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mark
17-12-2012, 06:23 PM
I hearby call the first meet for 2013 first weekend of March 2013 (if we last that long). iv started to organise early because there are a lot of new faces. Plus the fact that those of us that need a pink slip can start the buttering up process early.:happy-clapping:

Ehecatl
17-12-2012, 07:14 PM
T^

ian c
17-12-2012, 08:12 PM
Hi Mark sounds like a good idea and i am up for that.

Tony1948
17-12-2012, 08:42 PM
I'm there guysT^

f0rm4t
18-12-2012, 07:03 AM
Same venue Mark, or your new permission?
Bring a .22 springer?

I think we'll be doing something before March though. I'm gagging to get out!

mark
19-12-2012, 03:28 PM
[QUOTE=f0rm4t;63925]Same venue Mark, or your new permission?
Bring a .22 springer?

I think we'll be doing something before March though. I'm gagging to get out![/QUOTE


I'll have a chat with the other site one of them is trying to get out after Christmas.

steviec1980
03-01-2013, 02:25 PM
hey thanks mark

was not sure if a newbie would be overly welcome at first

mark
03-01-2013, 02:31 PM
hey thanks mark

was not sure if a newbie would be overly welcome at first

Your more then welcome

steviec1980
03-01-2013, 02:42 PM
thanks fella
just a quick question, would you recommend i go on a bush craft course before i attend a meet? i have been recovering from a back injury that left me housebound for just over a year so have not been able to practice much yet

mark
03-01-2013, 02:47 PM
None of us are experts mate just turn up and watch. Where are you coming from.

steviec1980
03-01-2013, 02:48 PM
im in eltham south east london, so you can guess there is not many places to camp and practice without getting into trouble

Tony1948
03-01-2013, 03:53 PM
Hi Stevie,I'm one of the motly bunch that go over Mark's overnights then he has them,you'll be more than welcome.How will you get there from Eltham?Dont worry about the back you wont have to carry you'r kit into the wood just throw it in the back of my pickup and we'll drive it in,all you'll need is you'r sleeping gear and loads of bacon,we'll bring all the cooking pots and pans.Oh and wot ever you drink,hope you can make it,see you there.:camping:

Wrighty28
03-01-2013, 03:56 PM
count me in boyo's! Wrighty's back in action with a shite load of Gucci kit to try out haha

Tony1948
03-01-2013, 04:06 PM
Hi Wrighty how you doing,you two guy come from the same part of town perhapes you could teem up and come together?:happy-clapping:

steviec1980
03-01-2013, 04:12 PM
hi tony
firstly the bacon and bangers are no problem! i work for makro so i can bring plenty:jumping-joy:
i dont know where the meet is so not sure how to get there yet and i just need to know if i need to bring a hammock and tarp or a tent??

mark
03-01-2013, 05:20 PM
As tony said he drives in so bring what you.

mark
03-01-2013, 05:23 PM
count me in boyo's! Wrighty's back in action with a shite load of Gucci kit to try out haha

Good to hear from you mate. How's the training, having fun with the big guns !

BackPackMac
03-01-2013, 07:06 PM
Hey Mark and the rest of the Motly crew,
Cant miss another Bacon-fest. Count me in!!!

mark
03-01-2013, 07:49 PM
With so many of us, a nice big stew is in need. i'll bring the stew and dumplings. Any volunteers for elements for breakfast, sausage, BACON, eggs, bread rolls, beans etc.

BackPackMac
03-01-2013, 08:09 PM
No probs with breaky - Will Bring BACON eggs, beans and some of that bubble that Wrighty likes! Got a nice skillet to try out too - ideal for the Banok!

Tony1948
03-01-2013, 08:23 PM
Looks like I'm going to have to buy a new blade for the bow saw.Dont forget the gridle Mark6318

f0rm4t
04-01-2013, 03:14 PM
Looking forward to this chaps.

Can't wait to show you all how far I've come on. I can now demolish a packet of bacon in record time! :jumping-joy:

...and that Cognac is gonna get it! "Survival Style"

HAHA!
T^

Tony1948
04-01-2013, 03:49 PM
Nice one Pual,will you be coming over on the bike and leve it ear?

f0rm4t
04-01-2013, 03:55 PM
Yeah - that sounds like a plan mate! If you don't mind. T^

f0rm4t
04-01-2013, 04:10 PM
Got a few things I'd like to practice/experiment with, if time permits. (...and I'm sober enough) :wink:

Bow & drill
hand drill
Swedish fire torch (NO IT DOESN'T INVOLVE SPOONING ME MARK!)
Dakota fire pit
Upside down fire
Maybe a bit of trapping (I've got some snares) 6322

Ehecatl
04-01-2013, 05:04 PM
Got a few things I'd like to practice/experiment with, if time permits. (...and I'm sober enough) :wink:

Bow & drill
hand drill
Swedish fire torch (NO IT DOESN'T INVOLVE SPOONING ME MARK!)
Dakota fire pit
Upside down fire
Maybe a bit of trapping (I've got some snares) 6322

Defo on the bow drill - got my eye on a nice piece of ivy log that I'll make a drill from. :)

Wrighty28
11-01-2013, 03:45 PM
No probs with breaky - Will Bring BACON eggs, beans and some of that bubble that Wrighty likes! Got a nice skillet to try out too - ideal for the Banok!

Mac you are the man haha, and that bubble is the nuts!


Got a few things I'd like to practice/experiment with, if time permits. (...and I'm sober enough) :wink:

Bow & drill
hand drill
Swedish fire torch (NO IT DOESN'T INVOLVE SPOONING ME MARK!)
Dakota fire pit
Upside down fire
Maybe a bit of trapping (I've got some snares) 6322

i had a dakota fire pit going very well on one of our last meets. there fantastic for heat, but because they draw so much oxygen they demolish fire wood at a rapid rate. great fun to make though had Mark not broken my shovel haha!



training's going very well mate. the .50cal range days start in march so looking forward to that to say the least!

mark
21-01-2013, 06:09 PM
Tony would you consider going light and trying the new spot in the valley.
Why not do your sales pitch when we meet at the park or at the farm and then at the end of the weekend.
There will be plenty of us to help carry the gear down.
Im planning to pop up for the day in feb after the shoot has finished, see what state things are in.

mark
21-01-2013, 06:11 PM
Got a few things I'd like to practice/experiment with, if time permits. (...and I'm sober enough) :wink:

Bow & drill
hand drill
Swedish fire torch (NO IT DOESN'T INVOLVE SPOONING ME MARK!)
Dakota fire pit
Upside down fire
Maybe a bit of trapping (I've got some snares) 6322

You need to speak with Ian C, he's the trapper gave mac, wrighty and myself a good lesson.

f0rm4t
21-01-2013, 06:31 PM
You need to speak with Ian C, he's the trapper gave mac, wrighty and myself a good lesson.

Looking forward to that then!

f0rm4t
28-01-2013, 06:03 PM
Tony would you consider going light and trying the new spot in the valley.
Why not do your sales pitch when we meet at the park or at the farm and then at the end of the weekend.
There will be plenty of us to help carry the gear down.
Im planning to pop up for the day in feb after the shoot has finished, see what state things are in.

It's all gone quiet. Ha!
We'd need a team of Nepalese Sherpas just for Tony's wine ;)

wildish64
28-01-2013, 06:17 PM
i would be interested in tagging along,never been on a course or a meet so would be a first for me

Ehecatl
28-01-2013, 07:00 PM
It's all gone quiet. Ha!
We'd need a team of Nepalese Sherpas just for Tony's wine ;)

So at least 8 Sherpa teams doing a return trip then?

M@

Ehecatl
28-01-2013, 07:24 PM
Chaps,

By March I shall have a collection of unwanted carpet samples (about 30cm square). Typically these can be used to put on your chair to sit on (much warmer - especially on the rip stop type seats) or to place just inside your tent or under your hammock to make boot removal easier. While this is not something I'd bother to lug around it can be a nice creature comfort doing an out of the car boot trip.

If you would like one/some/loads let me know and I shall bring them along.

Cheers,

M@

f0rm4t
28-01-2013, 07:26 PM
i would be interested in tagging along,never been on a course or a meet so would be a first for me

Mark's invite extends to anyone who wants to attend mate. It'd be great to see you there. T^

wildish64
28-01-2013, 07:47 PM
fantastic!

all i need to do now is find my old sleeping bag and evict the moths ;)

Ehecatl
28-01-2013, 07:52 PM
You may need a bottle opener too! ;)

wildish64
28-01-2013, 07:59 PM
lol i try to keep the weight down so wont be bringing one of them.....besides , you dont need them for whisky or rum :cool:

Ehecatl
28-01-2013, 09:10 PM
...and these days many wine bottles are screw top!

wildish64
28-01-2013, 09:16 PM
T^

makes it easier for simple folk like me lol

mark
31-01-2013, 03:11 PM
Where in herts wildfish.

wildish64
31-01-2013, 03:25 PM
wildfish lol i dont even like swimming :)

welwyn

mark
31-01-2013, 04:10 PM
wildfish lol i dont even like swimming :)

welwyn

Know it well. Part of my patch. Pop over to the groups page, find the details about the site your more then welcome.

wildish64
31-01-2013, 04:20 PM
brilliant cheers T^
can you send me a link please mark,i seem to just keep going round in circles

mark
01-02-2013, 03:50 PM
brilliant cheers T^
can you send me a link please mark,i seem to just keep going round in circles

.

The Staging post for all our over night shin digs start at Bedfords Park Visitor Centre, Broxhill Road, Havering-atte-Bower, Romford, RM4 1QH.

We meet at the first lay-by on the right as you drive through the gate, I'm trying to sort a sign. Once we have all met and said the hellos, we move onto the site.

wildish64
01-02-2013, 04:07 PM
sounds simple enough.....just need to know when now lol

f0rm4t
01-02-2013, 04:09 PM
brilliant cheers T^
can you send me a link please mark,i seem to just keep going round in circles

http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/forum/group.php?groupid=3

wildish64
01-02-2013, 04:20 PM
thanks paul

mark
01-02-2013, 06:01 PM
sounds simple enough.....just need to know when now lol

first weekend of march saturday to sunday. meet at noon.

mark
15-02-2013, 06:22 PM
one last roll call for numbers and food shopping.

1 Mark

ian c
15-02-2013, 07:08 PM
Count me in. Cant wait looking forward to meeting everyone again.

f0rm4t
15-02-2013, 07:24 PM
Happy to bring anything as long as it can fit in the pack!
Have you been up there Mark? All good?
Are we going to try the new site?
:camping:

wildish64
15-02-2013, 07:35 PM
hi mark,tried to pm you but says your messages are full......

mark
15-02-2013, 09:24 PM
inbox is now open for business. whats the prob mate. Yes paul we will be going to the new spot, im going up there next week with the kids for the day, and maybe a little solo one nighter.

wildish64
15-02-2013, 09:28 PM
hello mark,
im up for coming but am on a shoe string budget so could you give me some idea of costs as i see you mentioned food shopping
cheers
paul

Ehecatl
15-02-2013, 11:37 PM
Mark - it will be me plus one.

More than happy to do chocolate tart and then cheese and bics (and some port) for pud. Therefore it would be super-duper if could let me know the final numbers.

What time do you anticipate we'd meet?

Cheers,

M@

mark
16-02-2013, 09:14 AM
hello mark,
im up for coming but am on a shoe string budget so could you give me some idea of costs as i see you mentioned food shopping
cheers
paul


dont worry about the monrey side of things. there will be things to do on site just make yourself usful.

mark
16-02-2013, 09:17 AM
Mark - it will be me plus one.

More than happy to do chocolate tart and then cheese and bics (and some port) for pud. Therefore it would be super-duper if could let me know the final numbers.

What time do you anticipate we'd meet?

Cheers,

M@

AS soon as i know ill tell you, thanks for the offer.

wildish64
16-02-2013, 09:51 AM
ok cool

will bring a load of the best pea and ham soup and rolls for the pot

also got fatwood sticks and king alfred cakes if anyone wants some.

mark
16-02-2013, 10:39 AM
ok cool

will bring a load of the best pea and ham soup and rolls for the pot

also got fatwood sticks and king alfred cakes if anyone wants some.

