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fish
27-05-2013, 07:29 PM
heres a chance for those that missed the last one in MAY,anyone interested in a hang / camp at bush farm at west knoyle? its where the wilderness gathering is held,ime thinking of sat night to sunday day,ie night of 29th JUNE.

Woodland Camping 7 per person per night,wood available for a fire ,toilets,showers,secure parking,shops within 3 miles also on site,and if paid in advance i could pick up local rough cider or perry at 10 a gallon. could have a communal stew if wanted. would be a great chance to have a chin wag,and show of your kit not forgetting the bring and buy/swap table

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3804/8854093110_46f9370e95.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9228131@N07/8854093110/)
Stans chicken and veg pie cooked on the fire. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9228131@N07/8854093110/) by fishfish_01 (http://www.flickr.com/people/9228131@N07/), on Flickr

link to bush farm info:

http://www.bisonfarm.co.uk/index.htm

for pics of the MAY get together: http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?5900-May-meet-up-at-Bush-farm

thanks for looking.

paulthefish2009
27-05-2013, 07:37 PM
Could well be up for this Justin,not had chance to meet up with you guys yet.

fish
27-05-2013, 07:59 PM
would be great to put some more faces to names mate!

Kernowek Scouser
27-05-2013, 08:15 PM
Opened negotiations with SWMBO to see if I could be one of those faces.

fish
27-05-2013, 08:17 PM
bring her along theres a good few girls comming.

Kernowek Scouser
27-05-2013, 08:29 PM
I thought you were planning a fun weekend :D

fish
27-05-2013, 09:24 PM
yep but the girls get in a group and talk all their meaningless drivel while the blokes get down to serious things like who would win a game of knuckles Ray or lez?!

Kernowek Scouser
27-05-2013, 10:15 PM
She doing the night shift tonight, so I've planted the seed and will find out in the morning if it will bare any fruit.

paulthefish2009
28-05-2013, 05:54 AM
I've not plucked up courage to ask yet but she normaly gives in to my odd requests.

Ichneumon
28-05-2013, 08:21 AM
Firmly pencilled into my diary. Only work will get in my way (no swmbo) so I hope to meet you all.

Stamp
28-05-2013, 09:35 AM
What a shame, I have to work that weekend.

Kernowek Scouser
28-05-2013, 10:03 AM
SWMBO is sadly a no (:jumping-joy:) but it looks like I may be allowed out on a good behaviour bond. Just need to find someone to swap that weekend at work and I'm good to go.
T^

fish
28-05-2013, 10:29 AM
sorted!

paulthefish2009
28-05-2013, 11:50 AM
Ha ha just had a yes mate,count me in T^

fish
28-05-2013, 01:41 PM
thats great paul,look forwards to finally meeting you!

Wardy
28-05-2013, 02:27 PM
This will be a brilliant weekend, at this point I don't think I'm able to make it. SWMBO has something planned that weekend, if it changes I'm there if not ill be back there soon as possible! :)

Jon D
28-05-2013, 08:10 PM
Should be able to come along.

Chubbs
28-05-2013, 08:33 PM
Count me in for this one Justin, its a yes from SWMBO !!.

I will either bring Brad with me again or it might be time to unleash my 7 year old whirlwind of a daughter Rebecca. She is a proper outdoor kid and loves getting dirt under her nails.

fish
28-05-2013, 08:39 PM
looking like its gonna be a good one! i will go and pay the resevation fee for pitch 5 tomorrow.

Jon D
28-05-2013, 08:45 PM
What's the deal with reservations Justin? As I've not been here before, what do I need to do?

fish
28-05-2013, 10:17 PM
i pay for my family for pitch 5 for that night then you guys join me paying your 7.50 fee to the camp site. simples!

John_McC
29-05-2013, 08:08 AM
Am working that Saturday but may be able to get down late evening if I finish work early, what time do people have to leave on the Sunday ?

Cheers John

fish
29-05-2013, 08:32 AM
Am working that Saturday but may be able to get down late evening if I finish work early, what time do people have to leave on the Sunday ?

Cheers John

no rush at all ,last weekend we didnt leave till 1pm.

Ferrell freddy
29-05-2013, 07:56 PM
How do?

