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Big T
29-05-2014, 05:13 PM
Hiya,

Seeing as the last meet was a great success and everyone had a good time (especially when the tarp decided to dump a load of water down my neck.....) I think it's time to start planning the next one! Location will prob be woodland valley farm again as other permissions are a little lacking at the moment! (Watch this space though;)). Most probably an overnighter on a Saturday, I could also do a Friday night too if anyone else is up for it? So, anyone have any preference to dates?

Julz
29-05-2014, 08:22 PM
Hi Big T - Is that near Ladcock? I have no preference on dates as I need to juggle child care into the equation too. See when big sis can look after little sis! Does anyone ever take their kids/dogs along by the way? I have never been to a BC group meet before so totally green! :confused2: Do you bring food to share etc.? Looking forward to it!

Big T
29-05-2014, 08:59 PM
Hiya Julz! Yeah, its just outside Ladock! They have a website with directions etc but don't say much about the bushcraft side of things. Dogs and kids are fine, we are a well behaved bunch (well until the kids are in bed....Lol!) We basically have a fire to cook on and socialize around, a few sneaky beers if you want (or whatever's your poison!) We usually do a communal meal, something like stew or chilli etc if you like that kind of thing or your welcome to cook for yourself. Woodland Valley is suitable for both hammocks or ground dwelling. If you need to borrow any kit then let us know, we have enough between us to equip a small army! Anything else you are unsure about then give me a shout!:)

Julz
29-05-2014, 09:28 PM
Great thanks Big T! About 3 hour drive so that's doable... I will aim to escape for some grown up time, but it's good to know that I could bring along my dog Frodo and/or 10 yr old if pushed! I have my own kit/tent no worries, been looking into getting a hammock as they seem gentler on the back! Great! Thanks for all that ;)

Chubbs
29-05-2014, 09:56 PM
Hi Julz

Woodland Valley is great for a camp. Its very basic, no mod cons apart from a long drop or composting toilet, but its a great atmosphere when there is a crowd. Chris Jones the Farmer, is a top guy You can buy his homemade bacon and sausages from his house and he only charges a fiver a night each to camp.

There is a pond down the bottom of the valley in the woods but it can get pretty muddy, as we found out last weekend !!.

It will be great to meet you both.

Julz
29-05-2014, 10:21 PM
Thank you Chubbs, it sounds idyllic, and there's even a toilet!! I am used to camping out - can't get my head around calling it "wild camping" - but that's what they call it these days. Lived in Shetland for many years and you can pretty much camp anywhere - so I am well used to leaving mod cons at home. I avoid camp sites whenever possible though have only camped in the Lakes off-site in England. I am really looking forward to this!

Chubbs
29-05-2014, 11:34 PM
I am really looking forward to this!

That's good to hear.

I might bring along one of the kids as well. It will more than likely be my daughter as she loves been out with her dad. To be truthful, I can't go very far without her !!.

Big T
30-05-2014, 07:28 AM
That's good to hear.

I might bring along one of the kids as well. It will more than likely be my daughter as she loves been out with her dad. To be truthful, I can't go very far without her !!.

That's right mate, if she weren't there who would tie your shoelaces for you! Lol!

Skate
30-05-2014, 08:33 AM
I'm up for it depending on dates.

Big T
30-05-2014, 03:43 PM
Cool. So anyone have any dates in mind!?

Skate
30-05-2014, 04:31 PM
Don't count on me. I'm busy for the next 2 weekends :( Any other time would be fine including week days.

Big T
30-05-2014, 04:35 PM
Don't count on me. I'm busy for the next 2 weekends :( Any other time would be fine including week days.

Ok mate, will keep ya informed!

Julz
30-05-2014, 11:42 PM
I can do from 21st onwards. Saturdays suit me best personally but possibly Fridays. At the risk of sounding girly it would give me great reassurance to go on my first camp with campinggirl there. No offence fellas just cos I'm a newbie and about to head out into the wilderness with a bunch of gentlemen I have never met. Please don't be offended by my nervous disposition!! This is a whole new world for me ;-) sorry... :-/

Big T
31-05-2014, 07:33 AM
I can do from 21st onwards. Saturdays suit me best personally but possibly Fridays. At the risk of sounding girly it would give me great reassurance to go on my first camp with campinggirl there. No offence fellas just cos I'm a newbie and about to head out into the wilderness with a bunch of gentlemen I have never met. Please don't be offended by my nervous disposition!! This is a whole new world for me ;-) sorry... :-/

No worries, I understand! We have had a couple of women come along with the same concerns (campinggirl and islandlady). It does seem a little daunting when you think about it! I had similar concerns on my first meet, going to the woods to meet a bloke I had met on the internet! Lol! If it puts your mind at rest then we can find a time when Lyn (campinggirl) can come along too.

Julz
31-05-2014, 07:42 AM
Thanks so much for understanding. That in itself is reassuring! I haven't seen or read anything to make me uneasy - just my over active imagination! Looking forward my first adventure :-)

janso
31-05-2014, 01:23 PM
I think I'm pretty free after this weekend at the arb show for the rest of June; Saturday night would be best! Happy to go with the flow of those who have kids, etc to sort out

Big T
31-05-2014, 02:28 PM
I think I'm pretty free after this weekend at the arb show for the rest of June; Saturday night would be best! Happy to go with the flow of those who have kids, etc to sort out

Cool. Are you on arbtalk bud??

janso
31-05-2014, 02:49 PM
Yes mate; generally just read posts for info though! Same username T

Big T
31-05-2014, 02:57 PM
Yeah, thought I recognized the name! You in the arb business then?

janso
01-06-2014, 01:09 PM
Going up to help launch:
http://www.disasterresponseteam.co.uk

Big T
01-06-2014, 01:49 PM
Cool.

