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zeezee16
02-12-2009, 19:21
I found this site the other day whilst I was looking for something else, its excellent, too many things to list here, just have a look.
I thought about what Westbay comented in the Xmas thought post, when I said we need bogs, hookup, showers etc.
Its not exactly Wildcamping is it. I know its bloody cold this time of year, but when the weather warms up a bit (feb/march), are we going to start doing as our forum name suggests, a bit of WILDCAMPING.
Open fires, grub cooking over the fire, (or in it), a bit of hunting/gathering etc.
I have a couple of mushroom books and a hedgerow foraging book, plus my new catapult, so rabbit, pheasent, moose etc could be on the menu.
Any thoughts.
Bushcraftliving.com - Bushcraft & Outdoor Skills (http://www.bushcraftliving.com)
Cheers, Pete

tony
03-12-2009, 06:47
sounds interesting will look at the site again when i got more time. i do think it would not be everyones cup of tea, they would miss their comforts.
tony

zeezee16
03-12-2009, 07:13
sounds interesting will look at the site again when i got more time. i do think it would not be everyones cup of tea, they would miss their comforts.
tony
I know what you mean, but its an interesting site with loads of ideas.
Cheers, Pete

ajs
03-12-2009, 08:55
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... well peepee yer won't have to sneak up on wild boar...:rolleyes:
they will easily take you as 1 of their ownhttp://ixxra.co.uk/v-web/phpBB3/images/smilies/lol.gif (http://ixxra.co.uk/v-web/phpBB3/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=1#)

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regards:rolleyes:
aj


sounds like you'll be living off road-kill and soup kitchens http://ixxra.co.uk/v-web/phpBB3/images/smilies/rotfl.gif (http://ixxra.co.uk/v-web/phpBB3/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=1#)

Firefox
03-12-2009, 10:37
40 years ago it was called Scouting. 20 years ago it was called Survival skills. Now it's called Bushcraft. Just a new name for an old thing to make some new money, that's the power of marketing :p

Having said that, this site looks quite good and free to use, not climbing on the cash bandwagon like a lot of the other "Bushcrafting" spring ups.

channa
03-12-2009, 17:09
40 years ago it was called Scouting. 20 years ago it was called Survival skills. Now it's called Bushcraft. Just a new name for an old thing to make some new money, that's the power of marketing :p

Having said that, this site looks quite good and free to use, not climbing on the cash bandwagon like a lot of the other "Bushcrafting" spring ups.

I wouldn't disagree, Also for several years many businesses have used ' bushcrafting/ survival' skills in management training and staff development.

However there is a big difference in my mind playing Ray Mears for a week and having to do it for real.

Three years back I was up in the lakes and bumped into a chap, who was attempting to discover himself, and for reasons best known to himself he was trying to live wild.

On the night in question told me he was setting snares for rabbit ( not a good survival food anyway the meat has minimal nutritional value and the digestive system uses more energy to digest than the meat provides) ..Hence the reason the fur trappers earlier in the 20 th century starved on rabbit !.
( source ...SAS guide to Survival John Wiseman )

However he was setting two Snares !!!!!Closer to a dozen would give you half a chance.

I for one would be interested in a wild weekend.

Channa

derekfaeberwick
03-12-2009, 17:34
I for one would be interested in a wild weekend.

Channa




Me Too!!

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nowhereman
03-12-2009, 19:52
[QUOTE=channa;77360

However he was setting two Snares !!!!!Closer to a dozen would give you half a chance.

I for one would be interested in a wild weekend.

Channa[/QUOTE]

Not allways the case. One snare is enough if you know where to place it.
A cast off guitar string is my tool of choice for the job:).

derekfaeberwick
03-12-2009, 19:59
Not allways the case. One snare is enough if you know where to place it.
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channa
03-12-2009, 20:03
Not allways the case. One snare is enough if you know where to place it.
A cast off guitar string is my tool of choice for the job:).

Guitar strings, Piano wire a matter of chioce.

If you have observed the 'runs' One may be enough I agree.

But an unfamiliar area, and the fella I describe 'novice ' increased numbers improve the chances of success...laws of probability....????

An anolgy but illustrates my point I hope.

One hook for a mackerel will only catch one mackerel ....sling a trace with three or four hooks ...you can do a three hit on one cast.

Channa

derekfaeberwick
03-12-2009, 20:08
Guitar strings, Piano wire a matter of chioce.

If you have observed the 'runs' One may be enough I agree.

But an unfamiliar area, and the fella I describe 'novice ' increased numbers improve the chances of success...laws of probability....????

An anolgy but illustrates my point I hope.

One hook for a mackerel will only catch one mackerel ....sling a trace with three or four hooks ...you can do a three hit on one cast.

Channa


Dangerous territory.. Were snares not made illegal a while back? I used to do O.K. with any wire I could find but I packed it in when I caught my 2nd. cat. Not really nice was that!

channa
03-12-2009, 20:15
Dangerous territory.. Were snares not made illegal a while back? I used to do O.K. with any wire I could find but I packed it in when I caught my 2nd. cat. Not really nice was that!

You would have been a hit in Vietnam I am sure.

I have to admit for the reasons you outline, not a clever idea in semi rural areas

Channa

nowhereman
03-12-2009, 20:18
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Usually have a .22 in the van, also a bow and a catapult. The bow is ilegal to hunt with in this country, the rifle a bit noisy, and to dodgy to use unless I have land owners permission. To get a rabbit with a catapult is not easy. Therefore the old guitar strings have been the most usefull to date. Also have had a grey squirrel on occassion on the snare, (much tastier meat).:)

derekfaeberwick
03-12-2009, 20:21
Usually have a .22 in the van, also a bow and a catapult. The bow is ilegal to hunt with in this country, the rifle a bit noisy, and to dodgy to use unless I have land owners permission. To get a rabbit with a catapult is not easy. Therefore the old guitar strings have been the most usefull to date. Also have had a grey squirrel on occassion on the snare, (much tastier meat).:)



:eek:
SHHHHHH!! ;)

ajs
03-12-2009, 20:24
One hook for a mackerel will only catch one mackerel ....sling a trace with three or four hooks ...you can do a three hit on one cast.

Channa


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regards :D
aj

channa
03-12-2009, 20:53
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regards :D
aj

LOl, you actually via your humour raise an interesting point .....a big difference between hunting/gathering for sport and survival/ necessity.

Strange though how shoplifting a bottle of scotch compared to a full on assault including a dynamite charge on the cash office of a distillery can get you into different levels of bother.

Channa

lenny
03-12-2009, 20:58
Had to work last weekend so no Bushwacking for me:mad: Decided to have a little bush fire at the bottom of my garden with my 2 best mates;):D

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Wor lass and co. thought I was mad:eek::D

derekfaeberwick
03-12-2009, 21:00
[QUOTE
Strange though how shoplifting a bottle of scotch compared to a full on assault including a dynamite charge on the cash office of a distillery can get you into different levels of bother.

Channa[/QUOTE]

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maingate
03-12-2009, 21:03
Why would anyone want to hurt a fluffy little bunny or a cute little Grey Squirrel?

derekfaeberwick
03-12-2009, 21:08
Why would anyone want to hurt a fluffy little bunny or a cute little Grey Squirrel?

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ajs
04-12-2009, 00:25
Why would anyone want to hurt a fluffy little bunny or a cute little Grey Squirrel?


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regards:D
aj


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