Dont waste your tinders mate keep them for when you need them, there is plenty of silver birch on the floor. thanks for the offer of soup, we wont be going hungry !!!

Ehecatl
16-02-2013, 10:47 AM
........we wont be going hungry !!!

It could be minus 20 and I think we'd still all put on weight!

mark
16-02-2013, 08:08 PM
dont forget breakfast !

A drinking bud of mnie is coming up with his digi camera to record the weekends activerties.

Tony1948
16-02-2013, 08:20 PM
O good Ill bring the lap dancers.:evilgrin:

ian c
16-02-2013, 08:29 PM
Mark do you know if anyone would like a quick lesson on trapping/snaring? i can bring some ready made wires and some wire to show how to make them if you want?

Tony1948
16-02-2013, 10:25 PM
There wont be time for that merlarky if we're going to a differant wood and I cant get the truck up there you guys are going to have to help me up there with my kit and zimer frame and dont drop the cans or the bacon.:tongue:

mark
16-02-2013, 10:33 PM
Mark do you know if anyone would like a quick lesson on trapping/snaring? i can bring some ready made wires and some wire to show how to make them if you want?

Could you please mate a couple did express an interest.

mark
16-02-2013, 10:34 PM
There wont be time for that merlarky if we're going to a differant wood and I cant get the truck up there you guys are going to have to help me up there with my kit and zimer frame and dont drop the cans or the bacon.:tongue:

I have a feeling there may be access through the horse field, that's one of the reasons why I'm going up with kids next week, to have a snoop.

f0rm4t
18-02-2013, 09:47 AM
Mark do you know if anyone would like a quick lesson on trapping/snaring? i can bring some ready made wires and some wire to show how to make them if you want?

I'd definitely like to do this with you Ian! Put me down for sure.
Mark was telling me about your skill on the last meet, and I've looking forward to meeting you since!

mark
20-02-2013, 06:20 PM
Tony, gentelman please leave your fears at home I have found access for Tony's truck to the new site. I have the code to unlock

f0rm4t
20-02-2013, 06:44 PM
Tony, gentelman please leave your fears at home I have found access for Tony's truck to the new site. I have the code to unlock

Ha!
Job done! Looking forward to it!

Hopefully the game keeper won't be tutting and whining about not being able to drive his truck through camp.

wildish64
20-02-2013, 07:15 PM
i thought it was inside the m25..looks more like its in oz judging by the pic ;)

so is it dump the motors somewhere or drive in?

Tony1948
20-02-2013, 07:32 PM
Once we get to home farm you park up and chuck all you'r kit in the back of my 4x4truck and I'll take the kit up to the wood.Now I can get the truck up there the gooddy box'es will be there so all you guys dont forget you'r money,I have lots of bushy bits for sale,cheeeeeeep,hay Mark I'm going to hang is time just bought TW XL last week:camping:

Ehecatl
20-02-2013, 07:37 PM
Once we get to home farm you park up and chuck all you'r kit in the back of my 4x4truck and I'll take the kit up to the wood.

Crikey - better than being parachuted in! I'm started to get very excited! :happy-clapping:

wildish64
20-02-2013, 07:39 PM
Crikey - better than being parachuted in! I'm started to get very excited! :happy-clapping:

+1 on that!

my first meet :jumping-joy:

am hoping to be having my first night in a hammock fingers crossed

ian c
20-02-2013, 07:56 PM
I am waiting to pack my kit, if i start it now i will put in to much also am trying to go with minimum kit this time, also i have still got plenty of stuff/ kit to sort (a full garage of kit floor to roof) i will sort it before i pack as i will then decide what goodies to take with me.

Ehecatl
20-02-2013, 08:28 PM
Question for Mark... will we have access to drinking water at the site or will we need to ensure we bring enough for our needs?

If I'm having "one of those tea days" we may need a bowser on site! ;)

Thanks,

M@

wildish64
20-02-2013, 08:28 PM
ian, i want your garage! ;)

mark
20-02-2013, 08:37 PM
Question for Mark... will we have access to drinking water at the site or will we need to ensure we bring enough for our needs?

If I'm having "one of those tea days" we may need a bowser on site! ;)

Thanks,

M@

There is a fresh water tap on the farm. There is also a small seasonal stream that you may be able to filter and boil up. By all means. Bring personal drinking water.

f0rm4t
20-02-2013, 09:38 PM
I'll stick to the cognac thanks ;)

Looking forward to seeing everyone again!

f0rm4t
20-02-2013, 09:40 PM
Mark is your mate up for it again, I don't recall his name, sorry. Real nice bloke!

mark
20-02-2013, 09:50 PM
Chris is coming he will be camera man for the weekend. He is going to produce a film for me for the website. Heroes that sort of thing for a living.

ian c
20-02-2013, 10:11 PM
wildish64 my garage is full of kit because i have had over 25 yrs of collecting whilst in the army and i would say that i did not throw anything away that i thought would use again i even have zips that i took off old bergans, combat jackets, nylon cord found on training areas, basically if i thought that if i could use it instead of binning it i kept it, i make my own wires (snares) purse nets ect, i might be able to help someone make or repair something with some of the stuff i have got i dont mind helping anyone.

wildish64
20-02-2013, 10:16 PM
sounds like a goldmine!
i've made some snares before but purse nets..now that sounds intriguing

ian c
20-02-2013, 11:03 PM
I have made wires (snares) for over 35 yrs and use them, purse nets only been making them for about 15 yrs i used shop bought nets as did not know how to make them when i first started ferreting.

wildish64
20-02-2013, 11:11 PM
i guess they wouldn't be much use without a ferret?

i mean there's no point in putting them over the runs on their own?

mark
21-02-2013, 05:13 PM
Sorry chaps no air riffles this time. Il work on him for next time.

Ehecatl
21-02-2013, 05:58 PM
Sorry chaps no air riffles this time. Il work on him for next time.


