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mark
23-02-2015, 05:28 PM
We may a problem with future meets in Romford. The landowner Mr. Smoothy, a very nice man passed away just after Xmas. I only found this this morning from a chap walking his dog through the woods.

Ehecatl
23-02-2015, 05:36 PM
That is sad to hear - as you say he was a really nice bloke.

ian c
23-02-2015, 08:42 PM
Sorry to hear that mate, hope his family are as well as can be expected due to their loss.

Tony1948
24-02-2015, 09:36 AM
OH NO WOT WE GOING TO DO NOW????????sorry to hear about the land owner,sad news.

bopdude
24-02-2015, 01:53 PM
That's sad, never got to meet him but grateful to him for the wood, I hope his family are of the same mindset.

mark
24-02-2015, 10:41 PM
Good news every body. Iv spoken to mrs smoothy today. She has extended her late husbands offer of use of the land. Plus the old g#t that ran the shoot has stepped down. Thank the above that I personally know the new shoot manager/game keeper. Things are back to normal. I think we should as a group chip in and buy her a big bunch of flowers to say thank you and sorry.

ian c
24-02-2015, 11:37 PM
Mark Count me in on chipping in for flowers, its the least we can do.

Ehecatl
25-02-2015, 07:02 AM
Mark Count me in on chipping in for flowers, its the least we can do.

Wot he said.

simonkent
25-02-2015, 07:08 AM
PM me your paypall mark and i will send some over

Markeff
25-02-2015, 04:56 PM
Mark, I will drop some cash round too, did you want me to bring my star drive thingies for your fire drum project too? Actually I also have an angle grinder if you haven't got one.

Ehecatl
25-02-2015, 09:19 PM
Mark, I will drop some cash round too, did you want me to bring my star drive thingies for your fire drum project too? Actually I also have an angle grinder if you haven't got one.

Wot he said

Ehecatl
25-02-2015, 09:21 PM
PM me your paypall mark and i will send some over

Wot he said (rather than what Markeff said)

mark
26-02-2015, 06:53 PM
I'll sort out a meet in the next mounth or so. We can present the flowers then and sort out money's then.

bopdude
26-02-2015, 07:08 PM
A meet sounds good, even if it's not for the best reasons

ian c
26-02-2015, 08:54 PM
I will need to get a pink ticket, as soon as the date for the meet is posted.

f0rm4t
27-02-2015, 01:20 PM
Thanks for the txt Mark. What a shock, he was a lovely bloke.
Yes flowers are an excellent idea, bigger the better Mark!

Soon chaps! xx

mark
27-02-2015, 02:36 PM
Nice to see your still alive.

mark
27-02-2015, 02:54 PM
Ok here it it then Friday 27th to Sunday 29 th of March. The ground will still be very wet so no trucks down to site, the access paths leading up aren't very clever either, so this may be a walk in jobby. I will bring the food for Saturday through to Sunday morning. Friday night will be self catering. I won't be there till after work, late afternoon. I will be inviting so guests from the hammock forum to.

See you soon
Mark.

f0rm4t
27-02-2015, 03:41 PM
Should be okay for that. Have to make sure it's okay with the GF. (How the hell did that happen, I only got rid of the wife 8 months ago)

bopdude
27-02-2015, 04:05 PM
Should be okay for that. Have to make sure it's okay with the GF. (How the hell did that happen, I only got rid of the wife 8 months ago)

LOL, it creeps up on you unnoticed and then one day, well, you find yourself having to ask if you can go out and play :D

Hope she'll let you out mate :)

Ehecatl
01-03-2015, 12:48 PM
My pink ticket has been approved. Plus1 and Mrs Plus1 are visiting this weekend and they have been informed. Can't wait!

ian c
01-03-2015, 07:32 PM
I will have to ask SWMBO when she is in a good mood, I need to get out an try the UQ I made an see if its any good.

bopdude
02-03-2015, 08:03 PM
It would be good to see you and your design mate, I just bought the snugpak uq then after had a brainwave, what about a string hammock under the main and in that a bag of choice ?

