Well summer is over, every weekend seemed to be wet, I like the rain particularly when out in the bush, but this summer I think I reached my limit.
Anyway, wet again today so I headed out for a walk in the local forest. Was surprised to come across a 20 meter long corridor of destruction, all the trees pushed over, maybe a mini twister?
Tried to take a picture but didn't do it justice.
With all the rain, there was hardly anyone out.
The Banksia's had new Flowers growing.
Found a nice slab of sand stone to sit on brewed up a tea.
Then made a mini feather stick out of a fallen branch. The knife is a kellam Wolverine I bought second hand from a forum member off Bushcraftoz. Must say, fantastic tool, great handle and so easy to keep sharp, holds an edge better than my other knives.
Also bought a leather belt pouch second hand which I tried out for the first time.
It's made by the US knife making outfit Adventure Sworn. This model is called the Navigator Pouch. It is a beautifully crafted piece of gear. On this occasion I had a Swiss Army Knife, Ferro Rod and torch stowed away. Unfortunately my compass is too big for the pouch, which I think is the intended use. Admittedly I have a large Silva Compass with a big base plate. I can see the navigator pouch joining me on most of my treks, something inherently satisfying about hand crafted goods. I find that I gravitate towards traditional gear more and more. My Frost River Cliff Jacobson Pack is now a year old and developing a nice patina of wear and tear.