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Raven
26-01-2013, 12:54 PM
Hey all,
got a rare treat of a weekend without the wife and children next weekend (2nd-3rd feb) so that in mind anyone up for a bimble in devon area? Maybe dartmoor or exmoor if anyone up for it? :D

JonnyP
26-01-2013, 04:28 PM
Could be up for the Sunday mate :0)

jus_young
26-01-2013, 10:53 PM
Would love to Paul but HAVE to get the new car decided and ordered on the weekend or we miss our delivery deadline. Any other weekend and I would have been there for sure. :(

Ivan
27-01-2013, 11:25 AM
Hi Mate, long time no see, here are a few pics of a site i use regularly, and if you fancy it, i am up for your "free weekend" so shout back on this thread and i will post directions, goe without saying if any other members of Natural Bushcraft, feel like it they would be more than welcome.

I was not able to log in for ages,but Adam appears to have sorted that.

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GlenM
27-01-2013, 07:22 PM
I'm in, let me know when and where. I just got a weekend pass from the boss..........gedon!

Glen

Martin
27-01-2013, 09:06 PM
I'm already going to be on Dartmoor that weekend, Paul. Have a great time and, if you're up on the North Moor, I may see you or the smoke. :)

Martin

Raven
29-01-2013, 02:17 PM
hey all,
thanks for your replies, looks like i will be tied up ( not in the fun way ) most of saturday now as i have been "volunteered" :mad2: to help host a dog show but i hope to get away from there at the earliest possible opportunity:p .

That in mind i am still up for a night out!

Ivan, great to hear you haven't dropped off the planet mate, were this new site then?

Jonny be great to see you mate.

Glen more than welcome mate.

Martin, not if i see you first:D, what do you mean "see the smoke" do i make white man fire?:ashamed:

Ivan
29-01-2013, 04:49 PM
Hi Mate, i am lucky enough to have 3 sites within 2 miles of each other, the one in the photo's is the one i can come and go as i please, with no restrictions, so that's where i will be on Saturday, it's 2 miles from Bovey Tracey, on the Haytor road.

If you think you may escape the dog show, and there is still the will to get out, let me know and i will give you precise directions, that go's for anyone else that was thinking of coming .

It's not a bother, i will be there anyway.

Ivan...

GlenM
29-01-2013, 06:51 PM
Hey Ivan, I'm still in fella, let me know the directions and I'll try and meet you there.

Is it on the B3387? and can I bring my 2 Jack Russells? No worries if not.

Paul,

We'll see when you've finished with the dog show.

Glen

JonnyP
29-01-2013, 09:00 PM
I can do a saturday nighter.

Raven
30-01-2013, 06:34 AM
great, glad you can make it Jonny, directions then Ivan me ol mate? should only take me an about an hour to get there, whats the site rules regarding dogs, hunting and general bushcrafty like pursuits?

may have to bring my old girl with me(my dog, not my nan) if that's ok?

Ivan
30-01-2013, 07:49 AM
Hi Chaps, well! it will be good to catch up. Firstly the wood is about 7 acres, reasonably level and well drained, plenty of space to hang or ground dwell, there is a parachute in the main sort of cooking/gathering area, it's a very short level walk in, parking is on the road outside the gate(you will see my silver nissan)

Dogs are fine, you can air rifle/catty hunt or trap.All other manner of bushy related things are acceptable, i have a main fire, under the parachute, but if you want you can have your own.

There is no running water, so we all bring a bit with us,plenty of firewood,just needs gathering.

Directions.

Google Maps/Earth Ref. 50.590103 - 3.708962, thats the reference for the entrance to the wood.

OS Grid Ref; 792 781 On The Dartmoor OL28 Explorer Map.

I will be in the wood from 10.00am on Saturday, as i said my car will be on the road,just park in the same fashion as me,walk through the 5 bar gate and follow the little path in, seemples!

If any of you know a rough anticipated arrival time that would be great.

As usual any questions, fire away.