Ice axes may be more appropriate - the long range forecast for the Saturday night has a low of -4.

Who's man enough now then? :)

ian c
21-02-2013, 07:12 PM
I will be there and i have got a few sleepings bags to choose from from summer to artic and inbetween.

wildish64
21-02-2013, 07:23 PM
i will have to camp a bit further away as it be my first time in a hammock and my sleeping bag is rubbish...dont want to keep peeps awake with the sound of chattering teeth :ashamed:

Tony1948
21-02-2013, 07:29 PM
I dont care wot the temp is i'm still going to hang for the first time,a good fire arf a bottle of G-D and I can sleep any wair:camping:

f0rm4t
21-02-2013, 07:36 PM
I dont care wot the temp is i'm still going to hang for the first time,a good fire arf a bottle of G-D and I can sleep any wair:camping:

Ha!
Amen to that Tony!!

Tony1948
21-02-2013, 08:43 PM
Ill bring a below zero sleeping bag you can borrow bud.Paul are you still comeing over on the bike:camping:

Ehecatl
21-02-2013, 08:51 PM
Ill bring a below zero sleeping bag you can borrow bud.Paul are you still comeing over on the bike:camping:

Paul - it'll be me + 1 so we can fit you in a car plus gear if you wish. Just let me know.

M@

Ehecatl
21-02-2013, 08:57 PM
i will have to camp a bit further away as it be my first time in a hammock and my sleeping bag is rubbish...dont want to keep peeps awake with the sound of chattering teeth :ashamed:

You can always try getting inside a single quilt cover inside your sleeping bag. It's not much but it's another layer of air trapped.

M@

f0rm4t
21-02-2013, 09:06 PM
Ill bring a below zero sleeping bag you can borrow bud.Paul are you still comeing over on the bike:camping:

That was the intension mate, but if Matt has room I'll jump in with him, he's only a couple of miles from me. Thanks as always mate!


Paul - it'll be me + 1 so we can fit you in a car plus gear if you wish. Just let me know.

M@

If that's not an intrusion then thanks Matt, very kind of you!
I'll PM you my details. Could meet you at the nell's turn off for convenience.

wildish64
21-02-2013, 09:06 PM
i've managed to borrow a friends bag as well now so that should do the job but thank you for the kind offer Tony T^

Ehecatl
21-02-2013, 09:14 PM
That was the intension mate, but if Matt has room I'll jump in with him, he's only a couple of miles from me. Thanks as always mate!



If that's not an intrusion then thanks Matt, very kind of you!
I'll PM you my details. Could meet you at the nell's turn off for convenience.

No trouble at all, we pretty much go past you, anyway it'll be good to chat on the way there, plus we've the huge advantage of someone in the car knowing exactly where we're going ;)

f0rm4t
21-02-2013, 09:22 PM
No trouble at all, we pretty much go past you, anyway it'll be good to chat on the way there, plus we've the huge advantage of someone in the car knowing exactly where we're going ;)

Ha! You reckon!! ;)
In that case perhaps we'll drive to Tony's which we practically go past.
He knows exactly how to get there. Is that okay Tony?

Ehecatl
21-02-2013, 09:23 PM
P.S. We'll collect you from your place if you want - save carting your stuff to Nell's (wouldn't want you to drop your brandy enroute! :happy-clapping:)

f0rm4t
21-02-2013, 09:24 PM
P.S. We'll collect you from your place if you want - save carting your stuff to Nell's (wouldn't want you to drop your brandy enroute! :happy-clapping:)

T^

mark
22-02-2013, 09:10 AM
I have just purchased a 30' parachute. Think I' l be sleeping on the floor under that.

Tony1948
22-02-2013, 06:27 PM
So that sounds like you men of Kent are comeing round ear on the way though if so can you make it befor 11, dont forget you'r check list,dont wont any one forgetting anything,Mark do you whant us to get over there to make a clearing in the wood if you'r jumping:happy-clapping: in

Ehecatl
22-02-2013, 06:41 PM
So that sounds like you men of Kent are comeing round ear on the way though if so can you make it befor 11, dont forget you'r check list,dont wont any one forgetting anything,Mark do you whant us to get over there to make a clearing in the wood if you'r jumping:happy-clapping: in

We're Kentish Men (being west of the Medway) ;) I think before 11 is easily do-able. If we start making a clearing and then set fire to my mate, Mark will have a reference point and will also then be able to land into wind (as one should). If we forget anything then we won't need it (as far as I'm concerned) other than of course, beverages!

Very much looking forward to it,

M@

f0rm4t
22-02-2013, 07:52 PM
I have just purchased a 30' parachute. Think I' l be sleeping on the floor under that.

Bloody hell mate, nice one!
I know foxy from the CampBazza lot have one at they love it!
Just need to get one of those titanium stoves now ;)


So that sounds like you men of Kent are comeing round ear on the way though if so can you make it befor 11, dont forget you'r check list,dont wont any one forgetting anything,Mark do you whant us to get over there to make a clearing in the wood if you'r jumping:happy-clapping: in

Sounds good Tony!
We'll all meet at yours then. From the size of Mark's cargo parachute, he'll be able to drop the car, truck and all of us straight into the middle of camp!


We're Kentish Men (being west of the Medway) ;) I think before 11 is easily do-able. If we start making a clearing and then set fire to my mate, Mark will have a reference point and will also then be able to land into wind (as one should). If we forget anything then we won't need it (as far as I'm concerned) other than of course, beverages!

Very much looking forward to it,

M@

Matt, Tony is just the other side of the the bridge. What time do want to muster mate?

Can't wait!!!!! :)

mark
23-02-2013, 09:02 AM
So as far as I can see there will be 10 of us. Our biggest group yet. Tony is dave coming, if so ill cater for 12 to be on the safe side. Not that dave eats a lot. We are going to need a lot of fire wood to us warm. I'm going up today to take the grill and pots and pans, try and rig up some sort of shelter with a tarp. So I don't have to try and fit it all in the car next week.
There are plenty of tree to hang from and plenty of room for tents and bivi bags. A favour to ask if qny one has spare cord for the parachute I, my stocks are running very low at the mo. see you next week
Regards
Mark

wildish64
23-02-2013, 09:06 AM
mark,ive got a unopened paracord in a draw,yr welcome to that

Ehecatl
23-02-2013, 09:06 AM
Matt, Tony is just the other side of the the bridge. What time do want to muster mate?

Can't wait!!!!! :)

I think if we swing by yours at around 10:00 then we've plenty of time for hellos and loading plus some extra time in case the tunnel is busy. However if you think earlier or later is more appropriate then do please shout.

Right, I'm off to start my preparations and packing!

Tony1948
23-02-2013, 09:25 AM
Mark I'v got some of that blue nylon rope that I'll bring,dave and I willbe there we'v got our snap sortted,I'v got some nice Smith&Wesson neck knives for sale cheep:happy-clapping: and the other gear will be comeing so you guys bring you'r money,

Ehecatl
23-02-2013, 09:36 AM
Mark I'v got some of that blue nylon rope that I'll bring,dave and I willbe there we'v got our snap sortted,I'v got some nice Smith&Wesson neck knives for sale cheep:happy-clapping: and the other gear will be comeing so you guys bring you'r money,

With respect Tony, I'm not going to get a pink pass AND pocket money on the same weekend ;)

Ehecatl
23-02-2013, 02:17 PM
Anyone bringing one of these? :happy-clapping:

http://www.gigwam.co.uk/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=display&ref=splash&sid=gk4ic674l6bpyp9d52ln3tyc1409445z

wildish64
23-02-2013, 02:34 PM
lol eerrr no

f0rm4t
23-02-2013, 03:04 PM
A favour to ask if qny one has spare cord for the parachute I, my stocks are running very low at the mo. see you next week

I've just ordered 100ft of 550 for the parachute. Shout if you reckon we're gonna need more mate.

f0rm4t
23-02-2013, 03:08 PM
I think if we swing by yours at around 10:00 then we've plenty of time for hellos and loading plus some extra time in case the tunnel is busy. However if you think earlier or later is more appropriate then do please shout.

Right, I'm off to start my preparations and packing!

Perfect mate! See you then!
Took the hounds out for a walk this morning with the Mrs and went straight to the garage to start packing for what I thought was 15 minutes. Went in for a sarnie and was told I was in the garage for 3 hours!!! weirdo! :happy-clapping:

mark
24-02-2013, 08:29 AM
As I said popped up yesterday took some of the heavy pots and pans, grill and tripod. Iv picked out a nice spot for the chute tarp

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Also made a small store shelter with and old tarp and collected some fire wood
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Remember noon at the park on Saturday see you soon

Regards

Mark

Tony1948
24-02-2013, 09:40 AM
Cant you post em the right way up,so I dont have to turn the laptop upside down to see em,thats alright for the guys in ozz they are the right way round but not for us ear.:jumping-joy:

wildish64
24-02-2013, 09:48 AM
maybe mark uses one of these


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mark
24-02-2013, 05:11 PM
Format help me what am I doing wrong

wildish64
24-02-2013, 05:16 PM
hold the camera up the other way maybe?

joking aside,are the pics the right way up before you post them?

wildish64
24-02-2013, 05:21 PM
sorry i thought you meant it was a format problem

just realized you meant form4t

will be quiet :ashamed:

f0rm4t
24-02-2013, 06:08 PM
sorry i thought you meant it was a format problem

just realized you meant form4t

will be quiet :ashamed:

Ha ha! That made me laugh out loud! :happy-clapping:


Format help me what am I doing wrong

As they're upside down without trying, I would assume you're using your phone. If you are, it's a simple case of flipping the phone so the 'take picture' button is under the opposite thumb.

For future reference, If you have upside down images, simply copy them to your computer desktop (or anywhere you want). Highlight each or all of them, click the right mouse button, and select "Rotate Clockwise". Do that twice and your on your feet again mate.
T^

Tony1948
24-02-2013, 06:12 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAR wot you talking about?:confused2:

f0rm4t
24-02-2013, 06:49 PM
Magic spiders and flying monkeys! ;)

wildish64
24-02-2013, 06:56 PM
Magic spiders and flying monkeys! ;)

and that is why positive fungus id is so important :rolleyes:

mark
24-02-2013, 08:38 PM
Testing testing 123

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It works silly sod I am just needing to turn the phone the other way.

f0rm4t
24-02-2013, 08:42 PM
Testing testing 123

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It works silly sod I am just needing to turn the phone the other way.

Top banana! Thought as much :)
I'm just glad we didn't have to see a reflection of you with your birthday suit on! :shocked:

Ehecatl
24-02-2013, 09:06 PM
Top banana! Thought as much :)
I'm just glad we didn't have to see a reflection of you with your birthday suit on! :shocked:

I'm not going to sleep well now.

Anyway, blunts are sharpened, boots polished string is wrapped. It didn't all go to plan though. I was finishing off the last of my inner tube bungees when Mrs Ehecatl distracted me and I picked up my swiss army knife (the small blade was open). Unfortunately I didn't notice I had it upside down and as I tried to cut while pressing on the sharp side of the small blade it folded in and then made in-roads into my finger. Progress was good due to Mr Swiss Army Knife getting up close and personal with Mrs Whet stone yesterday.

It could have been worse and I should be dressing free for next weekend. However, I'm sure the point has been made many times on this forum, treat sharp things with the respect they deserve. I know I'm preaching to the converted but if you'd asked me this morning if I'd let something so amateur happen to me I would have said "don't be silly".

Who feels silly now though?