ian c
07-03-2015, 11:42 AM
I have just asked SWMBO and she said ok, Mark do you need me to bring anything apart from Bacon, eggs ect? I will bring a few snares as normal so if anyone wants some or wants to learn how to make them let me know.

mark
07-03-2015, 07:16 PM
I have just asked SWMBO and she said ok, Mark do you need me to bring anything apart from Bacon, eggs ect? I will bring a few snares as normal so if anyone wants some or wants to learn how to make them let me know.
Good to hear mate. Won't need any grub. I was hopping you stitch the door the chute for me ��

ian c
07-03-2015, 08:35 PM
That's ok mate I will bring my repair kit with me, wont need any grub? are we going to be catching and finding our own?

Markeff
08-03-2015, 01:58 AM
Hi Mark, I have a commitment on the Saturday but (subject to SWIMBO) could come down for an overnighter.

mark
08-03-2015, 09:10 AM
No prods sweetheart. Let's hope you can make the overnight er petal.

mark
08-03-2015, 09:34 AM
Can I have a roll call please. So I know how much food to bring.

1: mark
2: mark guest
3: mark guest 2

simonkent
08-03-2015, 12:09 PM
I am in for Saturday night please mark, I was meant to be in Wales with Yalding Terrys son but my mate who I was going with is now having an operation on his knee so no off roading for him for a few weeks

Ehecatl
08-03-2015, 07:20 PM
Can I have a roll call please. So I know how much food to bring.

1: mark
2: mark guest
3: mark guest 2
4: M@ (Ehecatl)
5: Mike (Plus1)

Mark - let me know if you would like me to bring anything (other than a bottle or two of Taylor's). Some cheese perhaps?

Cheers,

M@

ian c
08-03-2015, 07:21 PM
Mark I will be there on Fri and hopefully Sat don't know what time I will get there.

bopdude
09-03-2015, 09:01 AM
Sorry, I can't commit at this time, I'll have to see :(

Ehecatl
09-03-2015, 09:40 AM
Sorry, I can't commit at this time, I'll have to see :(

If you are able to make it you're welcome to drive down to mine and then jump in with me.

M@

bopdude
09-03-2015, 09:44 AM
If you are able to make it you're welcome to drive down to mine and then jump in with me.

M@


Cheers Mat, I'm working not too far from you at the moment, Corby, OK, 40 miles ish, but not that far :)

mark
10-03-2015, 09:15 PM
I won't be on site till 5ish with 3 guests. I'm looking at the shopping so far looking like 5 per head per meal plus the flowers. I'm going up on Saturday. To take the chute and pots and pans from the last meet.

bopdude
11-03-2015, 04:42 PM
Nice one Mark, could be a fair slog with all the kit if the roads are down, still trying to find out what's going on on my side, I'll let the thread know asap.

Ehecatl
11-03-2015, 06:01 PM
I won't be on site till 5ish with 3 guests. I'm looking at the shopping so far looking like 5 per head per meal plus the flowers. I'm going up on Saturday. To take the chute and pots and pans from the last meet.

So by my reckoning that's 5 Sat breaky + 5 Sat evening meal + 5 Sun breaky = 15 + the flowers (plus over fed bushcrafters). Am I correct?

Mark ~ I'll be there before you ~ (not exactly sure when just yet) but if you give me a tinkle on arrival (or as you leave your pad), I'll walk up with by bergen emptied and help cart some kit over. I'll chivvy up some of the others if I can wake them. :happy-clapping:

ian c
11-03-2015, 08:58 PM
I don't know what time I will get there on Fri, it will probably be about 1700hrs.

mark
18-03-2015, 02:29 PM
So by my reckoning that's 5 Sat breaky + 5 Sat evening meal + 5 Sun breaky = 15 + the flowers (plus over fed bushcrafters). Am I correct?