Atb

Ivan...

Ivan
30-01-2013, 07:57 AM
Glen, sorry mate yeah it is on the B3387, as you climb the hill towards Haytor from Bovey Tracey, the wood is about a mile past The Edgemoor Hotel, on the right hand side.

Yeah dogs are fine, they will love it.

Ivan...

Raven
30-01-2013, 09:55 AM
excellent thanks Ivan, as for time, really depends on this stupid dog show, maybe mid afternoon.......? i know that's a bit vague but best i can do at the moment mate.

paul.

Ivan
30-01-2013, 01:55 PM
Great news! Well as soon as you have finished your Cruft's assignment, just mosey on over, i will be there with a welcoming fire kettle at the ready, would you mind bringing those lovely stoves you made with you?

Ivan...

Raven
30-01-2013, 02:28 PM
i'll dig them out......, i'm sure they are around somwhere :ashamed:

may have to make another one if i can't find them!!

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you mean this one?

Ivan
30-01-2013, 03:08 PM
Yes, that is the very fellow i mean't, i would purchase one of those from you if you would be so kind.

Ivan...

Raven
30-01-2013, 03:54 PM
I will see what i can do mate!

JonnyP
30-01-2013, 04:37 PM
I have to work on saturday, but will be up there as soon as I can get away. Cheers for the directions Ivan :0)
Janie is coming too :D

GlenM
30-01-2013, 07:06 PM
Weather looks good for saturday, I'll try and meet you at 10am Ivan, see everyone else when you get there.

Glen

Ivan
31-01-2013, 07:43 AM
Mornin! Glen, i will probably be in the wood earlier than 10.00am if it suits you sir, i may even be there from the Friday night ,as Ichneumon, is travelling down from Lancashire, as he does not like to miss out!

Hi Jonny, good news, have not seen your good self or Janie for ages.

But as stated, with all the stuff going on and travel arrangements, just turn up when you can, i won't be going anywhere,once i am safely ensconced in the woods!

Ivan...

jus_young
31-01-2013, 08:11 AM
Well it seems things may be improving on my availability :happy-clapping:

Looks like the gent we need to see to order the car is not around until next week so I just need to speak to the good lady when she gets home tonight and negotiate my weekend pass. I may even really push my luck and try for two nights if you don't mind another additional one on Friday Ivan.

Ivan
31-01-2013, 08:17 AM
Hey Jus! Good news, you would be more than welcome pal, i have decided that i will be up the woods on Friday as well, if that helps with persuading your good lady, i will keep an eye on this thread today and last look will be in the morning, so if you can post intentions,great.

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Ivan...

Raven
31-01-2013, 08:30 AM
bit of sweet talking eh jus, great if you can make it mate,two nights out.........:wink:

now how can i get out of this dog show??:guns:

Ichneumon
31-01-2013, 09:01 AM
As my very good friend Ivan 'the Extinguisher' has pointed out, I shall be travelling down from Lancashire to attend this august assembly. I will be doing this tomorrow (Friday) so if anybody close to my route (M6 - M5) needs a lift please let me know.

GlenM
31-01-2013, 06:40 PM
Hi Guy's, I will try for the Friday evening as well, I reckon i can get to the wood around 3.30pm.

Ivan, let me know if this is a problem?

Glen

Ivan
31-01-2013, 06:46 PM
No problem at all Glen, just turn up when you are ready.

Ivan...

GlenM
31-01-2013, 08:25 PM
Proper Job!

Glen

jus_young
31-01-2013, 11:08 PM
Looks like mine will be limited to a one nighter as work is going to get in the way tomorrow.

See you Saturday gents.

Raven
01-02-2013, 05:36 AM
Me to I'm afraid, stupid dog show!!

Ivan
01-02-2013, 07:15 AM
Not to worry guys, see you on Saturday, sometimes life just gets in the way of the woods!


Ivan...

jus_young
01-02-2013, 08:32 AM
:happy-clapping:

Managed to shuffle things about a bit. As I am working not too far away, the good lady suggested that it would be silly to drive all the way home just to drive back again on Saturday, so I may as well stay down for tonight as well.

Who am I to argue eh?

See you later gents. Anything you want brought down?

Raven
01-02-2013, 10:49 AM
:( now i feel left out

JonnyP
01-02-2013, 08:46 PM
I will be up there earlier now.. I have been given the day off from work :0) Will be up mid to late mornin..
Janie isn't coming now, she forgot that the quail eggs in the incubator will be hatching on Sunday.

jus_young
02-02-2013, 08:49 AM
Got down to freezing last night and blowing strong but what a lovely spot.

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Chubbs
02-02-2013, 09:38 AM
http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6834&d=1359559762

That is some stove mate. Do you make them to sell.

Ivan
03-02-2013, 11:43 AM
Haytor two nighter... (pic very heavy!!)
Hi Guy's, well i am obviously snap happy now, i did warn you! An impromptu gathering at a regular spot, a few of my old pal's from over the bridge (Cornwall) had a free weekend, and as it had been way too long, we had a meet.

The pics are pretty self explanatory, but all questions, comments and abuse are always welcome.

Friday night was very windy and the temperature dropped to minus 1, so cold in fact, that someone wrote retard on my car windscreen,and it took me half an hour to lick it off!

Anyway enjoy the photo's and i will add some more nonsense and incriminating comments later.

Ivan...

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Ivan
03-02-2013, 11:47 AM
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More to follow!

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03-02-2013, 11:52 AM
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jacko1066
03-02-2013, 11:56 AM
Looks like an amazing site Ivan!!

I keep saying but iv gotta get down tht neck of the woods at some point!!

Brilliant piccys

Steve

Ivan
03-02-2013, 11:56 AM
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Heres some more and still more to come!

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03-02-2013, 12:19 PM
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Still going!!

Ivan...

Skate
03-02-2013, 12:25 PM
Thanks for a great weekend chaps. Felt like I have made some good new friends and laughed our socks off as usual. Bring on the next one.

Ivan
03-02-2013, 12:35 PM
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Hope you are enjoying these.

Last two to follow

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Ivan
03-02-2013, 12:38 PM
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Phew! and that's all folks!

Thanks guys for a great weekend, we will do it again soon.

Best wishes.

Ivan...

Ichneumon
03-02-2013, 12:44 PM
Excellent weekend with more laughs than I've had in a long time.

Great to finally meet GlenM, JonnyP and jus_young at last. Hope we do it again soon boys.

I'm gonna have to be more careful around Ivan in future - now that he's got a blasted camera

JonnyP
03-02-2013, 01:35 PM
Well that was fun.. Good to meet up with you all and put the World to right round the fire, with a load of laughs along the way.
Thank you to all who put that yummy stew together, that were ansum :0)
I am very jealous of your new GB froe Glen.
Cheers chaps :0)

6 quail hatched so far btw..

GlenM
03-02-2013, 06:57 PM
Can't remember the last time I laughed so much around the fire, Top weekend guy's , great to catch up with old friends and even better to make some new one's.

Looking forward to doing it all again.

Cheers

Glen

jus_young
03-02-2013, 09:51 PM
What a weekend, the stew was rather handsome, did our best to support the various breweries, cider makers and distillers too :ashamed:

The weather was typical of Dartmoor I suppose, it did what it wanted including making the fire burn horizontal. That first night was rather cold but the old DIY underquilt held up well.

I love these meets and meeting new folk. As usual I feel somewhat invigorated and ready to face the world again. Thanks for offering to put us up Ivan, that is one lovely spot you have there and look forward to another visit when I may.

Raven
04-02-2013, 06:38 AM
great weekend meeting friends old and new, Ivan, as always mate you are the life and soul, as jus said, feel able to face the world again now for a while, the bush beast quenched and peaceful.......... for now!

thanks all.

paul