AJ
01-06-2014, 02:58 PM
At first read you kinda go "disaster tree response"? Then reading on you go " oh, yeah, brilliant idea, why hasn't it been done before ". Excellent idea, good luck with it!

Big T
01-06-2014, 05:25 PM
Ok people, I'm pretty keen to get out this coming Saturday (7th) for an overnighter. Anyone up for it?

campinggirl72
01-06-2014, 05:36 PM
ok my lovers, Julz I went to my first meet on my own and meet great guys there, trust me girl you have no worries with this lot, they are like your brothers :) I am free this weekend coming but babysitting the grandson the weekend after !4th- 15th. I am free anytime after this too. I took my little dog gracie last weekend and she loves other dogs. If I can grab a lift as always I am in :)

Julz
01-06-2014, 06:27 PM
Grinning from ear to ear here! :cool: my worries have swiftly been quashed - I have same availability Lyn, I can do this weekend coming too and not the 14/15th. Free any Saturdays after that - With or without my daughter or dog - Just going to go with the flow now, it's going to be great :)

Big T
01-06-2014, 06:31 PM
Grinning from ear to ear here! :cool: my worries have swiftly been quashed - I have same availability Lyn, I can do this weekend coming too and not the 14/15th. Free any Saturdays after that - With or without my daughter or dog - Just going to go with the flow now, it's going to be great :)

T^

campinggirl72
01-06-2014, 06:36 PM
Nice one matey, I am hoping my new tent will be here this week :) my new vango ( sorry Big T ) lol I know they are not your fav company.! So who is going then and can I grab a lift pretty please :)

Big T
01-06-2014, 06:38 PM
Nowt wrong with Vango! I have lots of their gear......! I can prob sort you out with a lift again if you can get to the train station again.

campinggirl72
01-06-2014, 06:48 PM
Yeah can always get to the station matey :) gracie will love it. will we be in the normal place again away from the pigs lol

Big T
01-06-2014, 06:51 PM
Yeah can always get to the station matey :) gracie will love it. will we be in the normal place again away from the pigs lol

No probs! I will email woodland valley to find out if we can use their woods, shouldn't be a prob. Yeah, will try and get the normal spot!

janso
01-06-2014, 07:18 PM
AJ; you'd be surprised how many people inside and outside of disaster relief have said the same!! Fallen and windblown trees always appear in disaster areas and pose a real threat. Not only to aid getting through on roads and tracks but also the resulting issues when they fall onto buildings, houses, etc. The issue that we witnessed in the Philippines last November was inexperienced chainsaw users and elements of rescue teams just knocking them down and causing further damage or compounding problems. We were asked to fell a huge pine tree in a school playground which had moved and exposed its root plate; we argued that the tree needed righting not felling as it provided a huge amount of shade for the kids and we would come back to it in a matter of days. The following day it had been felled and straight through the only surviving roof on one of the school buildings!! We've had a huge positive response from other agencies, now we have our official charity number and the teams launch this weekend coming, there's a huge amount of work to gain the all important 'proof of concept' and ' and make a response.

As I should be away from the arb show on the afternoon, I might be back in time to meet you all over at woodland valley fingers crossed!

Julz
01-06-2014, 07:32 PM
Hat off to your work Janso! Hope the launch goes well :happy-clapping:

Big T
01-06-2014, 08:42 PM
I have emailed woodland valley farm, just waiting to hear back. Shouldn't be a problem! Probably going to knock up a communal meal if anyone wants it, possibly a stew of some kind (maybe some squirrel if I have any luck hunting tomorrow).

AJ
01-06-2014, 09:57 PM
Janso, I only wish I knew anything about it or I'd join in! lol

Julz
01-06-2014, 10:53 PM
I can bring along some tatties to bake in the fire... maybe some flapjack anyone?

Chubbs
01-06-2014, 11:40 PM
I had similar concerns on my first meet, going to the woods to meet a bloke I had met on the internet

:camping:

You looked nothing like you did in the picture you sent me though !!!

Big T
02-06-2014, 06:25 AM
I can bring along some tatties to bake in the fire... maybe some flapjack anyone?

Mmmmmmmmm.......Flapjack!!! Yummy! :)

Big T
02-06-2014, 06:26 AM
:camping:

You looked nothing like you did in the picture you sent me though !!!

Lol! Not surprised mate, I look different at the weekends......;)!

AJ
02-06-2014, 12:36 PM
When no ones looking I'm young and handsome, but the magic spell is broken when someone looks at me!

Big T
03-06-2014, 07:59 AM
Had an e-mail from woodland valley farm, were cool to camp on Saturday night! I'm planning to get there mid afternoon.:)

Julz
03-06-2014, 08:04 AM
Excellent! Can you send me a postcode and description of meeting point please. I'll plan to arrive mid afternoon :-)

Big T
03-06-2014, 08:38 AM
Cool. Postcode is - TR2 4PT.It's prob easiest if you get there and park in the car park and give me a bell, I will PM you my number!:)

Julz
03-06-2014, 08:40 AM
Ok great. I was going to suggest swapping numbers as I tend to get lost a lot even with a sat nav!!

Chubbs
03-06-2014, 09:36 AM
Will more than likely be there around 4ish as have to wait until Her Ladyship finishes work.

BigT

Shall I bring that chilli that was left over from the last meet. If we get definate numbers, I can bring a little extra provisions to bulk it out.

From this week I will start bringing the toilet tent and a shovel. I think it will make it much easier for everybody in the long run.

Big T
03-06-2014, 10:05 AM
Will more than likely be there around 4ish as have to wait until Her Ladyship finishes work.

BigT

Shall I bring that chilli that was left over from the last meet. If we get definate numbers, I can bring a little extra provisions to bulk it out.

From this week I will start bringing the toilet tent and a shovel. I think it will make it much easier for everybody in the long run.

