PDA

View Full Version : Inside the M25 2012



mark
07-01-2012, 06:11 PM
with xmas out the way, im sure some of you like me are getting restless from not being out for some time.
with the end of january come the end of the shooting season and the start of the bush season for me, the farm i visit will be open for bussines and i had an idear to start with a small working party to geather some fire wood for the years visits, plus a dunny. As always the weekend will not cost anything, however to make life easy, i was going to do a group cook, so some funds will be needed. I was thinking early march for the first visit. anyone interested.

telbert
08-01-2012, 07:01 PM
Definitely up for this Mark.Be great to get over there again.

Tony1948
08-01-2012, 07:47 PM
Hi Mark put Dave and me down for a bit of that.:camping::happy-clapping:

mark
08-01-2012, 08:05 PM
i knew i could trust in you gents, was thinking the first weekend in march.

Wrighty28
08-01-2012, 08:26 PM
Providing im in the country yeep id be up for that. Might be out in Afghan by that point.

Ben Casey
08-01-2012, 08:27 PM
Pity I'm up North now :(

pheasant plucker
12-01-2012, 08:43 PM
would there be any room for a newby to come and join you?

Tony1948
12-01-2012, 09:30 PM
Ya more the better,:welcome:to the forum PP where you from:confused2:everry one's welcome to one of Mark's over nights down the woods we go to:happy-clapping:He'll get back to you in the next day or 2.I think the idear is to cut a bit of wood dig a dunny av a sherbbert round the old :campfire:and a chin wag you'll enjoy it,av you got kit?Keep in touch and MARK let you now were we meet up:camping:Befor driving to the woods:jumping-joy:

pheasant plucker
13-01-2012, 10:50 AM
hi thanks for the reply. i live in cambridgeshire but also do bushcraft in essex with another group! i have my basic kit for cooking sleeping etc but can you ever stop buying that new bit you think will be handy!!!!! look forward to speaking to you soon.

mark
13-01-2012, 06:31 PM
welcome mr plucker if you look through the thread inside m25 the details for the site are there, which group in essex.

pheasant plucker
13-01-2012, 07:34 PM
sxo same as you i think going by your profile picture

mark
15-01-2012, 12:26 PM
Hello Mr. Stanbridge. I do appologise but were you at the december meet.

pheasant plucker
15-01-2012, 03:09 PM
i certainly was. i'm the one that comes from cambridgeshire. i cant seem to find the info about wood location???

mark
15-01-2012, 07:10 PM
i certainly was. i'm the one that comes from cambridgeshire. i cant seem to find the info about wood location???

rm4 1 qb

BackPackMac
22-01-2012, 08:36 PM
Hi Guys. A newby to the forum here. Any chance of another one joining the camp out? I'm not far away (Rochford) and I'm really keen to meet up with other bushcrafters.... Also Mark and Pheasant Plucker - you talk of sxo... sounds interesting... where can I get more info?

Tony1948
22-01-2012, 10:37 PM
:welcome:BPM to the forum,as far as I now it's an open invite for the meet in MARCH the first week end,assoon as MARK see you'r post he'll let you now,see you there.I'm in GRAYS:campfire:DONT GET EATEN BY THE BEARS................TONY..............:rock-on:

mark
23-01-2012, 01:24 PM
Hi Guys. A newby to the forum here. Any chance of another one joining the camp out? I'm not far away (Rochford) and I'm really keen to meet up with other bushcrafters.... Also Mark and Pheasant Plucker - you talk of sxo... sounds interesting... where can I get more info?

Never a problem, always good to see new faces. The meet point is lower bedfords park, if you look through last years "inside the m 25" the details are there. If you think your short of any equipment then let me know, iv got sh*t loads of extras. If you like to shoot air rifles then please do bring .

See you all soon

Mark

BackPackMac
23-01-2012, 05:04 PM
Cheers Mark, that's great. Got gear so wont be a problem. See you there - looking forward to it :D

BackPackMac
23-01-2012, 05:49 PM
Checked out last years "inside the m 25" thread, deduced that the meetup car park is the first lay-by that you come to in the RHS - in the park next to the football pitches... (but I cant see on google maps any football pitches (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=RM4+&hl=en&ll=51.611674,0.194321&spn=0.022812,0.066047&sll=51.609729,0.195909&sspn=0.022813,0.066047&vpsrc=6&hnear=RM4,+United+Kingdom&t=h&z=15)). Can you zoom in to the meet point on google and post / pm the link for us / me? Will you have the logo in your car window again this year?
Cheers, Mac

mark
23-01-2012, 07:12 PM
trust me you see us in the car park, we get lots of looks.

john scrivy
25-01-2012, 05:32 PM
Hi Mark hope all is good buddy And nice of course to meet you at our Essex outbacks meet back in december I am looking forward to getting over to you at some time How do you fancy a joint venture in the summer with us Essex out backs peeps

