Alpkit
Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 60 of 158

Thread: Rough Close March '12 Meet

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    ~Hemel Hempstead~
    Posts
    15,426

    Default

    Just amending my +1 or 2tbc to a confirmed +1

    By adding your name you acknowledge that you have read and will comply with post #01 of this thread and accept that it can (and probably will) be edited before the Meet.

    Meet List
    1. decorum
    2. Mesquite + 1
    3. MartinK9 (TBC)
    4. udamiano (arriving Saturday)
    5. Karl82 (TBC)
    6. PeterH (TBC)
    7. Cliv (TBC)
    8. Snowfire
    9. Bare Thrills +1 TBC
    10. Elines (Thursday - Saturday am)
    11. bushcraftsurvival (thurs-sunday)
    12 man of tanith thursday to sunday hopefully +2 saturday night
    13. John Fenna (TBC)
    14. leaf man +1 (tbc)
    15. Jacko 1066 (tbc)
    16. Teepee +1(TBC)

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    2,320
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default

    I hope to have my Young +1 but will confirm closer to the time, hope thats ok

    By adding your name you acknowledge that you have read and will comply with post #01 of this thread and accept that it can (and probably will) be edited before the Meet.

    Meet List
    1. decorum
    2. Mesquite + 1
    3. MartinK9 (TBC)
    4. udamiano (arriving Saturday)
    5. Karl82 (TBC)
    6. PeterH (TBC)
    7. Cliv (TBC)
    8. Snowfire
    9. Bare Thrills +1 TBC
    10. Elines (Thursday - Saturday am)
    11. bushcraftsurvival (thurs-sunday)
    12 man of tanith thursday to sunday hopefully +2 saturday night
    13. John Fenna (TBC)
    14. leaf man +1 (tbc)
    15. Jacko 1066 (tbc)
    16. Teepee +1(TBC)
    17. Turbogirl + Youngling
    Quote Originally Posted by Goatboy
    ....Nurse Ratchet is doing the drug rounds afore lunch and I'd better not annoy anyone with the power to order an enema....

  3. #33

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TurboGirl View Post
    >>> but will confirm closer to the time, hope thats ok
    Absolutely fine
    Is this sausage dead yet?

    Schroedinger's Scat ~ Whether you open the box or not, poop's gonna happen!




  4. #34
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    ~Hemel Hempstead~
    Posts
    15,426

    Default

    Just to say I'll be bringing my large fire pit complete with bake stone so if anyone fancies doing pizzas or garlic bread it's there to be used

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Potton, Bedfordshire or alternatively my own happy little world
    Posts
    9,361

    Default

    Shan's very excited bout making pizza in the woods steve
    Only the Wilderness is pure truth

    If it ain't Raining then it ain't Training!

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    ~Hemel Hempstead~
    Posts
    15,426

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by man_of_tanith View Post
    Shan's very excited bout making pizza in the woods steve
    Thought she might be...

    Garlic bread is easy to make as well... ready made pizza base spread with garlic butter and some cheese topping then bung under the fire

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Potton, Bedfordshire or alternatively my own happy little world
    Posts
    9,361

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mesquite View Post
    Thought she might be...

    Garlic bread is easy to make as well... ready made pizza base spread with garlic butter and some cheese topping then bung under the fire
    Genius
    i'll be trying that too i reckon
    Only the Wilderness is pure truth

    If it ain't Raining then it ain't Training!

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    ~Hemel Hempstead~
    Posts
    15,426

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by man_of_tanith View Post
    Genius
    i'll be trying that too i reckon
    Meant to say pizza base or french stick sliced at an angle

  9. #39
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    2,320
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mesquite View Post
    if anyone fancies doing pizzas or garlic bread....
    Would it be ok to bake maybe biscuits or naan bread on it too?
    Quote Originally Posted by Goatboy
    ....Nurse Ratchet is doing the drug rounds afore lunch and I'd better not annoy anyone with the power to order an enema....

  10. #40
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Northampton
    Posts
    2,686

    Default

    By adding your name you acknowledge that you have read and will comply with post #01 of this thread and accept that it can (and probably will) be edited before the Meet.

