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    Quote Originally Posted by Observe View Post
    A 'Seroot' its a local traditional hand made 'pot' for heating water on open fires. It is cone shaped with a flat bottom.

    It comes in sizes from 1L to 20 L. Pictured here you can observe our 20 l model.

    It heat water very quickly and if you put it just near a fire you will instantly have hot water throughout the day/night or when you return after hours of hunting/hiking.

    It is not sold in shops but local craftsmen sell them some places in Limpopo along the road. It is strange that such a good idea never picked up commercially. No real camping trip around here go without one.

    They are dirt cheap and many serious campers own more than one when they just get an 'extra' if they are available next to the road.

    This is truly a 'must-have' for washing, food, dishes, coffee and general camp chores that require hot water.

    A Seroot [local slang name] is a brilliant indigenous design out of Africa and a very practical camp item

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    ....and a 10 l seroot another camping trip....

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    I would like to have one! I wonder if having one shipped would be cheaper than having one made?
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    Quote Originally Posted by W.Lynn View Post
    I would like to have one! I wonder if having one shipped would be cheaper than having one made?
    They are so cheap here that I don't think it will be worth it to pay the shipping costs.
    Best ask a skilled friend to craft one locally!
    You will not be disappointing in owning one.


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    A day in the life of a solo spear hunter playing the waiting game near a kraal this time...
    Its an easy broadside shot with my Bow or Revolver if I wanted to (+ _ 35 m) , but no......
    Not a chance here with my Cold Steel Boar Spear at that unexpected nice warthog boar that day..
    ( He is feeding at the "wrong" place there.....
    All you can do in this situation is just to apply tons of patience while you calmly observe and learn, while firmly believing your day /opportunity will come eventually..
    As always, its the hunt and not the kill that matters most!
    8 hours of waiting in ambush with my spear, and nothing to show for it except a photo and some good life-long memories.
    Aah well, next time....

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    I am looking for a hand crafted Bush King knife with Elephant ivory handles like this.....

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    ...and have the following very valuable items to trade for it......

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    I was not familiar with that knife maker, so I looked him up. WOW, he has some seriously pretty knives. I did not find a price list, but I would expect they are pricey to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redman2006 View Post
    .... I did not find a price list, but I would expect they are pricey to say the least.
    My general rule is "if they don't list the price, I can't afford it".

    Observe, you're probably on the wrong forum to get any movement for your offer of trade. If anyone here needs those items, they haven't been paying attention.

    Observe, how are things holding up over there? Are folks going nuts?
    When oppression becomes law, resistance become duty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kickstand View Post
    My general rule is "if they don't list the price, I can't afford it".

    Observe, you're probably on the wrong forum to get any movement for your offer of trade. If anyone here needs those items, they haven't been paying attention.

    Observe, how are things holding up over there? Are folks going nuts?
    That post was just some tongue in the cheek! lol
    I am in Bahrain now. Saudi,UAE, Qatar and Kuwait has closed their borders an airports yesterday,
    All schools are closed indefinitely after the initial 2 weeks.

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    The death totals of corona is misleading, as it only indicate people with access to medical care and hospitals.

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    It has not reached the millions in squatters areas, slums and low income overcrowding areas in Africa, India etc, yet.
    I think it will first get worse before it will get better.

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    As you can see, I have some 'free' computer time on my hands...lol

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    Take care and stay safe at that side of the globe!
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