin of 15lb of the same to get loaded for my French trip in a few weeks. They'll look lovely on the new Free Spirits..... :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:

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How do you do that mate?? Been using hexy stoves as back up but hexy is greasy, smelly, smokey nasty stuff. Like the look of a backup meths stove.

 

:rolleyes:

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I've actually been spending a fair amount recently - replacing some of the stuff the mice destroyed!!

 

Fox FX Tri Rod sleeve - nice and light

Fox Specialist Compact Rucksack

Fox STR retaining sling

Fox (can you see a pattern) Specialist Compact Unhooking mat - a light weight one for evening sessions for tench

Shimano GTE-C Handle - not sure how I bent mine!

Solar baiting tools - 4 peice set

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this is mine, the MSR Reactor stove, brilliant bit of kit, and I'm on the lookout for a new set of Harrison or decent make carp rods, plus a new spod and marker float rods

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Just done a test using meths, (all i have to hand) 

one cup of water in kettle, gas stove 2.min 50,

burner stove...........11 mins  :shock:

Looks like they would be good for cooking sausage and bacon, gas stoves get too hot and burn meat in seconds.

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Apart from some rig bits, I got the following.

 

Trakker flat 6 bedchair

Chub vantage 3 rod plus quivver

Nash hgun dwarf 2.75lb 9ft (present from kids on 40th) for stalking and keeping in the car.

 

Now I need a sleeping bag (looking at the trakker layers. Only need it for Spring/summer/autumn. Any thoughts?) and some way of cooking some food.

 

The stove video looks like it could be great for doing with the scouts. (i've recently started as a leader) I'm a little concerned about the sharp edges though and this would require a risk assessment! At least the Mrs is a health and safety officer.

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At least with the scouts there's the angling activity badge. If anyone tries to tell you it's just 1 hour a week, they're lying.

 

Where are you guys based?

 

When my son was in beavers last year, they went down the local pond dipping. I spoke to the baliff at the club with the rights and he got setup with a whip etc for the boys to try. They all caught and loved it.

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When I was in Scouts in Canada in the 60's we brought our rifles to camp with us and got our shooting badges then went hunting. In my opinion I was lucky and in an extra good scout troop. ;-}

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Damn!!

Was so impressed with the Solace reels I just went to order a 3rd one.....and the price has now gone up to £74.99!

I think somebody realised they'd made a mistake.

:cry:  :cry:  :cry:

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We have just set up in amesbury in wiltshire, (historic home of stonehenge! - lol!) and we are in the process of setting one up as on an open day the interest in the local children was so high they were looking at turning them all away, so several of us parents offered to start up another colony to allow all the children to join. I was thinking about pond dipping on the river avon,

 

The cubs were the start of everything for me, cubs- scouts-sea cadets-marine cadets-territorial army-regular army-present. I learned a love and facsination of wildlife and nature that remains to this day. I even saw my first big carp cruising the margins in a pond next to the cub scout camping field whilst on a fieldcraft competition. I stood and watched that carp cruise past me for what felt like hours and suddenly i needed bigger hooks, rods and line!! My dad had an old abu cardinal 55 reel loaded with 12lb line and an old fibreglass 11ft carp rod with a cork handle and action like wet speghetti! Armed with my "new" carp gear, i headed to my local water, stuffed with huuuggee carp (4-8lb carp, mostly commons, up to 24lb) and set up in an eternal scorching summer, a 3/4oz arsely bomb with a 1ft mono hooklink to size 6 super specialist. Side hooking my home made "boilie" (made from flour, sugar, almond food flavouring, water, red food dye - rolled into approx 25mm balls and baked in the oven!!) and turfed it all out into the pond. Attached my cork & hairpin bobbin and set back to float fish with my match rod. A few hours and many recasts later, i had a run and landed a 6-7lb common carp, a majestic beast of golden browns and deep mahogonies - a real wood carving of a fish. That summer was a dream, got another 11ft glass carp rod, i rod rests and matching hairpin bobbins with beach reels ("big pits...!") and did away with my "boilies" in favour of corn, meat, bread, peanuts, chick peas, dig biscuits, 8-10mm trout pellet, and eventually, strawberry jam boilies - learning about hair rigs and braided hooklinks, semifixed and inline leads, tubing etc by a kindly tackleshop owner along the way. It was a stonking summer and i fished and caught most days, and all the carp were lovely hard fighting bronze-gold-mahogony solid carp with big shoulders and heavy well set flanks they averaged about 5-10lbs each and fought like tigers. A carper was born!!

 

Funny how your mind plays tricks on you, once i had become an "accomplished" carper and had fished all the hard waters with some success, i went back to this water, all the carp were small, pale, limp, worn out and damaged, nothing like the carp that inhabited the lake of before. Gone had the large beds of reeds, grassy banks and pituresque bankside scenery, in its place were dead cut back reeds, pallets in every swim, bare muddy banks, with small flaccid pale looking carp. Wonder if i changed or if the water changed? Or has the rose tint worn off??

 

:rolleyes:

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I joined the cubs when i was seven , went through the scouts into the venture scouts until i was 17 when i discovered beer and women.

 

Best thing i ever did , invaluable life experiences .

The kids today dont know what they're missing blah blah blah ...

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I joined the cubs when i was seven , went through the scouts into the venture scouts until i was 17 when i discovered beer and women.

 

Best thing i ever did , invaluable life experiences .

The kids today dont know what they're missing blah blah blah ...

 

   :mrgreen:

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