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Fear of the dark

Discussion in 'Bushcraft and survival skills' started by taws6, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. JonathanD

    JonathanD Ophiological Genius

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    It's in there for scale. Nothing else was available. That's one of those BIG cans too.

    He's in a transport box in case anyone thinks he is trailer trash.
     
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    Can't fool us, the WD-40 is there to lubricate the mechanism of that plastic snake :rolleyes:
     
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  3. BillyBlade

    BillyBlade Settler

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    The protection from harassment law is 1997.

    Considering it was only in the latter part of last year that we had MP's (led by Yvette Cooper I believe?) campaining for a revision to the act, and to strengthen it considerably, the law, and the focus of the Police, is heavily weighted on your side. Should you choose to pusue it by that manner that is. Stalking and harassment very much pings the radar of the authorities at the moment.

    No one is insulting your intelligence, but I am certainly questioning exactly how you're choosing to deal with these incidents. The fact you also refer to numerous incidents of criminal damage, it strikes me as odd the Police are not more involved in this. Where I live, they'd be all over it frankly. I have a training partner who is a Policeman, and I ran all that you wrote past him today. Hence his input strongly influences the last few sentances I have written. Up here, repeated reports of ongoing and systematic criminal damage meet with very serious levels of response from the authorities.

    He would know - he was part of the team that went to great lengths to stop a certain idiot killing sheep with a crossbow and butchering them on site a while back during the wee small hours. Hence my lack of comprehension at your story, as with the evidence gathered and timescale, this should all be playing out very differently indeed.

    Anyways, monster thread creep. Back on course anyone. Please.
     
  4. Bushwhacker

    Bushwhacker Banned

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    Whereabouts is cental?
     
  5. gliderrider

    gliderrider Forager

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    I've been asecurity guard for the past ten years, being alone doesnt bother me, but I do need a night to "Tune in" to an area thats new to me before I can get a comfy nights sleep.

    Having said that, their are some places that feel bloody spooky.
     
  6. Vulpes

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    Mostly I just feel unsafe in England in the dark in general. Then again I imagine you've got 1000 times more chance of something nasty getting you in the high street at night. Be it my usual haunts in Europe, I feel alot more at ease, because I know that it's so big and so densely wooded all around. I'm not scared of non-existent creatures, just other people and the unspeakable things they do.
     
  7. northumbrian

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    yer not surposed to bloody sleep on the job ! lol just kidding , i had the same job for 12 years and i know what u mean about tuning in on different sites !

    cheers
    andrew.
     
  8. gliderrider

    gliderrider Forager

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    Hey, the ammount they were paying me they'd have to be bloody lucky if i wasnt asleep.

    Honestly I dont know what the fuss is about, In the UK MAN is the apex hunter. Their are no Bears, Wolfs, Tigers etc, and any one who's scared of the ghosts is plain daft. Theirs only one animal likely to attack you un provoked in this country, and thats another man. Its easy to fool most townies into thinking your not their anyway.
     
  9. boatman

    boatman Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Have I missed something? If living on a boat take up the gangplank and pay off the mooring ropes a little and nobody gets aboard without a fuss.
     
  10. JonathanD

    JonathanD Ophiological Genius

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    Except if they just pull on the mooring ropes.
     
  11. Retired Member southey

    Retired Member southey M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    or if they are penguin pirates!!!

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  12. Bushwhacker

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    Figments of the imagination can be scary if you don't understand science.
     
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  14. Bucephalas

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    I have noticed a number of people who are "solo" wild camping are NOT solo at all.

    If you have a dog with you is that still Solo? I don't thinks so myself.
    Although not a human companion, having your best friend with you is more than enough to chase off the ghosts in the dark.
     
  15. boatman

    boatman Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Not without disturbing a sleeper. Or do you think The Big Six by Arthur Ransome is evidence to the contrary? Could also drop a light anchor as well.
     
  16. Pepperana

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    I think that we are scared is that our hobby is friendly. We dont meant to do harm to anybody in the woods.
    But other people who wander in the dark woods could have other motives to be in the dark wood.
     
  17. JonathanD

    JonathanD Ophiological Genius

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    ...and when there is no-one home? These things take place when he is not aboard.
     
  18. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Old Age Punk

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    I think the best thing is to parade about in ones shorts or underwear of choice with knife and axe in hand singing 'cum on feel the noize' of an evening.

    Works for me anyway.

    Makes you feel good and certainly keeps the weirdos at bay,at home or in the wood.
     
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    gliderrider Forager

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    How about if your choice of undercrackers are red with a white circle with a black swastica in the middle of it, and you replace knife with kukri?
     
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    Ok as bad as it is... i laughed... alot at that
     

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