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    First trip out....

    Well, i had been planning a father-son-bonding trip for a while and last week we finally got out.
    The plan was to have a few night up and around Derwent/Ladybower/Bleaklow area and put our DD hammocks to the test!
    The trip was planned on quite a tight budget but there really are some bargains to be had out there, from the 7oL ruck from Tog24 less than half price to the Hultafors Heavy Duty Carbon Steel Bushcraft Knife & Firsteel Combo at £13 from bushcraft store!
    Did some homework with the Dark Peak os, read,read and re-read Map & Compass by Pete Hawkins(thoroughly recommend it) and practised locally with the compass.
    With DD hammocks and tarps, paracord, fatwood, noodles and bacon off we set
    We set up camp in a nice clough near Howden dam and we eagerly strung up the hammocks(a few times!)and tarps.
    Fire was next and Jake was keen to shave some fatwood with his new Opinel 6 to get the dinner on-bacon
    Anyway, enough of me ramblings, heres some pics from the trip(first of many for me)
    and thanks to the forum and members for supplying the info, help and inspiration and many thanks Sapper4083, we'll have that meet one day

    camp by nat&lou, on Flickr


    the twin room by nat&lou, on Flickr

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    opimel 6 ..all digits still present!! by nat&lou, on Flickr

    ..fire lit now time to make spears!!
    We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are.

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    maiden voyage by nat&lou, on Flickr

    mount up!
    We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are.

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    snug by nat&lou, on Flickr

    ..now get to bed!!
    We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are.

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    Really nice thread Nat. Looks like your lad enjoyed himself. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks mate, he did enjoy it tremendously up to the point when we were mobbed by midges relentlessly! Also, once the sun went down and the shadows grew longer and darker....the woodlands makes some wierd and wonderful noises at night, especially for a 12yr old!
    We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are.

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    Ha ha!! Tell him that I take my 13 year old daughter out with me and she's not scared. (actually, that's not quite true but if she thinks I'm getting out of my nice warm sleeping bag just because she heard a werewolf she's got another thing coming!!!)

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    ..I'll tell him!! I dont think that reading about 'boggarts' and other creatures that live in the bogs on the moors, helped either!

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    Looks good Nat mate I like it a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewdunnrespect View Post
    Looks good Nat mate I like it a lot
    Thnks mate, we both had a great time
    We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are.

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