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Old 14-02-2010, 04:00 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Forum survival trip Pictures 2009 newsletter .

I would like to thank "Wazaap" and "Mariantisocial" for their contribution and permition to publish these pictures regarding the forum Survival trip back in 2009 .

(You might notice that I rabbit on a bit about the pictures but I feel it is right because one can grasp the moods , the day , how things went etc to gain a better insight to the trip .
You might notice that pictures of our selves are not included , mainly for internet security reasons but also because I'm an ugly fker and dont want to frighten off any potential newbes from taking up the intrest .
lol only joking but yes internet security , a must do .
All comments and thoughts are my own and have nothing to do with other people )



The day started in the outbacks of vietnam , bombs thundered all around ?????
oops wrong reality -----------------------



We started off from a road side . ( thats more like it ) knowing before hand our objective . To reach the woods about 400mtrs across a field . We walked across the field and entered the woods via a public footpath "style" which was actually hard to find due to over growth of weeds etc . Something told me that the land owner didnt want folks to know about the public right of way , still I kept this thought quiet as it was our right of way .
Our rucksacks were heavy and made it difficult to cross the style so one of us ( meees thinks it was "wazaap" went over the style where I then handed him the rucksacks and then I was to follow , followed by "Mariantisocial".
We followed a footpath into the woods and then took a ( lets go that way ) side track which took us off the footpath and deeper into the woods .

As we went we noticed the woods were begining to slope downwards . We carried on for a while , nearly slipping as we went . Wazaap or Mariantisocial came up with a brilliant idea .One of them said "lets leave our rucksacks hidden and scout the woods with out them and come back when we find a place to pitch up".
I thought that this would be a brilliant tactic in future , not just because at the time the ground was sloping , but it made brilliant sense because we could move faster with out the loads on our backs . Since looking for a camp site might take us on variouse tracks and ways , it makes more sense to drop the loads , cover them up and come back when we find a site . This way , when we have located a good pitch , we can then know exactly where we are going thus cut down the time we are carrying the loads . Good idea or what ?

Anyway yes , thanks to wazaap and Mariantisocial we had our carrying time cut by far because we did scout a large part of the woods before we came up with a good site .

When we got there "wazaap" took the initiative and got straight on the case . ( well done wazaap ) . He spoke possatively and precise and told us exactly what he was thinking which actually gave Mariantisocial and my self a prity good insight into the dudes head . ( yes dude , we have you now lol ) .
He spoke about exactly what he was looking for . Tree cover , trees near each other for a over-head cover , and in such a manner that offered some type of weather cover . Well in my opinion at the time he spoke very precise , full of explinations behind his ideas which gave me the idea that somehow the Dude wasn't telling us everything . What I mean by saying that is that for some reason he came over as a recently trained profesional and I should know , I was one years and years ago . In fact so long ago , I had nearly fogotten most of what I was tought and If I hadn't forgotten it , I had defo rust in the brain department which was rekindled by wazaaps conduct .
I can ussure you all that wazaap isn't a profesional as I found out later when we chatted more but I can say he definately acts and thinks like one as you will find out as this thread progresses . He told me that he reads and practices things in his own spare time and that I believe totally with out a doubt because I too know that practice makes perfect . It would seem that wazaap has definately practiced and learned from 1st hand experience which is why he obviously seems to show that in his conduct .

Anyway enough of my profiling lol , just remember these are my thoughts is all . It creates a better mood for the thread I suppose .
still with me ?
good stuff .

Anyways , where was I ? Oh yes , the site .
We noticed that the site was on a slight slope but offered all the things that were needed to make a good pitch so we pitched up .
Correction ! Wazaap pitched up 1st . Like lightning he was on the ball ! Pitch cover straight up explaining as he went along as to why he picked the place . It was also the most level part of the woods . It was either there or the swampy boggy place further down the way , so this was the spot . As you can see I took the intiative to take pictures ASAP before it was too late . All I did was turn for a second and turned back round to see this .( wazaap worked fast almost with out a thought lol hes fast )It was as though the cover had been beemed there by the star trek enterprise cos he was pritty quick lol . I asked him to stop while I took a pic .

