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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by CitroJim » 25 Nov 2016, 14:48

Wow! What a girl :) Now that's the kind of stuff I love to read and be inspired by...

And I do get inspired too... A great deal of mine has come from reading that kind of stuff...

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 25 Nov 2016, 15:28

I do like some of her quotes and her just do it attitude. I imagine many people would plan such and expedition in great detail, and acquire thousands of pounds worth of the approriate gear for all eventualities. Everyone is different of course, and the planning and preparation can be part of the enjoyment as well.

There's something insipring and exciting though about just setting off with the minimum of gear and letting the "Trail Magic" just happen to get you through.
from wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandma_Gatewood
In 1970, at age 83, while visiting Appalachian Outfitters in Oakton, Virginia she was asked what she thought about the latest lightweight backpacking gear. Emma advised: "Make a rain cape, and an over the shoulder sling bag, and buy a sturdy pair of Keds tennis shoes. Stop at local groceries and pick up Vienna sausages... most everything else to eat you can find beside the trail... and by the way those wild onions are not called "Ramps"... they are "Rampions" ... a ramp is an inclined plane."
Hear, Hear!

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by CitroJim » 25 Nov 2016, 17:03

and by the way those wild onions are not called "Ramps"... they are "Rampions" ... a ramp is an inclined plane."

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Hear Hear Indeed!

That quote is utterly priceless as well as beautiful...

I can hear her saying it....

Excellent :D

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 25 Nov 2016, 18:52

.......the long distance hiker's friend :!:

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Not to be confused with

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Although maybe a source of a fair few calories :-D


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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by CitroJim » 25 Nov 2016, 18:56

Wonder if they would be good for a long distance runner?

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by dnsey » 26 Nov 2016, 08:46

CitroJim wrote:I just adore the front cover drawing style on those old Practical Motorists :D They capture something a photograph just cannot and that makes them very special...

I have a load of old copies of Practical Wireless from around that period and they have exactly the same style of drawings on the front cover....

Same publisher and artist perhaps?
Yes, at one time they were all edited by F J Camm ( a 'practical engineer' like many of us), and were popularly known as 'Camm's Comics'.

PM once ran a series, 'Build your own car' ... out of plywood :shock:
I wonder if any were actually built or survived?

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 26 Nov 2016, 09:21

dnsey wrote:
CitroJim wrote:I just adore the front cover drawing style on those old Practical Motorists :D They capture something a photograph just cannot and that makes them very special...

I have a load of old copies of Practical Wireless from around that period and they have exactly the same style of drawings on the front cover....

Same publisher and artist perhaps?
Yes, at one time they were all edited by F J Camm ( a 'practical engineer' like many of us), and were popularly known as 'Camm's Comics'.

PM once ran a series, 'Build your own car' ... out of plywood :shock:
I wonder if any were actually built or survived?
Excellent find Dsney :!: There is at least one book about him not sure how widely available it is but here's the front cover anyway for the Pickled Egg library :-D .

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by CitroJim » 26 Nov 2016, 09:27

Ahh :) always knew of F.J.Camms involvement with Practical Wireless but not his involvement with Practical Motorist.

On reflection I ought as i have a book on all manner of things mechanical edited by him. I must dig it put for the library. Had it since I was a boy and learned loads from it over the years...

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 26 Nov 2016, 09:53

Should any FCF members wish to make their own Car Radio, The Pickled Egg library now has this handy guide from the pages of "Practical Wireless" :-D

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by Peter.N. » 26 Nov 2016, 11:04

I well remember Camm's comics and spent most of my pocket money on them along with the occasional more 'highbrow' Wireless world which was 2/- my pocket money was only 1/6d. I have a box of Wireless world mags in the loft dated around 1950 on which is stamped my name and address with my 'John Bull printing outfit, anyone remember those?

I seem to remember that F J Camm also published 'Practical Gardening' so he was a good all rounder.

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by CitroJim » 26 Nov 2016, 11:13

Did F.J.Camm drive a Rover P4 by any chance?

I'll have to look and see if I have that copy of Practical Wireless in my collection ;)

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 26 Nov 2016, 11:35

Peter.N. wrote: I have a box of Wireless world mags in the loft dated around 1950 on which is stamped my name and address with my 'John Bull printing outfit, anyone remember those?.....
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CitroJim wrote:Did F.J.Camm drive a Rover P4 by any chance?
Now Jim, you know that is an impossible question to answer, the internet isn't that good :!: :-D

Other stuff like his brother designed the Hawker Hurricane, and he was a Windsor boy for all his life...easy to find :-D

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by CitroJim » 26 Nov 2016, 12:13

The F.J.Camm book I have is the 'News Chronicle Encyclopaedia Of Popular Mechanics'

Looking it up on the 'net revealed just what a prolific authour he was.

here's a listing from Amazon of just some of his books and look at the diversity of subjects!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-F-J-Camm ... 20J%20Camm

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 26 Nov 2016, 12:42

CitroJim wrote: Looking it up on the 'net revealed just what a prolific authour he was.
wondered if you would be tempted by his "Every Cyclist's Handbook"

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by CitroJim » 26 Nov 2016, 12:48

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
CitroJim wrote: Looking it up on the 'net revealed just what a prolific authour he was.
wondered if you would be tempted by his "Every Cyclist's Handbook"
Very much so Neil, I'm tempted to order it and certainly it should take its rightful place in the cycling section of the PE Library ;) It'll be a good companion for the Tim Moore books already there...