Tony1948
25-01-2012, 06:03 PM
Hi BPM dont want to no you'r address just wair in Essex you come from so I can direct you to the layby in the park,I'm next to Lakeside.:camping:

john scrivy
25-01-2012, 08:25 PM
Hi Tony have a chat with Mark and you of course are welcome to join us in feb and see what we are about thanks from SCRIVY essex outbacks

john scrivy
25-01-2012, 08:27 PM
hOPE iVE GOT THE RIGHT MARK

Tony1948
25-01-2012, 08:54 PM
Yes...........t^

BackPackMac
26-01-2012, 12:02 PM
Hi Tony, thanks - I'm coming from Rochford, will use the SAT NAV to the postcode which will get me close, so I guess I will turn left off of Broxhill Road heading south towards the center of Bedford Park... I'm guessing I'm looking for the first layby on that road?

mark
26-01-2012, 09:24 PM
Hi Tony, thanks - I'm coming from Rochford, will use the SAT NAV to the postcode which will get me close, so I guess I will turn left off of Broxhill Road heading south towards the center of Bedford Park... I'm guessing I'm looking for the first layby on that road?

Yes mate that's the one.

mark
26-01-2012, 09:27 PM
Iv had a couple of people contact me via pm so it's going to be quite a shin dig. Any idears for dinner then.

mark
26-01-2012, 09:43 PM
Yes...........t^

Thanks Tony, are you bring your box of tricks to sell again.

BackPackMac
31-01-2012, 07:53 AM
OK, I'm intrigued... "box of tricks to sell", will you be bringing along some of your hand crafted knives Tony? If so, I'm very interested. Need to treat myself to a new knife!
With regards to food, hope we can do better than a big vat of beans (blazing saddles camp comes to mind :)). How about we go full bushcraft style and bring along a rabbit - or do these come out of the box of tricks?

Tony1948
31-01-2012, 07:09 PM
Ya the box will be comeing and the knifes:happy-clapping:out of the box in the past we have had wabit and pritty boys,I think MARK bought bunny one time.I'll have a look in the bottom of the frezer see wot I have:campfire:We always eat well.Dont do bad with a bit of jolly loob round the:campfire:in the evening.Hope to see you all there.:camping:

BackPackMac
01-02-2012, 11:18 AM
Guys, I stumbled across this from my local army surplus store "Classic IPk sheet.apprx 8'x4', near indestructible olive green plastic sheet,with pegs and nylon cord. (http://www.ew-trading.com/shop/bushcraft-survival-shelter-c-70_71/ipk-p-328)", only 4 - its a done deal and must have in the kit. Trouble is, the minimum order is for 4 and I only want 1, does anyone else want one thats coming along to the next "Inside the M25" meetup? If so I can take your orders and bring them along with me to dish out? Interested (4) ?
3678

telbert
01-02-2012, 03:52 PM
Guys, I stumbled across this from my local army surplus store "Classic IPk sheet.apprx 8'x4', near indestructible olive green plastic sheet,with pegs and nylon cord. (http://www.ew-trading.com/shop/bushcraft-survival-shelter-c-70_71/ipk-p-328)", only 4 - its a done deal and must have in the kit. Trouble is, the minimum order is for 4 and I only want 1, does anyone else want one thats coming along to the next "Inside the M25" meetup? If so I can take your orders and bring them along with me to dish out? Interested (4) ?
3678




Yeah ill have one please

mark
01-02-2012, 07:39 PM
Guys, I stumbled across this from my local army surplus store "Classic IPk sheet.apprx 8'x4', near indestructible olive green plastic sheet,with pegs and nylon cord. (http://www.ew-trading.com/shop/bushcraft-survival-shelter-c-70_71/ipk-p-328)", only 4 - its a done deal and must have in the kit. Trouble is, the minimum order is for 4 and I only want 1, does anyone else want one thats coming along to the next "Inside the M25" meetup? If so I can take your orders and bring them along with me to dish out? Interested (4) ?
3678

best put me down for one to

mark
01-02-2012, 07:46 PM
been speaking to the wife, she has agreed to make one of her world class beef stews with dumplings for saturday plus a full english on sunday morning. if you want to bring extras to try then by all means.

Tony1948
01-02-2012, 10:51 PM
Ya I'll ave the other one:happy-clapping:I'm brining a bit of a stew as well (Game)we ant gonner get a lot done, will be cooking all arfsternoon,never mind.A bit of munch a chin wag and afew sherberts with buddis,,,,,,great,,,,,,,nice:innocent::jumping-joy::jumping-joy::jumping-joy::rock-on:

mark
03-02-2012, 03:13 PM
Tony does dave or your self have waders from your fishing days. Just thinking about that big pond full of cat tail.