    Meet List
    1. decorum
    2. Mesquite + 1
    3. MartinK9 (TBC)
    4. udamiano (arriving Saturday)
    5. Karl82 (TBC)
    6. PeterH (TBC)
    7. Cliv (TBC)
    8. Snowfire
    9. Bare Thrills +1 TBC
    10. Elines (Thursday - Saturday am)
    11. bushcraftsurvival (thurs-sunday)
    12 man of tanith thursday to sunday hopefully +2 saturday night
    13. John Fenna (TBC)
    14. leaf man +1 (tbc)
    15. Jacko 1066 (tbc)
    16. Teepee +1(TBC)
    17. Turbogirl + Youngling
    18. Sasquatch + Joseph(tbc)
    Everybody's favorite redneck.

  11. #41
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    1,567

    Default

    By adding your name you acknowledge that you have read and will comply with post #01 of this thread and accept that it can (and probably will) be edited before the Meet.

    Meet List
    1. decorum
    2. Mesquite + 1
    3. MartinK9 (TBC)
    4. udamiano (arriving Saturday)
    5. Karl82 (TBC)
    6. PeterH (TBC)
    7. Cliv (TBC)
    8. Snowfire
    9. Bare Thrills +1 TBC
    10. Elines (Thursday - Saturday am or possibly to Friday evening)
    11. bushcraftsurvival (thurs-sunday)
    12 man of tanith thursday to sunday hopefully +2 saturday night
    13. John Fenna (TBC)
    14. leaf man +1 (tbc)
    15. Jacko 1066 (tbc)
    16. Teepee +1(TBC)
    17. Turbogirl + Youngling
    18. Sasquatch + Joseph(tbc)
    11. bushcraftsurvival (thurs-sunday)
    12 man of tanith thursday to sunday hopefully +2 saturday night
    13. John Fenna (TBC)
    14. leaf man +1 (tbc)
    15. Jacko 1066 (tbc)
    16. Teepee +1(TBC)
    17. Turbogirl + Youngling
    18. Sasquatch + Joseph(tbc)

    minor edit to departure time - depends on what the family event is on Saturday
    Last edited by Elines; 27-02-2012 at 08:36.
    One day I might grow up - but I hope not
    Say 'yes' unless there's a good reason to the contrary

  12. #42
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    ~Hemel Hempstead~
    Posts
    15,426

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TurboGirl View Post
    Would it be ok to bake maybe biscuits or naan bread on it too?
    You can try Sally... not making any promises how they'd come out though

  13. #43
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    2,320
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default

    I'll bring some dough made up and silicone fabric so it doesn't make a horrendous mess of your stone if we try it out Thank you!
    Quote Originally Posted by Goatboy
    ....Nurse Ratchet is doing the drug rounds afore lunch and I'd better not annoy anyone with the power to order an enema....

  14. #44
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    5,363

    Default

    I'm a definite now

    By adding your name you acknowledge that you have read and will comply with post #01 of this thread and accept that it can (and probably will) be edited before the Meet.


    Meet List
    1. decorum
    2. Mesquite + 1
    3. MartinK9
    4. udamiano (arriving Saturday)
    5. Karl82 (TBC)
    6. PeterH (TBC)
    7. Cliv (TBC)
    8. Snowfire
    9. Bare Thrills +1 TBC
    10. Elines (Thursday - Saturday am or possibly to Friday evening)
    11. bushcraftsurvival (thurs-sunday)
    12 man of tanith thursday to sunday hopefully +2 saturday night
    13. John Fenna (TBC)
    14. leaf man +1 (tbc)
    15. Jacko 1066 (tbc)
    16. Teepee +1(TBC)
    17. Turbogirl + Youngling
    18. Sasquatch + Joseph(tbc)
    19. bushcraftsurvival (thurs-sunday)
    "No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair" - George S. Patton, Jr

  15. #45
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    181

    Default

    By adding your name you acknowledge that you have read and will comply with post #01 of this thread and accept that it can (and probably will) be edited before the Meet.

    Meet List
    1. decorum
    2. Mesquite + 1
    3. MartinK9
    4. udamiano (arriving Saturday)
    5. Karl82 (TBC)
    6. PeterH (TBC)
    7. Cliv (TBC)
    8. Snowfire
    9. Bare Thrills +1 TBC
    10. Elines (Thursday - Saturday am or possibly to Friday evening)
    11. bushcraftsurvival (thurs-sunday)
    12 man of tanith thursday to sunday hopefully +2 saturday night
    13. John Fenna (TBC)
    14. leaf man +1 (tbc)
    15. Jacko 1066 (tbc)
    16. Teepee +1(TBC)
    17. Turbogirl + Youngling
    18. Sasquatch + Joseph(tbc)
    19. bushcraftsurvival (thurs-sunday)
    20. Priam (+1 TBC)

    If its still On? Please Confirm ?? I noticed this post on the groups page (http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/gro...287&do=discuss)

    decorum - 25-02-2012, 10:53
    It is with regret that I announce that after the next two Meets* the Rough Close Meet will be mothballed for the foreseeable future.


    Thank you to all those who have come along and supported the endeavor.


    * March and May / June plus the PK weekend.
    Last edited by Priam; 27-02-2012 at 13:55.

  16. #46
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    ~Hemel Hempstead~
    Posts
    15,426

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Priam View Post
    If its still On? Please Confirm ?? I noticed this post on the groups page

    decorum - 25-02-2012, 10:53
    It is with regret that I announce that after the next two Meets* the Rough Close Meet will be mothballed for the foreseeable future.


    Thank you to all those who have come along and supported the endeavor.


    * March and May / June plus the PK weekend.
    As Phil's post says RC meet will be mothballed AFTER the May/June meet so the March meet is OK barring any unforeseen circumstances

  17. #47
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    181

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mesquite View Post
    As Phil's post says RC meet will be mothballed AFTER the May/June meet so the March meet is OK barring any unforeseen circumstances
    Thanks Mesquite for the clarification,

    Priam

  18. #48
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    181

    Default

    Tidy Up Then:

    By adding your name you acknowledge that you have read and will comply with post #01 of this thread and accept that it can (and probably will) be edited before the Meet.

    Meet List
    1. decorum
    2. Mesquite + 1
    3. MartinK9
    4. udamiano (arriving Saturday)
    5. Karl82 (TBC)
    6. PeterH (TBC)
    7. Cliv (TBC)
    8. Snowfire
    9. Bare Thrills +1 TBC
    10. Elines (Thursday - Saturday am or possibly to Friday evening)
    11. bushcraftsurvival (thurs-sunday)
    12 man of tanith thursday to sunday hopefully +2 saturday night
    13. John Fenna (TBC)
    14. leaf man +1 (tbc)
    15. Jacko 1066 (tbc)
    16. Teepee +1(TBC)
    17. Turbogirl + Youngling
    18. Sasquatch + Joseph(tbc)
    19. bushcraftsurvival (thurs-sunday)
    20. Priam (+1 TBC)

  19. #49

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mesquite View Post
    As Phil's post says RC meet will be mothballed AFTER the May/June meet so the March meet is OK barring any unforeseen circumstances

    Yup, the next two Meets* are booked and will be going ahead. The RC Meets aren't being being cancelled as such ~ more _put on hold_ for a while .


    * Plus the PK W/E
    Is this sausage dead yet?

    Schroedinger's Scat ~ Whether you open the box or not, poop's gonna happen!




  20. #50

    Default Rough Close March '12 meet

    Should be able to make it this time. Looking forward to the sampling the first woodsmoke of the year,

    Krooko

    By adding your name you acknowledge that you have read and will comply with post #01 of this thread and accept that it can (and probably will) be edited before the Meet.

    Meet List
    1. decorum
    2. Mesquite + 1or 2 tbc
    3. MartinK9 (TBC)
    4. udamiano (arriving Saturday)
    5. Karl82 (TBC)
    6. PeterH (TBC)
    7. Cliv (TBC)
    8. Snowfire
    9. Bare Thrills +1 TBC
    10. Elines (Thursday - Saturday am)
    11. bushcraftsurvival (thurs-sunday)
    12 man of tanith thursday to sunday hopefully +2 saturday night
    13. John Fenna (TBC)
    14. leaf man +1 (tbc)
    15. Jacko 1066 (tbc)
    16. Teepee +1(TBC
    17. Krooko (arriving Friday, if not Thurs)

  21. #51
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    2,320
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default

    By adding your name you acknowledge that you have read and will comply with post #01 of this thread and accept that it can (and probably will) be edited before the Meet.

    Meet List
    1. decorum
    2. Mesquite + 1
    3. MartinK9
    4. udamiano (arriving Saturday)
    5. Karl82 (TBC)
    6. PeterH (TBC)
    7. Cliv (TBC)
    8. Snowfire
    9. Bare Thrills +1 TBC
    10. Elines (Thursday - Saturday am or possibly to Friday evening)
    11. bushcraftsurvival (thurs-sunday)
    12 man of tanith thursday to sunday hopefully +2 saturday night
    13. John Fenna (TBC)
    14. leaf man +1 (tbc)
    15. Jacko 1066 (tbc)
    16. Teepee +1(TBC)
    17. Turbogirl + Youngling
    18. Sasquatch + Joseph(tbc)
    19. bushcraftsurvival (thurs-sunday)
    20. Priam (+1 TBC)
    21. Krooko

    Just a repaste as we'd lost a few
    Quote Originally Posted by Goatboy
    ....Nurse Ratchet is doing the drug rounds afore lunch and I'd better not annoy anyone with the power to order an enema....

