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ammo
15-06-2014, 06:54 PM
Hi People
I will be holding a meet on Fri 8th August, running until Sunday afternoon.
The location is Flintshire North Wales. The site is fantastic. A huge mixed woodland, which hasn't been managed, rather, left to its own accord. It's wild but wonderful.
There is a stream running through, so while water procurement is possible, it is still advised that you bring your own.
As its my first meet at this location, I'm keeping the numbers reasonable.
12 person limit. All are welcome. I'm hopeing for some of the Northern Soul Bushcraft Group, and North Wales bushcrafters, will come. You've made me feel very welcome at your meets, id very much like to repay your hospitality.
RULES.
#1 If you pack it in. Pack it out.
#2 Please act in a manner, that you would expect from me, on property that you are responsible for.
#3 Enjoy yourself.
Look forward to seeing you fireside.
Ammo.


SATURDAY TIME PLAN. ( for me, you can do as you wish )
Not being regimental, this is so i can commit a set amount of time, to different activities and not leave regretting that i never done, such and such.

11am. WOOD WALK
Not so much a plant identification, more for you to learn the landmarks and be able to find your way back to base camp, should you go exploring.

1pm. ARCHARY
Any one not doing Archary at this time, PLEASE ensure that you are accompanied by TWO members. One either side of the range as spotters.

2pm FIRE-CRAFT ( talk and demonstration )
A chance to learn or improve our fire-craft. I will show 10 different ways to start a fire. Anyone hopeing to achieve fire by friction or improve their technique, should enjoy.

3pm. SHELTER. ( simple lean too )
We may say it takes half an hour, and while we are enjoying ourselves makeing it, it may feel like, half an hour. The simple fact is to find a spot, gather wood and erect a simple lean too, takes over an hour. Let's give ourselves two.


6pm. GROUP MEAL
I will cook a group meal. It will be a stew/curry. Kebabs and salad. The rest of the time it's self service.



DISCLAIMER
Anybody attending the meet, does so on the complete understanding, that neither i or the landowner will accept liability or responsibility, for any accidents or injuries incurred attending the meet, or partaking in the above activities.
Ammo.

ammo
15-06-2014, 07:08 PM
#1 Ammo
#2 Sylvanbilly

freedom
15-06-2014, 07:16 PM
Please add my name, cheers

Ichneumon
15-06-2014, 07:26 PM
#1 Ammo
#2 Sylvanbilly
#3 Freedom
#4 Ichneumon

Blood
15-06-2014, 07:45 PM
#1 Ammo

#2 Sylvanbilly

#3 Freedom

#4 Ichneumon

#5 Blood

Blood
15-06-2014, 07:47 PM
Yay can't wait!!!!!

NorthernYeti
15-06-2014, 08:11 PM
6# yeti

ammo
15-06-2014, 09:50 PM
#1 Ammo
#2 Sylvanbilly
#3 Freedom
#4 Ichneumon
#5 Blood
#6 Yeti
#7 Arbcraft

Ichneumon
15-06-2014, 10:03 PM
#1 Ammo
#2 Sylvanbilly
#3 Freedom
#4 Ichneumon
#5 Blood
#6 Yeti
#7 Arbcraft
#8 Woodsman

Valantine
16-06-2014, 08:55 AM
#1 Ammo
#2 Sylvanbilly
#3 Freedom
#4 Ichneumon
#5 Blood
#6 Yeti
#7 Arbcraft
#8 Woodsman
#9 Valantine

nearly missed it ;)
all who go will really enjoy this wonderful woodland

http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12232&d=1402909270

Sylvanbilly
16-06-2014, 01:20 PM
Nice pics Al

Manic Stram Poacher
16-06-2014, 03:15 PM
10 - Manic Stram Poacher T^

freedom
16-06-2014, 07:05 PM
Just like to thank bill and AL for great day out, look forward to seeing you both again and the rest of crew on the 8th august. Guys you love this place. Cheers

Valantine
16-06-2014, 08:15 PM
It was a great day, see you soon T^

Sylvanbilly
17-06-2014, 07:29 AM
Glad you all enjoyed the day out as much as I did, see ya soon

Sar-ian
17-06-2014, 08:30 AM
#1 Ammo
#2 Sylvanbilly
#3 Freedom
#4 Ichneumon
#5 Blood
#6 Yeti
#7 Arbcraft
#8 Woodsman
#9 Valantine
#10 Manic Stram Poacher
# Sar-ian

biker-bri
17-06-2014, 09:18 AM
#1 Ammo
#2 Sylvanbilly
#3 Freedom
#4 Ichneumon
#5 Blood
#6 Yeti
#7 Arbcraft
#8 Woodsman
#9 Valantine
#10 Manic Stram Poacher
# Sar-ian
12 Biker - Bri --- just in time :o

ammo
17-06-2014, 10:03 AM
Fantastic. All the spaces are taken, and we have a great bunch of lads comeing.
There will be a reserve list, as due to family and work commitments, people are often forced to pull out. Will add my Saturday time-plan to the OP.
#1 Ammo
#2 Sylvanbilly
#3 Freedom
#4 Ichneumon
#5 Blood
#6 Yeti
#7 Arbcraft
#8 Woodsman
#9 Valantine
#10 Manic Stram Poacher
# Sar-ian
12 Biker - Bri --- just in time :o

Davepr
17-06-2014, 04:52 PM
Mums 50th bday on the 8th mate, if your doing 2 nights I will pop down sat till Sunday. So put me on the reserve list please.

ammo
18-06-2014, 11:22 AM
No probs Dave. You have a goodun with the family. Hopefully see you on Saturday. Be good to see you fireside.


Mums 50th bday on the 8th mate, if your doing 2 nights I will pop down sat till Sunday. So put me on the reserve list please.

Blood
18-06-2014, 11:26 AM
Itinerary looks good ammo. Really looking forward to this meet!

NorthernYeti
18-06-2014, 04:18 PM
will bring a bag of rabbits if i can guys

ammo
18-06-2014, 04:51 PM
Itinerary looks good ammo. Really looking forward to this meet!

Thanks Mike. Really looking forward to it myself. Wish it was this week:D.

ammo
18-06-2014, 04:53 PM
will bring a bag of rabbits if i can guys

Nice one Yeti. Be appreciated if you can.

Blood
18-06-2014, 04:54 PM
will bring a bag of rabbits if i can guys

I'll help fill said bag if I may tag along

ammo
18-06-2014, 05:29 PM
I've had a couple of PM, over cost of camp and contributions to the group's meal.
There is no charge, for the camping or group meal.
The gentleman who has give me permission to hold the meet, flat out refused to charge us, or accept payment.
With regards to food.
The Saturday, group meal is on me. I wish i could provide three group meals a day for the duration. Unfortunately, time, cost and my personal enjoyment, just don't make it feasible. I will have plenty of spare Porridge, noodles, nut, eggs, bread etc. So if anyone needs or wants anything at anytime, it's there.
You can contribute by.
Share your knowledge, we can all learn from each other.
Be positive and enthusiastic. ( I know some of you must be sick of me, and my bow-drill ) ;)
Make sure the person next to you is ok. Offer him a brew.

It's often the people, that make a place special. Let's have goodun.
Ammo.

Blood
18-06-2014, 05:55 PM
Such a true gent! Mi basha su basha!!
I'm gonna be challenging myself for this weekend.

NorthernYeti
18-06-2014, 05:56 PM
ill try and bring 12 carrot bandits one for everyone i currently have 2 in the freezer so i have 10 to get as for blood ill get this perm sorted and weel get some itching to get ot with the new pcp

Manic Stram Poacher
18-06-2014, 06:08 PM
ill try and bring 12 carrot bandits one for everyone i currently have 2 in the freezer so i have 10 to get as for blood ill get this perm sorted and weel get some itching to get ot with the new pcp

Likewise, I will try and save a few and try and help get the number up to 12.

Blood
18-06-2014, 06:14 PM
Sweeeeet!! My self challenge is to feed myself on non mass produced food for the weekend. Has to be home prepared as traditionally as possible as well as foraged/ killed by myself.
I'm also currently mapping a route to walk from Mold to the site. I'm guessing I know where it is Ammo. ;)

Sylvanbilly
18-06-2014, 09:27 PM
ill try and bring 12 carrot bandits one for everyone i currently have 2 in the freezer so i have 10 to get as for blood ill get this perm sorted and weel get some itching to get ot with the new pcp

Go on what have you bought? Pcp?

Valantine
19-06-2014, 08:33 AM
Looks like it's going to be a good weekend...can't wait :jumping-joy:

Sar-ian
19-06-2014, 11:17 AM
I've had a couple of PM, over cost of camp and contributions to the group's meal.
There is no charge, for the camping or group meal.
The gentleman who has give me permission to hold the meet, flat out refused to charge us, or accept payment.
With regards to food.
The Saturday, group meal is on me. I wish i could provide three group meals a day for the duration. Unfortunately, time, cost and my personal enjoyment, just don't make it feasible. I will have plenty of spare Porridge, noodles, nut, eggs, bread etc. So if anyone needs or wants anything at anytime, it's there.
You can contribute by.
Share your knowledge, we can all learn from each other.
Be positive and enthusiastic. ( I know some of you must be sick of me, and my bow-drill ) ;)
Make sure the person next to you is ok. Offer him a brew.

It's often the people, that make a place special. Let's have goodun.
Ammo.


OKEY DOKE, in that case, as it was tradition on Northern Soul Meets, I'll supply a selection of cheese's, and a rather nice bottle of Port.

Also as it is not the way of the "bushcrafter" to take without offering something in return, how about chipping in and asking Biker Bri to make the land-owner one of his rather splendid tankards, by way of a thank you......

Cheers Ian....

Blood
19-06-2014, 11:44 AM
And I shall make a gift for each fellow attending. :)
I'll hold a raffle to keep it all fair, picky ticky, getty treaty :)
Plan to have some birch bark containers, strikers, leather honing strop and a bit if wax compound, leather pouch or two, and we'll see what else I can fettle up between now n then :)

Manic Stram Poacher
19-06-2014, 12:48 PM
Will there be any non meat eaters attending? My freezer should stocked up on the trout by then.

ATB

MSP

ammo
19-06-2014, 03:59 PM
I think that is a great idea Ian. Really glad you are coming, be good to share a fire with you again.

OKEY DOKE, in that case, as it was tradition on Northern Soul Meets, I'll supply a selection of cheese's, and a rather nice bottle of Port.

Also as it is not the way of the "bushcrafter" to take without offering something in return, how about chipping in and asking Biker Bri to make the land-owner one of his rather splendid tankards, by way of a thank you......

Cheers Ian....

ammo
19-06-2014, 04:00 PM
I think that is a great idea Ian. Really glad you are coming, be good to share a fire with you again.

OKEY DOKE, in that case, as it was tradition on Northern Soul Meets, I'll supply a selection of cheese's, and a rather nice bottle of Port.

Also as it is not the way of the "bushcrafter" to take without offering something in return, how about chipping in and asking Biker Bri to make the land-owner one of his rather splendid tankards, by way of a thank you......

Cheers Ian....

ammo
19-06-2014, 04:03 PM
Mike, Carwyn. Both lovely gestures. Thankyou, and much appreciated.

Davepr
19-06-2014, 07:58 PM
What this meet sounds a stormer wish it was this weekend damnnnnnnn.

freedom
19-06-2014, 10:06 PM
OKEY DOKE, in that case, as it was tradition on Northern Soul Meets, I'll supply a selection of cheese's, and a rather nice bottle of Port.

Also as it is not the way of the "bushcrafter" to take without offering something in return, how about chipping in and asking Biker Bri to make the land-owner one of his rather splendid tankards, by way of a thank you......

Cheers Ian....
I will chip mate, its the least I can do txt what monies you require

biker-bri
20-06-2014, 08:31 AM
If you can think of a design for the gentleman in question then I am only willing make a tankard. photos are of previous commissions etc. ATB Bri

12281 12282 12283 12284

Blood
20-06-2014, 11:21 AM
Of WOW!!!

alvino78
20-06-2014, 11:26 AM
T^
If you can think of a design for the gentleman in question then I am only willing make a tankard. photos are of previous commissions etc. ATB Bri

12281 12282 12283 12284

Valantine
20-06-2014, 11:54 AM
If you can think of a design for the gentleman in question then I am only willing make a tankard. photos are of previous commissions etc. ATB Bri

http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12281&stc=1 http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12282&stc=1 http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12283&stc=1 http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12284&stc=1

How much do you charge for a tankard bri.

Valantine
20-06-2014, 11:56 AM
is it meet day yet.........is it meet day yet.........is it meet day yet........ lol

Blood
20-06-2014, 02:45 PM
is it meet day yet.........is it meet day yet.........is it meet day yet........ lol

Lol can't come quick enough!!

biker-bri
20-06-2014, 03:52 PM
How much do you charge for a tankard bri.

Anywhere from 40 upwards Alan depending on how much art work there is to be done, all the tankards hold approx 600 ml of fluid.
Cheers Bri

Valantine
20-06-2014, 05:07 PM
Thanks bri, I will let you know

NorthernYeti
20-06-2014, 08:08 PM
started life as a co2 smk qb78 but its been rejiggled and redoodahd to run HPA ;)
12285

arbcraft
21-06-2014, 10:36 AM
I am looking forward to this meet up its are really nice bit for mixed woodland cheers bill for putting my name down I would be happy to give a tree climbing demo I have spare kit for anyone that would like a go would like to gauge interest so I know what to bring. more than happy to give a little talk on tree felling/ pruning if anyone is interested .is there going to be a trade blanket? I have various bushcrafty bits for trade plus odds and sods of climbing kit surplus to needs.
see u all in the woods

arbcraft
21-06-2014, 10:37 AM
I am looking forward to this meet up its are really nice bit for mixed woodland cheers bill for putting my name down I would be happy to give a tree climbing demo I have spare kit for anyone that would like a go would like to gauge interest so I know what to bring. more than happy to give a little talk on tree felling/ pruning if anyone is interested .is there going to be a trade blanket? I have various bushcrafty bits for trade plus odds and sods of climbing kit surplus to needs.
see u all in the woods

ammo
21-06-2014, 10:47 AM
Where have you been all my life.
Yes.
Yes please, and
Definitely yes.
Some great ideas.
Thanks.

I am looking forward to this meet up its are really nice bit for mixed woodland cheers bill for putting my name down I would be happy to give a tree climbing demo I have spare kit for anyone that would like a go would like to gauge interest so I know what to bring. more than happy to give a little talk on tree felling/ pruning if anyone is interested .is there going to be a trade blanket? I have various bushcrafty bits for trade plus odds and sods of climbing kit surplus to needs.
see u all in the woods

Blood
21-06-2014, 10:55 AM
+1 for all the above!!

Sar-ian
23-06-2014, 12:34 PM
Hi all, as no-one has posted any objection to gifting a leather tankard to the land owner, the cost per person is 3:50, if you can PM me and I'll arrange to take payment.... Has anyone got any suggestions as to a motif, design to put on the tankard, ie, is the bloke Welsh, a dragon design etc.... cheers Ian....

Blood
23-06-2014, 12:36 PM
Sounds perfect and I am ready to make said payment.
Perhaps the plume and feathers?

Valantine
23-06-2014, 03:13 PM
Ready to pay up when it's all agreed,still thinking what i would like on mine :ashamed:

ammo
23-06-2014, 03:30 PM
Thanks for sorting this Ian. I will pm you for your details.
Just so everyone knows, i will be giving the tankard to the gentleman who has given me permission to hold the meet. I don't personally know the landowner. The gent in question is a proud Welshman, and a Woodsman. Hope that helps.
Thanks again.

Hi all, as no-one has posted any objection to gifting a leather tankard to the land owner, the cost per person is 3:50, if you can PM me and I'll arrange to take payment.... Has anyone got any suggestions as to a motif, design to put on the tankard, ie, is the bloke Welsh, a dragon design etc.... cheers Ian....

panama stu
23-06-2014, 06:30 PM
Hi Ammo, we met at the bushcraft (mudfest) show. I was the fat git with the panama hat, ha lol. I know the 12 places have gone for the weekend but will anyone be able to call up for the day? Regards Stu

ammo
23-06-2014, 08:16 PM
Hi Stu.
I remember you well, we had a great little chat about, knives and tools in general.
I'll add your name to the reserve list, so i know who to pm, plus i'm sure there will be room for you to camp, should you want, but yes by all means, pass by for just a few hours.
I'm sat here wondering, are you as big as i recall, or was it your personality:). Be good to see you fireside Stu.

Hi Ammo, we met at the bushcraft (mudfest) show. I was the fat git with the panama hat, ha lol. I know the 12 places have gone for the weekend but will anyone be able to call up for the day? Regards Stu

biker-bri
24-06-2014, 12:25 PM
A couple of ideas - Welsh Dragon 12290 The green man ( woodsman theme ) 12293 three feathers 12292 or anything else you can think of.
ATB Bri

Blood
24-06-2014, 12:32 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/24/6yza7yme.jpg

Valantine
24-06-2014, 01:42 PM
Green man T^

Rasputin
25-06-2014, 12:54 AM
green man t^

+ 1t^

ammo
25-06-2014, 10:15 AM
Greenman, looks really good.

Ichneumon
29-06-2014, 05:34 PM
I have now discovered that due to other commitments I can't make this meet. :(

Valantine
29-06-2014, 08:39 PM
That's a shame Paul, you will be missed

ammo
30-06-2014, 10:47 AM
I have now discovered that due to other commitments I can't make this meet. :(
You presence will be sorely missed. Look forward to seeing you at the next one mate.

Blood
30-06-2014, 01:43 PM
Boo! Real shame, catch you at the next

Sar-ian
07-07-2014, 09:50 AM
OKEY DOKE, in that case, as it was tradition on Northern Soul Meets, I'll supply a selection of cheese's, and a rather nice bottle of Port.

Also as it is not the way of the "bushcrafter" to take without offering something in return, how about chipping in and asking Biker Bri to make the land-owner one of his rather splendid tankards, by way of a thank you......

Cheers Ian....


Well guys the response has been totally UNDERWHELMING, can I ask all if you are willing to chip in for the tankard for the landowner please let me know by the end of this week so as I can give Bri the go ahead or not, cheers Ian....

Valantine
07-07-2014, 09:54 AM
I will def' chip in, just need to know where to send the money

biker-bri
07-07-2014, 10:51 AM
I will def' chip in, just need to know where to send the money

Check earlier posts I am sure there is one about making a payment T^

panama stu
07-07-2014, 12:20 PM
I will chip in pm sent

Valantine
07-07-2014, 12:25 PM
I will def' chip in, just need to know where to send the money


Silly me :ashamed:

ammo
07-07-2014, 01:29 PM
I'll chip in ofcourse.

Manic Stram Poacher
08-07-2014, 01:07 PM
I'm abroad at the moment; limited internet access. Would it be ok to send the on Saturday?

Rasputin
08-07-2014, 04:03 PM
Sorry guys Ime gonna have to cancel owing to ..... I have to get the cat ready to move by mid August annoying but unavoidable. hopefully the next one Ammo !, atb, Ken

Valantine
08-07-2014, 04:30 PM
We will miss you Ken :(

ammo
08-07-2014, 10:40 PM
Sorry guys Ime gonna have to cancel owing to ..... I have to get the cat ready to move by mid August annoying but unavoidable. hopefully the next one Ammo !, atb, Ken

You will be missed mate. Look forward to seeing you fireside at the next one.

Blood
11-07-2014, 07:10 AM
Found out last night due to work Yeti wont be able to make this meet either. BBOOOOOO!

I am still defo coming to the meet. Spent last night planning the walk in, 17.9km but thats not with the contour additions. Taking in some bits of history on the way with it purposely touching the edges of a few roman sites and a stone circle or two with some good views planned. Anyone fancies the walk to then I'm setting off from Mold on the friday around 10am ;)

Valantine
11-07-2014, 08:58 AM
:( another good guy bites the dust

Dreward
11-07-2014, 11:33 AM
Valantine kindly pointed out this thread and informed me there may be a vacant space...as a newcomer to Bushcraft I'd be willing to attend just to get experience of a camp set-up....I'd be using public transport so I don't know if I could get to Mold for the approach walk in time just yet, but, that just needs a bit of timetable research.......

Valantine
11-07-2014, 12:33 PM
Valantine kindly pointed out this thread and informed me there may be a vacant space...as a newcomer to Bushcraft I'd be willing to attend just to get experience of a camp set-up....I'd be using public transport so I don't know if I could get to Mold for the approach walk in time just yet, but, that just needs a bit of timetable research.......

If you can get to Shotton I could pick you up from there It's only a mile away.

Dreward
11-07-2014, 01:40 PM
Shotton is no problem...I can get there for 9 am on the train.

Valantine
11-07-2014, 02:37 PM
That was easy lol, just need ammo to confirm your place now

Valantine
11-07-2014, 02:43 PM
I think this list is up to date - correct me if I'm wrong

#1 Ammo
#2 Sylvanbilly
#3 Freedom
#4 Blood
#5 Arbcraft
#6 Woodsman
#7 Valantine
#8 Manic Stram Poacher
#9 Sar-ian
#10 Biker - Bri
#11 Dreward
#12

ammo
11-07-2014, 04:16 PM
[QUOTE=Valantine;118450]I think this list is up to date - correct me if I'm wrong

#1 Ammo
#2 Sylvanbilly
#3 Freedom
#4 Blood
#5 Arbcraft
#6 Woodsman
#7 Valantine
#8 Manic Stram Poacher
#9 Sar-ian
#10 Biker - Bri
#11 Dreward
#12 Panama Stu
That's right Al, thanks. Anyone else is welcome put their name down aswell.

Valantine
11-07-2014, 06:56 PM
You're welcome Ammo I know you're a busy lad

Blood
11-07-2014, 08:18 PM
I'm looking at a route circ 20km with all the ups n downs so I'm giving a steady 4 hours for the tab based in an average of 5kmph, which is plodding along. To that end I will be departing Mold centre at 1030 on the Friday morning. All are welcome to come along.
I am planning on tabbing home too.
I'll be doing a 2 stage bimble of the route sometime before the weekend and will post up when I'm doing it if anyone fancies the tour :)

NorthernYeti
12-07-2014, 09:11 AM
sorry lads wont be able to make it been offered extra hours in my new job cant really turn em down at the mo so itll have tobe next time!

Blood
12-07-2014, 09:12 AM
You'll be missed matey

ammo
12-07-2014, 09:44 AM
You will be missed Yeti. Pop over for a few hours if you have the time mate.

ammo
12-07-2014, 09:47 AM
I'm looking at a route circ 20km with all the ups n downs so I'm giving a steady 4 hours for the tab based in an average of 5kmph, which is plodding along. To that end I will be departing Mold centre at 1030 on the Friday morning. All are welcome to come along.
I am planning on tabbing home too.
I'll be doing a 2 stage bimble of the route sometime before the weekend and will post up when I'm doing it if anyone fancies the tour :)

Sounds like a great idea mate. Unfortunately i have too much kit to bring, to join you. I'm up for the practice run though.

Dreward
12-07-2014, 11:03 AM
I wouldn't mind doing a practise run, but I'd need a waypoint or two as I'd be using public transport so I can do a bit of local timetable research to get me there and home.

NorthernYeti
12-07-2014, 02:39 PM
im hoping ill be done and dusted by 2 so ill hop over if im not goosed... currently handballing 40ft shipping bins

bushratty
14-07-2014, 08:41 PM
Hi guys can you put me down on the reserve list please

Sylvanbilly
15-07-2014, 08:55 AM
Ammo, your inbox is full mate

Valantine
15-07-2014, 10:08 AM
#1 Ammo
#2 Sylvanbilly
#3 Freedom
#4 Blood
#5 Arbcraft
#6 Woodsman
#7 Valantine
#8 Manic Stram Poacher
#9 Sar-ian
#10 Biker - Bri
#11 Dreward
#12 Panama Stu

RESERVE
bushratty

ammo
15-07-2014, 04:34 PM
Ammo, your inbox is full mate
Cleared now mate. Welcome back.

ammo
15-07-2014, 05:03 PM
Ammo, your inbox is full mate

Empty your inbox mate.;) Mines done.

Sylvanbilly
15-07-2014, 05:04 PM
[emoji106][emoji106] hehe cheers

Sar-ian
16-07-2014, 08:34 AM
HEY FELLAS,
I have spoken to Bri about the leather tankard gift for the landowner and hopefully he will be starting it within the next couple of days and it should be ready for the meet... I will pay for the tankard to be made and will collect the necessary contributions from the attendee's at the meet.

The design will be the "Greenman" on the main body of the tankard with the blokes name on the handle,12342

similar to the Northern Soul tankards 12341

and the "Celtic leather craft" logo, 12340 no doubt Bri will post some pic's during the making process.....

Bri has also made a very generous offer to do a group buy discount should anyone else like a tankard making, and will do them for 34 each plus postage, should he receive 3 or more commissions, but as most live reasonably close you could always collect...... Each tankard will be furnished with a design of your choice and your name on the handle, so let your creative juices flow.... If you require any further information contact Bri via a PM or CELTICLEATHERCRAFT on facebook, or have a con-flab at the meet.... cheers Ian...

Valantine
16-07-2014, 09:50 AM
T^ no problem see you at the meet

Davepr
16-07-2014, 01:50 PM
Alright lads put me down for full weekend reserve list now, the mrs is taking my mum and the mum in law to turkey for a week lol so don't have to do a party now thank god.

Free all weekend, if no one backs out I will just head up north for a nice long weekend.


Dave.

Valantine
16-07-2014, 02:38 PM
#1 Ammo
#2 Sylvanbilly
#3 Freedom
#4 Blood
#5 Arbcraft
#6 Woodsman
#7 Valantine
#8 Manic Stram Poacher
#9 Sar-ian
#10 Biker - Bri
#11 Dreward
#12 Panama Stu

RESERVE
#1 bushratty
#2 Davepr


For future reference you are allowed to add yourself to the list in the relevant spot.
I and probably many if not all of the others don't mind doing this but by doing it yourself you are less likely to miss out in the future.
Copy Paste and Add yourself T^

Valantine
16-07-2014, 02:48 PM
Nearly forgot to ask you lot if you will be interested in (BOW/AIR RIFLE - BRING/TRY) leave a post here so WE/I know to bring along T^
No need to fetch a heavy archery target I have a rag bag target.

ammo
16-07-2014, 02:55 PM
Nearly forgot to ask you lot if you will be interested in (BOW/AIR RIFLE - BRING/TRY) leave a post here so WE/I know to bring along T^
No need to fetch a heavy archery target I have a rag bag target.

Definitely Al. I'll bring a couple of bows, i know Bill wants to get the catapults out. Should be good on the range.

biker-bri
16-07-2014, 03:45 PM
Started on the tankard for the guy who gave us permission to use the woodland - I believe his name is Bill - so far so good, cheers for now Bri.
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w495/biker-bri/160714_zpsc1ac773b.jpg

panama stu
16-07-2014, 04:08 PM
wow that looks fantastic bb you are a true artist. Never used a bow can bring air rifle if needed

Valantine
16-07-2014, 04:33 PM
I'll second that, looking really good T^

Valantine
16-07-2014, 04:41 PM
Definitely Al. I'll bring a couple of bows, i know Bill wants to get the catapults out. Should be good on the range.

We will need a long range :) my new toy has a 225lb draw weight :evilgrin:

Dreward
16-07-2014, 06:13 PM
For drinking/cooking water I intend to bring some with me, but, I would like to ask if I should bring an MSR microfilter along which I have. I believe there is water in the area we are going but needs purification. Cheers...

Valantine
16-07-2014, 06:31 PM
Yes there is a river nearby but purification will be necessary

biker-bri
17-07-2014, 07:12 AM
More pics -After 4 hrs of drawing and carving the Green man now looks like this
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w495/biker-bri/170714_zps5cc870bc.jpg
Detail
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w495/biker-bri/170714_1_zps3a5e465c.jpg

Ehecatl
17-07-2014, 07:57 AM
Amazing work as ever Bri. What are the approximate dimensions of the Green Man's head?

CHeers,

M@

biker-bri
17-07-2014, 08:53 AM
[QUOTE=Ehecatl;118807]Amazing work as ever Bri. What are the approximate dimensions of the Green Man's head?

On a tankard the design has to fit within a circle of 120 mm in or 4 1/2 inches in old money, Cheers Bri

ammo
17-07-2014, 10:07 AM
225lb, is that an R.P.G or a S.A.M your bringing Al:D.
We will need a long range :) my new toy has a 225lb draw weight :evilgrin:

ammo
17-07-2014, 10:09 AM
That is fantastic, you have some serious skills.

More pics -After 4 hrs of drawing and carving the Green man now looks like this
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w495/biker-bri/170714_zps5cc870bc.jpg
Detail
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w495/biker-bri/170714_1_zps3a5e465c.jpg

biker-bri
17-07-2014, 12:57 PM
Update
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w495/biker-bri/170714_2_zps67350471.jpg

ammo
17-07-2014, 01:07 PM
Whoa, that's nice.

Update
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w495/biker-bri/170714_2_zps67350471.jpg

Valantine
17-07-2014, 02:59 PM
bri that's fantastic T^

Rasputin
17-07-2014, 04:18 PM
Is that thundercat Bri, :evilgrin: I never comment untill all is complete !

Dreward
17-07-2014, 11:16 PM
Which number OS Explorer Map covers the area we will be in ?

woodsman
18-07-2014, 08:41 AM
Which number OS Explorer Map covers the area we will be in ?

Explorer 265 - clwydian range

Sylvanbilly
18-07-2014, 10:18 AM
We will need a long range :) my new toy has a 225lb draw weight :evilgrin:

show me! Tell me! Pics! Links?
Wow Al can't wait to see your bow,
Got me thinking so I did a search and found
http://archery.toxarch.co.uk/index.php/beginners-information
If your up for it they have a one day intro soon for 10, then if you decided to go for the full beginners coarse is (60) you get the 10 back, plus it's on your doorstep, take a look see what you think, I'd be up for the one day-er to accompany you.

Dreward
18-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Explorer 265 - clwydian range

Thanks woodsman...I've never done any walking on the Clwydian range it looks good.

Valantine
18-07-2014, 11:37 AM
show me! Tell me! Pics! Links?
Wow Al can't wait to see your bow,
Got me thinking so I did a search and found
http://archery.toxarch.co.uk/index.php/beginners-information
If your up for it they have a one day intro soon for 10, then if you decided to go for the full beginners coarse is (60) you get the 10 back, plus it's on your doorstep, take a look see what you think, I'd be up for the one day-er to accompany you.

I don't think they would let me through the gate with this beast :evilgrin:

http://outdoorhobbies.co.uk/desert-hawk-225lb-package-1548-p.asp

Weight : 3.4 kg (7.48 lbs)
Length : 36.5 inches
Draw Weight : 225 lbs
Limb : Compression Moulded Fibreglass
Stock : Reinforced Composite
Velocity : 330 Feet/Second

Sylvanbilly
18-07-2014, 12:03 PM
HOLY CRAP batman! I didn't realise it was a cross bow, for some reason I was thinking recurve!!
Nice, looking forward to a go of that!

Valantine
18-07-2014, 01:11 PM
Recurve bow is still under consideration. I just need to set the scope on the xbow now ;)
I did an archery taster some time ago but if you need someone to hold your hand I would go again lol

Sylvanbilly
18-07-2014, 01:35 PM
Recurve bow is still under consideration. I just need to set the scope on the xbow now ;)
I did an archery taster some time ago but if you need someone to hold your hand I would go again lol

hehe, bring the whip!
Na not just yet, if I get the bug after having a go of yours and Ammo`s I may take you up on it.

biker-bri
18-07-2014, 07:10 PM
All sewn up ready for waxing -
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w495/biker-bri/180714_6_zpse818f7a0.jpg
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w495/biker-bri/180714_7_zps42dce7c1.jpg
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w495/biker-bri/180714_4_zpsa0014d08.jpg
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w495/biker-bri/180714_3_zps35b27972.jpg
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w495/biker-bri/180714_2_zps702810e8.jpg

last but not least my makers mark which sar Ian kindly bought for me when I made his man bag Err I mean Bug out bag :p

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w495/biker-bri/180714_5_zpsc90b0b3f.jpg

Valantine
18-07-2014, 07:21 PM
bri that's fantastic T^

biker-bri
18-07-2014, 07:40 PM
Thanks Alan

woodsman
18-07-2014, 07:46 PM
Nice one Bri. :happy-clapping:

Ehecatl
18-07-2014, 08:14 PM
Amazing. Superb as ever Bri

biker-bri
18-07-2014, 09:22 PM
The tankard has been dipped in hot beeswax and I am afraid to say that it has darkened a little more than I expected - more photos tomorrow

biker-bri
19-07-2014, 09:29 AM
Looks better in daylight than it did last night but the wax has darkened it somewhat

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w495/biker-bri/190714_2_zpse2ee2156.jpg

Valantine
19-07-2014, 10:23 AM
You're like me bri, always able to fault in your own work a real perfectionist ;)
But I would be made up with a gift like that
T^

Dreward
19-07-2014, 10:36 AM
The darker colour gives it a more rustic look...I like it, Great.

biker-bri
19-07-2014, 11:33 AM
Looks less pumpkin ish if you know what I mean !!!:confused2:

Blood
20-07-2014, 12:18 PM
Looks mega that. Nice work bri!

biker-bri
26-07-2014, 06:40 AM
Not long now folks :jumping-joy:

Valantine
26-07-2014, 07:11 AM
I was trying not to get excited :happy-clapping:

ammo
26-07-2014, 02:24 PM
I'm so looking forward to this.

Valantine
26-07-2014, 02:53 PM
Billy and I went for a few hours today and chose a better area for the fire, had a brew, set the scope on the xbow and escaped before the rain.
http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12384&d=1406386140
A warm 4 hours but nice to get out T^

Sylvanbilly
26-07-2014, 09:23 PM
Great morning, awesome Xbow Al, god help any game when Al has that in his hands, shoots great and surprisingly accurate.
(would upload pics but its bombing me out for some reason)

Valantine
26-07-2014, 09:42 PM
I had same problem with above pic, i had to reduce the size by 50%

Sylvanbilly
26-07-2014, 09:52 PM
I had same problem with above pic, i had to reduce the size by 50%

Ok how do you reduce it?

Sylvanbilly
26-07-2014, 09:57 PM
just had a play in edit, see if this works
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ammo
27-07-2014, 08:51 AM
That looks an absolute beast that Al. Look forward to having a go of it.

Valantine
27-07-2014, 12:05 PM
Wont be taking it on the weekend :tongue: now lol

Rasputin
27-07-2014, 04:30 PM
Are there zombies in Flint Al ?

Sylvanbilly
27-07-2014, 05:08 PM
Are there zombies in Flint Al ?

Hehehehehehehehe

Valantine
27-07-2014, 06:25 PM
Are there zombies in Flint Al ?

Flint is full of them especially in the evening, luckily they don't have a taste for brains.
They seek lager instead :war:

panama stu
28-07-2014, 11:16 AM
think the uk has become the land of the brain dead ha lol

Dreward
28-07-2014, 05:05 PM
Kit List Assembled, Lads....Roll On Friday 8th August !

Sylvanbilly
28-07-2014, 10:14 PM
Who is ham mocking and who is ground dwelling? I am in the trees, best most comfortable sleep I ever have

Dreward
28-07-2014, 10:21 PM
I'll be ham mocking for the first time and hopefully it will be successful. I've proudly done the karabiner mod on the hammock and chuffed at the knot I put together, let's hope it holds.

Sylvanbilly
29-07-2014, 07:05 AM
What mod have you actually done then?

Dreward
29-07-2014, 10:12 AM
The Karabiner Drip Mod to rain-proof your hammock as shown in the website pages.

Sylvanbilly
29-07-2014, 10:18 AM
Arr ok, I use my whoopee slings for that,

Dreward
29-07-2014, 05:16 PM
What is a worthy share around Bushcraft brew additive...to be put in a Hip Flask I've just remembered I have got ?

Valantine
29-07-2014, 06:51 PM
You will need a very large hip flask to share with us lot :happy-clapping:
Just fetch your own preference T^

Dreward
29-07-2014, 07:00 PM
Lamb's Navy Rum....Purely Medicinal and for Cooking Purposes of course.

panama stu
30-07-2014, 11:17 AM
have a large bottle of captain morgan's rum to keep the cold out ha lol although I don't think anyone will hit the target after drinking it ha

fish
30-07-2014, 08:09 PM
anyone got a postcode for where it is?

Valantine
30-07-2014, 09:07 PM
I think I will be first there so I will send out a map and my mobile number via pm before Monday so there is time for any questions T^

Sylvanbilly
31-07-2014, 06:18 AM
I think I will be first there so I will send out a map and my mobile number via pm before Monday so there is time for any questions T^

Well done Al

panama stu
31-07-2014, 04:00 PM
Is any of the food being roasted or smoked Sat night? I have some peat which gives a different flavour to the food

sam2013
01-08-2014, 01:19 PM
Ammo is ther still room on this meet ? I may be able to do this one :) hopefully meet some new folk .. Have you got a postcode and address so I. An google it and find out a distance and travel time ?

Valantine
01-08-2014, 01:28 PM
As of today the meet is fully booked with 2 reserves

sam2013
01-08-2014, 01:29 PM
Let me know if anyone drops out :)

ammo
01-08-2014, 07:06 PM
RESERVE LIST
#1 Bushratty
#2 Davepr
#3 Sam.

Just been told of a Woodsman can't join us until Saturday so Bushratty please do pop down.

ammo
01-08-2014, 07:08 PM
Let me know if anyone drops out :)

Hi Sam. You ok mate. I'll pm you asap, mate.

sam2013
01-08-2014, 07:09 PM
Look forward to it mate :)

ammo
01-08-2014, 07:24 PM
#3 Freedom/ Phil is sadly unable to make it. I've been on a couple meets /trips with Phil, and its always been a pleasure. See you at the end of the month mate.

So that's another space free. I'm on a kindle and can not copy or paste. Can someone please remove Phil and add Bushratty and Davepr. Sam I'm sure there will be room for you mate, and will ask the boss to make a space if possible.
Ammo.

sam2013
01-08-2014, 07:27 PM
Ye defo mate I wud love to join you all an mee sum faces Iv only ever spoken to on here ..

Sam

panama stu
02-08-2014, 11:13 AM
Sorry cant make it till sat. The person who was to look after my parents has just told me they cant make it this weekend. Will be there sat morning bright and early regards Stu

ammo
02-08-2014, 12:08 PM
No problem Stu, see you Saturday. I'll have a brew ready for you.

Sorry cant make it till sat. The person who was to look after my parents has just told me they cant make it this weekend. Will be there sat morning bright and early regards Stu

Valantine
02-08-2014, 12:48 PM
Updated meet list

#1 Ammo
#2 Sylvanbilly
#3 bushratty
#4 Blood
#5 Arbcraft
#6 Woodsman
#7 Valantine
#8 Manic Stram Poacher
#9 Sar-ian
#10 Biker - Bri
#11 Dreward
#12 Panama Stu

RESERVE
#1 Davepr
#2 sam2013

Let me know if it's wrong

Davepr
02-08-2014, 09:44 PM
Sam can jump ahead of me mate, been offered a ticket to go see England India over two days, third test match at old Trafford. Might still pop down afterwards so keep me on the list just incase.

ammo
02-08-2014, 11:36 PM
That's great that thanks Al.

Updated meet list

#1 Ammo
#2 Sylvanbilly
#3 bushratty
#4 Blood
#5 Arbcraft
#6 Woodsman
#7 Valantine
#8 Manic Stram Poacher
#9 Sar-ian
#10 Biker - Bri
#11 Dreward
#12 Panama Stu

RESERVE
#1 Davepr
#2 sam2013

Let me know if it's wrong

ammo
03-08-2014, 12:07 AM
No probs mate, see you after the test match, if you can make it.

Sam can jump ahead of me mate, been offered a ticket to go see England India over two days, third test match at old Trafford. Might still pop down afterwards so keep me on the list just incase.

bushratty
03-08-2014, 05:49 PM
will have to give this one a miss have to work that weekend, have a good one guys

Valantine
03-08-2014, 09:09 PM
Work always seems to get in the way bushratty, hope we meetup on the next one T^

Valantine
03-08-2014, 09:09 PM
sam you are one lucky dude

UPDATED LIST

#1 Ammo
#2 Sylvanbilly
#3 sam2013
#4 Blood
#5 Arbcraft
#6 Woodsman
#7 Valantine
#8 Manic Stram Poacher
#9 Sar-ian
#10 Biker - Bri
#11 Dreward
#12 Panama Stu

RESERVE
#1 Davepr
#2

sam2013
03-08-2014, 09:29 PM
Haha I can't wait guys it will be my first overnighter since march :) been doing a lot f days out under the tarp relaxing but no overnighters .. Be nice to meet ammo an the rest finally .. Me as ammo spoke quite a lot but never managed to sort any trips out so roll on Friday :)

Valantine
04-08-2014, 09:25 AM
I have sent a PM containing post code to those who don't know where it is and will be paying me loads of money for navigation lessons :happy-clapping:

ammo
04-08-2014, 10:39 AM
Mate we tried to get out last Summer, then the baby my new born got in the way then Christmas shopping, life in general. Finally we get to sit fireside, i can't wait.

Haha I can't wait guys it will be my first overnighter since march :) been doing a lot f days out under the tarp relaxing but no overnighters .. Be nice to meet ammo an the rest finally .. Me as ammo spoke quite a lot but never managed to sort any trips out so roll on Friday :)

sam2013
04-08-2014, 10:40 AM
Haha I know mate it's gonna be ace .. Will be nice to meet a few new faces .. And hopefully we can sort out sumthing else regular :) is this your permission or someone else's ?

How olds your little one now ? My little girls 16 month lol

ammo
04-08-2014, 10:43 AM
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank big Al, Valantine. He has kept on top of his thread, and done alot behind the scenes.Always an absolute pleasure, thankyou Al. I'm on brew patrol for you on the meet. Anything you need, please do ask me, it would be my pleasure. Thanks again.

I have sent a PM containing post code to those who don't know where it is and will be paying me loads of money for navigation lessons :happy-clapping:

Sylvanbilly
04-08-2014, 10:56 AM
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank big Al, Valantine. He has kept on top of his thread, and done alot behind the scenes.Always an absolute pleasure, thankyou Al. I'm on brew patrol for you on the meet. Anything you need, please do ask me, it would be my pleasure. Thanks again.

+1 for Al

ammo
04-08-2014, 12:19 PM
I've been given permission to host this meet, but it's 40 miles from my home, so not my regular place, but it is a bit special.
As for my little girl, she is 8 months ( yes it's been that long ) and going to be a big Sister already, as the Missus is expecting again.:D I really need a few days break..... Roll on Friday.

Haha I know mate it's gonna be ace .. Will be nice to meet a few new faces .. And hopefully we can sort out sumthing else regular :) is this your permission or someone else's ?

How olds your little one now ? My little girls 16 month lol

Valantine
04-08-2014, 12:26 PM
I've been given permission to host this meet, but it's 40 miles from my home, so not my regular place, but it is a bit special.
As for my little girl, she is 8 months ( yes it's been that long ) and going to be a big Sister already, as the Missus is expecting again.:D I really need a few days break..... Roll on Friday.

I reckon you need an alternative to sleeping with the wife or you will end up like me ;), I have 7 kids lol
There is no need to thank me for any help I give, I have the time and am very happy to assist T^

ammo
04-08-2014, 12:38 PM
We always wanted 7 ourselves Al. Now we are up to #5 with the oldest 9 in November. Think that is us done mate. 7 kids. I take my hat off to you Sir.
I reckon you need an alternative to sleeping with the wife or you will end up like me ;), I have 7 kids lol
There is no need to thank me for any help I give, I have the time and am very happy to assist T^

sam2013
04-08-2014, 12:39 PM
1 is enough for me lads .. Could not do 7

Tony1948
04-08-2014, 01:18 PM
7&5 kids?you2 should get yourself a telly can be a bit more entertaining and you can get your selfs a full nights sleep with no interruptions:jumping-joy:

Sylvanbilly
04-08-2014, 01:24 PM
It must be the hot weather hehe my mum was 1 of 13

sam2013
04-08-2014, 02:27 PM
What time is everyone getting there on Friday ? I wil only be there 6 ish .. Plenty of time to set up before dark :)

Sylvanbilly
04-08-2014, 02:30 PM
Everybody has different commitments on the day, so not sure, but camp will be open when Valentine says he will be there, I am working in the morning so won't be there until about 3pm, ish, see ya there,

sam2013
04-08-2014, 02:30 PM
Upto now I'm only gonna be staying until Saturday afternoon as I already have something planned on Sunday but if I can rearrange it and he out of it I will be staying till Sunday :)

Valantine
04-08-2014, 04:04 PM
7&5 kids?you2 should get yourself a telly can be a bit more entertaining and you can get your selfs a full nights sleep with no interruptions:jumping-joy:


this was before sky tv lol

Blood
05-08-2014, 10:12 PM
Hi all, sort for being quiet of late. I am still coming this weekend but will no longer be walking to the site. Have to work the Friday but have bagged an early dart. Nearly got all the bits ready for the lucky dip. Hopefully I'll have a full 12 things ready....

Valantine
06-08-2014, 01:01 PM
Weather report so far is for a damp weekend - any body got a large tarp we can put up over the communal area:please:

sam2013
06-08-2014, 01:23 PM
I hope it's not goin to be windy and rainy as my bivi bag seems to have gone walkies so it's jus sleeping bag under tarp .. Atleast it's not going to be cold anyway :)

Sylvanbilly
06-08-2014, 01:30 PM
I hope it's not goin to be windy and rainy as my bivi bag seems to have gone walkies so it's jus sleeping bag under tarp .. Atleast it's not going to be cold anyway :)

Hi Sam
I will bring a selection of bivvi's, I have a hooped one I've never used yet and a couple of army ones, OD and DPM, can't have ya getting damp. I'll put them in.

sam2013
06-08-2014, 01:31 PM
Haha Iv done it before with jus a sleeping bag under the tarp on a roll mat :) I'm hardcore :) cheers tho mate well appreciated :)

Sylvanbilly
06-08-2014, 01:31 PM
P.s. I'll bring a foam under mat as well for comfort hehe,

sam2013
06-08-2014, 01:31 PM
Iv already got a roll mat but thanks for the offer :)

Sylvanbilly
06-08-2014, 01:31 PM
Ok no probs

Sylvanbilly
06-08-2014, 01:33 PM
Your gonna make me look like a wimp! I do like a bit of comfort at my age though

sam2013
06-08-2014, 01:37 PM
Haha I like the comfort :) but I do love roughing it :) I'm looking forward to Friday night :) had an old little shite bivi bag .. It did the job but gone walkies I need to get anew one .. The army ones are too notch

Sylvanbilly
06-08-2014, 03:03 PM
Anybody trying any new camp fire recipes ?

Valantine
06-08-2014, 04:14 PM
Bivi gone walkies, sounds like it was planned to me ;)

sam2013
06-08-2014, 05:27 PM
Haha last time I seen it I was in the lakes and wen I got home cudnt find it :( probably left it ther .. Someone is snug nice an warm in it haha I'm left damp and cold

arbcraft
06-08-2014, 05:43 PM
hi guys have been felling ash trees today I have taken some for myself plus I have about a 8 inch diameter 7 feet stem ideal for bow staves if anybody wants it I can bring it down as long as u have a roof rack as this thing is heavy I will bring some wedges we can split it into half or more if possible if no takers I will log it up
cheers lee

arbcraft
06-08-2014, 05:50 PM
i forgot it add i have a big bag full of ash burls that i have been collecting will bring them along people can help themselves they will make ideal kuskas

Valantine
06-08-2014, 06:51 PM
Log or stave 4 me please T^

arbcraft
06-08-2014, 07:29 PM
sound mate it yours

Dreward
06-08-2014, 07:47 PM
3 x 3m Tarp hunkered high or low depending on wind and rain...Hopefully, hammock, but, will be ready for hammock to be ground sheet as it is a DD Travel Hammock (Waterproof)....Oh, the good old reliable Trangia to sort the Scoff if a campfire not feasible to cook on. Let's not be put off by weather reports...Go prepared and still enjoy....

Valantine
06-08-2014, 08:58 PM
not bothered by rain but its nice to have some cover by the camp fire ;)

Dreward
06-08-2014, 09:00 PM
i forgot it add i have a big bag full of ash burls that i have been collecting will bring them along people can help themselves they will make ideal kuskas

Part of my new kit list is a Grans Fors Kubben....wouldn't mind a look at a lump or two of wood to see if it works....

Dreward
06-08-2014, 09:06 PM
not bothered by rain but its nice to have some cover by the camp fire ;)

One big tarp may not be available so we can always put more than one together maybe...

Blood
06-08-2014, 10:03 PM
Would love some burls please :)

biker-bri
07-08-2014, 08:24 AM
I have a 3X3 ( approx ) homemade tarp and an army basha we could sling together to make a shelter, would ash burl make nice knife scales ? ;)

Dreward
07-08-2014, 09:06 AM
I've just remembered I've got a 3 x 3m approx. plastic tarp with eyelets in, certainly not lightweight but who cares. I don't think I'll get it in the backpack but I'm prepared to hand lug it if need be. Let me know if it's worth bringing....

Valantine
07-08-2014, 10:45 AM
If we can get a few smaller tarps we should be OK.
I have 2 ponchos 3 if I can find the missing one in the storage unit :ashamed:

Valantine
07-08-2014, 10:46 AM
A burl would be nice to replace the scales on my cheap skinning knife :happy-clapping:

Sylvanbilly
07-08-2014, 11:37 AM
I've put two spare tarps in as well, by all means bring more for the shelter

ammo
07-08-2014, 12:28 PM
Bring a chair lads. I've got a 4m tarp but cordage would be a help. There is plenty of dead fall about but maybe some wood, might help.
I expect to be there from 3-4pm. Not possible for me to arrive earlier due too work, but I will try.
I've been working and training while sick this week, can't wait for a few days rest.

Sylvanbilly
07-08-2014, 12:30 PM
Just been packing my gear (feels like the kitchen sink is in)
There was me thinking I was going to go light on this one, and my bergen and side pouches are bursting to the seams, If I didn't have to eat or drink I'd only need man bag

ammo
07-08-2014, 12:57 PM
I'm so excited now, literally rubbing my hands together.:camping::camping:

Sylvanbilly
07-08-2014, 01:46 PM
I'm so excited now, literally rubbing my hands together.:camping::camping:

I recon if you put the rite stick In between them, you'll create fire [emoji48][emoji48][emoji6]

ammo
07-08-2014, 01:55 PM
Where there is a will, there is a way. Lol

I recon if you put the rite stick In between them, you'll create fire [emoi48][emoji48][emoji6]

Valantine
07-08-2014, 02:17 PM
You think you're over loaded billy, i'm carrying for 2 :oops:

Also, I was planning to try and build some sort of bench by the bush tv :ashamed:
note emphasis on try

Sylvanbilly
08-08-2014, 07:28 AM
Well it's Friday morning, bushcraft weekend is almost here, and I've had a shift swap so I can get to the woods about 3-4 ish, [emoji2][emoji2]

Blood
08-08-2014, 08:19 AM
It's here!!!! Wwwooooooo! Sorted my grub out before work, just a bit of packing this aft n it's on!!!!!!!

Valantine
08-08-2014, 08:38 AM
Well I.m just about ready and overloaded as per usual :ashamed:

ammo
08-08-2014, 08:55 AM
I'll be there 3-4pm. Hopefully earlier.

biker-bri
08-08-2014, 09:25 AM
See you all later T^

Blood
10-08-2014, 08:03 AM
Boys I had a great time and enjoyed meeting you all. My apologies for having to bug out on Saturday but issues raised at home and I had to assist in sorting out an out of control 10 year old lad. I've got my extension ready for the next meet and will not be missing it!!
It's a great woodland and the wild life there is amazing, natter jacks, huge dragonflies, deer trails,rabbits. I even got to watch a fox feed her cubs a rabbit whilst I was stalking.
Thanks again billy for sharing this place with us.

Rasputin
10-08-2014, 10:20 AM
Just been packing my gear (feels like the kitchen sink is in)
There was me thinking I was going to go light on this one, and my bergen and side pouches are bursting to the seams, If I didn't have to eat or drink I'd only need man bag

Bill, if your down to 1 Bergen, thats real progress since the 1st time we met. Well done Lad T^

biker-bri
10-08-2014, 12:35 PM
A fantastic meet at a fantastic place with fantastic people - when's the next one T^ !!!!! Did I say it was fantastic ;)
pity we didn't get a pic of Ian in his mankini :p

panama stu
10-08-2014, 02:44 PM
Pity we didn't get Ian in the mankini sitting on a reindeer rug by the fire with a sign saying wish you where here that would have been a picture for his lady friend to treasure!:ashamed::tongue: Had a great time thanks very much hope to stay next time. Regards Stu

biker-bri
10-08-2014, 03:47 PM
Apologies gentlemen - it looks like I have left some of my kit behind - a small cup I used for my whisky last night, a large fry pan thingy and a plastic storage box full of 2 in 1 coffee - I am not bothered about
losing the items, but I am bothered that someone else has had to carry it out, so to whoever did so "my thanks to you sir"
Cheers Bri

ammo
10-08-2014, 03:54 PM
Hi Bri
Left Alan with your bits mate as he is closer to you than i am. Thankyou so much for the tankard from you and Ian. I wasnt expecting that, im blown away, thanks again.
Apologies gentlemen - it looks like I have left some of my kit behind - a small cup I used for my whisky last night, a large fry pan thingy and a plastic storage box full of 2 in 1 coffee - I am not bothered about
losing the items, but I am bothered that someone else has had to carry it out, so to whoever did so "my thanks to you sir"
Cheers Bri

ammo
10-08-2014, 04:01 PM
Hi Gents.
Thanks to all of you for coming and making it a great weekend. I really enjoyed myself and as allways it was an absolute pleasure to share a campfire eith you.
A special thankyou to Bill for allowing us on his permission and letting me host this meet.
Best wishes
Ammo.

Dreward
11-08-2014, 12:20 AM
Just completed my first Bush Meet...Got to Say, I wasn't prepared for just how Good an Experience it has been...There was no end of things to learn and people ready share Knowledge and Resources....I've never sat around a campfire with so many welcoming people and ' Take your Pick ' conversations going on. All Credit to Ammo and Billy, plus, a Big Thank You to Everyone...it's been an Honour spending such time with you all.

Valantine
11-08-2014, 12:31 PM
Apologies gentlemen - it looks like I have left some of my kit behind - a small cup I used for my whisky last night, a large fry pan thingy and a plastic storage box full of 2 in 1 coffee - I am not bothered about
losing the items, but I am bothered that someone else has had to carry it out, so to whoever did so "my thanks to you sir"
Cheers Bri

Yes bri I have the bits you left behind (sure you did it on purpose) :mad2:

All in all it was a good weekend.
Great to meet some new faces and I think we have created 2 new bushcrafters (dreward and junior).
Looking forward to meeting you guys again.
Once again a big thanks to billy and ammo for organizing the weekend .

biker-bri
11-08-2014, 01:06 PM
[QUOTE=Valantine;120081]Yes bri I have the bits you left behind (sure you did it on purpose) :mad2:

Thats right mate any excuse to go back T^