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fish
2012-10-30, 07:35
this weekend i attended a meet up organised by natural Bushcraft in cornwall,its the first time in seven years that ive been away on my own for a weekend,and boy what a weekend it was!

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/Bushcraft/DSC03410.jpg
once set up i went and met the crowd who were all busy chattin and whitlin ,Ashly was busying about making the stew for the evenings meal,

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/Bushcraft/DSC03412.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/Bushcraft/DSC03413.jpg

as night fell the temperature dropped to zero c :
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/Bushcraft/DSC03423.jpg

but the group fire was roaring away and kept us all nice and warm:
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/Bushcraft/DSC03415.jpg

after many hours happily chatting and having just the best time i made my way to my hammock with my new hand made under quilt fitted:
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/Bushcraft/DSC03425.jpg
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/Bushcraft/DSC03427.jpg

but not before a bit of supper cooked on my new tree shelf,the sausages must have smelled good because i cooked 18 and only got 3 myself,a chap with sausages at near 1am is a popular chap!
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/Bushcraft/DSC03426.jpg

The night was cold but i was reasonably warm ,though i did suffer that hangers problem of 'i need a wee but its so cosey in here' , at about 4 am i and most of kernow were awoken by a chap having a fight in his sleep (naming no names!) .The following morning breakfast was cooked and out day of sharing anecdotes and knowledge started,and what a knowledgeable lot they were.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/Bushcraft/DSC03430.jpg

heres a view of the camp area from the 'long drop ' bog:
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/Bushcraft/DSC03432.jpg

Int afternoon Ashley entertained us all with his bow drill fire making using a hazel hearth and drill:
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/Bushcraft/DSC03437.jpg
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/Bushcraft/DSC03438.jpg
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/Bushcraft/DSC03439.jpg

A few members made their way home in the early evening and it was sad to see them go,now with a smaller group left of chaps we could get down to discussing Phils genital topiary whilst the rabbit stew was cooked expertly again:
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/Bushcraft/DSC03445.jpg

after this was devoured a game of truth or drink was played by the others,and well can you guess which member has ever tipped a disabled chap out of a wheel chair? lol (answers on a post card!) .If i said that Sunday evening was the best of my life i would be under stating it,we all laughed ,joked and told tales,at times i was near tears with the tales told by former military members who have been through hell and back,and other times i near wet myself at some of the antics this lot have gotten up to.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/Bushcraft/DSC03447.jpg

it was another late night and in the small hours i made my way back to the hammock and enjoyed a warm and comfortable nights sleep in my uk hammocks hammock.During the night it rained like hell ,the drops beating on my dd tarp enough to awaken me,but all the gear stood solid and nothing got wet .
By the morning the sun was out in time for breakfast:
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/Bushcraft/DSC03454.jpg

The communal area was already abuz with chat and activity with the waft of coffee and bacon in the air!
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/Bushcraft/DSC03455.jpg

All in all a very fine weekend ,just cant wait till the next meet up,i came away feeling that i had made some lifelong friendships ,many thanks to Ash ,Phil and all the others.

sheepdog
2012-10-31, 06:12
Great report fish. It looked like a great time.

MonkeyBoy
2012-10-31, 09:32
Definitely looks like everyone enjoyed themselves.

Cool pics. Love the parachute.

fish
2012-10-31, 16:02
probably the best evening of my life mate.

Lugnut
2012-10-31, 16:15
You have either had a very dismal life so far or you have a strange set of priorities. :albertein

Big Mac
2012-10-31, 17:06
Obviously never gone bowling in Franklin.

Lugnut
2012-10-31, 17:15
That wasn't my best night. I had to leave a whole beer before the police got there! :argh:

Cuffs
2012-10-31, 17:21
And I thought this thread was going to be about midget chickens...

Superman
2012-10-31, 17:34
Has anyone mentioned to Fish that we sort of ...drift?

Nearly Normal
2012-10-31, 18:04
Like the tree mount table...I've seen similar ones a little larger for cleaning fish.

Lone Wolf
2012-10-31, 18:16
where's the backpacks?

rcli4
2012-10-31, 19:38
That is what the first SoRuck was like. Back when it was about hiking and camping......

Bearpaw
2012-10-31, 19:46
Definitely does look like a great time.

We had a great hammock hang back in July at Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness that Sgt. Rock hosted. Get the right bunch of tards together and you can always scare up a good time.

Big Mac
2012-10-31, 23:10
where's the backpacks?

I think they use rucksacks over there.

Crikey
2012-10-31, 23:17
Kits

Hog On Ice
2012-10-31, 23:38
young foxes???

Cuffs
2012-11-01, 00:26
No. Mess kits.

Kanga
2012-11-01, 00:50
my mind immediately went to first aid kits.

Roots
2012-11-01, 03:02
Kits

You meant kilts...right...

Superman
2012-11-01, 05:17
You meant kilts...right...

Who kilt whom:angel:

Lugnut
2012-11-01, 09:31
my mind immediately went to first aid kits.

I can see where in your case that would make sense. :angel:

john pickett
2012-11-01, 11:22
Hahaha. I wanted to post but I'm lAUGHING TOO HARD.

fish
2012-11-01, 13:25
You have either had a very dismal life so far or you have a strange set of priorities. :albertein

no mate my priorities are fine,is there anything better than sitting round a fire with friends as we have done for thousands of years enjoying hunted food,telling stories and memories of the old days?

sheepdog
2012-11-01, 13:40
http://youtu.be/VNclXvP8qo8
VNclXvP8qo8

If a bus load of women really good looking women...................

Lugnut
2012-11-01, 14:04
no mate my priorities are fine,is there anything better than sitting round a fire with friends as we have done for thousands of years enjoying hunted food,telling stories and memories of the old days?

Not a thing wrong with that. It just doesn't seem something such as this, fun though it may have been, would be the best day of one's life. Better than the day you were married or the birth of your children? We all have different priorities and I'm happy you enjoyed your outing. :smile:

john pickett
2012-11-02, 10:23
Don't know about the best day of my life, but the high point of my day is checking HHQ in the morning.

Hog On Ice
2012-11-02, 10:41
sad isn't it - its my high point too

Superman
2012-11-04, 18:32
sad isn't it - its my high point too

I like to see who posts first.:biggrin:

Skidsteer
2012-11-04, 18:54
I like to see who posts first.:biggrin:

That's pretty low-tech. All you need is a mirror.

SGT Rock
2012-11-04, 18:55
And I thought this thread was going to be about midget chickens...

Me too.

Looked like a good time though.

john pickett
2012-11-05, 10:57
Ever try to pick up a Banty chick? I did once. Talk about
mad as a wet hen! That banty hen hit me so hard I never
tried again.