Mark ~ I'll be there before you ~ (not exactly sure when just yet) but if you give me a tinkle on arrival (or as you leave your pad), I'll walk up with by bergen emptied and help cart some kit over. I'll chivvy up some of the others if I can wake them. :happy-clapping:

Spot on sir. Probs another 5 for the flowers.

Ehecatl
21-03-2015, 12:33 PM
Is the gate code the same as it ever was?

ian c
21-03-2015, 10:26 PM
Not long now till I put the rest of my kit in the car.

mark
22-03-2015, 03:57 PM
Don't forget Friday night is self catering. I'm off down the chippy.

mark
22-03-2015, 07:25 PM
Paul are you coming this weekend?.

ian c
22-03-2015, 09:05 PM
I think I will sort the rest of my kit out tomorrow as not working in the morning.

mark
23-03-2015, 09:55 AM
I think I will sort the rest of my kit out tomorrow as not working in the morning.

Did I ask you to bring your chain saw ?

mark
23-03-2015, 09:58 AM
Has any one got a spare little tarp the group can use. Iv had to reuse the bog tarp. Dropped bits up the farm Saturday. Spoke to the estate manager up ther now. No cars full stop now. If you want it carry it. Sorry chaps. Nows the time to learn to pack light.

Ehecatl
23-03-2015, 10:14 AM
Has any one got a spare little tarp the group can use. Iv had to reuse the bog tarp. Dropped bits up the farm Saturday. Spoke to the estate manager up ther now. No cars full stop now. If you want it carry it. Sorry chaps. Nows the time to learn to pack light.

What size tarp do you need Mark?

Ehecatl
23-03-2015, 10:17 AM
Did I ask you to bring your chain saw ?

Ian, I take it based upon Mark's other post you have a light weight chainsaw? :happy-clapping:

mark
23-03-2015, 01:32 PM
What size tarp do you need Mark?

Only big enough to make a cover for the bog.

mark
23-03-2015, 01:33 PM
Is the gate code the same as it ever was?

Yes the code is the same.

Ehecatl
23-03-2015, 01:41 PM
Only big enough to make a cover for the bog.

I can source a tarp for the bog roof.

mark
23-03-2015, 02:06 PM
I can source a tarp for the bog roof.

You are a star.

Ehecatl
23-03-2015, 07:06 PM
Catering amendment....

1: mark
2: mark guest
3: mark guest 2
4: M@ (Ehecatl)
5: Mike (Plus1) <--- He is now arriving on Saturday and so only requires Sat dinners and Sun breakfast.

That reminds me. Mustn't forget me ear plugs.

Dazza190
23-03-2015, 07:54 PM
Hello all, sorry for late response! I cannot make it this weekend due to work commitments, have a great one guys and see you next time.
Darren

simonkent
23-03-2015, 09:19 PM
Im still on for saturday night/sunday morning if thats ok.
Matt can you give mike a call for me and see if he wants a lift over saturday as I will have to pass his anyway,

ian c
23-03-2015, 09:39 PM
Mark you did ask about the chainsaw and I will bring it with me and spare fuel.

mark
24-03-2015, 05:34 AM
Mark you did ask about the chainsaw and I will bring it with me and spare fuel.

Yes please. I'll be meeting newbies at the park about 5ish if you want to meet us there. I will help carry.

mark
24-03-2015, 05:36 AM
Note to people on Friday. Parachute needs to go up before fire is lit please don't try and erect it on your own mat. I'm hoping to be on site before 4.

Ehecatl
24-03-2015, 06:13 AM
Im still on for saturday night/sunday morning if thats ok.
Matt can you give mike a call for me and see if he wants a lift over saturday as I will have to pass his anyway,

Will do

Ehecatl
24-03-2015, 06:13 AM
Note to people on Friday. Parachute needs to go up before fire is lit please don't try and erect it on your own mat. I'm hoping to be on site before 4.

