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How to make your Bread go further.....

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How to make your Bread go further.....

I came across a simple solution to this question today.....

 

It's simple, wet the bread under the cold tap.

 

Then depending on how much further you want your Bread to go, squeeze some moisture out of each slice...

 

 

 

I am of course talking about putting bread out for the birdies....

Especially on days like today, where it is chucking it down outside, and you don't want to venture out.

 

Previously, I would just throw bread out onto the lawn, it didn't go far though.

Wind resistance, poor aerodynamics and the low mass of each slice ensured that.

Most never made it across the patio to the lawn, birdies didn't like that.

 

Lightbulb moment, with some crusts, I wanted to ensure the slices traveled further from the kitchen door...

 

I wet the slices under the cold tap, this gave them more mass, and I was able to fling the slices much further away, onto the lawn

 

Perhaps up from 20ft to 50ft.

 

(Well it's a very wet day outside, and it got me thinking)

"Problem" Solved.

 

 

This is what Rainy Days are for !

 

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VileReynard
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Re: How to make your Bread go further.....

A simpler method is to use old, dry crusts, which tend to curl up a bit.

You can fling them vast distances using the "frisbee" effect.

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Re: How to make your Bread go further.....

I just put any bread near a dish of water I have in my garden.

Many of the birds are smart enough to dip the bread in the water by themselves.

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Re: How to make your Bread go further.....

Bread is not good for Ducks, but okay occasionally for garden birds.

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Re: How to make your Bread go further.....

Now let's see...size 10 hook, lump of bread, 2oz lead, a decent carp rod and a good cast. Is 70 yards far enough? If you want it to go further then swap 2oz lead for a 3oz. Simples Wink Grin

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Re: How to make your Bread go further.....

Next you'll graduate to fixing it to fishing line.  It helps for the retrieval. Wink

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Re: How to make your Bread go further.....


@AlaricAdair wrote:

Next you'll graduate to fixing it to fishing line.  It helps for the retrieval. Wink


 

DOH! Roll eyes

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Re: How to make your Bread go further.....

I've found that I have to be careful with the crust end slices as because of the aforementioned aerodynamics, they can gain enough lift to clear the hedge at the bottom of my garden and end up in the neighbour's domain who may not appreciate it.

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Re: How to make your Bread go further.....

Wet the bread, roll it into a ball and place in the freezer.....

Use one of those gadgets some dog owners use to throw a ball for their dog, using that you will get much further than previous suggestions.....you might even get in the guinness book of records !

Just make sure no one is in the way or it might be another record you get !

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