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