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1062.JPG

This pic was taken from another angle , mainly from the slope looking down . We had all noticed how the trees were all in a straight line and came up with the idea that someone had obviously planted them that way years back .

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1063.JPG

I waited for a few minutes for Wazaap to make a few more adjustments and took another pic .

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1065.JPG

I took another pic of the kits , Mariantisocials and Wazaaps . Notice a black bag on a tree ? That's to stop pests getting in the rubbish bag and to also make it easy to see let alone make a good place to make sure we all keep to the country code keeping the place free of rubbish .

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This is a close up of Wazaaps kit . I thought it was worth it as his kit was adaptable for both light and heavy carrying and later on I was to find out just how shit-hot his kit was .( seriously dude I have to talk to you about your kits )

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1066.JPG

Well Wazaap was well on the case and I fealt I was slacking so I pitched up a "Just in case" tent . the tent surved as an emergency tactic should we get cold and wet , or what ever might make sense to use it , so anyway I pitched it up .
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1069.JPG

By this time though Wazaap was preparing the wood for the fire and made a stack close to the pitch site . I noticed him kicking and brushing away the brickabrack and bracken away from the site into a tidy pile at what would be the foot end of the pitch . I asked him why and he told me that it stops the spread of fire risk and also helps keep bugs and mites away , because they feed on bits of dead stuff and we can also kick it back later to cover our tracks so to speak .
Anyway , the day was going really well and with me feeling a bit slow I decided to start some work my self . LOL being so mesmeraised by Wazaap I had slacked a it due to taking pictures and just listeing to him lol. like a small day dream when one is amazed lol.

Again I watched Wazaap for a while , I asked what he was doing and he told me that it was best to gather wood NOW because we wouldnt want to be looking for it later in the dark . You can see the wood stack begining to pile up in the back ground .
I asked him why the wood was so close to camp and why he was preparing the fire place close to the camp site . He explained to me at the time that the camp fire should be close to the tarp cover sleeping site . I asked him why and he explained ;
"The fire will offer heat , the tarp cover will reflect a lot of that heat back onto the sleeping quarters , keep pests and bugs away"
( Wazaap --------- you aint telling me everything dude , lol , theres more to you than you are saying , come on fess up , who trained you lol ? ) It was at this time I noticed that Mariantisocial was also on the ball clearing the site , gathering wood , getting kit sorted , and things ready for later . Jees I was well behind . I must admit for a while I fealt like I had slacked on a galactic scale lol.

After some wood had been gathered and I had pitched up the "just in case" tent Wazaap , Mariantisocial and my self gathered around to create the fire .
We dug together a small hole in the ground and placed rocks around the edge to help make it secure . Eventually we got it working .
Note , the fire doesn't have to be large to work . You will also see a strange silver boulgy container behind the fire . Do know what it is ? you should do , it's one of those "wine containers" you get from super markets . They are inside those 5 ltre boxes of wine you can get for a £10 or so . It's the inside container of those boxes of wine . You can wash them out and put water in them . To wash them out all you have to do is press the red button which is usually to let wine out but , it also lets in water if you hold it upside down and place it under a tap . They can pack neatly in a small and economic way because all the air can be squeezed out when the red button is pushed . I filled mine up with water and then froze it as a solid ice pack , this way it doesn't wobble about in the ruck sack and also stays cool for ages lol . It took the best part of half the night to melt .

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1067.JPG

Here is another angle of the site taken from a few yards up hill.
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and another .
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annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd another lol.
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1072.JPG

Fk me I fealt like I had taken on the roll of David Baily lol. ( famouse photographer )

Ah ha , oh yes , you might notice a green cover over the tent . This is because earlier on as I was pitching it up Wazaap took a small walk whilst Mariantisocial carried on preps and I was busy taking pics . When he came back he told me how the whole site was really hard to see accept my tent . lol , trust meees to show every one where we are . Anyway with this information I thought it would be a good idea to cover the top of the tent in a green cover thus making it hard to see the site for a distance . Infact the site , when looked at froma distance was now really hard to see . This was good because we did want some small privacy to our site . From here it's easy to spot , but further out it was hard to see . Good idea Wazaap , thanks for the hints .

