I managed to get Raymond Mears' book "The Complete Outdoor Handbook" and surprised I had never seen it before. Most of the stuff in it is pretty familiar.
The last page before the appendices talks about telling stories around the campfire. He mentions that our age old tradition of story telling is spoiled by the mass media and entertainment that we have today and that were are losing our ability to tell these.
One quote from the book that I liked (so much so that I may use it for a signature )in this section....
"Friends of the camp-fire are bonded for life, and in a strange way the ground itself seems to retain the magic of the night long after the last dead ember has blown away."
This quote will ring true with many of us and it is mostly down to the experiences we share around the camp fire and during our time in the woods.
I was just wondering if anyone out there had any good stories that they tell around the camp fire?
One thing I have never got the hang of is story telling and remembering the stories to tell and as a result I end up reading (if I do tell) from the page(s) of notes I have.