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Big T
16-05-2014, 08:34 PM
Hiya,

I'm organizing a meet down here in cornwall on the 24th, I posted this on the end of another thread so thought it best if I started a fresh one! Venue will prob be woodland valley farm, I'm up for the Saturday afternoon/night and or Sunday/night. Thinking of a communal meal on Sat night of spit roast chicken etc. Takers so far are;

1) Big T
2) Chubbs
3)Skate
4) Jonnyuk

Feel free to add your name if ya fancy it!

fish
16-05-2014, 08:41 PM
cant make this one but put me ands mine down for a future meet mate.

janso
16-05-2014, 08:44 PM
T; keep forgetting to reply bud! I should be good to go Saturday and overnight but disappearing Sunday morning to keep the domestic bliss!
Happy to pitch in for group meal funds mate - hanging or no?? I've got a hammock to play with...

janso
16-05-2014, 08:45 PM
1) Big T

2) Chubbs

3)Skate

4) Jonnyuk

5) Janso

Big T
16-05-2014, 08:49 PM
cant make this one but put me ands mine down for a future meet mate.

No worries mate!

Big T
16-05-2014, 08:52 PM
T; keep forgetting to reply bud! I should be good to go Saturday and overnight but disappearing Sunday morning to keep the domestic bliss!
Happy to pitch in for group meal funds mate - hanging or no?? I've got a hammock to play with...

Cool. Be good to see ya mate! No worries about disappearing on Sunday mate, gotta keep the peace! I'm not hangin (well prob will be after a few sherberts!) Got me new bivi to play with! There are loads of trees to hang from if that's what ya need mate!

Big T
17-05-2014, 07:42 PM
Any preference for scran on Saturday night? Was thinking about spit roast chicken but a huge pot of chilli/rice/tortillas/nachos/baked potatoes might be a winner.....?

janso
17-05-2014, 08:04 PM
Chilli sounds easy to square away mate; if everyone decides we could share the meal, all being something?

Big T
17-05-2014, 09:40 PM
Cool. I don't mind getting the ingredients, a couple of quid each will cover it if that's what everyone is happy with? I might have an alternative wooded venue close to st ives, just waiting to hear back from the landowners.

Skate
17-05-2014, 11:38 PM
Happy to eat anything you make Chubbs. More than willing to chip in. Shall I bring a load of rolls, bacon and sausages maybe. Try and get the air rifle there without bending it this time :)

Big T
18-05-2014, 08:31 AM
Happy to eat anything you make Chubbs. More than willing to chip in. Shall I bring a load of rolls, bacon and sausages maybe. Try and get the air rifle there without bending it this time :)

You might regret saying that......ever had rat??? Lol! Cool, I might do a bit of shooting too, gives me an excuse to get a new rifle.....;)

Pootle
19-05-2014, 11:35 AM
Thanks for the heads up re this meet up. Not sure I'll be able to, but I was thinking of checking out woodland valley this weekend, so if that's where you end up I'll come and say hello.

Big T
19-05-2014, 11:38 AM
No worries mate! We're heading up there on Saturday for an overnighter with the possibility of staying Sunday too. Just to make you aware there is a wedding at woodland valley farm this weekend, I emailed Chris (the landowner) and he said that we would have to camp next to the pond so not sure if the woods are being used for the wedding.....

Pootle
19-05-2014, 12:04 PM
Sounds nice.
Like I say I'm not sure if I'm free, but if I can get over there I'll look you out.

janso
19-05-2014, 03:43 PM
Pond equals midges equals fire and mosi rep!

campinggirl72
19-05-2014, 05:06 PM
1) Big T

2) Chubbs

3)Skate

4) Jonnyuk

5) Janso

6) campinggirl72

I is a coming this time with a she wee in hand ! ( Do Not ask ) lol

Big T
19-05-2014, 05:07 PM
Pond equals midges equals fire and mosi rep!

Gd point mate, must pick up some rep!

campinggirl72
19-05-2014, 05:20 PM
pound shop had some, both repl and the stop the itch one, both a quid truro :)

campinggirl72
19-05-2014, 05:20 PM
I mean't the 2 for a quid :)

Big T
19-05-2014, 05:58 PM
pound shop had some, both repl and the stop the itch one, both a quid truro :)

Stop the itch......? I'm not going to comment on that one! LOL!

Skate
19-05-2014, 06:18 PM
Think the weather is not going to be too kind to us so a raging fire and some rain might help keep the nippers at bay.
My parachute is being used elsewhere but I have a selection of large dd tarps we could put up for some communal shelter.
Is there any fish in the pond or is it off limits?

Chubbs
19-05-2014, 06:28 PM
What do you mean Rat !!.

Skate
19-05-2014, 06:47 PM
I think the gastronomic term is "Roof Rabbit"

Big T
19-05-2014, 07:04 PM
Apparently there are fish in the pond, Chubb's mate was talking about it the other day. Chris is happy for anyone to fish if they want to.

Skate
19-05-2014, 08:31 PM
Might bring a small set up with me then. Don't know anything about freshwater fishing but I reckon Chubbs can help with some advice :)

Chubbs
19-05-2014, 09:02 PM
Scott was telling us at the RV that they had fished it. If I remember rightly, they hooked Perch and Roach and ate them.

jus_young
19-05-2014, 09:58 PM
Yep, caught a monster there once myself :rolleyes:

Have your boots ready though as the high water level can make it a bit muddy around the fringes.

Pootle
20-05-2014, 09:45 AM
It's looking like I won't be able to join you all this weekend after all, hopefully next time though.
Have fun!

Big T
20-05-2014, 04:28 PM
It's looking like I won't be able to join you all this weekend after all, hopefully next time though.
Have fun!

No probs mate!

Chubbs
20-05-2014, 04:42 PM
Have your boots ready though as the high water level can make it a bit muddy around the fringes.

Thanks for the advice Jus

Big T
20-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Yep, caught a monster there once myself :rolleyes:

Have your boots ready though as the high water level can make it a bit muddy around the fringes.

Cheers!:)

Big T
20-05-2014, 05:12 PM
Gonna bring my air rifle for some plinking and maybe some bunny / squirrel bashing if there are any around. We could have a little plinking comp if anyone wants to bring their rifle.

Skate
20-05-2014, 08:03 PM
Are we talking surf and turf........Roach and Squirrel pie :).
Will bring my resetting target for the rifles.

Big T
20-05-2014, 08:09 PM
Are we talking surf and turf........Roach and Squirrel pie :).
Will bring my resetting target for the rifles.

Like your style mate! Be sweet if you could bring your target, I almost bought one today but bit skint after my recent purchases! Lol! I will have to zero my rifle when I'm there as won't have time or opportunity beforehand.

Skate
20-05-2014, 08:20 PM
Is it a surprise or can you tell us what rifle you got?

Scott
20-05-2014, 08:35 PM
As Neil said I have had a few Perch and Roach out of the pond a little small but not bad eating. However like Justin said if your planning on fishing I would take wellies as it was pretty boggy around the pond last time we were there.

Big T
20-05-2014, 08:40 PM
Is it a surprise or can you tell us what rifle you got?

A BSA / Gamo Hornet, trago special! Was looking at an SMK xs36 but decided the BSA was a better buy. Was abit sceptical as it was only 85 but took it to my local Gunsmiths and they chrony'd it at 11.8 ftlbs!

Big T
20-05-2014, 08:40 PM
As Neil said I have had a few Perch and Roach out of the pond a little small but not bad eating. However like Justin said if your planning on fishing I would take wellies as it was pretty boggy around the pond last time we were there.

Cheers mate!

Skate
20-05-2014, 08:57 PM
Sounds great. Can't wait to have a go.

Chubbs
20-05-2014, 09:04 PM
My boy had a go and loved it. There again, what 11 year old boy wouldn't.

Big T
22-05-2014, 03:59 PM
Sounds great. Can't wait to have a go.

You sure can mate! :)

Big T
22-05-2014, 03:59 PM
Not long now........!:)

Skate
22-05-2014, 04:15 PM
Can we park near our camping place?

Big T
22-05-2014, 04:44 PM
Think it's a small walk across a field, deff not a walking poles and compass job!

Big T
22-05-2014, 04:45 PM
Think me, Chubbs and Lyn are going tomorrow night too. When are you popping down mate?

Skate
22-05-2014, 05:15 PM
Was coming on Saturday and leaving on Monday but now I'm wondering about tomorrow :)

janso
22-05-2014, 05:17 PM
Me thinks the rain will keep the midges at bay gents!! I'm hoping to be there on Saturday afternoon

Big T
22-05-2014, 05:19 PM
Was coming on Saturday and leaving on Monday but now I'm wondering about tomorrow :)

Well I have a free day tomorrow so would be rude not to! :)

Big T
22-05-2014, 05:20 PM
Me thinks the rain will keep the midges at bay gents!! I'm hoping to be there on Saturday afternoon

Yeah, few showers but we been out in worse! I will PM you my number mate, in case you can't find us!

Skate
22-05-2014, 05:31 PM
That's settled then. Will be down tomorrow evening.

Big T
22-05-2014, 05:55 PM
Gd lad!

campinggirl72
22-05-2014, 06:28 PM
Think I will leave mine at home this time, beings I am bringing the pup! Although I can travel on the train so long as I tell the station manager first, and its unload in a sealed case :) Plus I am trying to get in a few bottles of larger which will weigh a ton!!! unless we can stop off at that garage near the woods on way Big T? :confused:

Big T
22-05-2014, 06:44 PM
Think I will leave mine at home this time, beings I am bringing the pup! Although I can travel on the train so long as I tell the station manager first, and its unload in a sealed case :) Plus I am trying to get in a few bottles of larger which will weigh a bloody ton!!! unless we can stop off at that garage near the woods on way Big T? :confused:

We can swing past a beer shop, no worries!

campinggirl72
22-05-2014, 07:03 PM
Cheers for that matey, asda have 3 crates of larger, and cider on offer at the moment for 20 if anyone wants any! strongbow is one of um. Just thought I'd give you all the heads up :)

Big T
22-05-2014, 07:44 PM
Cheers for that! Won't be going past an asda though, will pick some up somewhere tomorrow!

Big T
25-05-2014, 02:52 PM
Just got home, has a wicked time! Big thanks to skate, Lyn and Chubbs for coming along!

Skate
25-05-2014, 04:51 PM
Great weekend with top friends. Plenty of laughs, lovely food (including chewy squirrel) and the weather behaved until it was time to pack up. Approaching the place we set up was a nightmare with mud too deep for wellies in places, but once there it was lovely. Looking forward to the next one now.

Scott
25-05-2014, 04:51 PM
Did you get any rabbits? Any photos from the weekend??

Scott
25-05-2014, 04:52 PM
Where abouts did you set up camp??

Big T
25-05-2014, 04:59 PM
Great weekend with top friends. Plenty of laughs, lovely food (including chewy squirrel) and the weather behaved until it was time to pack up. Approaching the place we set up was a nightmare with mud too deep for wellies in places, but once there it was lovely. Looking forward to the next one now.

No worries mate, was great to see you again! Cheers for the DC3! :). Looking forward to the next one and catching up again.

Big T
25-05-2014, 05:01 PM
Did you get any rabbits? Any photos from the weekend??

Didn't get any rabbits, skate bagged a squirrel though which made good eating! I didn't have time to zero my rifle beforehand and was a bit of a faff trying to do it in the woods, so couldn't hit a barn door! It's on my list of things to do before the next meet.

Big T
25-05-2014, 05:04 PM
Where abouts did you set up camp??

Behind the pond, in the far corner. Was nice and sheltered, was raining a bit but we kept pretty dry. Nice spot but a bit soggy going to get there!

Scott
25-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Did you go down to the corner of the field and jump over the river??

Big T
25-05-2014, 05:11 PM
Did you go down to the corner of the field and jump over the river??

We drove into the field next to the pond, through a gate into the pond area then walked around the edge of the pond to the back. We were a a few hundred yards away from the pig enclosure.

Scott
25-05-2014, 05:14 PM
Oh right ok

Skate
26-05-2014, 10:45 AM
Big T, empty your inbox, trying to message you!

Big T
26-05-2014, 11:18 AM
Inbox emptied!

campinggirl72
26-05-2014, 11:35 AM
Yes cheers fella's gentlemen as always :) myself and little grace loved it and grace has slept since we got back lol.! Kit is dried out and rearing to go on the next one!

Big T
26-05-2014, 03:41 PM
No probs Lyn! Hopefully get out again soon!:)

midas
26-05-2014, 04:39 PM
Big T,Havent you heard of the one shot Zero????
Brace rifle,(on rest or box)Fire one shot at a mark,at distance one wishes to zero to.....Keep rifle in position,and wind your reticles until they the cross bullet hole!!!!Your rifle is now sighted to were its shooting .fire another shot just to confirm or fine tweek.
Vegitarian....Red Indian word for bad shot/hunter!
Hope this helps.atb mike.

Big T
26-05-2014, 04:44 PM
Big T,Havent you heard of the one shot Zero????
Brace rifle,(on rest or box)Fire one shot at a mark,at distance one wishes to zero to.....Keep rifle in position,and wind your reticles until they the cross bullet hole!!!!Your rifle is now sighted to were its shooting .fire another shot just to confirm or fine tweek.
Vegitarian....Red Indian word for bad shot/hunter!
Hope this helps.atb mike.

Hiya mate! Yeah, stumbled across that procedure on YouTube lastnight! Seems a lot easier than the old way! Thanks for the advice:)

Julz
26-05-2014, 08:03 PM
Sorry to have missed this - I was at the Bushcraft Show at Catton Hall... a tad muddy but great to get me started. I'll keep an eye out for other meets. Cheers! :)

Big T
26-05-2014, 08:13 PM
Sorry to have missed this - I was at the Bushcraft Show at Catton Hall... a tad muddy but great to get me started. I'll keep an eye out for other meets. Cheers! :)

Hiya! No worries, we have quite a few meets down here! Keep an eye on this section and I'm sure we will have another one very soon!:)

Chubbs
26-05-2014, 09:14 PM
A great weekend had by all once again. Weather stayed mostly fine for the duration but the odd shower was sorted by Skate who put up a large tarp high over the fire. The tarp earned its money on Sunday when we had to pack when it decided to drop a bucketful down BigT's neck !!.

Food was a camp chilli and some of the best bacon and sausages I have ever eaten which was brought by Skate. Great to see Lyn again, she really does make the camp a happier place.

Can't wait til next time.

janso
27-05-2014, 05:38 AM
Glad it went well folks! Apologies for missing the party; my weekend turned into a mission! Worked sat morning to ease pressure this week, paged for callout on sat late afternoon, Treliske on the evening and Id forgotten about the RNLI charity match on sun with the obligatory pint after! Was glad to get back to work yesterday! It sounds as wet as I was mainly!
There's always a next time thou...

Big T
29-05-2014, 03:31 PM
Glad it went well folks! Apologies for missing the party; my weekend turned into a mission! Worked sat morning to ease pressure this week, paged for callout on sat late afternoon, Treliske on the evening and Id forgotten about the RNLI charity match on sun with the obligatory pint after! Was glad to get back to work yesterday! It sounds as wet as I was mainly!
There's always a next time thou...

No worries!:)

Chubbs
29-05-2014, 03:35 PM
Empty your inbox BigT

Big T
29-05-2014, 03:37 PM
Yes sir! Lol!