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SimonM
05-07-2009, 20:37
For all those that have been to the Middlewood Meets that have taken place, I thought i would share these pictures of the place when there are leaves on the trees!

We have just spent an excellent weekend there with 6 Scouts and put some of Andywink's tarps and Launditch's tripod to the test!

Each of the Scouts made an individual breakfast pouch, which we supplimented with a couple of sausages and bread. Picture shows pouches on the embers...
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd178/simonandbev/SDC14036.jpg

As gordon would say..."Breakfast, DONE!"
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd178/simonandbev/SDC14038.jpg

Home for the weekend was my megatarp and hammock. I added a tripod made of Scout staffs to hang my rucksac and gear on...
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd178/simonandbev/SDC14040.jpg

The compulsory fire shot. (Lit by mini SWMBO using a ferro rod and a cotton wool ball:D )
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd178/simonandbev/SDC14102.jpg

Bread twists cooked over the fire...on a Grilliput grill...
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd178/simonandbev/SDC14160.jpg

Looking back at the camp fire from the woods. We rigged on of Andywink's tarps as a shelter and you can see Launditch's tripod too...
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd178/simonandbev/SDC14087.jpg

We had a late dinner on Saturday, expertly cooked by Pat (who lurks here, but is too shy to join:lmao: ), consisting of lamb chops, gammon steaks, pork steaks, beef steaks (cooked on a cast iron griddle) corn on the cob, salad mmmmm...
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd178/simonandbev/SDC14286.jpg

All the Scouts had a great time and have gone home, well fed, dirty and tired. No injuries, no stress - RESULT.

As a bonus for us, the warden asked when I was arranging another Bushcraft Meet, as he wants to join us....should we let him:rolleyes:

Simon

andybysea
05-07-2009, 20:41
Nice pics there Simon, seeing all that nice food has made me decide to take some fresh with me next time im out,having just spent a weekend living on rat packs!

jungle_re
05-07-2009, 20:42
Congrats mate great looking weekend and must be a nice pat on the back if the warden fancies coming out with you.

Shewie
05-07-2009, 20:59
Looks great Simon, thanks for sharing fella.

Come on Pat, don't be shy ;)

Twodogs
05-07-2009, 20:59
Nice one
Two dogs

MartinK9
05-07-2009, 21:45
Great pictures

Mistwalker
05-07-2009, 22:16
Great pictures Simon! Thank you so much for making me hungry lol.

Mistwalker
05-07-2009, 22:18
Sorry first post didn't show at first and I did a double post

Melonfish
05-07-2009, 23:13
i cannot wait till we can get over to middlewood simon, looks smashin m8.
just looking at getting my eldest in cubs/beavers soon to start him off on the life of greenery. he's already demanding to go out on our little walks round the local area!
good to see the scouts didn't go hungry though, that is some serious food! heh
;)

Matthew.Passmore
05-07-2009, 23:18
Nice camp set-up you've got there. looks like the scouts will have got alot out of it.