Tony1948
03-02-2012, 07:57 PM
I havent but I'll see if Dave has,wot part of the meal are they going to be,:happy-clapping: LoL You'll put the other guys off if they think there eating cat tail for supper unless you meen the root (risens)or you wont them for tinder:campfire:I'll ask im:rock-on:

Wrighty28
03-02-2012, 08:52 PM
Guys, I stumbled across this from my local army surplus store "Classic IPk sheet.apprx 8'x4', near indestructible olive green plastic sheet,with pegs and nylon cord. (http://www.ew-trading.com/shop/bushcraft-survival-shelter-c-70_71/ipk-p-328)", only 4 - its a done deal and must have in the kit. Trouble is, the minimum order is for 4 and I only want 1, does anyone else want one thats coming along to the next "Inside the M25" meetup? If so I can take your orders and bring them along with me to dish out? Interested (4) ?
3678

oooo il have one if theres a spare going :) is there a confirmed date for this yet?

Tony1948
03-02-2012, 10:45 PM
I think 4 have been spocken for 4 was the minimum order, I'm shore BPM can get more if wanted.Are you comeing to the over night inside the M25 it's the first weekend in MARCH?If you are let MARK now he has to let the wood owner now how menny will be there.Be good to meet you if you are comeing,Atb...............TONY.........:camping:

Wrighty28
04-02-2012, 09:27 AM
I think 4 have been spocken for 4 was the minimum order, I'm shore BPM can get more if wanted.Are you comeing to the over night inside the M25 it's the first weekend in MARCH?If you are let MARK now he has to let the wood owner now how menny will be there.Be good to meet you if you are comeing,Atb...............TONY.........:camping:

Hi Tony, yeh im 100% on this now. Ill PM Mark now.

mark
07-02-2012, 07:25 PM
ok chaps im thinking the working party part of the weekend can wait till the better weather. Lets just go up have a good time, full bellys and cheer for more to come. we will need fire wood for the feast that tony my wife will prepare so some work will have to be done.

if you could put your name on the list below just so that i know how many to tell the landowner.

mark

Wrighty28
08-02-2012, 04:44 PM
carrying on the name like so?

Mark
Wrighty

BackPackMac
09-02-2012, 11:16 AM
Mark
Wrighty
BackPackMac

BackPackMac
09-02-2012, 11:19 AM
ok chaps im thinking the working party part of the weekend can wait till the better weather. Lets just go up have a good time, full bellys and cheer for more to come. we will need fire wood for the feast that tony my wife will prepare so some work will have to be done.

if you could put your name on the list below just so that i know how many to tell the landowner.

mark

I can bring along a sack of seasoned firewood - will raid the log burner stack!

mark
09-02-2012, 03:08 PM
I can bring along a sack of seasoned firewood - will raid the log burner stack!

No need to panic mate plenty of wood in the woods. The plan was to set up a store of sorts

Tony1948
09-02-2012, 04:11 PM
Mark, Wrighty. BackPacMac, Tony,

Wrighty28
09-02-2012, 05:54 PM
is there sufficient means for hammocking at this place mark?

mark
09-02-2012, 06:13 PM
is there sufficient means for hammocking at this place mark?

yes mate , its my princible way to camp.

Wrighty28
09-02-2012, 06:14 PM
yes mate , its my princible way to camp.

quality.

mark
16-02-2012, 05:46 PM
I'm up here right now chaps and the amount of dead fall from the high winds and bad weather is insane. Won't need to cut anything down it's all on the floor, just bring a good set of gloves and may be a bow as or two, see you soon.

Tony1948
18-02-2012, 10:42 AM
:sad:Mark I'll be comeing up the woods on the saturday but wont by aball to stay over nite.I'm flying out to Portugal at 4 in the mornning,it's my 40th wedding anniversary on sunday:oops: so I'm tackeing my Lovely on a short break.I'll only be aball to stay 3or4 hours,:Sorry:

mark
19-02-2012, 08:54 PM
its a shame sir but you will be missed. congratulations to you and the wife. will dave still be coming ?

Tony1948
20-02-2012, 08:49 AM
Ya I think so.T^

mark
20-02-2012, 08:12 PM
just a little taster of whats to come. A little one nighter by myself.

3865

3866

3867

3868

Wrighty28
20-02-2012, 09:35 PM
looking good!

Tony1948
21-02-2012, 02:35 PM
Wots all that? You ground dwelling now:confused2:

mark
21-02-2012, 04:31 PM
Wots all that? You ground dwelling now:confused2:

i was very lucky at xmas, was given a lot of money and vouchers.
popped up to enfield spent the lot.
iv given it a try, my back still hurts now,
not the best nights sleep.
theres so much timber on the floor mate

BackPackMac
26-02-2012, 04:36 PM
Hi Guys. Just give my kit a once over today and all set. Glad your one-nighter worked out Mark, though back in the hammock I guess next weekend then. I got the IPK's so will bring them along with me.