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1073.JPG

Looking up hill to the site .If you look cearfuly at the picture you can see gap in the trees at the top of the hill . Thats where Wazaap walked and took a look at the camp site and noticed my loud coloured tent . In fact , from there the only thing you could see was my tent hence why I covered it . Even the fire from up there wasn't easily seen . lol looks like Wazaap chose a fantastic site ah .

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If my memorry serves me well it was at this time Wazaap mentioned getting animal traps layed down .
We walked around the site at a distance of about 100 meters away and found variouse sites for animal traps .
The first was down hill slightly to the right of the site . Wazaap was well again on the ball followed closly by Mariantisocial who also seemed by this time that she wasn't telling me everything . ( lol Mariantisocial . looks like you both had more to you than you were letting on , so who trained you then ? ) fk me they both chatted to me like two Ray Mears specialists about how to spot animal tracks and where to put traps .
I stood there going into another dream world , gob open , numb struck in aw at these two . I was indeed delieted to see a woman so interested and enthusiasticly motivated . I dont claim that they are specialists , it's just how they conducted them selves in a neat and tidy knowledgable way I suppose .
Anyway later I will explain how I noticed that survivliasm and army training are two totally different concepts so that you can feel at ease with the thread knowing that you dont have to be a specialist to go on these trips . Actually later I was to find out that all they did was to research and read up on the subjects as well as watch vids , so please feel at ease . Most of this is after all , just my thoughts and feelings at the time and I put them in to make a more interesting read to this news letter .

Where was I ? oh yes , traps .
We had made our way down hill slightly to the right of the camp . We came across a small ditch like thing and Wazaap stood there and said how this was a perfect place to set a couple of different traps .
Wazaap started on baiting and setting up a trap around this hole in the ground . He told me that the reason why he was seeting up two traps was because of rabbits and squirrels .
Agian I was a bit ( well ? questioning in my head , WTF ? this dude knows much lol ) just as he began to explain that the fallen branch had indeed been used by sqirrels . I asked my how does he knows at which then at this point Mariantisocial explained that the long grey mark that runs up and down fallen the tree banch was where squirrels ran up and down . It was because of this constant usage she explained , that moss and bark had been worn down . ( by this time I was looking around for a hidden camera , like ----youve been framed because ) -----Mariantisocial and Wazaap were both well observant and seemed to notice things that had completely escaped my abilities to spot such things . ( it was at this time I definately noticed the difference between my army training many eyars back and the concept of survivliasm which I will tell later ).

Well the day was going really well and I fealt safer now lol due to these two folks acting with profesional mannerisms . I suppose my conduct was also straight , conposed and to the issue , we all made a fantastic team .

We walked around noting tracks and spots to lay traps and remembered how many we had layed so that when it came to taking them back that we dont forget any of them . After all we wouldn't want some inoscent by standers dog getting cought up in one of our traps later in the future due to the fact that we had foprgotten where those traps were and couldnt recover them . Anyway , yes we all made notes as to where and how many traps were made so that we can recover them all .

As we walked around I was delieted to see mariantisocial make her own traps to which I bottled out lol , well , they had done such a good job why spoil it lol .
Enough traps had been made anyway , so it was time to set up the sleeping quarters .

Here is a pic of starting the building of it .
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1094.JPG

Take a real good look at that pic above please because I have something really important to tell you about what you see .
Note;
None of these branches have been cut down ! Our objective was to gather already fallen down branches that had been scattered around because we refused to destroy the alread beautiful area and didn't want to be to blame for any wild life demise hence all the rotten broken ends of those branches .
Wazaap started the gathering to which then Mariantisocial and my self walked up hill in wider area to gather branches / trunks for the sleeping place . We found many of them and gathered them to create the start of the base of the sleeping quarters .

Here is the pic again .None were cut don at all .

