Sunday, 29 May 2011

A couple of sites to look at.

I've had a couple of blogs pointed out to me recently by people posting comments and I'm always happy to flag up things I'm interested in.
Belfast bushcraft is what blogs are all about- someone who is passionate about something and is discussing his experiences as he learns and grows. A few years back, strongly influenced by Ray Mears I bought a huge bowie knife and carved myself a spoon. Me and Martyn still enjoy heading off into the local woods occasionally- close to a rather nice pub with a micro brewery- building a fire and hanging our hammocks. Belfast bushcraft does it properly though- flint knapping, carving little faces in a stick, fire by friction. A good read in a location which I know decidedly too little about, but which I'm now keen to visit.
Being passionate about a subject is taken to extremes over at . The entire blog is dedicated to the humble, or not so humble, cagoule. Not all the cagoules are suitable for the outdoors, but I have a personal interest in vintage clothing and there are some rather nice vintage cagoules there. More than that, it reminded me to dig out my first 'decent' waterproof- a Peter Storm pac-a-mac. Nice.

2 comments: said...

I am very honoured, thank you very much for the link.
You have a great looking blog, and so it really is an honour for a fairly new blogger, such as myself.
Those vintage jackets are great, your Peter Storm is quite collectable, as I'm sure you're aware.
Thanks again.

You are welcome to have a guest post anytime, should you wish.
Best regards,

minimalgear said...

Ah man- I'm just an amatuer at this. I guess my Peter Storm Jacket isn't too collectable- it's way later than the vintage ones- i got it around '99- a black ripstop jobby, but I was well pleased with it at the time- my brother in law had a matching one in red at the same time. I'd be happy to do a guest post, although I've no idea what on....