  22. #52
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    West Midland
    Posts
    4,151
    Blog Entries
    11

    Default

    By adding your name you acknowledge that you have read and will comply with post #01 of this thread and accept that it can (and probably will) be edited before the Meet.

    Meet List
    1. decorum
    2. Mesquite + 1
    3. MartinK9
    4. udamiano (arriving Saturday)
    5. Karl82 (TBC)
    6. PeterH (TBC)
    7. Cliv (TBC)
    8. Snowfire
    9. Bare Thrills +1 TBC
    10. Elines (Thursday - Saturday am or possibly to Friday evening)
    11. bushcraftsurvival (thurs-sunday)
    12 man of tanith thursday to sunday hopefully +2 saturday night
    13. John Fenna (TBC)
    14. leaf man +1 (tbc)
    15. Jacko 1066 (tbc)
    16. Teepee +1(TBC)
    17. Turbogirl + Youngling
    18. Sasquatch + Joseph(tbc)
    19. bushcraftsurvival (thurs-sunday)
    20. Priam (+1 TBC)
    21. Krooko
    22. Twodogs (Sat am)
    Twodogs Wool bush shirt ,,,,you know you want one ......

  23. #53
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    march, cambs
    Posts
    1,685

    Default

    Hi Guys, as this is gonna be my first meet, which Im very much looking forward to by the way, I just have a quick question about what you guys actually do? Is there anything sort of planned or do you just meet up and see what happens??
    Sorry if the questions seem stupid but like I say I have never been to anyhting like this before!!
    Im just looking forward to a couple of days away in the woods tbh!!
    I no its not a course or anything and am totally not expecting it to be!!
    Very much looking forward to meeting you all!!
    Cheers
    Steve

  24. #54
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    ~Hemel Hempstead~
    Posts
    15,426

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jacko1066 View Post
    Hi Guys, as this is gonna be my first meet, which Im very much looking forward to by the way, I just have a quick question about what you guys actually do? Is there anything sort of planned or do you just meet up and see what happens??
    Sorry if the questions seem stupid but like I say I have never been to anyhting like this before!!
    Im just looking forward to a couple of days away in the woods tbh!!
    I no its not a course or anything and am totally not expecting it to be!!
    Very much looking forward to meeting you all!!
    Cheers
    Steve
    Well.... it's a bit of both really. If there's a particular skill you'd like to see or learn sign out now and I'm sure someone will offer to help you out.

    Alternatively mention in morning prayers on the Saturday and something impromptu should be possible to organise.

    Having said all the above I've been asked by a couple folks if I could demonstrate how to make salmon trolling hooks as used by Western Native American tribal people using natural materials which I'm happy to do. If you're not familiar with them here's a picture of what they look like


  25. #55

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jacko1066 View Post
    ... I just have a quick question about what you guys actually do? Is there anything sort of planned or do you just meet up and see what happens?? ...

    What Steve said ~ except for the Morning Prayers (a meeting which we had trialled but has now been dropped ~ hence no mention in post #01 of this thread ).


    Nattering with others will generally get you pointed in the right direction .
    Is this sausage dead yet?

    Schroedinger's Scat ~ Whether you open the box or not, poop's gonna happen!




  26. #56
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    march, cambs
    Posts
    1,685

    Default

    Thanks for the replys chaps, the fish hooks look very cool indeed!!! Never done anything like that before so its very interesting indeed!!!
    Tbh Im going to be a bit of a nightmare lol, I have never lit a fire other than a Bbq (using the bags you set alight to lol) never sharpened a knife, never really tied any knots (should be interesting putting a tarp up) never made a spoon, like I said a nightmare lol!!
    I do love camping though and generally being outdoors so that for me is a good start!!!
    Its actually quite daunting the thought of going somewhere, where you no absolutely no one, with no skills other than sleeping in a tent!!! I cant wait lol
    seriously though, after reading a lot of great stuff on the forum and watching good old Mr Mears himself on the dot Im actually really looking forward to seeing some of these skills in the flesh!!
    So when you asked is there anything in particular how about..... EVERYTHING!! lol
    Just by matter of interest why were the morning cancelled Decorum?
    All the best
    Steve

  27. #57

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jacko1066 View Post
    ...So when you asked is there anything in particular how about..... EVERYTHING!! ...
    An enquiring mind is not a nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by jacko1066 View Post
    ... Just by matter of interest why were the morning cancelled Decorum?
    In theory it's a good idea, in practice it feels (to me, at least) like it breaks the flow and adds an unneeded rigidity to the course of the weekend. It was worth trying though ~ and it does work at the Moot, but not so well on a much smaller scale Meet .
    Is this sausage dead yet?

    Schroedinger's Scat ~ Whether you open the box or not, poop's gonna happen!




  28. #58
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    ~Hemel Hempstead~
    Posts
    15,426

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jacko1066 View Post
    Tbh Im going to be a bit of a nightmare lol, I have never lit a fire other than a Bbq (using the bags you set alight to lol) never sharpened a knife, never really tied any knots (should be interesting putting a tarp up) never made a spoon, like I said a nightmare lol!!
    I do love camping though and generally being outdoors so that for me is a good start!!!
    The best advice I can give you is relax now... and don't try to pack in too much. It's far better to go to a meet with an idea of learning or practicing one or 2 skills such as fire lighting and knotwork than rushing around tasting this and that and not really looking at how something is being done.

    The other thing to remember is don't be embarrassed to ask for advice or help as just about everyone would be more than happy to help you out.

    Quote Originally Posted by jacko1066 View Post
    Its actually quite daunting the thought of going somewhere, where you no absolutely no one, with no skills other than sleeping in a tent!!! I cant wait lol
    Everyone who go to meets has been through the same thing you're worried about... You'll find we're a very friendly, welcoming bunch of people and before you know it you'll be laughing at yourself for worrying like you did

  29. #59
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Under the fading trees.
    Posts
    2,274

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jacko1066 View Post
    Its actually quite daunting the thought of going somewhere, where you no absolutely no one, with no skills other than sleeping in a tent!!! I cant wait lol
    seriously though, after reading a lot of great stuff on the forum and watching good old Mr Mears himself on the dot Im actually really looking forward to seeing some of these skills in the flesh!!
    There is no such thing as strangers, they are just friends you haven't met yet!

    Everyone has their first meet, nothing daunting about it, turn up..relax. do as much or as little as your want. If you want to know something, just ask, no one and I mean no one will have any problem with this being your first meet, and questions are a fact of life, we better ourselves by providing the answers to those who ask.. so ask away.
    As Mesquite stated above, if you want to know something or learn a skill, just ask, and someone will sit down with you and show you, if they can. this isn't a course or do we provide any organised training. There is no commitment on you to learn or perform.. just enjoy being with like minded folk.

    see you there..

    Da

    www.ice-raven.co.uk -Arctic adventures

  30. #60
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    1,567

    Default

    As has already been said - don't bother about not knowing how to do stuff - I've been going for nearly three years and I'm STILL asking questions. Some things yoi might want to consider ......

    When you arrive just introduce yourself to a few people so that they know you are there and would like some help - then we can help you get set up.

    As regards a fire - post one says:

    "Wood fires must be raised and contained. Periodically there is a shortage of wood available to burn - if you want to cook on an open fire, bring a supply of wood or charcoal."

    If you want to practice firelighting then you will need to bring some wood. But for your first fire you might want to bring something that you know you can do eg the charcoal in a bag - other people use charcoal at Rough Close (including me) because of the lack of dead wood. A full supply of wood for a weekend could be quite bulky and may not fit in your car.

    For food keep it simple - boil in the bag is good enough for a weekend - although when you start looking in the supermarkets you will find that very little is actually called 'boil in the bag' these days - so just get stuff in plastic bags that are for the microwave. Make sure you have a pot tall enough to contain the bag and with a high enough level of hot water.

    Instant mash can be useful - either to have separately with the boil in a bag stuff or simply as a thickener to a sauce of some kind eg spag bog sauce

    Breakfast could just be hot water added to instant porridge - you can get tubs that you just add water to. Also saves on washing up.

    Wraps are really useful as you can have a tin of something eg tuna and make a quick sandwich - make sure you get the flexible wraps though - the drier/inflexible ones crack and the food drops out

    There is a tap very near the pitch so it's not far carry your main water container and even if you don't have a large container a (say) 2 litre coke bottle will do.
    One day I might grow up - but I hope not
    Say 'yes' unless there's a good reason to the contrary

Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •