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Freddy
10-04-2011, 09:52 PM
Date for next meet is Fri 27th - Mon 30th May , the bank holiday

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Link to the aftermath of last meet.
http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71310


Here's a link to some great pics of the last meet.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevema...7626301301987/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemarvell/sets/72157626301301987/)

WARNING this video is as funny as a big bag of funny stuff. Don't watch it with a mouthful of coffee. You have been warned
The back story is this, the rope bridge and swings where set up for the kids, which they managed all day with no problem... but this is what happens when the big boys decide to play.
... the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK7u1ZqLqno
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THE SITE:
12 acres woods ,clearings , marsh SSSI, and fields ,this is an area specifically for camping and bushcraft ,with direct access to the open moor.
Fires, hammocks, tents all welcome. Fresh stream running right through the middle of the site, this is also used to supply a couple of local cottages and is tested twice a year.
There is also plunge pools and a natural shower if you are brave enough.

THE COST:
Cost 7.00 per person per night , under 16s 3.00
including 1 group meal , use of site , parking, pots and pans etc, firewood and kindling

PARKING:
There is parking and then about 1.2km walk to the site. Ivan can help with taking heavy kit on the quad if needed.

What more could you want...


Here's a link to a ballpark'ish location. More detailed instructions will be issued closer to the time.http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=269526&Y=67561&A=Y&Z=120


Anyone is invited so long as you leave no trace and other wise respect the site.


http://www.nova-star.co.uk/bushcraft/dartmoor_0411/IMG_1909.jpg

Adam Savage
12-04-2011, 06:22 PM
What? no replies on here yet?
Well I'll be there LOL

Freddy
03-05-2011, 05:54 PM
I find it hard to believe that there are no takers/comments.

Not even a titter about the video... did any of the hundred or so people that have checked out the thread even look at the video? It's worth a look honest ;)

Adam Savage
03-05-2011, 06:05 PM
c'mon people get your names daaaan...

Ben Casey
03-05-2011, 06:58 PM
hi Mate I need to confirm with Ken but will get back to yous :)

paul standley
03-05-2011, 07:27 PM
Great photo's and loved the SAS training video...!

I'm looking for the chance to get down to Ivan's place, I've been following the plot since Ivan first introduced himself on the forum but timings never been great and it's a bit of a jaunt from Wales but I will get there soon. Not sure I can make Whit bank holiday weekend due to other commitments (have to miss my own Wales mini-meet in May now...! and I had to miss the RV as well) but from June I'm much more of a free agent and will be taking up the next opportunity after then.

JonnyP
03-05-2011, 07:43 PM
Love that video.. lol.. Will try to get up there, but am a bit skint at the mo.

Adam Savage
03-05-2011, 10:53 PM
hi Mate I need to confirm with Ken but will get back to yous :)

Not to worry Ben, I know you want to get down there, and are hoping to get there for the Ten Tors event Martin is sorting.


Great photo's and loved the SAS training video...!

I'm looking for the chance to get down to Ivan's place, I've been following the plot since Ivan first introduced himself on the forum but timings never been great and it's a bit of a jaunt from Wales but I will get there soon. Not sure I can make Whit bank holiday weekend due to other commitments (have to miss my own Wales mini-meet in May now...! and I had to miss the RV as well) but from June I'm much more of a free agent and will be taking up the next opportunity after then.

Should be a mini meet in june for the above mentioned Ten Tors challenge. Hopefully see you there mate, if you manage to get some free time.


Love that video.. lol.. Will try to get up there, but am a bit skint at the mo.

Hope you can make it bud, it's always a great get together, whether you want to be bushcrafty or just a little wild camping with a great bunch of guys n gals.

Ivan
05-05-2011, 05:59 PM
Right!! after careful consideration and character analysis , checking my diary of course , i have decided to go along to this meet , i thought why not ? i dont live too far away so if i dont like it i can be home in no time , you dont know if you dont try ! If i dont like the bloke or the place i am outa there , i will bring you a comprehensive report on my findings ( i have heard there is much merryment you know laughing/drinking and such like i have also heard there is a quiet end too, mixed with a bit of learning and walking , not too sure about that !) anyway wish me luck as i am going with an open mind . TBC ...

Adam Savage
05-05-2011, 06:05 PM
Right!! after careful consideration and character analysis , checking my diary of course , i have decided to go along to this meet , i thought why not ? i dont live too far away so if i dont like it i can be home in no time , you dont know if you dont try ! If i dont like the bloke or the place i am outa there , i will bring you a comprehensive report on my findings ( i have heard there is much merryment you know laughing/drinking and such like i have also heard there is a quiet end too, mixed with a bit of learning and walking , not too sure about that !) anyway wish me luck as i am going with an open mind . TBC ...

I might see you there then mate. I heard pretty much the same sort of things as you, even heard tell of some strange liquids made from apples, that can have odd effects on those who dare drink it. I was actually thinking of inviting you myself. It should be a good time, if not I might follow you back to your's.

Ashley Cawley
05-05-2011, 07:51 PM
somehow missed this thread till now... Great photos & video! Thanks to Steve for taking them.

I will be interested in making this one if I can, I think the schedule is looking good, I'll let'e know shortly.

Adam Savage
05-05-2011, 07:56 PM
somehow missed this thread till now... Great photos & video! Thanks to Steve for taking them.

I will be interested in making this one if I can, I think the schedule is looking good, I'll let'e know shortly.

Hope you can make it mate. Would be nice to sit round the fire with you and have a natter.

Roadkillphil
05-05-2011, 08:10 PM
I'd like to come and I'm waiting on a defo green light from Em, but its looking good so far, especially as I decided on a 20 quid bday present for meself instead of the 280 quid one!! :D
Hopefully be there, will confirm soon

Ivan, I've got a bottle of Forge Water brewing especially for ye ;D

Ivan
05-05-2011, 08:39 PM
Hi Phil, be good for you to come and sample some Dartmoor air , anyway i need another draw on that pipe! and as for Mr Budds forgewater i shuddered when i read that bit and my lips went all warm , bad man !!

Ichneumon
08-05-2011, 04:35 PM
Hoping to be there and meet some of you good people.

Ivan
08-05-2011, 05:16 PM
Hi Ichneumon , welcome aboard look forward to meeting you , loads of good people and good fun to boot !

jus_young
08-05-2011, 10:34 PM
Love to go but unfortunately I have a prior engagement with 650 scouts! Guess where I would rather be. Next time...

Raven
10-05-2011, 12:01 PM
might be able to make that one, will confirm asap

Ivan
10-05-2011, 12:14 PM
Oi Oi Raven , that would be neat mate , didnt get chance to enjoy the RV, as issues at work meant an early departure...

Ivan
10-05-2011, 12:24 PM
Couple of things , i am not expecting everybody to commit to the whole 3 days , so anyone can come for any part thereof, also anyone localish who just wants to come and have a mooch /day visitor etc , come on over free of course , i can obtain/cut some blanks for carving etc , and i have access to allsorts of wood and i mean allsorts ! so if anyone wants a particular type of wood for something give me a shout , there is also a walk planned for the Sat , not obligitory of course , but about 7 miles not too rough going , taking in Pupers Hill, then Huntingdon Warren, Keble Martins Chapel, Huntingdon Cross on to Avon Dam the home to delicious hangi lamb ..

Kieran
10-05-2011, 08:17 PM
I wanna go! But I have no one to go with :L
So I can't :(

Bernie
11-05-2011, 09:19 PM
I've got a green light from swimbo! :) If nothing pressing comes up I'd like to meet like minded people, share (gain) some knowledge and relax in the peace and quiet away from it all.

Raven
12-05-2011, 09:24 AM
oh i am so up for this one, count me in chaps!!

Bernie
13-05-2011, 06:20 AM
i can obtain/cut some blanks for carving etc , and i have access to allsorts of wood and i mean allsorts ! so if anyone wants a particular type of wood for something give me a shout

I love to carve. If I can be so forward as to ask, one thing I've struggled to get is a pole long and thick enough to try make a bow from. Otherwise, smaller things I'd like to carve are a chopping board, and I'd like to improve my spoon carving. I'll bring my hook knife and would appreciate some guidance on how to make a better spoon shape - mine end up being little bowls on the end of a stick. :(

But regardless, it'll be nice to just chill out, play in the woods and meet like minded people.

Ivan
13-05-2011, 08:02 AM
Hi Bernie , welcome aboard , i dont know too much about carving , but should be able to provide wood suitable for a bow and chopping board. if you need directions tel nos. etc give me a shout , look forward to meeting you
atb
Ivan..

Ivan
13-05-2011, 08:03 AM
Raven , thats great news ,se you there bud.

Ivan...

Bernie
13-05-2011, 12:30 PM
Hi Ivan

I'm starting to really look forward to it. I have a lot of questions but the forum says I can't send you a private message until I enable it, and I can't find that option.

I'm still new to how people do these get togethers, so here are my embarrassing newbie questions:


Kit: Is there anything special you'd like people to bring/not bring?
Meals: I read one meal is included (I won't take that for granted though). I assume we cook our own meals at a communal fire or private stoves as we please.
Poopin: Is there a long drop (or other facilities) or are we bagging and taking home?
Payment: I presume I pay on the first day/arrival in cash. (Not sure how long I'll stay yet, but could be just one night or not sleep over. It depends on whether my wife and kids need me back home.)
Schedule: Is there any schedule to things like lessons or chats, or will we play it by ear?
Help: What can I do to help make it easier for you and more fun/enjoyable for everyone?


Phew - what a list eh? :)

jus_young
13-05-2011, 08:48 PM
Hi Ivan

I'm starting to really look forward to it. I have a lot of questions but the forum says I can't send you a private message until I enable it, and I can't find that option.

I'm still new to how people do these get togethers, so here are my embarrassing newbie questions:


Kit: Is there anything special you'd like people to bring/not bring?
Meals: I read one meal is included (I won't take that for granted though). I assume we cook our own meals at a communal fire or private stoves as we please.
Poopin: Is there a long drop (or other facilities) or are we bagging and taking home?
Payment: I presume I pay on the first day/arrival in cash. (Not sure how long I'll stay yet, but could be just one night or not sleep over. It depends on whether my wife and kids need me back home.)
Schedule: Is there any schedule to things like lessons or chats, or will we play it by ear?
Help: What can I do to help make it easier for you and more fun/enjoyable for everyone?


Phew - what a list eh? :)

Having been a newbie myself and wondered the very same things here are my experiences on a few of the above:

Bring the kit you need as everyone else will bring what they need. If anyone is in need of something there is always another there willing to help, this is what makes everyone here so great.
Bring enough food to cater for yourself but I learnt pretty quickly that the evening could well be spent around the fire cooking up little treats for the group to try. Matts angus steak at Dave Budds was 'ansom. Not knowing this myself, my contribution ended up being a peanut and chocolate raisin bannock bread that seemed to take forever to cook! It is a very pleasent evening however and don't forget to take something for the evening tipple.
As for helping out, this tends to happen naturally when you get to the meets.

Hope this helps, Ivan will obviously tell you specifics.

Ivan
14-05-2011, 12:04 PM
Hi Bernie, glad you are looking forward to the meet .Jus_young has kindly helped with some answers. I'll do my best to answer all your questions hopefully without repeating what Jus_young has already said. Try and come reasonably light because there is a 1.2km walk from the car parking area to the site and because of the impact on the land I only want to use the quad for emergencies really, but don't worry there will be people to help carry if you bring something heavy. See further post for list of things available. There is one planned group meal which will be on the Saturday night legs of lamb cooked under ground and veg. Poopin! I have two elsan toilets and a thunder box, so no need to bag and remove. Payment cash on arrival, pay for the first day if you like and if you feel you can stay come and find me. Schedule: there is a walk planned which you will be informed about when you arrive for the Saturday. Other than that there will probably be some carving, spoons etc. bow drilling, bow making, but no planned time for those events. Want it to be a relaxed and informative experience where others are happy to share their skills and knowledge which they are all willing to do. Also maybe some foraging, tracking, shelter building etc. So feel free to join in which interests you. Re: help come along enjoy the experience and see that we are all like-minded souls enjoying a special few days at a very special place!

Hope this helps

atb Ivan...

Ivan
14-05-2011, 12:07 PM
Hello everyone , just a couple of things , i felt i ought to mention . The powers that be cant name them for libel purposes , have in their wisdom , noted quad activity across the moor , when not being relevant to checking stock , collecting stone for wall damage etc. "i dont have any stock , and bushcrafters dont count ! " So not just for those reasons , and i get dizzy going up and down lots ! impact on the land /site and because bushcrafting is supposed to be minimal and because i think i have most heavy items on site , i will be making every effort to keep quad trips to a minimum . On a positive note , including myself there will be three sherpas , willing and able to assist . So with that in mind please come light !! Right this is a Freddyfish idea , an inventory . So here goes,

Loads of various sized cooking/frying pots and pans
1 x dutch oven
1 x tripod (but loads of metal stakes to fashion your own)
2 x 13ft patrol tents
2x3 man tents
2x2 man tents
10 fire grills of different size
2x elsan toilets ( 1 in tent )
spades , axes. rope , paracord, etc.
wheelbarrows,folding tables , lockable storage, first aid posts, fire pits etc.
even duvets , pillows for the less back to nature types !
cooking utensils and stuff i have forgot !

Any question/queries etc please ask .

Thankyou for being understanding

atb Ivan...

Ivan
14-05-2011, 12:13 PM
As a footnote;
1x 4.5m mess tent
1x 5m square suspended tarp with seating for carving etc.
1x DD travel hammock and tarp
various tarps

All in the above two posts are of a first-come first-serve basis! But we are good at sharing!

atb Ivan...

Bernie
15-05-2011, 07:39 AM
Thanks so much Ivan; I'll have everything I need in my 80l backpack which I can walk a few miles with no worries. You can put me on the sherpa list if you like; I'm always keen to help if I can. My only problem is controlling my enthusiasm. I very seldom get to enjoy time in the woods so when I do, I'm like an overgrown kid on Christmas day.

Adam Savage
18-05-2011, 04:04 PM
Great to see a few names on the list. Look forward to saying hi to all of you. No matter what it is you're interested in, there will be someone that can help with advice and a helping hand, from carving to bowmaking, to knife sharpening and shelter building.

Adam

Raven
21-05-2011, 09:02 AM
hey Ivan, have we got a list of definite's for the w/end yet or are there some still to confirm? looking forward to to seeing the site in temperatures above -5 !

Ivan
21-05-2011, 10:53 AM
Hi Raven, still a few to confirm from Natural Bushcraft, but about 25 from the other site , most came on the last one and are a good bunch , couple of newbies too , which is great ! Most of the NB members are close enough, and know the directions to make a last minute decision . Oh yes a lot greener , prettier and warmer than last time ! Should be at least + 16 .

Ben Casey
21-05-2011, 11:43 AM
Hi Raven, still a few to confirm from Natural Bushcraft, but about 25 from the other site , most came on the last one and are a good bunch , couple of newbies too , which is great ! Most of the NB members are close enough, and know the directions to make a last minute decision . Oh yes a lot greener , prettier and warmer than last time ! Should be at least + 16 .

Cool I might get a suntan LOL

i think I posted in the wrong one sorry

Ivan
22-05-2011, 06:19 AM
Hi All, does anyone need directions , phone numbers , grid ref. etc ?

Ivan
22-05-2011, 09:20 AM
Good news, my mate Roger and his partner , will be coming to the meet to net and ring birds ( both members of the BTO ) So anyone interested in seeing wild birds close up is welcome , we also have 50 nest boxes all over the land and loads are inhabited at the moment ...

Adam Savage
22-05-2011, 10:55 AM
I might need directions :p is it the second tree on the left, or the fifth shrub on the right? I know it's a short way past those two blades of grass and that dead pigeon. ;)

Raven
22-05-2011, 03:57 PM
i'll need directions after last time, ashley making me drive 500miles out of my way to get to yours!!!!

Ichneumon
23-05-2011, 03:47 PM
Hi Ivan.

I'm sure I can find the site by following the smell of woodsmoke. But where's the parking?

Ivan
23-05-2011, 04:20 PM
Hi buddy , i have sent you a PM , with directions/parking etc.

atb
Ivan...

Adam Savage
23-05-2011, 04:24 PM
I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it...I'm about to loose control



and I think I like it...


Better finish packing I guess

Ben Casey
23-05-2011, 04:25 PM
I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it...I'm about to loose control



and I think I like it...


Better finish packing I guess

You on the happy juice there LOL

Ivan
23-05-2011, 04:33 PM
The pointer sisters make a come back ! starring Savage and Wilson in drag live on the Dartmoor stage , operating without the aid of a safety net . Buy your tickets now for " Dartmoor's Got Talent "

Ben Casey
23-05-2011, 04:34 PM
Can we have the finals when I get down ?

Adam Savage
23-05-2011, 04:41 PM
Can we have the finals when I get down ?

You can be a judge lol

Ben Casey
23-05-2011, 04:48 PM
You can be a judge lol

Cool do I get to dress up like the girls on BGT :D Opppssssssss secrets out LOL

Bernie
24-05-2011, 07:13 AM
Hi

I need directions as well, but the website claims I've disabled private messages. How do I turn them on!?

Please PM me if you can. I'll see if I can figure out how to enable PMs. EDIT: Ha! Found it! :D

Thanks!

Adam Savage
24-05-2011, 08:33 AM
Hi

I need directions as well, but the website claims I've disabled private messages. How do I turn them on!?

Please PM me if you can. I'll see if I can figure out how to enable PMs. EDIT: Ha! Found it! :D

Thanks!

Are you using sat nav, or good ol' navigation?

Ivan
24-05-2011, 03:29 PM
Hello Everybody , because we have more vehicles than normal , i have mowed a parking area , just inside the drive in my top field , so could everyone park in there in the same fashion as Adam ( cant miss his car its blue and yellow !) thanks..

This rule does not apply to Freddyfish for obvious reasons...

Adam Savage
24-05-2011, 03:34 PM
Hello Everybody , because we have more vehicles than normal , i have mowed a parking area , just inside the drive in my top field , so could everyone park in there in the same fashion as Adam ( cant miss his car its blue and yellow !) thanks..

This rule does not apply to Freddyfish for obvious reasons...

The lambs been moved out now?

Ivan
24-05-2011, 03:36 PM
YES its not a sheep demolition derby, thats an idea i have for another meet !!

Adam Savage
24-05-2011, 03:47 PM
LOL more lamb on the menu then

Adam Savage
24-05-2011, 05:40 PM
Just a quick re-cap of things you can look forward to this weekend.

Lean to shelter demonstration, try it on for size.
Camp loom demonstration, come have a go.
7 mile tour, some of the features of south east Dartmoor.
The usual Hangi, lamb.
Viewing of nesting birds, sensible observation only please.
Spoon carving, tips will be shared.
Natural tinders.
Bow drill fire lighting, we'll all have a go I'm sure.
Wild food, don't worry nothing too exotic.
possible bow making, to be confirmed.
General friendly advice, from anyone to anyone.
Possible sales area, to be confirmed.
General wildlife to be seen.
And as usual, a jolly good time to be had.

Absolutely no pressure to try, do, bring, make, find, drink, anything you don't wish to. Help is always on hand if you need it.

I will be heading down to try tie some loose ends in the morning, so may not be able to reply to comments between now and then, but I'm sure Ivan will be checking in on here regularly, to answer any questions and inform of any additions or changes.
Hope to see you there.

Thanks for dropping by.

Adam

JonnyP
24-05-2011, 05:46 PM
Sorry Ivan, not going to be able to make it mate.. I am going to Sussex to see my children..
Have a great weekend there all who are going :0)

Adam Savage
24-05-2011, 06:01 PM
Sorry Ivan, not going to be able to make it mate.. I am going to Sussex to see my children..
Have a great weekend there all who are going :0)

Sorry you can't make it, hope you have a great time with the kids mate.

Roadkillphil
24-05-2011, 07:21 PM
:( Well unfortunately for me, I gotta work this weekend now, so I'll not be joining this particular shindig :( I'm gonna try and get my ass up there for the ten tors gig, hopefully :D

All the best
Phil

Adam Savage
24-05-2011, 07:26 PM
:( Well unfortunately for me, I gotta work this weekend now, so I'll not be joining this particular shindig :( I'm gonna try and get my ass up there for the ten tors gig, hopefully :D

All the best
Phil

Never mind buddy, it'll still be there.

Ashley Cawley
26-05-2011, 08:43 PM
Apologies Ivan, Adam & all, I don't think I'm going to be able to make this one like I first hoped. I've got some work on Fri/Sat, might be able to make it up for Sunday day though, I'll try get an answer asap. I'm sure they'll be plenty more in the future! :)
:camping:

Bernie
27-05-2011, 06:36 AM
A question about arrivals and departures: Can I arrive any time? (I assume I can leave any time.)

I ask because I doubt I'll be able to get there after work today, so I'd like to arrive at a reasonably early hour tomorrow, to make the most of the day there. Then I'm not sure about what time to come home on Sunday - depends on what my wife has planned for us.

Ivan
27-05-2011, 07:26 AM
Hi Bernie, arrive whenever you want pal , early as you like ! you will see as you pull in the drive , a gate on your left , park in the field by the other cars and follow the directions , any doubts ring the numbers , and someone will come and get you .
See you tomorrow !!

Raven
27-05-2011, 09:22 AM
hey fella's, i'll be down in the morning as have to work today so i'll see you then!!:)

Bernie
27-05-2011, 03:37 PM
Due to a wonderful twist of fate I've managed to finish my mountain of work already!

Which means (drum roll) I could arrive tonight and stay TWO NIGHTS!! I can hardly type I'm so excited! :jumping-joy:

This means I could be spending more time chilling out with like minded people by a fire.
:camping:

It's a bit of a rush getting things together now!

Bernie
29-05-2011, 09:27 AM
I was going to start another thread, but it seems appropriate to keep the pictures of the event together with the build up.

I arrived on Friday evening and was met at the car park by Andy (I hope I get names correct; I'm ruddy awful with names. Faces I never forget, but names to faces not so.)

It didn't take long before Ivan had helped me select a suitable spot just off the path on the way down from the main gathering camp to the training section lower down.

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My little commercial 3-man tent was an eye sore in my opinion. It stuck out like a sore thumb amongst the brown, olive green and camoflage tarps and tents. But I use what I have - not about to fork out for something I do so seldom:
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If you trawl the forums you should know who this belongs to:
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And the little brass version, designed for a pop can stove:
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In case you missed it, it's Raven: http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?1346

Dave looking at Adam's Meths stove made from a 1 Alimunium water bottle (Poundland special):
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Above, left to right: Leon, Adam, Dave

Andy had made a little shelter, but nobody chose to make use of it :):
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The oven being prepared for the legs of lamb:
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A shortcut to the car park crosses this lovely field:
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Andy's immaculate camp was admired by many:
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The gathering intensified as the evening arrived and the promise of pit-roasted lamb neared completion:
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The oven (fire pit):
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Stew on the go to complete the lamb dinner:
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Is it ready yet?
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It's not every day your dinner has to be dug up with a shovel!
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After a hearty meal, we were joined by four French visitors who nearly found themselves lost on Dartmoor. They joined the group, as did two entertainers from Somerset ;) and a right jolly time was had. I couldn't keep up with it so I went to turn in.

Early this morning I woke and eventually decided to pack up and head home at 5am. Not a sole was stirring. I had a hunch why:
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I had a little job getting the fire going again. I crept into the main tent to borrow an axe (was closer than going back to my tent for mine), managed to split some pine logs small enough to take after I'd raked the coals together. I filled the kettle and got a nice boil going for at least 5 minutes whilst I collected some more wood (nearly all the wood had been consumed the night before).