Won't do.

mark
24-03-2015, 08:10 AM
Tony are you and dave still coming and are you self catering.

bopdude
24-03-2015, 08:47 AM
I'm a definite no show, unfortunately, work gets in the way again, have fun and post lots of pics

Ehecatl
24-03-2015, 10:48 AM
Hope to see you next time Adam.

bopdude
24-03-2015, 11:53 AM
Hope to see you next time Adam.


Yeah that Adam, never makes many meets, ALAN has made a couple though :evilgrin:

Ehecatl
24-03-2015, 12:44 PM
Yeah that Adam, never makes many meets, ALAN has made a couple though :evilgrin: :happy-clapping:

bopdude
24-03-2015, 12:50 PM
:happy-clapping:

LOL enjoy it mate.

Tony1948
24-03-2015, 01:16 PM
Tony are you and dave still coming and are you self catering.I want be able to make this one guys,I think Dave will be up there on the Saturday,I'll see you all at the preppers do,have a good one guys.............Dont get eaten by the bears..........Tony.

ian c
24-03-2015, 08:30 PM
Mark I should be able to carry my kit and the chainsaw and can always walk back to the car if I need more fuel for the chainsaw.

Ehecatl
24-03-2015, 09:04 PM
Mark I should be able to carry my kit and the chainsaw and can always walk back to the car if I need more fuel for the chainsaw.

Ian - I should be there before you. Give me a ring when you get there and I'll give you a hand.

ian c
24-03-2015, 11:26 PM
Thanks Matt what time do you think you will get there?

Ehecatl
25-03-2015, 06:14 AM
I'll be leaving here about noon, so around 14:15 I should think.

Ehecatl
25-03-2015, 12:30 PM
Im still on for saturday night/sunday morning if thats ok.
Matt can you give mike a call for me and see if he wants a lift over saturday as I will have to pass his anyway,

Hi Simon. Mike sends his thanks but will be taking his car as he will be visiting his daughter on the way home (no doubt stinking of bacon and wood smoke! :happy-clapping: )

bopdude
25-03-2015, 06:16 PM
Can someone pm me the postcode, there's a slim chance I might make this after all, maybe just the Friday night, but better than nothing.
Thanks.

Ehecatl
25-03-2015, 06:33 PM
Done

M@

bopdude
25-03-2015, 06:38 PM
Done

M@

Cheers Mate, gonna Google maps it and see how far off where I need to be Saturday ( Hampstead Heath ), stay tuned lol :)

bopdude
25-03-2015, 08:34 PM
Well I have the pass out and rearranged things so I'm good for both nights, Mark, is it too late to book breakfast for the Sunday and evening meal for the Friday, no Breakfast Saturday as I'll have gone by then and come back later on, if so I'll self cater, thanks.

mark
26-03-2015, 05:32 AM
Good to hear. Friday night is self catering anyway. I'm off down the chippy. Don't forget your flask Friday for coffee Saturday morning.

bopdude
26-03-2015, 04:34 PM
Sorry I meant dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday, Friday self cater=chippy lol I'll grab coffee on the road Saturday morning, see you all soon, hope to be down around 16.00 ish

ian c
26-03-2015, 10:04 PM
Less than 24Hrs till the meet and I am looking forward to it.

bopdude
27-03-2015, 04:45 AM
Me too, peace and quiet, apart from the snoring from certain parties lol ( I know I do )
See you all tonight

Ehecatl
27-03-2015, 10:44 AM
On my way. See you down there chaps :o

f0rm4t
27-03-2015, 03:19 PM
I'm in fellas! :)
See you Saturday morning.

plus1
29-03-2015, 06:25 PM
Thanks again Mark for another great weekend good grub, enough drink and wonderful company,
enjoyed sleeping in a hammock for the first time and thanks Matt for your help in setting it up,
Also thanks to everyone for their advice,
Hope to see you all again soon
all the best
Plus 1 (AKA Tumbleweed)

Ehecatl
29-03-2015, 08:06 PM
My thanks too Mark. A fantastic weekend.

Packing.
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My first home.
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Mark looks like he has no mates. Not true - I was taking the photo!
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Supplies
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Ehecatl
29-03-2015, 08:14 PM
Friday night tea - chicken curry and rice. The others went to the chippy.
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Mark with two new friends
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One of Mark's new friends post cooking
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The broken chair incident..... Alan sat in Paul's chair briefly and it sagged. Alan and me re-strung it and made it worse by which time Paul had returned. We'd done a poor job and made it worse. The air turned blue and Mark came to the rescue. To be honest his criticism regarding our knots was bang on, but it was late, we were tired and rather "socially confused". Paul sat in his newly strung chair and the rear leg promptly snapped. The air turned blue again but no one heard above the howls of laughter.

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The Swedish fire torch went well

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Previously I'd not seen "pole" dancing using a Hazel tree before but one discovers lots of new things on these weekends.
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kermit67
29-03-2015, 08:18 PM
was a awesome weekend thanks for inviting me & big z best weekend we have had in a long time great food great company ( squirrels included ) look forward to doing it again with out marks sled lol was great meeting you all & my missus say marks in trouble for feeding me so well giving me ideas I should get a breakfast like that everyweekend

wildish64
29-03-2015, 08:26 PM
Hi gents, nice to see your all going strong.
I thought the breakfast club had been disbanded as it doesn't show in my groups for some reason.
I thought I recognised that banquet frying table when I saw it on Facebook.

simonkent
30-03-2015, 12:28 PM
Once again another excellent breakfast club meet, thanks to mark for laying on a great weekend and thanks to all the guys for having me in fits of laughter all night.
Sorry for rushing off Sunday, turned out my boy did have hand, foot and mouth, managed to get him to the doctors when i got home.
see you all soon

kermit67
30-03-2015, 12:54 PM
Once again another excellent breakfast club meet, thanks to mark for laying on a great weekend and thanks to all the guys for having me in fits of laughter all night.
Sorry for rushing off Sunday, turned out my boy did have hand, foot and mouth, managed to get him to the doctors when i got home.
see you all soon
hope he better soon & was great meeting you

bopdude
30-03-2015, 05:00 PM
Great weekend again, great to see the old faces and good to see new blood, thanks to Mark for laying everything on, again. And thanks to the guys for putting me to bed after losing the fight with the bottle, alcohol 1 bop 0 was fun though, thanks all.

mark
30-03-2015, 05:07 PM
Great weekend again, great to see the old faces and good to see new blood, thanks to Mark for laying everything on, again. And thanks to the guys for putting me to bed after losing the fight with the bottle, alcohol 1 bop 0 was fun though, thanks all.

Pm me you address Alan and I'll post your chopper to you.

mark
30-03-2015, 05:08 PM
I have a hook knife in a black wash kit case. Ian is it yours.

bopdude
30-03-2015, 05:09 PM
Thanks Mark, let me know what the postage is and I'll transfer the money to you

Ehecatl
30-03-2015, 05:32 PM
I have a hook knife in a black wash kit case. Ian is it yours.

That's mine. Perhaps we could be reunited at the Kent Hammock Forum meet?

Ehecatl
30-03-2015, 05:50 PM
Great weekend again, great to see the old faces and good to see new blood, thanks to Mark for laying everything on, again. And thanks to the guys for putting me to bed after losing the fight with the bottle, alcohol 1 bop 0 was fun though, thanks all.

At this point Alan, you were fast asleep. I must commend you for retaining both your torch and tinny in hands whilst having a snooze. Very impressive.

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bopdude
30-03-2015, 05:52 PM
At this point Alan, you were fast asleep. I must commend you for retaining both your torch and tinny in hands whilst having a snooze.

More luck than anything else but I thank you kindly lol :)

Markeff
31-03-2015, 10:06 AM
Guys it was a superb evening thanks for the company and swinging tips
Mark a special thanx to you
Mark

Ehecatl
03-12-2015, 05:44 PM
Breakfast Club Members - It's a sad day.

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Sainsbury's have stopped selling Coeur de Lion cheese! Can you believe it? I shall be taking this up with their cheese buyer!

:mad: