View Full Version : well i've done it :)

bare grills
09-01-2012, 01:39 PM
hi all ,
after much reading and youtubing i have ordered some stuff today !!

until now everything i've been playing about with has been what was lying around the house . ( hobo stove from a pineapple ring tin , pop can stoves from my extensive collection of empty ale cans and a part put together EDC , but the urge to progress a bit further became too much :)

so on it's way is a mora companion carbon mg (only 8.50 !!!),
olive paracord and
a fire steel .

i've also been on a recce of a wood not to far from home and it's deserted not even dog walkers .....

can't wait :)

Ben Casey
09-01-2012, 02:10 PM
\\\sounds like you have been bitten by the bug of the wild :)

bare grills
09-01-2012, 02:17 PM
firmly with even the back teeth :)

i'm starting on the easy stuff like a brew in the wild on the hobo using a meths burner but would like to practice my skills and hone them right upto trekking self sufficiant style ...

was a cub , scout and venture and have since been fishing alot (weeks at at time) camping but walking is my passion which would be heightened by looking after myself ....

bare :campfire:

09-01-2012, 02:51 PM
Give it a month, and you'll have Shiny Kit Syndrome (SKS)


Steve ;)

bare grills
09-01-2012, 03:01 PM
mmmm i sort of hope not !!
i'm a tackle tart with my fishing at that cost the earth , kinda wanted bushcraft to be me and minimal buy it once but wisely kit !

i HATE having cheap useless stuff in my life only ever lets you down :( so guess i'll end up with sks too ;D

bare x

09-01-2012, 04:56 PM
You give him a month! :confused:

Spend a week on this forum and SKS takes hold :p

09-01-2012, 05:39 PM
sounds like your going to be haveing fun mate you might want to do lots of reading on the forum might save some money then again lol

09-01-2012, 08:09 PM
if your like me i give you a few days befor SKS sets in the problem is affording it all!!!! but its the best thing to have :happy-clapping:

bare grills
09-01-2012, 11:54 PM
just getting out there and using what i have will be enough , for a little while anyway ...

hurry up postie ..........................................

09-01-2012, 11:58 PM
id make shore you have a good knife and some way off makeing fire then start geting the rest as you go along matehave fun

bare grills
10-01-2012, 08:56 AM
id make shore you have a good knife and some way off makeing fire then start geting the rest as you go along matehave fun

look at post #1 ... thats exactly what i've done ;)

oh and don't worry , i will ..

i will probably end up enjoying the solitude but sort of wish i had a like minded bud to share the journey with..

the mrs is great in as much as she encourages me to do the things i enjoy and even got me a bushcraft cd rom book for crimbo along with a few other bits and bobs BUT she draws the line at being out in the dark and cold even if she wants all the benefits of being able to have a hot brew when out on a walk !!!!....

10-01-2012, 05:09 PM
There are loads of people and meet ups on here bud so i'm sure you'll get drawn into the community soon, and thats when you really start to learning, my advice to you mate is to get along to your nearest meet and watch,try and chat, best way!

10-01-2012, 08:16 PM
oops yer there are some meet up in wiltshire http://www.wildernessgathering.co.uk/index.html this looks good i hope to be there

bare grills
11-01-2012, 04:38 AM
cheers guys , i wil try and hook up with some like minded fellow essexites ;)