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    My folks always encouraged me to go out as a kid....

    My folks always encouraged me to go out as a kid. We lived on the outskirts of a town in Lancashire and I found if I went towards town I ended up in playing cat & mouse with various roaming thugs &...
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    Thanks to those who took the time to have a look...

    Thanks to those who took the time to have a look at this blog post.

    I returned to the woodland a few nights ago & found new (and improved!) shelters had been built. Obviously I am not the only one...
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    The Tree Huggers Shelter

    Just a short wander, but a rewarding one.

    http://thequietofnight.blogspot.com/2012/03/tree-huggers-shelter.html

    PS. Hope you guys are reading this later in the week and are out enjoying the...
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    Poll: I don't tend to do overnight sleeps so I haven't...

    I don't tend to do overnight sleeps so I haven't looked into using hammocks much. I do enjoy catching a few minutes snooze curled up against the trunk and roots of a tree though.
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    I used to fish in Lancashire as a kid, some of...

    I used to fish in Lancashire as a kid, some of the rivers & streams in the countryside were fantastic clean spaces to be and the fish always seemed in great condition. When I moved to a midlands city...
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    Thanks Realearner, I spoke with John (the subject...

    Thanks Realearner, I spoke with John (the subject of the post) and he was delighted to hear people had enjoyed one of his memories. He said many people now probably wouldn't know what to do with a...
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    Thanks for taking the time to visit Bernie &...

    Thanks for taking the time to visit Bernie & rossbird. Great to know you enjoyed it and it brought a few memories back for you too :)
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    :happy-clapping: brilliant, started my day off...

    :happy-clapping: brilliant, started my day off with a laugh!
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    The Young Poacher

    A little tale from a traveling companion, made me smile and brought back a few memories from what I call "my younger lout years".

    http://thequietofnight.blogspot.com/2011/11/young-poacher.html
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    Thanks very much ;) it is always a pleasure to...

    Thanks very much ;) it is always a pleasure to drop in on your blog and read of your exploits too. I found your secret camper blog here a little while back on the woodland tales forum.

    Thanks also...
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    I keep intending to have a go at sloe gin, one of...

    I keep intending to have a go at sloe gin, one of the finest beverages going. I walked past the on the shelf stuff in Waitrose over the weekend. Salivation turned to "how much!!!" when I spotted the...
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    Yes, just had a chat with OH and she is keen to...

    Yes, just had a chat with OH and she is keen to know more, if our patch of Nottinghamshire fits with your course it could well be an interesting project. Our place is rural rather than sub-urban and...
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    Looks like it is going well Paul, I would like to...

    Looks like it is going well Paul, I would like to start growing my own stuff but I am in the middle of renovating the house so I have to sort that before I can begin tackling the land (it was used as...
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    Twilight Woodland Creatures

    This is one for those who enjoy a sighting or two of woodland creatures from blog post I put together yesterday.

    I had a lousy day at a clients office earlier in the week and went for a woodland...
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    Yes, a nice spot to sit and watch the sun setting...

    Yes, a nice spot to sit and watch the sun setting over the field. If the grass was longer it would certainly give a better vantage point over any animals.
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    Thanks Aaron, I decided to see if the structure...

    Thanks Aaron, I decided to see if the structure was still climbable. It was! (although the I wouldn't trust my weight in the centre of the thinner rungs and stood at the edge right by the fixings)....
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    Thanks for the comment Ashley, glad you enjoyed...

    Thanks for the comment Ashley, glad you enjoyed the sketch :o)
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    Thanks again for the feedback, this hunting...

    Thanks again for the feedback, this hunting platform does seem to be the only one I have come across around here. I have come across another construction hidden in the woods but I suspect that is an...
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    Thanks for that Skate, that is interesting. The...

    Thanks for that Skate, that is interesting. The woods are Forestry Commission owned and have been for many years, but the field is of course private agricultural land. Perhaps the field owners built...
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    A Seat in the Canopy

    A blog post from earlier this week of a great little construction I found on the edge of my local woodland.

    http://t.co/heIwUvz
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    For me this is enjoyable reading, I live bang in...

    For me this is enjoyable reading, I live bang in the middle of england so the coasts of Wales are a long way off and something of a mystery to me. I now know a bit more about them thanks to you...
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    Nice one Mike. A great little tale well told, I...

    Nice one Mike. A great little tale well told, I have always struggled to understand why more people don't take such walks. So much to see, so close to home.
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    It may have taken a while but it is a fine knife, with a good sheath it looks like it should last you many years.
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    Thanks Ash. If you are considering a living roof...

    Thanks Ash. If you are considering a living roof I got a useful diy e-guide from www.livingroofs.org (I think it costs about 12) it includes a bit about strengthening a standard shed to take the...
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    To the domestic dweller it might look a bit of a...

    To the domestic dweller it might look a bit of a mess, but I think I can see a familiar system to the workshop filing.

    A narrow corridor just wide enough to get down
    Heavy stuff on the floor...
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