Ok mate, Chilli might be a idea! Toilet tent......oh err!

An idea of numbers for chilli (feel free to add yourself if you are wanting some!)

1) Big T
2) Chubbs

Chubbs
03-06-2014, 10:07 AM
Toilet tent......oh err!

Told you I was going posh !!. Might even bring the radio for it.

Big T
03-06-2014, 10:09 AM
No need for a radio mate, your usually quite musical as it us....!;)

AJ
03-06-2014, 10:16 AM
No need for a radio mate, your usually quite musical as it us....!;)

That'll be the chilli, then!

If its OK with you guys I'd love to swing by one of the evenings just to say hi. It would be great to see you as I'm reasonably new to the area, but it will depend how Mrs AJ is, cos she's not too well at the moment.

Big T
03-06-2014, 10:21 AM
That'll be the chilli, then!

If its OK with you guys I'd love to swing by one of the evenings just to say hi. It would be great to see you as I'm reasonably new to the area, but it will depend how Mrs AJ is, cos she's not too well at the moment.

No probs mate, the more the merrier! I will PM you my number!

Julz
03-06-2014, 01:03 PM
No chilli for me thanks - I'll bring a veggie version for kiddiwinks and me - And flapjacks to share Big T ;) Chubbs I hear you may be bringing your 8yr old daughter too. Mine is 10yrs - they'll get on great I'm sure! Toilet tent! We are posh ey!
Getting just a tad excited for my first ever meet :jumping-joy:

campinggirl72
03-06-2014, 02:47 PM
Why are most of us bush craft ladies veggie? lol. I have my new tent arrive today too, so excited to get it set up and to see if the dog, does not eat her way out of this one??? So a one nighter this time then Big T?

Big T
03-06-2014, 02:53 PM
Why are most of us bush craft ladies veggie? lol. I have my new tent arrive today too, so excited to get it set up and to see if the dog, does not eat her way out of this one??? So a one nighter this time then Big T?

Sweet! Yeah just the Saturday night this time.:)

Julz
03-06-2014, 03:07 PM
And here was me thinking id be the only veggie with you all tucking into squirrel stew! Lol. Lyn I'm happy to make extra veggie option if you want some. Any other veggies coming?

Big T
03-06-2014, 03:15 PM
Why are most of us bush craft ladies veggie? lol. I have my new tent arrive today too, so excited to get it set up and to see if the dog, does not eat her way out of this one??? So a one nighter this time then Big T?

Forgot to say, were back in the usual spot this time, no trek through the swamp!

campinggirl72
03-06-2014, 03:18 PM
I am sure we are mostly likely the only veggies girl lol! I will bring something, please don't go worrying about me julz very kind of ya though. If someone could bring a chair for me please, I would pray at your feet lol. :)

AJ
03-06-2014, 03:48 PM
Well, I'm a lady and I'm not a veggie!
http://oi62.tinypic.com/281xaf5.jpg

Heehee, sorry I couldn't resist.

Julz
03-06-2014, 03:53 PM
But have you got a chair for the lady AJ? Lol

Big T
03-06-2014, 05:18 PM
Lol! I got a spare chair Lyn.

campinggirl72
03-06-2014, 05:22 PM
pmsl amazing !!!! very quick indeed.T^

campinggirl72
03-06-2014, 05:23 PM
Cheers Big T, no numb bum for me this weekend, ahhhhhhhhhhh bliss :)

Big T
04-06-2014, 07:25 PM
Having a little trouble with my back, spent the last two days mostly in bed! Hopefully will be better by the wend....!

Bernie
04-06-2014, 07:41 PM
Having a little trouble with my back, spent the last two days mostly in bed! Hopefully will be better by the wend....!

Hope you get well soon Big T; I know back pain can be debilitating.

EDIT: Coming back on topic, I can't do 90+ miles each way for one night. We've got family visiting so I can't go out to play anyway. Might camp in the garden so my wife can get some sleep (with me snoring away in the garden :D). They can join me at my fire pit for breakfast if they want.

Rasputin
04-06-2014, 08:18 PM
Having a little trouble with my back, spent the last two days mostly in bed! Hopefully will be better by the wend....!
Sorry to hear that Tony, dont stay in bed too long fella you lose muscle tone and that makes it worse. Ive had one for 43 yrs, It took them 25 yrs to diagnose degenerative disc disorder and offer pain killers. Over the years of researching the subject I dont take pain killers unless Ime on my knees cos they mask what your body is telling you and you tend to do what you shouldnt because of them. 85% of your posture is muscle tone, the spine is mainly there to protect your nerves so if you stay in bed to much your losing posture. All the best T I know how debilitating it can be, Ken:(

Big T
05-06-2014, 06:14 AM
Hope you get well soon Big T; I know back pain can be debilitating.

EDIT: Coming back on topic, I can't do 90+ miles each way for one night. We've got family visiting so I can't go out to play anyway. Might camp in the garden so my wife can get some sleep (with me snoring away in the garden :D). They can join me at my fire pit for breakfast if they want.

Thanks mate, no worries! Hopefully catch up one day!

Big T
05-06-2014, 06:20 AM
Sorry to hear that Tony, dont stay in bed too long fella you lose muscle tone and that makes it worse. Ive had one for 43 yrs, It took them 25 yrs to diagnose degenerative disc disorder and offer pain killers. Over the years of researching the subject I dont take pain killers unless Ime on my knees cos they mask what your body is telling you and you tend to do what you shouldnt because of them. 85% of your posture is muscle tone, the spine is mainly there to protect your nerves so if you stay in bed to much your losing posture. All the best T I know how debilitating it can be, Ken:(

Hiya mate, cheers for the advice. Had a rubbish nights sleep and can barely walk today, hopefully seeing a osteopath today so will see what he can do. I'm getting bored around the house now and can't do anything to occupy myself, also being self employed means that I'm paying for the privilege! Lol! Oh well, there's always someone worse off than me and I should be greatfull that my problem is small compared to other people's.

Chubbs
05-06-2014, 07:32 AM
If you can drive, come over here and I will look after you !!. If you come over before lunch I might be able to get you a free massage from Steph. I'm sure it will help and she does wonders with my back.

Big T
05-06-2014, 07:52 AM
Cheers mate but I can't really walk at the moment, driving ain't gonna happen. I'm hoping the osteopath gets back to me today and can work some wonders! I'm determined to make it to the meet but if I'm still in this situation on Saturday then it is looking like I will have to give it a miss:(. I'm sure you can appreciate the pain and frustration etc mate!

Chubbs
05-06-2014, 08:28 AM
I'm sure you can appreciate the pain and frustration etc mate!

I can mate, I can. I'm back at the Docs tomorrow about the OP I really don't want to have.

I was going to bring Becky but the early weather reports are not looking too healthy at all. See how it goes mate.

Big T
05-06-2014, 08:38 AM
I can mate, I can. I'm back at the Docs tomorrow about the OP I really don't want to have.

I was going to bring Becky but the early weather reports are not looking too healthy at all. See how it goes mate.

Ok mate. I got an appointment at 12.30 today so will see how it goes!

Julz
05-06-2014, 08:59 AM
Hi guys. big t sorry to hear of your back. I've had probs many years ago, you really can't rush these things. Your back needs care first and foremost! There will always be other meets! Chubbs I was concerned about the forecast too with bringing my kiddy. So sadly of it is looking grim closer to the time I won't be coming either. :( don't mean to sound like a fair weather camper bit with kids on tow it's a different matter. Cold wet weather will not serve your back well either Big T. Healing wishes to you ;-)

Big T
05-06-2014, 09:20 AM
No worries julz, looks like fate has come out to play! Hopefully get out soon!:)

Chubbs
05-06-2014, 10:47 AM
You're right Julz, its not good when its tipping down. The kids get bored and you are constantly trying to keep them entertained, so it ends up doing the same as what you normally do at home on a rainy day.

I will keep a check on the weather and see what happens. If its not looking good, I think it would be best to cancel, especially as the health of BigT is not looking good, poor lad !!.

Julz
05-06-2014, 10:54 AM
I agree Chubbs. Let me know what your thoughts are nearer the w/end and take it from there. Poor fella, I know how painful that can be. All will be well when the time is right.

Big T
05-06-2014, 03:01 PM
Cheers guys! Went to the osteopath, apparently my spine is a little twisted and I have damaged a disc. He clicked my back, acupuncture etc and recons I need another session. Will have to see how mobile I am by Saturday, if the weather is rubbish and people would rather postpone until when the weather is better that's cool with me.

campinggirl72
05-06-2014, 03:12 PM
Mate you had probs with it at the last meet and all the lugging you did, would not have helped one bit, bless ya lad! I think this one needs putting on the back burner for a future date guys TBH. Can't have one of our mates in pain and struggling plus, little kiddo's bored because of heavy rain that's forcasted. Shall we just say this one is off and plan for another date ? Big T you can't rush it mate as you will do more damage matey. I would suggest getting Mrs T getting you better so you are fit and strong and raring to go on the next meet :) It would be good to have 2 days too rather than the one and we can all relax and have fun with the kids etc :) Give me a shout if I can help anyway mate :)

Chubbs
05-06-2014, 03:27 PM
Man up you big jessie !!.

Only joking mate. Like I said earlier, I know what you are going through, not nice. Agree that we should postpone till another time.

Big T
05-06-2014, 03:32 PM
Cool. Prob best if we postpone until a more suitable time for everyone! I'm free pretty much any weekend, shall we kick some dates around??

campinggirl72
05-06-2014, 03:33 PM
no good next weekend, I have my beauty grandson for the weekend, but after that is fine :)

Big T
05-06-2014, 06:24 PM
21st then?

AJ
07-06-2014, 02:11 PM
15:09 Saturday. Wow, the weather! I can hardly stand up in the torrential.... er... sunshine. Mind you, still time for a blizzard before tea.

Big T
07-06-2014, 02:25 PM
15:09 Saturday. Wow, the weather! I can hardly stand up in the torrential.... er... sunshine. Mind you, still time for a blizzard before tea.

Yeah mate, typical! Shame we postponed it, I wouldn't have been able to attend due to my back. Hopefully get another date sorted soon!

aman
08-06-2014, 09:00 AM
Hi Guys

I am based in Truro and would love to meet up with some of the local buscrafters. I am interested in learning bushcraft but it is not so much fun on your own.

I went to woodland valley a couple of weeks ago as I sold my open canoe to them.

I met the owner and we could have talked for hours. I is a very interesting guy.

aman

Big T
08-06-2014, 09:32 AM
Hi Guys

I am based in Truro and would love to meet up with some of the local buscrafters. I am interested in learning bushcraft but it is not so much fun on your own.

I went to woodland valley a couple of weeks ago as I sold my open canoe to them.

I met the owner and we could have talked for hours. I is a very interesting guy.

aman

Hiya mate! Your more than welcome to come along, the more the merrier! Seeing as no one has thrown any dates around when are you free? Chris Jones (owner of woodland valley) is a real nice guy.:)

aman
08-06-2014, 10:04 AM
Chris is a really nice guy. We had so much in common. He has invited me over in July when they are having some sort of gathering and will be firing up the rocket mass heater.

Even if we do not manage to organise a mass gathering I would be interested in meeting up with local bushcrafters or going fishing or foraging or just a walk with the dogs and a pint.

Bushcraft has always been an interest to me ever since I was a kid but I haven't done anything practical for many many years.

I have thought about signing up for a course but in my mind I know this would be a cop out and would be transferring to onus on learning to someone else.

I think the key is to get out and about regularly and use a small number of core skills

cheers

aman

Big T
08-06-2014, 10:10 AM
Ok mate, we will prob be out at woodland valley in the next few weeks if you wanna pop along. We normally meet up on a Saturday afternoon and stay overnight, in tents/bivis or hammocks. A communal meal is normally on the go if you want some (some stew or chilli etc). We spend the time sat around the fire cooking, wood carving, chill in out and having the odd (!?) beer. If you don't have any kit or need to borrow anything then let us know, between us we have enough gear to equip a small army!:)

aman
08-06-2014, 10:50 AM
Excellent.
I do have a small amount of equipment most of which I haven't actually used so it will be good to try it out whilst in the company of people who know what they are doing.
I have a tarp, a bivy bag and a sleeping bag. I would love to try out a camping hammock sometime.

I will PM you my contact details

aman

Big T
08-06-2014, 10:53 AM
Excellent.
I do have a small amount of equipment most of which I haven't actually used so it will be good to try it out whilst in the company of people who know what they are doing.
I have a tarp, a bivy bag and a sleeping bag. I would love to try out a camping hammock sometime.

I will PM you my contact details

aman

Sounds like you got the most important bits of gear! If you want to try your hammock then bring it along as Chubbs (Neil) is clued up on setting them up well!

aman
08-06-2014, 11:09 AM
I don't have a hammock yet so I will be kipping on the ground

If someone else has a hammock I would love to see one in action and maybe have a go at lying in one for a while.

aman

Big T
08-06-2014, 11:15 AM
I don't have a hammock yet so I will be kipping on the ground

If someone else has a hammock I would love to see one in action and maybe have a go at lying in one for a while.

aman

Sorry mate, misread your post! Must be the super dooper pain killers I'm on at the mo! I will ask Chubbs if he can bring his along for you to try if that's ok with him.

Big T
08-06-2014, 11:41 AM
Ok people, I'm going to try and get the next meet organized.

Saturday 21st June at woodland valley farm, overnighter. I might go for the Friday night too if anyone fancies it? Will sort out communal munch if anyone wants some. Taking my air rifle for a bit of hunting, so maybe have a little shooting competition (nowt serious). Feel free to bring your rifle along if you have one.

aman
08-06-2014, 01:05 PM
I have a very cheap .177 that will need zeroing in I expect. I will bring that if I can. I might be cycling over to woodland valley so may have to limit what I take.

I would love to learn about hunting and how to prepare rabbits etc.

Do you know if Chris has any archery targets and WV? I could bring some archery equipment and give a little tuition if people were interested

aman

Big T
08-06-2014, 01:09 PM
I have a very cheap .177 that will need zeroing in I expect. I will bring that if I can. I might be cycling over to woodland valley so may have to limit what I take.

I would love to learn about hunting and how to prepare rabbits etc.

Do you know if Chris has any archery targets and WV? I could bring some archery equipment and give a little tuition if people were interested

aman

Where about are you traveling from? It's possible I could give you a lift if that helps? I'm not sure if Chris has any targets but I'm sure we could knock something up!:)

aman
08-06-2014, 01:12 PM
Just from Truro but I am on a single speed bike so load carrying is restricted.

aman

Big T
08-06-2014, 01:28 PM
Cool. I'm sure I can give you a lift mate if it makes it any easier for you.

campinggirl72
08-06-2014, 01:50 PM
Just got back from a wicked camping trip with the puppy :) Think I have found a new pass time, with pub right on the door lol :)

Big T
08-06-2014, 02:00 PM
Just got back from a wicked camping trip with the puppy :) Think I have found a new pass time, with pub right on the door lol :)

Where did ya go?

AJ
08-06-2014, 02:46 PM
15:09 Saturday. Wow, the weather! I can hardly stand up in the torrential.... er... sunshine. Mind you, still time for a blizzard before tea.

Up here on the English border ([emoji6]) it has, in fact, chucked it down a few times since I made this smug post [emoji1]. Hope to make the next one!

Big T
08-06-2014, 06:13 PM
Lol! Be good to see ya at the next meet bud:)

aman
08-06-2014, 06:16 PM
Will we be cooking entirely on a fire or do we bring a stove.

My main stove is playing up at the moment. I need to get some seals for it I think

aman

Big T
08-06-2014, 06:28 PM
Will we be cooking entirely on a fire or do we bring a stove.

My main stove is playing up at the moment. I need to get some seals for it I think

aman

We normally cook the main meal on the fire (unless we have a rack of sticky ribs or break out the camp chip pan...;)). Stoves are used for a quick brew in the morning but don't worry we will have plenty to go around! If you have a heatproof mug/pan/small kettle then I have a lynx can burner you can have that runs on meths (which we have loads of!)

Chubbs
08-06-2014, 06:45 PM
Aman

Like BigT just said, don't worry about any gear that you don't have, we have a good selection between us all. If you want, I could bring you my spare hammock and you could try sleeping in that for the night. I have a 3 x 3 and a 4 x 3 tarp so we are sorted for that.

Might even bring the chip pan like BigT mentioned, it hasn't been used for a while !!.

Big T
08-06-2014, 06:54 PM
Gd lad....:)

aman
08-06-2014, 07:49 PM
Aman

Like BigT just said, don't worry about any gear that you don't have, we have a good selection between us all. If you want, I could bring you my spare hammock and you could try sleeping in that for the night. I have a 3 x 3 and a 4 x 3 tarp so we are sorted for that.

Might even bring the chip pan like BigT mentioned, it hasn't been used for a while !!.

Thanks Chubbs

I do have a tarp but an extra tarp is never a bad thing. I have an army arctic sleeping bag but I think this might be overkill this time of year. I do have a summer bag but I might just bring a blanket.

To be honest I am just looking forward to having a beer with some new friends around a fire in the woods

Really looking forward to it

aman

Big T
08-06-2014, 08:25 PM
Cool. Sounds like you will fit in fine!:)

campinggirl72
08-06-2014, 08:56 PM
Big T, I went to Menehay farm camping site lol. 15 a night but had showers etc. Not our normal thing but needed to get out with little girl and get her use to the wild lol. I bought a cheap sleeping bag from charity shop for 4 just needs a good wash (pongy) lol

Big T
08-06-2014, 09:00 PM
Big T, I went to Menehay farm camping site lol. 15 a night but had showers etc. Not our normal thing but needed to get out with little girl and get her use to the wild lol. I bought a cheap sleeping bag from charity shop for 4 just needs a good wash (pongy) lol

Cool. Getting out is the main thing, don't really matter where you go! Was the sleeping bag pongy before or after you used it.......!?;). Lol!

aman
08-06-2014, 09:06 PM
Big T, I went to Menehay farm camping site lol. 15 a night but had showers etc. Not our normal thing but needed to get out with little girl and get her use to the wild lol. I bought a cheap sleeping bag from charity shop for 4 just needs a good wash (pongy) lol

Wow, we were just down the road from there this weekend. We used to live at that campsite a few years ago. It has changed a bit since then.

aman

Chubbs
09-06-2014, 08:50 AM
Aman

The artic sleeping bag will be too warm at the moment, but I do have a homemade underquilt for it and a couple of lightweight summer bags, one which has been turned into a topquilt.

If you like a few beers and a chat around the fire, you will fit in no problem. Be great to meet you.

Big T
09-06-2014, 09:09 AM
Looking forward to this!:)

campinggirl72
09-06-2014, 10:05 AM
Cool. Getting out is the main thing, don't really matter where you go! Was the sleeping bag pongy before or after you used it.......!?;). Lol!

Funny lol
The camp site was basic for the very steep price!!! I slept very badly as the new mat wouldn't stay inflated, but loved the morning bird song and woodland walks. Can't complain to being out doors for 2 nights though :)

campinggirl72
09-06-2014, 10:07 AM
21st sounds good, if I can grab a lift off someone pretty please? :)

Big T
09-06-2014, 10:26 AM
I'm sure someone can sort you out with a lift! Your roll mat got a puncture then?

aman
09-06-2014, 10:54 AM
So how many is that so far?

aman

Big T
09-06-2014, 11:18 AM
Feel free to add your name if you wanna come along!

1) Big T

aman
09-06-2014, 11:26 AM
Feel free to add your name if you wanna come along!

1) Big T
2) Aman

Julz
09-06-2014, 11:30 AM
Sorry guys n gals I'm full on in June now. But I will hope to come along hopefully to the one after. I'll keep tabs on this thread so I stay in touch. Have fun everyone! :-)

campinggirl72
09-06-2014, 05:06 PM
I'm sure someone can sort you out with a lift! Your roll mat got a puncture then?
No it just didn't stay up at all, its the valve I think? I am hoping i can take it back to mcsalvers as I paid 16 for it :/ if it does have a hole in it how would I locate it mate?

Big T
09-06-2014, 05:20 PM
Is it a self inflating mat or an air bed? To fine the leak blow it up and put it under water, you will see bubbles escaping where it's leaking. If you have a vague idea where it's leaking then you can spread some fairy liquid around where you think it's leaking, it will bubble where air is leaking. If it's a self inflating mat and you put it under water make sure that the valve is fully closed as you don't want water getting inside as they are filled with foam.

Big T
09-06-2014, 05:24 PM
Sorry guys n gals I'm full on in June now. But I will hope to come along hopefully to the one after. I'll keep tabs on this thread so I stay in touch. Have fun everyone! :-)

No worries julz, I'm sure we will be out a lot during the summer! Look forward to meeting you at a later date:)

aman
09-06-2014, 06:02 PM
Do you think we will get a chance to hunt, prepare and cook some rabbit?

It is something I am keen to learn about.

aman

Big T
09-06-2014, 06:44 PM
Rabbit are a bit thin on the ground at woodland valley, I will ask Chris if there are any in his surrounding fields. There are squirrels in the woods that make good eating, will have to take the rifle for a mooch about and see what we can bag!

aman
14-06-2014, 10:46 AM
I have eaten many rabbits as a child. We used to have rabbit least once a week and pigeon but I have never eaten squirrel before.

I am really looking forward to next weekend.

aman

Ehecatl
14-06-2014, 11:36 AM
I have eaten many rabbits as a child. We used to have rabbit least once a week and pigeon but I have never eaten squirrel before.

I am really looking forward to next weekend.

aman

Spiced squirrel popcorn recipe-->

http://www.channel4.com/4food/recipes/chefs/tommi-miers/spiced-squirrel-popcorn-recipe-07-10-16

Big T
14-06-2014, 02:16 PM
Spiced squirrel popcorn recipe-->

http://www.channel4.com/4food/recipes/chefs/tommi-miers/spiced-squirrel-popcorn-recipe-07-10-16

Looks awesome!

Big T
14-06-2014, 02:17 PM
So let's get an idea of numbers, add your name if you wanna come along!

1) Big T
2) Aman

janso
14-06-2014, 09:47 PM
So let's get an idea of numbers, add your name if you wanna come along!

1) Big T
2) Aman
3) Janso

Big T
16-06-2014, 05:18 PM
1) Big T
2) Aman
3) Janso
4) Chubbs (I assume he's coming seeing as we both came as a pair....!)

AJ
16-06-2014, 06:42 PM
I'd love to drop by T, but things are still up in the air with me. Me and Mrs AJ had to move out of my mother-in-laws house (I have another name for her, like a pet name, but different), so we're in a caravan at the moment. (Still, fresh air, great views and the dogs love it) Sooner I get a job the better, first time on benefits and I hate it but needs must...)

Big T
16-06-2014, 06:50 PM
I'd love to drop by T, but things are still up in the air with me. Me and Mrs AJ had to move out of my mother-in-laws house (I have another name for her, like a pet name, but different), so we're in a caravan at the moment. (Still, fresh air, great views and the dogs love it) Sooner I get a job the better, first time on benefits and I hate it but needs must...)

No worries mate, I know what it's like when things are tight and life ain't playing ball! Chin up, everything happens for a reason, just try to stay positive! Will hook up at a future meet:)

aman
16-06-2014, 08:48 PM
I'd love to drop by T, but things are still up in the air with me. Me and Mrs AJ had to move out of my mother-in-laws house (I have another name for her, like a pet name, but different), so we're in a caravan at the moment. (Still, fresh air, great views and the dogs love it) Sooner I get a job the better, first time on benefits and I hate it but needs must...)

What sort of work are you looking for AJ and where are you based?

aman

AJ
17-06-2014, 01:55 AM
aman, I'm looking for anything full time at the moment. I used to work in IT, I was a taxi driver "up North" for 10 years, I will happily work as an Admin in an office, stack shop shelves or hold a ladder for somebody, oh, and I've renovated houses, installed stud walls and wood burning stove! Practical, trustworthy and good looking, what more could anyone ask for? [emoji1]
Oh, and at the moment I'm near Callington but willing to go anywhere in Cornwall. If anyone's got any ideas, PM me so as not to derail this fine thread. :)

midas
17-06-2014, 01:52 PM
Modest too...lol.Best of luck in getting sorted!
p.s. must also have the patience of a saint...too.if you were a cabbie "up north"..

aman
18-06-2014, 07:28 AM
Right, Where and when are we going to meet up?

Are we all going straight to the site or are we going to meet up Saturday morning and have a breakfast somewhere before moving on to the Site?

There is a decent greasy spoon in Truro by the bus station.

aman

campinggirl72
18-06-2014, 06:15 PM
aman, I'm looking for anything full time at the moment. I used to work in IT, I was a taxi driver "up North" for 10 years, I will happily work as an Admin in an office, stack shop shelves or hold a ladder for somebody, oh, and I've renovated houses, installed stud walls and wood burning stove! Practical, trustworthy and good looking, what more could anyone ask for? [emoji1]
Oh, and at the moment I'm near Callington but willing to go anywhere in Cornwall. If anyone's got any ideas, PM me so as not to derail this fine thread. :)
could you care for autistic people if you had all the training? if so I can point you in the direction of possible full time work, but it is hard work with lovely paid days at the pool or taking them out etc.?

AJ
18-06-2014, 06:50 PM
PM incoming campinggirl..

Big T
20-06-2014, 02:15 PM
Right, Where and when are we going to meet up?

Are we all going straight to the site or are we going to meet up Saturday morning and have a breakfast somewhere before moving on to the Site?

There is a decent greasy spoon in Truro by the bus station.

aman

Hiya mate. I have some work to do on Saturday morning, I will be heading over to woodland valley for 3ish. If you need a lift then pm Chubbs, I will probably be giving Lyn (campinggirl) a lift. :)

aman
20-06-2014, 02:54 PM
Cool. I have got something to do tomorrow morning as well so probably wont be able to get away until lunchtime

I will be give chubbs a ring this evening

paul

aman
20-06-2014, 07:49 PM
Everything is sorted. Chubbs is picking me up around 5 and then we are heading for the site.

Can't wait

aman

Big T
20-06-2014, 07:53 PM
Everything is sorted. Chubbs is picking me up around 5 and then we are heading for the site.

Can't wait

aman

Sweet! Cya there mate!

Julz
21-06-2014, 05:03 PM
Sorry I've been off radar. We've had a few changes in the household and this has had a big impact on finances. I don't think I'll be able to get out to Cornwall till later in the summer. Hope you all have a fab time! Solstice blessings everyone!! :-)

aman
22-06-2014, 03:43 PM
wow I had a great time in the woods. I slept in a hammock for the first time and loved it. Had some great food (thanks Chubbs) great conversation and a few beers around the fire.

Ended up just Bit T and I in the end (I will let Chubbs tell that story). Fried breakfast and coffee and a lazy morning.

When are we going again? Need to stay longer than one night next time.

Thanks to Big T and Chubbs for allowing me to share there spot

aman

Big T
22-06-2014, 04:25 PM
wow I had a great time in the woods. I slept in a hommock for the first time and loved it. Had some great food (thanks Chubbs) great conversation and a few beers around the fire.

Ended up just Bit T and I in the end (I will let Chubbs tell that story). Fried breakfast and coffee and a lazy morning.

When are we going again? Need to stay longer than one night next time.

Thanks to Big T and Chubbs for allowing me to share there spot

aman

No worries! Was good to meet ya mate, we will try and get out for 2 nights next time and get abit of shooting in!:)

Chubbs
22-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Great to meet you Paul, it was a pleasure, even though it was only for a couple of hours !!!.

Right, where do I start !!!.

All day we had been having problems with the car. Got sorted by late afternoon but had to travel to Truro in really hot temperatures with no windows working, couldn't open the fuel cap and only had about 60 miles left before dry. I even commented earlier that this weekends camp wasn't supposed to happen, but my youngest daughter Rebecca was really looking forward to it so I bit the bullet and carried on, what a mistake I made.

Once the tent was put up we had dinner and just got sorted for the evening around the fire. Rebecca wanted Marshmallows on a stick so there she sat with a knife making a point on it, and now you all know what's coming next. Becky knows how to use a knife, she always handles one with the respect it deserves but on this occasion she slipped and went straight through three fingers near the knuckles. She screamed and within a couple of seconds I had hold of her hand as I didn't want her to see what she had done and how bad it really was.

For the fist time ever I forgot to pack my first aid kit but BigT grabbed his and I bandaged her up and took her to hospital. Poor kid, we waited over two hours before she saw the Triage nurse as the place was full of fifty something's with coughs and sore arms !!.

One of the cuts was nearly to the bone and they were seriously considering operating. My girl was so brave all the way from the beginning and we finally got home nearly seven hours later plus 5 very neat stitches at five in the morning.

To top it all off, a little cute bunny decided to play dodge the headlights, but came of worse. A sad end to a terrible day.

Today is another day. Becky still got up at 8.30 after only three hours sleep, not bad for an eight year old. She is feeling a little sorry for herself, which is to be expected but she will be fine.

Lessons learnt over this. I will NEVER forget my first aid kit again and will buy her a glove for when she uses a knife in the future. I'm not going to wrap her in cotton wool over this, she wouldn't let me, but I will make it safer for her.

Big T
22-06-2014, 08:12 PM
Great to meet you Paul, it was a pleasure, even though it was only for a couple of hours !!!.

Right, where do I start !!!.

All day we had been having problems with the car. Got sorted by late afternoon but had to travel to Truro in really hot temperatures with no windows working, couldn't open the fuel cap and only had about 60 miles left before dry. I even commented earlier that this weekends camp wasn't supposed to happen, but my youngest daughter Rebecca was really looking forward to it so I bit the bullet and carried on, what a mistake I made.

Once the tent was put up we had dinner and just got sorted for the evening around the fire. Rebecca wanted Marshmallows on a stick so there she sat with a knife making a point on it, and now you all know what's coming next. Becky knows how to use a knife, she always handles one with the respect it deserves but on this occasion she slipped and went straight through three fingers near the knuckles. She screamed and within a couple of seconds I had hold of her hand as I didn't want her to see what she had done and how bad it really was.

For the fist time ever I forgot to pack my first aid kit but BigT grabbed his and I bandaged her up and took her to hospital. Poor kid, we waited over two hours before she saw the Triage nurse as the place was full of fifty something's with coughs and sore arms !!.

One of the cuts was nearly to the bone and they were seriously considering operating. My girl was so brave all the way from the beginning and we finally got home nearly seven hours later plus 5 very neat stitches at five in the morning.

To top it all off, a little cute bunny decided to play dodge the headlights, but came of worse. A sad end to a terrible day.

Today is another day. Becky still got up at 8.30 after only three hours sleep, not bad for an eight year old. She is feeling a little sorry for herself, which is to be expected but she will be fine.

Lessons learnt over this. I will NEVER forget my first aid kit again and will buy her a glove for when she uses a knife in the future. I'm not going to wrap her in cotton wool over this, she wouldn't let me, but I will make it safer for her.

Hopefully the next one will be a little less memorable! Lol!

Skate
23-06-2014, 08:04 AM
Bloody hell Neil, sorry to hear what Rebecca had to go through. Hope it hasn't put her off. Looking forward to catching up again soon.

Chubbs
23-06-2014, 08:53 AM
She is fine mate, milking it like a good one !!!. The worse thing was not been able to do anything while we waited all that time to be seen but the nursing staff were excellent. Like I said earlier, I'm not going to stop her using knives but I will buy her a glove to protect her hand in future.

It will be great to see you again. Paul (aman) is a top guy, I think you will really enjoy his company.

aman
23-06-2014, 10:40 AM
Glad she is OK Chubbs mate. Reall nice to meet the pair of you. Hope to spend a little more time together next time.

aman

AJ
23-06-2014, 11:37 AM
Glad to hear she's OK.

aman
23-06-2014, 08:41 PM
So when are we going again?

paul

Big T
23-06-2014, 09:11 PM
I'm away on holiday tomorrow. If anyone else wants to arrange a meet while I'm away feel free, I'm by no means the SW events organiser! Lol!

JonnyP
23-06-2014, 09:14 PM
Great to meet you Paul, it was a pleasure, even though it was only for a couple of hours !!!.

Right, where do I start !!!.

All day we had been having problems with the car. Got sorted by late afternoon but had to travel to Truro in really hot temperatures with no windows working, couldn't open the fuel cap and only had about 60 miles left before dry. I even commented earlier that this weekends camp wasn't supposed to happen, but my youngest daughter Rebecca was really looking forward to it so I bit the bullet and carried on, what a mistake I made.

Once the tent was put up we had dinner and just got sorted for the evening around the fire. Rebecca wanted Marshmallows on a stick so there she sat with a knife making a point on it, and now you all know what's coming next. Becky knows how to use a knife, she always handles one with the respect it deserves but on this occasion she slipped and went straight through three fingers near the knuckles. She screamed and within a couple of seconds I had hold of her hand as I didn't want her to see what she had done and how bad it really was.

For the fist time ever I forgot to pack my first aid kit but BigT grabbed his and I bandaged her up and took her to hospital. Poor kid, we waited over two hours before she saw the Triage nurse as the place was full of fifty something's with coughs and sore arms !!.

One of the cuts was nearly to the bone and they were seriously considering operating. My girl was so brave all the way from the beginning and we finally got home nearly seven hours later plus 5 very neat stitches at five in the morning.

To top it all off, a little cute bunny decided to play dodge the headlights, but came of worse. A sad end to a terrible day.

Today is another day. Becky still got up at 8.30 after only three hours sleep, not bad for an eight year old. She is feeling a little sorry for herself, which is to be expected but she will be fine.

Lessons learnt over this. I will NEVER forget my first aid kit again and will buy her a glove for when she uses a knife in the future. I'm not going to wrap her in cotton wool over this, she wouldn't let me, but I will make it safer for her.
Sorry to hear that mate.. Hope she is ok..