Wrighty28
26-02-2012, 05:04 PM
Mark you will be sending a PM round nearer the time as too location of this place?

mark
01-03-2012, 10:01 AM
We all ready then chaps, how many times have you packed your bags. I can't find my laplander saw, so if any one finds it over weekend please let me know.

Wrighty28
01-03-2012, 10:20 AM
Near enough packed up. My Bergen just seems so bulky with a sleeping bag, snugpak, hammock and a tarp.. Lol, I've squashed it down as much as I can, not heavy, just bulky!

I'm bringing a wire saw if need be. Got a few bits of kit I wanna try out.

Is anybody else bringing an air rifle? Dont fancy being the only one

Tony1948
01-03-2012, 11:29 AM
Any kit you guys are brining I'll take in in the back of the 4x4 but you'll have to walk it out,I'm not staying overnight.

Wrighty28
01-03-2012, 02:55 PM
Any kit you guys are brining I'll take in in the back of the 4x4 but you'll have to walk it out,I'm not staying overnight.

Dragging it all in's half the fun! You should be driving slowly behind us all struggling whilst revving the engine lol.

Cheers for the offer though :)

So how many of us are confirmed?

mark
01-03-2012, 03:34 PM
4 or 5 so far. thanlks for the offer tony im leaving a bit of kit up there this time.

Tony1948
01-03-2012, 04:39 PM
I dont think Dave can make it he's got a new job he mite have to work will see:sad:

Wrighty28
02-03-2012, 10:23 AM
That's a shame :( on the brighter side congrats to him on the new job.

Getting excited now! First hammock camp of the year! Can't wait to try the new snugpak out.

mark
02-03-2012, 08:26 PM
ok chaps the stew is cooking the dumpling are made. breakfast will be a full english spanish omlette type thing, plus banock with both meals.

Wrighty28
03-03-2012, 09:04 AM
leaving in a mo! cant think of anything else i could pack lol

mark
04-03-2012, 01:05 PM
Just got back cleaned up. Sorry no pictures this time. Will has some. Good to meet you new chaps. Just sorry more didn't turn up. Telbert what happened?. Tony I owe you 10 for the ponch, I also have your pan that I will clean and return to you plus your grill is still up on site.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the next meet.

Mark

P.S.
good job we left when we did, its been peeing with rain since i got home.

BackPackMac
04-03-2012, 05:39 PM
Hey guys. Big thanks to Mark for sorting this out, had a great time. Oh and a big thanks for the grub - OUTSTANDING!! Good to meet some new faces, hope to do it again next time!

Wrighty28
04-03-2012, 08:02 PM
Big Thankyou to Mark! - That food was excellent, im now a bannock fan!! Brilliant to me you all, top blokes! few pictures :)

Marks setup

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/Wrighty28/CIMG0742.jpg

Mac's strange fungi find. Can anybody identify?

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/Wrighty28/IMG_0370.jpg

Mac having some target practice with my Air Arms S410c

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/Wrighty28/IMG_0371.jpg

The fire which was burning solid for 24 hours :)

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/Wrighty28/IMG_0372.jpg


Again big thanks Mark, and cheers for the daysack Tony, pleasure to meet you Mac!

Ben Casey
05-03-2012, 08:12 AM
Great pics there :D

Fletching
05-03-2012, 08:30 AM
Looks great guys. Sorry I couldn't make it but I've got another operation this Wednesday so needed to get organised at home for when I get out. hopefully, I'll be on my feet again for the Cornwall RV if any of you are going.

Steve :)

jus_young
05-03-2012, 09:54 PM
I can almost smell the fire...

Oh to be back out again.

rossbird
05-03-2012, 10:50 PM
Fungi looks like scarlet elf cap.
Not one to eat.
Looks like a good time had by all;)

pheasant plucker
06-03-2012, 09:12 PM
so sorry i missed it sounds like a good w/end hopefully next time ?

Tony1948
09-03-2012, 07:37 PM
Hi guys just got back from my gornt to Portugal we had a great time.:Sorry: I could'ant stay for the overnight bit,but good to meet another 2 new faces,Wrighy & BPM, glade you had a good time,hope to meet you again at the next one.Hope you'r happy with the knife BPM:zombie-fighting:

BackPackMac
13-03-2012, 12:57 PM
Hi Tony, glad you had a great time. Very happy with the new knife - thanks very much. Going to give it a test over this coming weekend on a Survial Weekend here (http://www.wildwoodbushcraft.com/courses/survival/survival_weekend_course.htm). Sure it will work out perfectly!