I sat down to a well earned coffee with just the company of a few small birds and the absolute peace and quiet of the woods around me:
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After enjoying my cuppa, I returned to pack my tent and kit. I felt ready for a hike with my backpack all prepared, but I didn't have the heart to wake Ivan just to say thank you and goodbye:
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So I decided I'd leave camp in as good a state as I could. I put all the cans and bottles to one side (not bagged because I didn't want to make a noise). I shored up the fireplace and left the boiled water in the kettle, ready for the next person:
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I headed back to the car and on my way home, where I'm now writing this.

Thanks to Ivan and friends for a great time in his special place. The above photos (and more photos of the woods and trees that might not interest everyone) can be viewed in higher resolutions at the link below. The poor quality of the photos is because I used my phone - sorry.

http://cid-0543a98e13160818.photos.live.com/play.aspx/2011-05-29%20Bushmeet%20at%20Ivan%5E4s?ref=1

I took a video of the opening of the fire pit, but I need to convert it and upload to YouTube before I can share it. That'll be later.

Fletching
29-05-2011, 09:37 AM
Nice photos and narrative Bernie. :)

Steve

Metal mug
29-05-2011, 04:57 PM
Apologies Ivan, Adam & all, I don't think I'm going to be able to make this one like I first hoped. I've got some work on Fri/Sat, might be able to make it up for Sunday day though, I'll try get an answer asap. I'm sure they'll be plenty more in the future! :)
:camping: Are you on the drums for Yuck again Ashley? :D

Ben Casey
29-05-2011, 09:39 PM
Cant wait till I get there :)

paul standley
29-05-2011, 10:00 PM
Nice Job Bernie - I'm going down early July and can't wait.

Looks like I'm going to have to get in some drinking practice beforehand though as I'm obviously not up to the req'd standard yet...!

Paul

Ivan
30-05-2011, 10:11 PM
Hi Bernie,

Really good to meet you thanks for helping make the meet a success, oh and thanks for my spoon! Sorry we didnt get chance to say goodbye. Nice photos apart from the one of bushcrafting at its base level, hard to believe I get all of that kit in a 35 litre rucksack! Hope you had a good time and to see you soon.

Atb

Ivan...

Bernie
31-05-2011, 07:41 AM
Nice photos apart from the one of bushcrafting at its base level

In all fairness, I think the chairs blew over in the night. One even blew over again after I'd put it up.

It wasn't all Bushcraft; there was that of course, but also a good laugh and social side to it. I think we were all there to enjoy ourselves in different ways. Some staying mostly to themselves, one or two quietly busy getting meals and fuel, and most of us just relaxing and enjoying the outdoors and the company of like minded people.

Raven
31-05-2011, 12:17 PM
good to meet you bernie, i'm sure we'll catch up again at some other meet, great photo's, weather has gotten better now!!!! typical.

thanks to Ivan and Katie for looking after us all, also thanks to Andy for being so free with his help and advice (as well as his bad jokes and dry humor) and thanks to everyone for being there and making it a great weekend!

see you all again soon,

paul

Adam Savage
31-05-2011, 01:55 PM
Great report of events Bernie. It was great to meet you, as was it you too Raven. I have a few photos of the group bow drill (organised and presented by Andy), lamb hangi (Ivan for the lamb, Andy for the pit, and Fox for the oxtail and veg) and native birds talk (given by the kind Roger)

A good weekend that would have been even better with some nice weather, but can't get it all the time. A great bunch of lads and lasses. Hope to see some more of the NB folk, at the TT meet in July, that couldn't make it this time.

Ichneumon
31-05-2011, 05:28 PM
Nice pictures Bernie and many thanks for them.

A special thanks to Ivan (and Katie) for the hospitality. It was a great and very memorable weekend - much enjoyed. Well worth the long drive. I met a group of very nice people and learned some interesting things.

Can't wait for the next one.

Paul N

Adam Savage
31-05-2011, 05:45 PM
Nice pictures Bernie and many thanks for them.

A special thanks to Ivan (and Katie) for the hospitality. It was a great and very memorable weekend - much enjoyed. Well worth the long drive. I met a group of very nice people and learned some interesting things.

Can't wait for the next one.

Paul N

Was great to meet you too Paul. I'm sure I will be there, the next time you can make it.

Adam Savage
31-05-2011, 06:05 PM
Slowly getting through all of the photos. Here is a couple from two days before the meet. Ivan and I stumbled across a hen pheasant, with around a dozen chicks. Ivan managed to pick one up.

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/T%20minus%20two%20days/IMGP2783.jpg

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http://s1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/T%20minus%20two%20days/

Adam Savage
31-05-2011, 06:17 PM
The day before the meet

Ivan and I re stocked the firewood, after a certain site user used a large portion of it. I won't tell you who, as I may end up on the fire myself lol.

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The skys changed from this...

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...to this, within the space of an hour.

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And shelter almost complete...

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jonajuna
31-05-2011, 06:32 PM
thanks for the pics Bernie, took me right back there :) nice meeting you :)

i am working on a passout for the ten tors weekend as i know you will need a reliable sober sort to sit at basecamp poking the fire and putting the kettle on, i'm sure Ivan and Adam can vouch for my sobriety..............

Adam Savage
31-05-2011, 06:38 PM
thanks for the pics Bernie, took me right back there :) nice meeting you :)

i am working on a passout for the ten tors weekend as i know you will need a reliable sober sort to sit at basecamp poking the fire and putting the kettle on, i'm sure Ivan and Adam can vouch for my sobriety..............

I can vouch for it. Jon doesn't drink much, gives all the tequila to others and laughs at them instead. LOL

Adam Savage
31-05-2011, 06:46 PM
These next few shots (there are more on the photobucket album, link below) are of the route we were planning on taking you, for the 6.5 mile moor tour. These images only show the first leg to Avon dam and a handful of Keble Martins Chapel, as the sites are the same as the previous album (second link below)

The view without as much mist...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/7%20mile%20trek%20in%20revers/IMGP2582.jpg

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Avon dam, in the distance...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/7%20mile%20trek%20in%20revers/IMGP2618.jpg

Nursing pony...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/7%20mile%20trek%20in%20revers/IMGP2631.jpg

Keble Martins Chapel...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/7%20mile%20trek%20in%20revers/IMGP2640.jpg

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Link one...http://s1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/7%20mile%20trek%20in%20revers/

link two...http://s1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/7%20mile%20trek/

jonajuna
31-05-2011, 06:49 PM
I can vouch for it. Jon doesn't drink much, gives all the tequila to others and laughs at them instead. LOL i'll have to double my supplies int he future, ran out before bed and had to sweet talk Brandy Mandi for a slurp of her supplies :P

Adam Savage
31-05-2011, 07:18 PM
Friday photos were corrupted, unfortunately, but here are some from Saturday. As usual, with a link to all photos below.
Some pretty much the same as Joel's pics.

Raven's collapsible stoves...

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http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Saturday/IMGP2835.jpg

Ready for lunch...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Saturday/IMGP2838.jpg

"I've found some international travellers"...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Saturday/IMGP2839.jpg

They must have smelt the lamb...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Saturday/IMGP2841.jpg

So this is the oven?...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Saturday/IMGP2845.jpg

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Plenty of interest in the food...

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Jon, cheek to cheek with a French lady...

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Rain won't put us off...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Saturday/IMGP2865.jpg

http://s1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Saturday/

Adam Savage
31-05-2011, 07:55 PM
Sunday. Bird education from Roger, followed by a group bow drill, demonstration/activity from Andy, featuring ember to flame from Badger.

This is an...erm...bird. Sorry I was paying more attention to taking photos than the lesson.

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Sunday/IMGP2873.jpg

I do remember Blackbird though...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Sunday/IMGP2879.jpg

And Robin...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Sunday/IMGP2882.jpg

Being ringed...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Sunday/IMGP2887.jpg

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A bird in the hand...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Sunday/IMGP2895.jpg

Adam Savage
31-05-2011, 08:13 PM
nd now fire by friction

Preperation...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Sunday/IMGP2915.jpg

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http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Sunday/IMGP2935.jpg

Here's one I made earlier...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Sunday/IMGP2938.jpg

Go on Badger, show us how it's done...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Sunday/IMGP2947.jpg

Hold it there...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Sunday/IMGP2956.jpg

Go on Katie, give it some stick...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Sunday/IMGP2957.jpg

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Where's Andy run off to?...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Sunday/IMGP2964.jpg

Smoke!...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Sunday/IMGP2967.jpg

That's it Andy, come back when all the hard work is done ;)

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Blow Badger, blow...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Sunday/IMGP3001.jpg

Fire!...

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http://s1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%202%20the%20revenge%20preperation%20weeke nd/Dartmoor%20revenge%20Sunday/

paul standley
31-05-2011, 08:30 PM
I am soooo looking fwd to the July meet...

Paul

Adam Savage
31-05-2011, 08:41 PM
I am soooo looking fwd to the July meet...

Paul

Will see what we can get in the way of demonstrations and activities, for the basecamp guys to do while the team are up on the moor.

Hope we can make it as interesting as the last one, with better weather to boot.

Adam Savage
01-06-2011, 06:57 AM
A short video of everyone tucking in to the lamb.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCj0wtu85gY

Adam Savage
01-06-2011, 08:24 AM
Bird education, provided by Roger


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVs5X_vK1_g

Nova
01-06-2011, 08:31 AM
Posted on BCUK as well, but some really great pics there Adam!
Shame about the weather, but a really good weekend nonetheless!

Adam Savage
01-06-2011, 08:35 AM
Posted on BCUK as well, but some really great pics there Adam!
Shame about the weather, but a really good weekend nonetheless!

Thanks Nova. Hope Pinky managed to have some enjoyment, after the nightmare drive down. Will hop over to BCUK and check in.

Adam Savage
01-06-2011, 09:52 AM
A short video of Bernie, carving his spoon at the meet.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZWhic0pxe4

Sounds has been removed, due to data protection.

Adam Savage
01-06-2011, 10:04 AM
A sample of the chatter flying around the fire side, featuring Raven discussing his stoves and Andy being camera shy :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuqYkTuHtrw

Adam Savage
01-06-2011, 10:11 AM
As we headed onto the moors. Light rain, but not too much mist.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUNQPFTPrVY

Naturalmagik
01-06-2011, 10:51 AM
Oh yes there a reply!:) Coming up with Ben. We're organising things:)

Adam Savage
01-06-2011, 12:01 PM
Oh yes there a reply!:) Coming up with Ben. We're organising things:)

So you, Ben and a couple others will keep the home fires burning, while we're out on the moors.

Adam Savage
01-06-2011, 12:02 PM
Ivan tries to lighten the mood, of the wet weather walk.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGsH0SR2kRs

Naturalmagik
01-06-2011, 12:10 PM
Burning bright:)

Naturalmagik
01-06-2011, 12:12 PM
I love skulls and bones, i collect them. If anyone finds any, please give them to me if not wanted! Thanks:)

Adam Savage
01-06-2011, 12:13 PM
See, we weren't lying about the weather.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pax7mYFDB2M

Naturalmagik
01-06-2011, 12:17 PM
Sounds as blustery as up here on the wash, harsh winds somedays, dosent stop me tho, got a wolfette to walk:) whatever the weather!

Adam Savage
01-06-2011, 12:17 PM
I love skulls and bones, i collect them. If anyone finds any, please give them to me if not wanted! Thanks:)

Plenty out on the moors. Local farmers loose approximately 10% of their stock every year. Some of natural causes, as well as young or particularly weak, to large foxes.

Naturalmagik
01-06-2011, 12:19 PM
I could do with some larger ones, but really theyre gifts from Nature for me, so whatever im meant to be working with, i will find or be given. Leave it all up to the powers that be:) best way!

Adam Savage
06-06-2011, 02:45 PM
Here's what the weather did, once everyone had left.

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%20two%20after%20hours/IMGP3034.jpg

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%20two%20after%20hours/IMGP3035.jpg

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%20two%20after%20hours/IMGP3044.jpg

Katie shows off her sharps collection so far...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%20two%20after%20hours/IMGP3050.jpg

And explains a little about knife safety to Ivan...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%20two%20after%20hours/IMGP3054.jpg

Showing off the new plaque for the bedroom door...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%20two%20after%20hours/IMGP3057.jpg

Making the shelter look huge...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%20two%20after%20hours/IMGP3064.jpg

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%20two%20after%20hours/IMGP3065.jpg

"Can ya see me?"...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%20two%20after%20hours/IMGP3066.jpg

Looks disturbing doesn't it lol...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%20two%20after%20hours/IMGP3067.jpg

Working on another spoon, with modded Mora 511...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%20two%20after%20hours/IMGP3071.jpg

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%20two%20after%20hours/IMGP3072.jpg

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%20two%20after%20hours/IMGP3073.jpg

...and eating with it...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%20two%20after%20hours/IMGP3075.jpg

Good ol' rat packs...

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/Dartmoor%20two%20after%20hours/IMGP3076.jpg

Naturalmagik
06-06-2011, 04:00 PM
beautiful fotos! Thanks for sharing:) Tess

Martin
06-06-2011, 05:50 PM
Now, that's what I call a bush meet Adam. Just a few good friends enjoying each other's company in a beautiful location. :)

Martin

Adam Savage
06-06-2011, 06:16 PM
Now, that's what I call a bush meet Adam. Just a few good friends enjoying each other's company in a beautiful location. :)

Martin

Being totally honest, I prefer smaller numbers too. However I try and grab every opportunity to get out in the woods I can.

Ivan's place is ideal, even with nearly 30 people there, you don't notice the numbers. They all spread out and do their own thing mostly.

jonajuna
06-06-2011, 08:48 PM
Ivan's place is ideal, even with nearly 30 people there, you don't notice the numbers. They all spread out and do their own thing mostly.

i like that ability too, though i am a very social animal, i do like a bit of down time (and others need a rest from me too! lol) so to be able to sidle off down the track, feel like your all alone in the woods and just enjoy a bit of birdsong and babbling brook without feeling any pressure to go and be socialble is great.....

equally as great is the option to return to the fire circle and chat, joke and laugh with a load of nice and kind people

the woods are lovely, the people that go there are lovely, but they are just ingredients......... its the likes of Ivan, Katie and Adam that are the catalysts to make the place truely special

Adam Savage
06-06-2011, 08:53 PM
the woods are lovely, the people that go there are lovely, but they are just ingredients......... its the likes of Ivan, Katie and Adam that are the catalysts to make the place truely special

Oh Mr Ajuna, you spoil us with your flattery, but don't forget, anything we do would be pretty pointless if people didn't come and enjoy it.