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1094.JPG


As Mariantisocial and my self gathered more trunks and large branches wazaap started gathering the softer parts from around the site .
Note; he gathered these from speradic places not to close to camp site as to keep the plants he took them from the ability to survive , after all you dont want to destroy a complete plant when creating such things .It's all gooooooooooood .By this time the fire had died down so wazaap rekindled it whilst my self and Mariantisocial gathered more large trunks and branches and soft stuff .
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1093.JPG

Well well , after a good days chat on top of what we were doing night time was setting in .
( note ; No chats of forum what so ever ! When on these trips , chats regarding forum is out of bounds , this keeps the survival trips based on survivalism and not internet forum differences that may have coocured if any etc , basicly putting it , what goes on , on forum , stays on the forum , what goes on , on the mile , stays on the mile . It's the best way to keep focused ! )
This is a pic from slightly up hill . It was a shame really because my camera batterries were running low so I had to pick and choose the pics . This pic was after Wazaap had created a heat relfecting sheet at the head end of the sleeping quarters . LOL meees silly because I didnt take a pic of the finished bed that was made but had totally forgotten due to how much fun I was having lol and just got engrossed in the situation at hand and got all side tracked by all the chats about tips and tactics lol.
anyway here is a pic of that head end relfector .
Note how close the small fire was .
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1086.JPG

Time to eat meees thinks . lol silly Tracker dropped a blue piece of tin foiled plastic in the fire . DOH !
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Wazaap had corned beef , Mariantisocial had meees thinks , Pummis , and mine was the ravioli . We all exchanged parts of our meals to create variety .

This next pic shows part of my sleeping bags cover and the fire place . Not too big , not too close but close enough to reflect heat back onto the tarps to make sleeping quarters warmer . Note ; we had gathered even more wood and changed it's place so that seeing the wood in the night wouldn't be so hard to do . Didn't want to trip over anything in the dark . Now you might think that a fire at night is so easy to spot .
Not so true .Shame I didn't think of catching a side view of the bed because it was massive , big enough for 4 people .You can see Wazaap's sleeping bag cover in the slight distance to the right of mine , it was a large sleeping construction that even the Egyptions would have given credit too lol. I wasn't thinking properly at the time because at the time my main thought was to show the fire and how we changed the fire wood location to make it easier to locate the stuff . In full view .
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1080.JPG


The night soon got well into early hours of the morning and we all desided to hit the sack .
Wazaap and my self sleeped on the open mat bed and Mariantisocial got a bit cold so I told her to take the tent . the night didnt go with out a few jokes and laughs passed bewteen the open bed and the tent . A few giggles finished the night off with a good feeling of acomplishment and a well deserved uplift to our self asteme .

Now one might think that a camp fire would be easy to spot at night and how wrong you would be for thinking so concerning our site .
Later that night I wanted a pee and walked down hill where wazaap had prepared a loo lol.
I noticed that it only took about 30 meters from site to see that our camp was well hidden due to the amount of trees and its location . I had to walk back up hill for a while before I noticed just how hard our camp site was to locate even with a fire going . I used my head torch to move about . It was then that Wazaap said
"wow tracker , talk about a head torch , it's like the blackpool Christmas Illuminations"
and I will admit it was very powerful . When I took it off my head I moved it about to see what he was talking about and wow ! Yes it was powerful .

Morning broke in a polite manner , what with dicky birds all singing in a row and the morning sun slowly coming up behind us up hill .I could hear it plain as day , a soft tune singing ,
"Morning has broken like the 1st morning , black bird is supper , squirrles dinner " lol .

I took a picture of our fire place at 10;52 that morning .
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1092.JPG
We rekindled it with ease as it was still bloody hot for our breakfast.

Eventually after breakfast we allowed the fire to die down and then took the rocks out of the fire to cool down .
I told Wazaap that we should gather water from a local strema nearby to cool the fire place down . He was quick to comment not to throw cold water on hot rocks otherwise they would explode . ( well done waz ) , so as said we allowed the rocks to cool down to touch temperature before we dowsed them in cool water .
We made sure that the fire bed was also well wet and the rocks were defo cold before scattering them around the camp site throwing them in deifferent directions .



We then packed up our gear .
After this we cleared up the site .
All trunks and large branches were scattered in and around the areas we got them from as to make it practicly almost as if we hadn't been there thus covering our tracks and helping the environement to be as it was before we came .
This is a pic of all that brickabrack and bracken we brished off into a neat pile to which when we packed up and finished cleaning up we all then kicked back the bracken and natural stuff briskly to creat a natural look .
As you can tell by the time on the pic it was now after 12 noon .
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1095.JPG
Looks as though almost nothing has happened here doesn't it ?
Good !
The way it should be .

