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    Default Wild camping with a twist.

    Thought I would share a few pics of a trip me and a old mate did last year. It was great fun and we are probably going to do it again this year. We started in winchester and finished in eastborne. The dress was a excellent way of attracting attention and taking peoples loose change, all for help the heroes.
    Not alot of bushcraft involved but wild camping it was, great fun.









    This blister happened on the first day and made my life a little uncomfortable












    At last Beer


    Hope you like,we enjoyed it.

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    Brilliant. Burn any settlements along the way?

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    Looks like good fun, hot but fun

    Nasty blister, were they new boots ?
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    Nice set of pics... even if the blister shot made me cringe. Thanks for sharing with us
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    Ave!
    Good effort lads!
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    nice one lads , you look like you earned that beer !
    Good walk for a very good cause !
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    Well done lads. The blister looks sore, but the weather looks great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    Looks like good fun, hot but fun

    Nasty blister, were they new boots ?
    No they were not new boots, they have done some miles including the three peaks with out a problem. I blamed it on a cheap pair of socks I bought from go out doors. My mate had a cheap pair of steel toe capped work boots on and he never had a problem, typical.

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    Well done, good cause there as well.

    How far did you walk and how long did it take?
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    Good stuff gents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by resnikov View Post
    Well done, good cause there as well.

    How far did you walk and how long did it take?
    It was just over 100 miles,and we did it over five days.

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    Good effort I hope you raised loads of dinars.
    Shame about the blister you should have got a pair of caligae and ditched the socks.

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    Looks like great fun! How much did you raise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by seatarp View Post
    Good effort I hope you raised loads of dinars.
    Shame about the blister you should have got a pair of caligae and ditched the socks.
    Just had to google caligae , it is my mate who is Roman mad. A pair of roman marching boots. I would not of been surprised if they would of been ok, they certainly had it right. The weather was very hot but the clothing was surprisingly cool. I would recommend wearing a skirt or dress for any long tab in the summer, nice having a bit of a breeze wondering around,well you know what. May be thats the way forward , all bushcrafters and wild campers during summer months wearing dresses. It might catch on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova & Pinky View Post
    Looks like great fun! How much did you raise?
    Just over £2500, mostly collected on route. What we noticed was as most people were out for a days walk or cycle they had no change and only a note in there pocket in case of emergency I guess, but most were departing with those notes.

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    Oh, that looks wonderful.

    more productive (and less filling the house with junk) than my fathers charity work.

    We have raised a lot of money for Guide Dogs for the blind in 30 years...and had a lot of pictures of Dogs put up in the village hall.

    but now the parish council have said we are clogging up their refubished hall, and to take them down.

    Which is so unfair, as a village we are a caring lot; and its nice to see our works when you go in the lobby of the hall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikergj View Post
    Just had to google caligae , it is my mate who is Roman mad. A pair of roman marching boots. I would not of been surprised if they would of been ok, they certainly had it right. The weather was very hot but the clothing was surprisingly cool. I would recommend wearing a skirt or dress for any long tab in the summer, nice having a bit of a breeze wondering around,well you know what. May be thats the way forward , all bushcrafters and wild campers during summer months wearing dresses. It might catch on.
    Maybe the kilt is what you are after, although i doubt the traders along the Antonine wall had a choice of tartans. What was the weight of the armour out of interest
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    Well done guys great job . A good laugh a good walk and a good cause !

    were those genuine roman bungee cords ?

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    Looked like you guys had a great time and raised money for a good cause.
    Gues syou didnt want to try use authentic roman shoes. :P Maybe a few more blisters.

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    Brilliant , well done guys , i bet there was some strange looks ...

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    Just seeing that blister picture made the back on my left foot go painful, looks very much like one I got last spring!


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    That's a brilliant idea for raising cash for the charity, well done to you and your mate. Great pics BTW
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    dressed like that you should have done Hadrians Way National Trail

    its part of my job to keep it clear through Newcastle section, not seen to many folk coming through in Roman garb.
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    somethink knew i guess ^^ good job ^^


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