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    Default NW Survival - clubs/groups wanted!

    Greetings All,

    I'm new here so go easy, eh?! Just a quick post to find out if anyone knows of a good survival school/society/club in North West England, ideally based in or near Manchester?

    I am a member of the Breakaway Survival School (Hereford), but am also looking for a group or club closer to home.

    Any ideas/suggestions/contacts gratefully received!

    G

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    Default Re: NW Survival - clubs/groups wanted!

    Hi and welcome to bcuk, itís great to have you.

    There are not really any clubs up in the NW, although there are a fair few members. You may have noticed that there is a forum called meet ups, this is the place that the members arrange to get together and spend time socialising, practicing skills and travelling together. Itís working out very well and there have been some very successful groups getting together. That might be a good place to start. See who wants to meet up in your area and organise it between yourselves.

    Hope this helps and Iím sure that you will be getting more helpful suggestions from the other members

    All the best

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    Default Re: NW Survival - clubs/groups wanted!

    Cheers Tony, many thanks for the advice. I'll have a go at using the Meet Ups forum next time I'm planning a trip out. Has made me think there may be scope for some kind of 'formalised' (ie. organised!) survival club/society in Manchester ... food for thought anyway! Thanks again. G

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    Ginja


    If you are going to practice bushcraft you will have to work on your navigation. From the map I am looking at Manchester is in the South of the UK or if we are to ignore Scotland (God forbid!) then at a push it is just above the middle of England. I suppose we can let you off with the reference to west but only by ignoring Wales.
    From John, way up North.

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    Ello John. Don't mean to be picky, but if you're also going to practice bushcraft then may I suggest (jokingly!) that you work on your perception, as I wrote "North West England", not "UK." No harm done, eh?! Cheers for your post anyway mate. G

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    Default Re: NW Survival - clubs/groups wanted!

    Quote Originally Posted by MagiKelly
    Ginja


    From the map I am looking at Manchester is in the South of the UK or if we are to ignore Scotland (God forbid!) then at a push it is just above the middle of England.
    i thought everybody ignored Scotland. ):


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    Default Re: NW Survival - clubs/groups wanted!

    GinjaI most certainly joking. I would certainly not want to offend anyone least of all a new poster.

    Wayne
    You are thinking about Wales.

    As for the rest of you,
    What do you call the substantial bit of England that is North of The North?

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    No worries John - no offence taken whatsoever!!

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    Ginja, if you follow the link it will give you an idea who from the forum is in your area, you could then either PM people as individuals and try and arrange things or as Tony said try the meetups area of life. :wave:

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    Hi...

    What about hearing folks around and see if there's any interest in making such a club. If there is you could make one yourself?! :wink:

    Cheers :uu:

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    Default Re: NW Survival - clubs/groups wanted!

    Hi Andy / Leon - cheers for the advice fellas! I am seriously thinking of setting up some kind of 'informal' survival club in Manchester. Have to weigh up the time involved, as I'm self-employed and don't get much time to myself anyway! But I think it could certainly be a good forum for exchanging experience, sharing travel, perhaps accomodation, equipment, maps, etc. Not to mention learning new skills. If anyone has experience of setting up such a club then I'm all ears - hints/tips gratefully received. Also, Leon - thanks for the link to the bushcraftuk.net members' map. I'm fairly new to this forum, but seem to be constantly surprised at how damn useful it is! Thanks again chaps. G

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