Me. :ashamed:

Cheers,

M@

Tony1948
25-02-2013, 05:23 PM
That's why most of us on ear dont use folders,but saying that their is a lot of us with svord's,be cairfull they bite:happy-clapping:is every one grubed up all packed,dont forget a sherburt and the bacon.See you all about midday saturday,apart from you men of Kent,Ithink youguys are comeing round ear on the way arnt you.:camping:

ian c
25-02-2013, 06:11 PM
I have got my grub ready and will get BACON on Fri, Mark i have some thin nylon cord i can bring if you want? will start to pack my bergan on Wed or Thu so long as i can get into my garage as the Mrs had me put a lot of stuff in it yesterday, would not mind but had to put it on what floor space i had left as no room on the shelving.

mark
25-02-2013, 06:47 PM
any cord will be used well. pauls donation will be a ridge line. tony's will be guy ropes, more chance of them being seen in the dark after some serbert. i have an idear on how to hang it on the ridge line with a crab.

see you saturday

regards

mark

Ehecatl
25-02-2013, 07:07 PM
Chaps - in all my excitement I'm now rather confused on the food front. Please could you refresh my memory in terms of what we need to bring/contribute towards/forage for/hunt/other ?

I recall volunteering us for chocolate tarts, cheese biscuits and port and will happily procure all this later in the week.

Many thanks,

M@

mark
25-02-2013, 07:23 PM
Chaps - in all my excitement I'm now rather confused on the food front. Please could you refresh my memory in terms of what we need to bring/contribute towards/forage for/hunt/other ?

I recall volunteering us for chocolate tarts, cheese biscuits and port and will happily procure all this later in the week.

Many thanks,

M@

thats spot on if you dont mind doing that mate.

Ehecatl
25-02-2013, 07:33 PM
thats spot on if you dont mind doing that mate.

More than happy doing this. I'm still confused though.

Please could you refresh my memory in terms of what we need to bring/contribute towards/forage for/hunt/other ?

Finally - what time roughly will we depart on the Sunday?

Cheers,

M@

f0rm4t
25-02-2013, 07:46 PM
the small blade it folded in and then made in-roads into my finger.

Ouch mate!


See you all about midday saturday,apart from you men of Kent,Ithink youguys are comeing round ear on the way arnt you.:camping:

I think the intention is to be with you no later than 11 mate.


Chaps - in all my excitement I'm now rather confused on the food front. Please could you refresh my memory in terms of what we need to bring/contribute towards/forage for/hunt/other ?

I recall volunteering us for chocolate tarts, cheese biscuits and port and will happily procure all this later in the week.

Many thanks,

M@

Sounds bloody handsome Matt! I'll get a bottle of Port too! You can never have enough Port in my opinion! :) I'll get a few Chorizo sausages too, a lovely night time snack!
Anybody got any special requests? Not IceCream!
I was going to bring the ingredients to have a go at making Bannock on a stick :) I've seen a lot of outdoorists make it and it looks yum!

Let me know :)

...P.S I think we headed off late morning last time Matt.

ian c
25-02-2013, 07:54 PM
I will get some french sticks will 10 be enough?

Ehecatl
25-02-2013, 07:55 PM
That'll be about one each!

f0rm4t
25-02-2013, 08:01 PM
I will get some french sticks will 10 be enough?

Sword fights? ;)

ian c
25-02-2013, 08:02 PM
Thats ok then no one will go without, also what you dont eat that night you can eat with Bacon in morning Oh and might help soak some of the sherbert.

f0rm4t
25-02-2013, 08:05 PM
Thats ok then no one will go without, also what you dont eat that night you can eat with Bacon in morning Oh and might help soak some of the sherbert.

Good point well made Ian!!!

mark
25-02-2013, 08:35 PM
sword fights? ;)

lol

mark
25-02-2013, 08:37 PM
Thats ok then no one will go without, also what you dont eat that night you can eat with Bacon in morning Oh and might help soak some of the sherbert.

We normally have a woodland fry up. Any has room in their bag for may be 12 eggs, pack of bangers and some bread rolls. I will cook you the best out door breakfast you've ever had. Paul can contest to that.

Wrighty28
25-02-2013, 08:45 PM
Evening Chaps!

Apologies ive been off the radar a bit, literally! Ian sorry i missed your call Saturday I was on exercise face down on the side of a hill in an OP! haha

Hope all is well. I may unfortunately have to pull out this weekend, but, its a pretty good reason. I may be firing some .50cal or GPMG! hehe. :happy-clapping: so i will keep you posted but no dount you'll have a cracking time.

p.s, im up Snowdonia for 4 days next week so I'll be getting SOME outdoor fix!

mark
25-02-2013, 08:49 PM
You will be missed mate take care have fun with the 50cal speak to you soon.

f0rm4t
25-02-2013, 08:49 PM
We normally have a woodland fry up. Any has room in their bag for may be 12 eggs, pack of bangers and some bread rolls. I will cook you the best out door breakfast you've ever had. Paul can contest to that.

Aye! He makes a good bush English, that's for sure!

Ehecatl
25-02-2013, 08:53 PM
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This is one of the best out door breakfasts I've ever had. Two sausages, two rashers of bacon and two poached eggs. Hope it can be beaten.

M@

ian c
25-02-2013, 09:09 PM
If the breakfast is like anything last time i went it will be, by the way who is going to catch the rabbit if wrighty aint going? by the way wrighty have a good time on the range i dont miss digging, preparing or living in OPs.

mark
26-02-2013, 03:59 PM
My parachute is here !!!!!!!!!!!!

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mark
26-02-2013, 04:04 PM
If the breakfast is like anything last time i went it will be, by the way who is going to catch the rabbit if wrighty aint going?

Form4t is keen to trap I say let him deal with the pre breakfast rabbit duty.

Tony1948
26-02-2013, 05:11 PM
That ant a parachute it's a vac,evon I can see that and I'v never used one:happy-clapping:

f0rm4t
26-02-2013, 09:24 PM
If the breakfast is like anything last time i went it will be, by the way who is going to catch the rabbit if wrighty aint going?

Form4t is keen to trap I say let him deal with the pre breakfast rabbit duty.

I've got some pegged snares, we'll get them out on route to the site if we see a decent run, you never know, might get lucky.

f0rm4t
26-02-2013, 09:45 PM
Okay, onto *FOOD*

Other than Matt's offer of bringing cheese & biscuits, port and a pud. Ian bringing enough baguettes to keep the French economy ticking over for a good week.
We've not globally agreed anything.

So I'll throw it out there ...What are we doing for Saturday nights meal? We should obviously go communal!

Stew & Dumplings?

Everyone bring a packet of meat (what ever you want) and a bit of stewing veg.
Has anyone got a big enough pot?
Get mixed herbs, stock cubes, a few packets of dumpling mix, a bottle of red, and we're away!

What do ya think lads?

Ehecatl
27-02-2013, 05:51 AM
okay, onto *food*

other than matt's offer of bringing cheese & biscuits, port and a pud. Ian bringing enough baguettes to keep the french economy ticking over for a good week.
We've not globally agreed anything.

So i'll throw it out there ...what are we doing for saturday nights meal? We should obviously go communal!

Stew & dumplings?

Everyone bring a packet of meat (what ever you want) and a bit of stewing veg.
Has anyone got a big enough pot?
Get mixed herbs, stock cubes, a few packets of dumpling mix, a bottle of red, and we're away!

What do ya think lads?

+1 t^

mark
27-02-2013, 09:39 AM
from the start I offered to bring the evening meal whic still stands the wife is off shopping Thursday

f0rm4t
27-02-2013, 11:33 AM
from the start I offered to bring the evening meal whic still stands the wife is off shopping Thursday

That sounds awesome then Mark. Top shout!
It's a big ask for 10 people though mate!
Let us know what the bill is and we can all share the cost.

So its just a case of bringing anything extra we fancy + a bit of breakfast then chaps :)
T^

Tony1948
27-02-2013, 02:56 PM
Dave & me are bringing our own snap for sat nite but I can bring a larg cook pot for you guys.Mark we can get the Truck up there can we?I'v also goy quite a bit of rop for the shoot I'll be bringing:camping:

Ehecatl
27-02-2013, 06:32 PM
from the start I offered to bring the evening meal whic still stands the wife is off shopping Thursday

Fantastic Mark - it's still me + 1.

All - Mrs Ehecatl doesn't like black pudding so it's not often I get the opportunity to indulge, but as me and + 1 do, I'll bring a pack to share for breaky. Besides, we'll need to keep our strength up in the cold!

mark
27-02-2013, 07:35 PM
Iv got a pot for the stew and for potatoes. And all the breakfast pans are up on site already

wildish64
27-02-2013, 08:21 PM
this saturday dinner is like watching a tennis match,could someone please clarify whether mark is sorting it and we chip in or are we all bringing something for the pot?

ive collected a pile of horse chestnut for anyone who might fancy having a go with a bow drill.

f0rm4t
27-02-2013, 08:33 PM
this saturday dinner is like watching a tennis match,could someone please clarify whether mark is sorting it and we chip in or are we all bringing something for the pot?

ive collected a pile of horse chestnut for anyone who might fancy having a go with a bow drill.

Mark's stewing for everyone :)

wildish64
27-02-2013, 08:35 PM
yay! thanks paul,i will be able to sleep tonight without the worry now lol

mark
27-02-2013, 08:47 PM
According to the old iPhone weather, both Saturday and Sunday will be bright and dry. Which is good news be ause I have nowhere to dry a 30' parachute !?

You will be having beefstew on Saturday with horseradish dumplings and boiled potatoes, for pud a chocolate tart and the cheese and crackers from Ehecatl along with port from Ehecatl and form4t. Your booze is your own choice but the spirits are a light weight choice.

ian c
27-02-2013, 08:53 PM
Just over 2 days to go and looking forward to it, wildish64 i would like to try using the bow drill as have done it in past but only managed to get a flame from the coal once out of the many times i tried.

ian c
27-02-2013, 08:58 PM
Brandy for me, i wont be drinking to much though as im on pain killers also will have to drive back on Sunday.

wildish64
27-02-2013, 08:59 PM
sounds good
am looking forward to meeting you all and learning some new stuff.

i tried putting up my hammock today but the carabiners i had weren't up to the task,they bent open and i ended up on my ass,will have to be sticks it think.
glad i did it today instead of making myself look like a tit there lol

wildish64
27-02-2013, 09:03 PM
ian c, you'l have flames no probs,got a small pile so will be enough for a fire board and spindle to keep in your kit

f0rm4t
27-02-2013, 09:05 PM
I'll also be making bannock bread on sticks over the fire. :campfire:

This will be my first attempt so eating the Bannock after making it, is not a guarantee!!! ;)

wildish64
27-02-2013, 09:10 PM
cool,i got the ingredients for trying that too,sure we can come up with something reasonably edible

Ehecatl
27-02-2013, 09:16 PM
beefstew on Saturday with horseradish dumplings and boiled potatoes

Pure heaven. How soon can we have tea then? As soon as we get there? :happy-clapping:

Ehecatl
27-02-2013, 09:17 PM
ive collected a pile of horse chestnut for anyone who might fancy having a go with a bow drill.

Well up for a go at that - cheers

M@

f0rm4t
27-02-2013, 09:18 PM
Pure heaven. How soon can we have tea then? As soon as we get there? :happy-clapping:

Not forgetting all those rabbits we'll be trapping ;)

ian c
27-02-2013, 09:23 PM
wildish64 i use the chain links that screw together i got mine from a ships chandlers but you can get them from B&Q i think i saw them in there for about 5 a pair, i have had no problems with them, i will admit that i got the idea from when i used to do a bit of parachuting as they are used on the rigging lines i thought that if they can take the punishment of the chute deploying and hold me below the chute i can use them, i have gone for a little bigger than the ones on the chute as they are about 1" long, the ones i got are about 1 1/2" long, hope this helps.

Ehecatl
27-02-2013, 09:25 PM
Not forgetting all those rabbits we'll be trapping ;)

Q1. Do horseradish dumplings go with rabbit?

Q2. Is the horseradish from Tescos? :confused2:

wildish64
27-02-2013, 09:27 PM
ahh i know the things you mean ian,it will be sticks this weekend but will get some soon,thanks for that T^

BackPackMac
27-02-2013, 09:52 PM
Hey guys, this threads been busy... wow!
Shame Wrighty cant make it. So appart from the stew (which I've had before from Marks fine kitchen), the cake, the french sticks, and the obvious 12pounds of bacon that will be no doubt hogging all the cooking space, I was intending on bringing some food for the masses. I'll bring 4/5 packs of those frying potatoe's (you know the ones Mark), mushrooms, eggs (say 12) and beans (blazing saddles :))... anything else???
and Tony... I'll bring some cash too as I've purchased some of your goodies in the past.

mark
28-02-2013, 07:55 AM
Good to hear from you mac didn't think you were coming. Thanks for the food donations.

wildish64
28-02-2013, 07:37 PM
right, i need to know what i can bring to chip in towards..any ideas please?

Ehecatl
28-02-2013, 07:38 PM
Two more bed times and then we're off!!! :camping:

wildish64
28-02-2013, 07:46 PM
am really looking forward to it! :happy-clapping:

Tony1948
28-02-2013, 08:07 PM
Mark you did'ant let me now weather we can get the Truck up there,see you saturday,The Kentish men are you guys coming over to me on the way threw?:camping:

mark
28-02-2013, 08:17 PM
You can get the truck within 100' of the new site. You can bring your truck dave too.

mark
28-02-2013, 08:20 PM
right, i need to know what i can bring to chip in towards..any ideas please?

As I said just make yourself useful around site that's all that be asked. Learn a thing or two from Ian's trapping or tony can teach you how to work a razor edge to your knife. I just cook.

Tony1948
28-02-2013, 08:26 PM
AAAAAAAAAR Mark's cooking we're all going to die:happy-clapping:

Ehecatl
28-02-2013, 08:57 PM
Mark you did'ant let me now weather we can get the Truck up there,see you saturday,The Kentish men are you guys coming over to me on the way threw?:camping:

Yup. Paul, me and +1 will depart Kent at a bit after 10:00am to be with you for 11:00 (just in case there's a mad rush for lakeside).

I look forward to good bushcraft, good company and good food. :p

M@

f0rm4t
28-02-2013, 09:03 PM
Yup. Paul, me and +1 will depart Kent at a bit after 10:00am to be with you for 11:00 (just in case there's a mad rush for lakeside).

I look forward to good bushcraft, good company and good food. :p

M@

So... Is his name actually +1? ;)

wildish64
28-02-2013, 09:21 PM
So... Is his name actually +1? ;)

lol here :happy-clapping:

Ehecatl
28-02-2013, 10:44 PM
So... Is his name actually +1? ;)

"+1" is not a member of this site despite much nagging and I am hoping that conversion will occur following this weekend. Until such time I shall respect +1's online anonymity even though from here on, +1 shall be known as +1

f0rm4t
01-03-2013, 05:40 AM
"+1" is not a member of this site despite much nagging and I am hoping that conversion will occur following this weekend. Until such time I shall respect +1's online anonymity even though from here on, +1 shall be known as +1


Haha!

ian c
01-03-2013, 12:45 PM
I am taking with me some spare webbing strap that can be used for tree huggers ect if anyone would like some, i have now got to go and get the nylon cord from my garage so i dont forget it, i have now packed everything into my bergan just got to do the last minute shop in the morning.

wildish64
01-03-2013, 03:08 PM
lol ian,and i just raided the penny pot and bought a pair of tree huggers...my usual perfect timing...
i did go to b&q today and got a coupe of the shackles you mentioned as well as a pair of galvanised rings,just need to learn how to put it all together now.
have finally started to pack the bag now ;)

f0rm4t
01-03-2013, 05:56 PM
I'm all done.

Popping to Sainsbury's in a while to get food bits & a bottle of port. Already got the Cognac.
Feel like a 16 year old Army cadet again! ha ;)

...One of you (don't know who) works with one of the Dad's I know down Gravesend rugby club, his name is Tony Gar****.

Ehecatl
01-03-2013, 06:47 PM
I'm all done.

Popping to Sainsbury's in a while to get food bits & a bottle of port. Already got the Cognac.
Feel like a 16 year old Army cadet again! ha ;)




Had Sainsbury's deliver my goodies earlier today! If you had posted earlier I would have had an Army cadet delivered for you! ;)

Just got to finish tea, eat it and then empty my kit all over the floor and repack it.

Gasp.....

M@

Ehecatl
01-03-2013, 06:58 PM
I'm all done.

...One of you (don't know who) works with one of the Dad's I know down Gravesend rugby club, his name is Tony Gar****.

I bet that'll be "+1"

Tony1948
02-03-2013, 08:36 AM
Paul I'v sent you a PM

BackPackMac
03-03-2013, 05:47 PM
Good to meet some new faces. Great crowd of guys! Had a real crack! Check out these photos... there is one of Mark where he looks particularly happy.
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f0rm4t
03-03-2013, 06:29 PM
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HAHA!!!!
Brilliant. It's a high price to pay for a overnighter. I think Paul would have preferred to just give Mark a fiver or something.

f0rm4t
03-03-2013, 06:31 PM
I caught a rabbit you know!

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f0rm4t
03-03-2013, 06:32 PM
...have I mentioned I caught a rabbit?

Ehecatl
03-03-2013, 06:32 PM
HAHA!!!!
Brilliant. It's a high price to pay for a overnighter. I think Paul would have preferred to just give Mark a fiver or something.

"Plus One" will be gutted. He thought that being a newbie AND a non forum member, that particular task would fall upon him!

:happy-clapping:

M@

wildish64
03-03-2013, 06:53 PM
lmao here!

the 'going into the woods with some strange men from the internet' saying springs to mind!


you caught a rabbit paul?
have you eaten it or are you still wandering around showing everyone?

Ehecatl
03-03-2013, 06:55 PM
It's a shame we didn't get a picture of Mark tossing his bannock

Ehecatl
03-03-2013, 06:57 PM
It's a shame we didn't get a picture of Mark tossing his bannock

...or Paul's :happy-clapping:

f0rm4t
03-03-2013, 07:05 PM
you caught a rabbit paul?
have you eaten it or are you still wandering around showing everyone?

Ha!
No, still walking around showing people. Getting some doors slammed in my face from distant neighbours now, very odd. ;)

f0rm4t
03-03-2013, 07:07 PM
...or Paul's :happy-clapping:

Nobody tosses my bannock without asking! Ha.