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    Alone in the Wilderness
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    Hi from the Netherlands

    Hello,

    My name is Matis. I am 16 years old and I live in the Netherlands.
    I have had a passion for bushcraft for years, but this year it really started to grow. Since I became 16, I was allowed to sleep alone in the woods. Before I always had to go with an adult.
    I am saving money for after I finish high school (when I am 17/18) and then I will go to Belize, a small country below Mexico. I want to go there because it seems like a great way to slowly get used to the Central American culture, since they speak English there.
    My father is Turkish, so I would really love to bushcraft in the Turkish nature, which can be really beautiful (search for Koprulu canyon, Milli Park, Karadeniz Doğa)
    But in the meantime, I want to practice in the Netherlands, which sometimes can be difficult since we don't have large forests, there are never big pieces of forest that aren't surrounded by paths (you usually cant't get further than 200/300 meters from a path) and the water is usually polluted with chemicals from the agriculture.

    I have also found several places where the water is clean because it does not flow through agricultural places, and my Sawyer can filter it.
    Here are some of my bushcraft pictures.

    For some kind of reason I cannot upload most pictures, only these two
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    Greetings Matis

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    Welcome to the forum Matis
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    Matis,to the forum n our
    Keep up the good work...n training...hope you realise your goals...
    There are many knowledgable people on here,n you only have to ask a question,or for advice,
    n someone will know the answer.ATB.Mike.

    ps.I'm sure someone will come up with some suggestions on why or how to upload more photo....
    alas its not one of my strong points.(ie,computor numpty.)lol.
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    Hallo en welkom, Matis!

    Large forests are a great resource, but sea coasts and open meadows are also not to be forgotten .
    Great shelter, I have to get around to constructing one...the last one I made was a decade ago.

    With the photos, it could be that the size of the picture is too large. If you can resize it down to 800x600 pixels, it should work great. You can also upload pictures to photobucket and post them here by copying the "direct link" for each and pasting it inside [IMG] [/IMG] brackets. Hope this helps
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    Hi and welcome Matis by the way Belize is nice.

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    Hello and welcome,

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    Alone in the Wilderness
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    Hello,

    Thanks all
    Yes, the problem was that the format of the pictures was too big. Now I can upload them. Thanks

    As you can see I accidently still had the macro modus activated, so only the centre is not blurry

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    Beautiful countryside
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    Welcome to the community Matis

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    Hello and Welcome Matis, I met you last year at the Wilderness Gathering, you going this year?

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