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    Wink Hello from Scotland

    Hello everyone. My name is Andrew. Excited about the coming of spring. Hopefully get out more this year. I always want plan to and work holds me back. Need a local spot to cut out the two hour drive to somewhere nice. I could see daffodils and the blossom creeping out today in work. Probably not a good sign for global warming but I must admit I enjoyed the mild weather all of last year. It's about time Scotland had some decent warm weather and probably about time for me to shut up!

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    Welcome to the community

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    Thank you jus_young

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    Hi Andrew,welcome to the forum,n my
    Often get up to Wanlockhead,prospecting n panning for gold!also a bit of stalking around Dunfries n Galloway.
    usually when weather warmer n the midge are biting.lol.m
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    thanks Ross. Hi Midas. I had to Google where Wanlockhead was. Shocking eh? I worked with a guy who used to live and take tour guides in the leadhills. He said the scenery is something else and I should go. I will need to take a trip to there. I have been heading north recently around oban. I have camped a few times around Galloway. I have been trying to find a broadleaf woodland. Those sitka spruce are only good for ikea furniture. The Scottish government seem to love sticking them everywhere! Maybe when I have more confidence in my skills I can visit a Ln ancient woodland down your neck. I have a balaclava for when they get bad haha. Avon skin so soft works for about 3 mind and they are onto you! Thanks for the welcome

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    Ive always stayed either around Loch Ken or The Gate Way of Fleet.In Galloway.
    Yes Avon n Deet work quite well,n I have one of those nets that makes me look like a beekeeper.lol.
    But you cant eat with it on.lol.
    Strange never used to get bothered by bugs n flies,when I smoked cigars.
    Though I find woodsmoke n Citrona candle quite useful around camp.atb.m
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    hello,
    to the forum. Johnstone (Renfrewshire) your in a great location within 2 hours travel any direction from some great locations for Bushcraft
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    Hello and welcome,

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    Dia duit, Andrew. Fáilte go dtí an bpobal Bushcraft.
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