Just wondering how often these happen, i'm a big bushcraft fan but the wife isn't, we're going camping soon and i'm going to work on slowly getting how more into the bushcraft side, suggested it to her earlier and she is keen! W'ere in north devon at the moment but hopefully moving to the prettier side of the border towards Newquay late this year (Fingers crossed for the promotion board!) and such will be lookingto get more involved with local bushcrafters.

Cheers! Steve.

fish
29-05-2013, 08:15 PM
i am planning one every month and am open to offers of company for wild hanging anytime.

paulthefish2009
29-05-2013, 08:20 PM
What do you want to do about eating mate?group meal or fend for yourself? Oh can you put me down for some cider please.Think it will be just me .

John_McC
29-05-2013, 08:35 PM
no rush at all ,last weekend we didnt leave till 1pm.

Cheers Fish will try my best to get off work early will it be ok to just turn up on the day as never know what work has in store till the day ?

fish
05-06-2013, 05:13 PM
Cheers Fish will try my best to get off work early will it be ok to just turn up on the day as never know what work has in store till the day ?

just turn up mate.

we paid a deposit on pitch 5 folks so when you come just pay your dues and come and say hello,dont forget we will have the ever popular bring and buy table,there will be lots of my home made stuff and bushy stuff for trade/sale.

Skate
09-06-2013, 09:21 PM
All being well, I am hoping to attend this meet. Will know for sure nearer the time.

Tigger004
09-06-2013, 10:06 PM
Trying to arrange to come but would be very short notice, do you need a definite yes and deposit, or could I turn up on the saturday... would be great to meet up

fish
09-06-2013, 10:46 PM
just turn up on the day mate,ive paid the deposit for the pitch so everyone else just needs their 7.50 fee and bobs yer proverbial.

Ichneumon
10-06-2013, 09:57 AM
A long way to travel so planning to arrive on Friday afternoon. With this being a commecial site I can't imagine that being a problem. Any chance of you getting there on Friday Fish?

Tigger004
10-06-2013, 01:59 PM
A long way to travel so planning to arrive on Friday afternoon. With this being a commecial site I can't imagine that being a problem. Any chance of you getting there on Friday Fish?

That would probably suit me too... waiting to see the reply.

fish
12-06-2013, 09:11 AM
A long way to travel so planning to arrive on Friday afternoon. With this being a commecial site I can't imagine that being a problem. Any chance of you getting there on Friday Fish?

sure mate will sort it today.

Chubbs
12-06-2013, 12:43 PM
Justin

Can you stick me down for a gallon of the finest please mate.

Neil

fish
12-06-2013, 06:36 PM
yep you up for 1 night or two?

Skate
12-06-2013, 08:14 PM
2 nights for me if all goes to plan.

fish
16-06-2013, 10:57 PM
sorted!

Chubbs
17-06-2013, 07:54 AM
yep you up for 1 night or two?


Was this post aimed at all of us mate. Its just that I thought it was for only one night.

Ichneumon
18-06-2013, 09:32 PM
Looks like it is gonna be me +1 now. Because the +1 is working on Friday we can't arrive until early evening, fortunately he is local (Eastleigh) so I'm guessing at about 7PM.

fish
18-06-2013, 10:13 PM
look forwards to the meet up guys and it looks like its gonna be a 2 nighter for some of us! anyone wanting to stay 2 or more nights just do so when you get down here!

dont forget the bring and buy/ swaps table! many a bargain had last month one lucky chap got a dd hammock for just a fiver!

Kernowek Scouser
18-06-2013, 10:22 PM
Hello Justin,

Just to make life interesting my shift swap may now be in peril, meaning I could be working Friday night / Saturday morning. So I'm wondering, would it be possible to turn up Saturday afternoon / evening and stay through 'til Monday (perhaps even Tuesday) to justify the trip up Wilts way?

Atb.

Colin

fish
19-06-2013, 02:31 PM
course you can mate i live local so can pop back over and spend time with you.

Kernowek Scouser
19-06-2013, 03:42 PM
Nice one :D

Chubbs
20-06-2013, 09:55 PM
Is there anybody going to this meet that can help me with my knife sharpening skills. No matter how hard I try, I always end up getting it wrong. I have always been told that I am 'cack handed' so this might be part of the reason why I always end up with a blunt knife after a few minutes.

Thanks Neil

fish
20-06-2013, 10:43 PM
yep one of my skills!

