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    Natural Born Bushcrafter MikeWilkinson's Avatar
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    A night out with the old man on the Isle of Wight.

    During my summer break down to visit my parents, managed to squeeze in some quality hanging time with the old man one evening.

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    Enjoying the peace of the morning and waiting for a brew.

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    A watched pot never boils!

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    Campsite from the path.

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    Tidy and packed to go.

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    Me and the Old fella.
    Wake me up when things are over, and I'm Wiser and I'm older!


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    Natural Born Bushcrafter MikeWilkinson's Avatar
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    The old mans bed for the night.

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    My hotel accomodation

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    Shiny kit in the wods

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    One end of the assisted truckers hitch

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    The view from camp.

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    Wake me up when things are over, and I'm Wiser and I'm older!


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    Moderator & Poshcrafter™ Martin's Avatar
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    Nice pics Mike. Great that you can share with your Dad.

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    Natural Born Bushcrafter MikeWilkinson's Avatar
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    Cheers Martin, It is just a shame we don't get to do it as often as we would like.
    Wake me up when things are over, and I'm Wiser and I'm older!


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    Hey Mike,
    You're making me home sick, with views of the isle de widget, I'm origionally from Gosport just across the Solent, the island was the one and only place we could go south!
    Nigel.
    PS, waiting for the sunshine to return to SA, then I'll try and get a pic of the shirt with, Table mountain in the back ground.

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    great pictures mate looks like a nice area

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    Thumbs up

    Mike, great photos bud, I love the T-shirt & bark-sheath your sporting in the first one

    I was out camping just last night using my birch-bark sheath that you made me, thanks again for that, I truly love it.

    Really great to see father & son out enjoying nature. Looks like your pack sizes are down pretty tight does your Dad enjoy the woods as much as you Mike? Did he influence you on your love for camping and making absolutely everything out of Birch bark?*

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    Looks great man... hope to share some times with my old man soon!

    side note, your old boy has some epic moustaschage going on....

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    Natural Born Bushcrafter MikeWilkinson's Avatar
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    Cheers ash. I'm actually wearing the sweatshirt and not the - Tee. It has become my new favourite mid-layer.
    Very warm, fairly good at wind stopping too.

    The old man has always been an outdoor person. Which has been further enhanced by 28 years in the army.
    Nowadays he does loads of over night fishing on the beaches on the island.
    I got him into hammocks a few years back whilst out on a fishing comp one evening.

    As for bag size, yeah we have it down pretty small now, very much back to basics. Those packs are our typical one night to one week packs. More Food being the only thing that means going to a bigger pack.

    Glad the sheath is still working out for you.
    Wake me up when things are over, and I'm Wiser and I'm older!


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    Great photos mike.
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