This is where the tent was but after we had cleared up and put things back where they was .http://lh6.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1098.JPG


After camping there you would never had guessed that 3 people stayed here with a camp fire , cooking and sleeping ah ?
The only tell tail sign is that big branch that goes from one tree to another on the ground . That was our camp fire seat for all of us to sit on bla bla bla . It was so heavy it ook all 3 of us to drag it to site , again no chopping down trees .
It also served as a marker for the future just incase we wanted to return .
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1102.JPG

All packed up and ready to leave .
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1099.JPG


You would never have guessed we stayed there but you can tell that this is after that night because of the time on the photograph , 12,23 in the afternoon .
As you can see , even though none of us are profesionals , we certainly had our act together before , during and after we went . The way it should be done .
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_5HXuh2_F0fE/S3...0/HPIM1100.JPG

The walk back up hill was almost nothing less than chinese torcher lol.
Walking back up hill was difficult to say the least and very tiring . When we got to the top we all stopped for a moments rest and commented on how all our equipment needed cearful tweeking to make it easier for us in the future .
lessons learned from experience is this morral .

All in all it was an eventful creative well rewarding weekend that lifted our spirits and self asteme .


Note;
Remember I was talking about survivalsim and the defference between that and army training /
Well I will do my best to explain it .
In the army when you are training , its all trenches and bivvies . Not many camp fires due to the fact that your training to defend or kioll enemy , and not making a weekend trip of delightful events . Camp fires in trianing or any combat location could seriously compromise your location .
things like camp sites , survivalism , is far different from combat training .
granted , in time there are courses given to the forces regarding survivalism , there is no doubt about that but , in training one trians to obay and learn combat training .

Things like squirrel tracks , traps and locational tactics come much later on in army training and usually situates on special courses even in the army . It's not natural part of training which is why these courses usually are applied for after a while of being in the armed forces .
It works like this ;
Ray Mears would have more chances of survival than a newly trained soldier due to the training and experience factors .
OK SAS soldiers will eventually take survival courses thats true , but again those courses are specialised in survivalism .
So understand why wazaap and Marianitsocial had me gob smacked leaving me feel a little behind the times . There's me , a former X soldier a few years back learning from people who hadn't had that experience but had researched survivalism so there you have it .
Practice makes perfect and you dont have to be a military trained person or a Ray Mears to take up the survivalist activity because all this mounts down to practice and experience . Even profesionals never know everything which makes me feel more confortable and I am hoping that this thread has broken the ice for you .


if you are a woman and wish to know more but feel afraid or shy , you can always PM with Mariantisocial as a liasion and if you are a male and are interested please PM wazaap .
there are of course limited positions regarding forum survival trips .
also please remember these weekends are based on fun as well as experiences . We are not profesionals and always intend to keep things as safe as possible .

until the next trip

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Peace and love be with you all.
Always !

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Not bad for a person who has not written a news letter before if you ask me .

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Not bad for a person who has not written a news letter before if you ask me .
Brilliant Tracker Very well put together.

Thanks for sharing. That has definitely given me a better idea of what to expect and what to be reading up on too!!

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Brilliant Tracker Very well put together.

Thanks for sharing. That has definitely given me a better idea of what to expect and what to be reading up on too!!

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good stuff .
anytime Freckles .
I am hoping more folks will read this thread because people dont seem to be open minded enough to even read some of the threads on the survival forum .

the thing is people are unable to grasp the difference between Rambo special forces and simple survival issues that we should all know as part of being a fully fledged adult that is learning to become one with nature .

thanks for the repply Freckles .


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Sounds like you had a great time, where abouts roughly did you go? Wouldn't mind trying to meet up with you next time.

I have to say that's a right stroke of luck finding the Ravioli
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Thats a fine looking site you guys found, looks like a nice camp and you all got along well and practiced some important skills, good for you.
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Did you catch any squirrels, foxes, rabbits?
Did the traps work?
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Sounds like you had a great time, where abouts roughly did you go? Wouldn't mind trying to meet up with you next time.

I have to say that's a right stroke of luck finding the Ravioli
lol yeah , ya dont come across the ravioli tree much these days .
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Did you catch any squirrels, foxes, rabbits?
Did the traps work?

ha ha , magic question is that .

simply ------------NO we didnt .

we saw many Grouse there , shit loads but by the time we saw them it was evening time , too late to set up other traps .

we had realised that we had made the traps handling them too much thus leaving smell on the traps .

trapping isnt actually as productive as many claim . From about 20 traps you can expect maybe 1 to work .I think 6 were made .
Now if we were in America where road runners and other large mouse type creatures live we would have more chances .
We didnt bring any fire arms to shoot with and it was our 1st time trapping .

after a while we noted many ways we could have made the traps better .

we did find a baby Pigeon but didnt have the heart to eat it and spearing a Grouse would have been no problem at the range they walked near us but we let them be .

lessons learned from the trip meees thinks and I still enjoyed it very much .
the lesson again is experience .
Since the last trip I have been working on lightweighting my kit out / setting traps further away from camp / handling them as less as I can , learning to bait them , and maybe even trying some water purifying techniques .

This trip I have written about was indeed actually more about meeting Wazaap and Mariantisocial for the first time . You see this was our first meet up and breaking the ice was really the idea of this trip more than anything .

to state a fact of real accomplishment would be to say we made an excellent team and got on really well . There was no disagreements and no awkward moments which for a first time meet is brilliant .

I am kind of looking forward to trips this year

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Thats a fine looking site you guys found, looks like a nice camp and you all got along well and practiced some important skills, good for you.
thinking on how much we got done on top of the real idea of the trip , it was indeed a brilliant start .

our main objective of this trip was just to meet each other as it was our first time .

to say we made a good job of it would be an understatement really .
but yes we all got on very well and practiced some good skills .


mission accomplished .
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Well done tracker! You really get the flavour of your adventure from that piece of writing

Where's the next meet up.. anywhere near the Cotswolds!?
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Well done tracker! You really get the flavour of your adventure from that piece of writing

Where's the next meet up.. anywhere near the Cotswolds!?
Im not sure , I think one has to PM wazaap to join the private survival forum and then places have to be vetted etc , its in his hands at the mo but the more folks who are interested the better .

thankyou for your compliments , I did have a lot of joy writing it .
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thankyou for your compliments , I did have a lot of joy writing it .
You're welcome, I enjoyed reading it.
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Tracker thanks for this mate - diddnt take you long LMFAO!

i was wondering if you were ever gonna post it!

anyway dont be fooled ppl - Tracker knows his shit - he is just OLD!

You forgot to mention our encounter with the noises at night! cant remember if you were asleep and it was me and mariantisocial - but i remember shitting a brick thinking someone was coming lol - it was a grouse!

It also must be noted that we returned to the same site the next weekend, and done basically the same again - that time i used mariantisocials catapult at 4am and hit a grouse on the head! wow that was a fucking brilliant breakfast (sorry to the vegies)

anyway the farmer came around and said this is private property blah blah blah - he was really nice and we moved on in the afternoon.

no big deal - just goes to show that ppl may moan but it is no big deal really.

it was a great location and one that i will return to sometime.

I have been busy preparing this years meetup and am hoping to do 2 weekends with 5 ppl on each.

I am also making survival packs that im selling on e-bay - but if anyone wants one just let me know and i will give u the details.

As tracker says im not Officially a pro - but then i dont know of any qualifications in this stuff other than going out and doing it!

anyway hope you are all well!

Tracker thanks mate - and mariantisocial if you still hang out here then thanks for the laughs!

talk to you both soon.
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Ah! That looks like a brilliant weekend, and a lot of learning got in. I need to get up off my lazy arse and do stuff like this.
I need to get leaner and fitter, stop eating beige food i.e. biscuits etc
I have camcorder, I know nobody wants their face on anything, but it might be good to make a few training vids (I just want to make films, took me a long time to realise this, so I want to film everything).
I also remember when I camped before, I always carried too much unnecessary shit, like extra boots that weigh a ton and never get used.
I really admire the way you set up the site, and cleared it, so it looked like no-one had been there.
"One of these days I'm gonna get myself organizized" and hopefully I can come on one of these survival trips, I have a lot to learn, just need to do, not procrastinate.
I can't invite myself, so I will keep checking this site, the survival bit.
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Tracker thanks for this mate - diddnt take you long LMFAO!

i was wondering if you were ever gonna post it!

anyway dont be fooled ppl - Tracker knows his shit - he is just OLD!

You forgot to mention our encounter with the noises at night! cant remember if you were asleep and it was me and mariantisocial - but i remember shitting a brick thinking someone was coming lol - it was a grouse!

It also must be noted that we returned to the same site the next weekend, and done basically the same again - that time i used mariantisocials catapult at 4am and hit a grouse on the head! wow that was a fucking brilliant breakfast (sorry to the vegies)

anyway the farmer came around and said this is private property blah blah blah - he was really nice and we moved on in the afternoon.

no big deal - just goes to show that ppl may moan but it is no big deal really.

it was a great location and one that i will return to sometime.

I have been busy preparing this years meetup and am hoping to do 2 weekends with 5 ppl on each.

I am also making survival packs that im selling on e-bay - but if anyone wants one just let me know and i will give u the details.

As tracker says im not Officially a pro - but then i dont know of any qualifications in this stuff other than going out and doing it!

anyway hope you are all well!

Tracker thanks mate - and mariantisocial if you still hang out here then thanks for the laughs!

talk to you both soon.

LOL yeah meees forgots , I remember now that i thought it was a fox at the time .
It came right up to us didnt it .

Meees sure mees heard someone that night moving around the camp site and it got my instinct alert radar up .I was glad that it turned out to be a the grouse that put my radar back on yellow .
typical though ,

to have a -----------------groose moose loose , -----------------------------------------aboot that hoose .

I did actually forget that part and this one .

I liked the way that you showed me how to spot foot prints and how old they could be and as to wether that person was either big or probably carrying wieght .

I think on the next trip I might just carry a dictaphone tape recorder to put my thoughts down for a good news letter next time round .
lol yes the thread took a while .

LOL , --------------OLD ?
I feel old lol.

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Ah! That looks like a brilliant weekend, and a lot of learning got in. I need to get up off my lazy arse and do stuff like this.
I need to get leaner and fitter, stop eating beige food i.e. biscuits etc
I have camcorder, I know nobody wants their face on anything, but it might be good to make a few training vids (I just want to make films, took me a long time to realise this, so I want to film everything).
I also remember when I camped before, I always carried too much unnecessary shit, like extra boots that weigh a ton and never get used.
I really admire the way you set up the site, and cleared it, so it looked like no-one had been there.
"One of these days I'm gonna get myself organizized" and hopefully I can come on one of these survival trips, I have a lot to learn, just need to do, not procrastinate.
I can't invite myself, so I will keep checking this site, the survival bit.
annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd JP13 is BACK

yes most of it is funny enough -------------just getting up and doing it .

its the --------------------------- leap of faith so to speek .

the -------------Im not afraid of the big bad wolf thing .

keep intouch JP .
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I also now remember how wazaap told me that having basic hand protection was important .
At the time meez thoughts --------NAH -----so what a couple of small cuts and crazes .

by the time the trip was up and I got home , my hand had more cracks than SOHO

lesson learned there .
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Quality read that tracker, it looked like use had great fun.....

Its almost making me want to get up and go camping 2mora

I still have alot to learn and even the simple things like getting a fire started with fire lighters ect can sometimes be abit difficult.....

It is one of them though - "practice makes perfect" and the more you do, the more you will realise what works and what doesnt............

That shovel in your pics, is it one of them folding shovels?? because i bought one afew months ago and tryed it on wet sand and it buckled and broke..... im not sure if it the same though..........

This is my fave pic - Got a good vibe to it..........



The fire looks quality there...........

All the best everyone............
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Are you sure they were Grouse? They tend to be a bird of British uplands.



Partridge perhaps?

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