Chubbs
21-06-2013, 08:39 AM
Thanks Justin, you are a true gent.

Tigger004
21-06-2013, 12:16 PM
Justin, My son will be coming with me, do you know how many are coming in total? I assume the area is big enough as you have not posted restrictions on numbers

fish
21-06-2013, 01:16 PM
Justin, My son will be coming with me, do you know how many are coming in total? I assume the area is big enough as you have not posted restrictions on numbers

not sure how many in total but around 15 or so,last month we expected 10 and got 25 month before got only a few.depends on weather a lot i recon,but there is a huge amount of room pitch 5 would hold 5 4 man tents and 20 or so hammocks .

fish
21-06-2013, 01:17 PM
the shop sells bags of seasoned logs for 6.00 each and i will be bringing a fair bit myself from home,so if anyone wants to bring or buy some for the communal fire it would be handy.

Skate
25-06-2013, 04:03 PM
Looks like I will be okay to attend this weekend. Weather forecast seems good. Won't be bringing any wood but happy to buy plenty when I'm there. Looking forward to meeting some new faces and having a chin wag round the fire. Would love a closer look at your bucksaw Justin, fancy making my own when the right wood turns up. Will be filling the car with way to much kit so hope we can get near the site for off loading. Should be there early afternoon Friday :)

fish
25-06-2013, 04:08 PM
sounds great mate,no major worry over the wood,see how it goes. i will be bringing the saw! you can get the car right to the pitch unload then go park 100 yards away.

Kernowek Scouser
25-06-2013, 05:13 PM
Sadly I'm now a no, shift swap fell through and will be working to 6pm on Saturday.

Next time definitely.

Chubbs
27-06-2013, 09:06 AM
Only two more sleeps before my youngest and me travel up to meet you all. I have a dodgy back, the throat feels like I have been swallowing razor blades but I won't let this put me off. I think it will have to be a tent with an airbed this time but I might bring the hammock and see how it goes.

Look forward to meeting you all there.

Neil

Tigger004
27-06-2013, 12:49 PM
The excitment builds....drum roll....nearly time...whoop whoop

Chubbs
29-06-2013, 08:15 AM
Car packed, kid packed, and now just about ready to make a move. Just have to have a bit of breakfast at the cafe where the wife works.

See you all there.

Neil and Becky.

Jon D
30-06-2013, 04:12 PM
Not long been back and already I'm wishing I could sleep in a hammock a few more nights. Oh well, roll on the next one! Thanks to all of you for making me feel so welcome! Special thanks to Justin for his lesson in knife sharpening and Chris for his with making fire by friction and for the King Alfred cakes. I learnt so much from you all I really cannot thank you all enough. Everyone was so willing to share information and all were very patient with a newbie asking so many questions. Wonderful weather, great food, had a ball! Oh and to anyone thinking of going to any future meets, try the medium Perry, it's awesome!

Ehecatl
30-06-2013, 04:44 PM
....... try the medium Perry, it's awesome!

T^

Skate
30-06-2013, 06:53 PM
Well, that was fun. Big thanks to the Fish clan for inviting me and for all their efforts including a hearty curry which went down a treat. Feel I have made some new friends now and looking forward to meeting up again in the future. The venue was better than I expected. Instead of drifting off to sleep to tawny owls, it was bison and donkey sounds. Thought the Rolling Stones would have popped over from Glasto for some quality company after their gig but guess they got held up :)

butchthedog
30-06-2013, 07:21 PM
Sounds like you all had an excellent time..... T^

Mouse040
30-06-2013, 08:32 PM
First post on this forum but had a thoroughly enjoyable time meeting all of you ,
every single person there was a star and I look forward to meeting you all again soon I hope
I learnt a few things and stood in ore of the skill of fish who according to my boys makes propper spoons
Some great food and even better company
Oh and Derrick I found your nipple when clearing the fire this eve lol

Ehecatl
30-06-2013, 10:32 PM
Hi Moose.

It's customary here for new joiners to pop a post in" Introduce Yourself & Welcome to the Community!".

Glad you had a great time at Bush Farm.

Welcome to NBC.

