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    Thanks guys

    I think I will be camping in woodland as close to the coast as pssible so I can do a bit of fishing or foraging along the shore

    Hopfully I am going on a coastal foraging course in November

    I have ordered an army arctic sleeping bag but it has not arrived yet so I can't tell you what it is like

    I am going to do an inventory of my kit this weekend so I will see what I have and what I need
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    I assume you don't need recommendations for all the obvious stuff.

    Like you, if it was me I would definitely keep to the coast - I am a much better coastal forager than an inland one.
    Depending on circumstances I would like to take a shrimping net, but probably only possible if you're going to be in a static camp you can drive in to. A bit big and bulky otherwise. Or take a crab hook.
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    I do have a shrimp pot which I can put out. It collapses so it is easy to pack. A crab hook is a good idea.

    I did see a video on making shrimp traps out of found soft drinks bottles
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    When we were kids, this was before the bottled water became popular we used to go looking for French plastic water bottles(flotsam & jetsam) which were a bit of a novely at the time.

    We would cut the top ends off them, thread a piece of string at the top for a handle, then put a couple of stones and a mashed up Limpet in the bottom. We would then lie them down in a rockpool wait for the prawns to go in then whip it out quick. If you are in a good spot its amazing how many you can lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeCamper View Post
    Pen & Paper to write down things you wished you had brought and things that were a waste of time carrying.
    This is one of the better suggestions, especially if this is a "shake down" trip for you to test your bug-out bag. I've tried in the past to make notes after the fact, and I don't always remember what worked and what didn't or what gear I used and didn't. Once or twice I've actually taken notes in the journal that I took along, but I'm really not much of a writer when I'm out. I do usually have a small notebook like the size that would fit in the breast pocket of a suit, and I carry a wooden #2 pencil about the same length as the notebook so they both fit in the same space.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aman View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by GalaxyRider View Post
    Weed?
    Are you on on something?
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