M@

:welcome:

Tigger004
30-06-2013, 10:40 PM
Got back safe after a fantastic long weekend with Mr & Mrs Fish and all,

Words can't describe the welcome and friendliness of all at the meet, Special thanks to Justin for the organisation and planning, also to Chris for sharing his knowledge on fire by friction, Everyone was more than willing to contribute to what ever was occurring.

Summary - Great people (hopefully now friends) Great food, Great weather, Great location, A BIG Thank you to all from Phil and Myself

snowleopard
01-07-2013, 07:03 AM
First post on this forum but had a thoroughly enjoyable time meeting all of you ,
every single person there was a star and I look forward to meeting you all again soon I hope
I learnt a few things and stood in ore of the skill of fish who according to my boys makes propper spoons
Some great food and even better company
Oh and Derrick I found your nipple when clearing the fire this eve lol
:welcome:

Wardy
01-07-2013, 08:05 AM
Real gutted I missed this one, see you all at the next one hopefully

Ichneumon
01-07-2013, 08:58 AM
A great weekend! Many thanks to Mr and Mrs Fish and their crew, especially my new mate 'Bob'. Good to meet a new bunch of friends. Bison Farm turns out to be an idyllic spot for first-timers, newbies and ladies with 'concerns' - wild enough to practice the skills but with civilised amenities close to hand. Looking forward to the next time.

Kernowek Scouser
01-07-2013, 10:17 AM
Having just finishing the second of the double shifts that put the knackers on my attending, to say I am a little gutted I did not make this one, would be quite an understatement.

It sounds like you all had a grand time, skills have been shared, old friendships rekindled, new friendships forged. I sure one or two of you had a polite snifter and a chuckle around the camp fire too. It is what it is all about isn't it?

I look forward to seeing the pictures.

fish
01-07-2013, 05:08 PM
i am currently uploading the 130 pics from the weekend. may lot stopped an extra night so have only just got back.

Chubbs
01-07-2013, 11:22 PM
This was the furthest meet that I have traveled to since becoming a member of the forum and it was worth the near 200 mile trip to be part of it. Bison Farm is just a wonderful place to hold a meet and it is just miles from anywhere. It was great to meet new friends and my daughter Becky was in her element, exploring the farm with the kids in between numerous visits to the farm shop to buy sweets and drinks.

Mine hosts Mr and Mrs Fish are a credit to the bushcraft community and their kids certainly left a long lasting impression with Becky who spent most of her time with them. The camp curry was to die for and the local Cider was excellent, even though a visit to the bathroom was urgently needed at about seven in the morning !!.

This was the first time propper that I have stayed in a hammock and I'm now wondering why I didn't do it years ago. I didn't sleep a wink all night, I don't know why but it was so, so comfortable. The sound of the dawn chorus was amazing, sounds that I have never heard before filtering through the warm early morning sun. I wish I had a pound for every time Becky asked if we could stay another day but sadly we had to be back for school.

To everybody that attended, I thank you all for making our stay so memorable.

Fish, well what can I really say but thanks mate, we loved your company and hope to spend more time with you and your family again in the future.

Neil

Ichneumon
02-07-2013, 05:37 PM
Arry has posted the pictures he took here:

http://s1170.photobucket.com/user/muley-boy/media/June%202013%20Bush%20Farm%20Camp/P6290031_zpsb980aabe.jpg.html?sort=2&o=1

fish
02-07-2013, 06:59 PM
Arry has posted the pictures he took here:

http://s1170.photobucket.com/user/muley-boy/media/June%202013%20Bush%20Farm%20Camp/P6290031_zpsb980aabe.jpg.html?sort=2&o=1

nice!

Tigger004
02-07-2013, 10:07 PM
Arry has posted the pictures he took here:

http://s1170.photobucket.com/user/muley-boy/media/June%202013%20Bush%20Farm%20Camp/P6290031_zpsb980aabe.jpg.html?sort=2&o=1

Great memories and a pleasure meeting you

Tigger004
01-08-2013, 08:34 PM
My memory fails me, but someone I spoke to at the June meet said they were looking for an egg box that holds TWO eggs.

Found some on Amazon and they are great - just thought I'd post in the hope you will see it

9702 description - Camping Garden Orange Plastic Foldable Storage Case 4 Egg Holder Carrier

Skate
01-08-2013, 09:21 PM
That was me Tigger004. You Sir are a star. I shall investigate further :jumping-joy: