WildCamping In Woods

Posted in Some Woods on April 23rd, 2012 by David Murphy

On the 23rd April 2012 myself Daveswildcamping and Paul decided on a Wildcamp in some woods the location is top secret, Paul trying out his new battery power spit, me my new MTP Basha.
This blog if you didn’t no it yet you will by you watch my video that its totally dominated by the cooking of a big limp of meat.
I arrived at Pauls around 4pm and we headed to the butchers for a joint of his best silverside beef then went back to Pauls to finish off his packing, we eventally arrived at our location around 7pm after only 1mile of hiking into the woods, I setup my new basha as we were expecting some rain, the sky clouded over and cleared many times through the night. Paul began digging the pit for our fire that would cook our beef joint that would have our mouths watering for fours before we finally started to carve it open. We devoured it like a couple of canibals haha, I had some veggies and pototoes roasting in some foil which were slightly over done, Paul had some gravy which his mother had made earlier.
After slicing through half of the 2.5kg of beef we felt a little full.
The rest of the story is we had a bit crack drank a few cans then went to kip, we awoke about 7am after my usual poor sleep made worse by a stomach full of British Beef.

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Bushcraft In Penshaw Woods

Posted in Penshaw Woods on March 21st, 2012 by David Murphy

On the 20th March myself and my mate Paul The Muss Wild Camped in some local Woods at Penshaw Co. Durham to practice and put to use some of Paul’s new-found skill and gear.

I felt like the pupil been taught by an up and coming master of bushcraft, we started with the fire which Paul lit first time with his fire steel and we proceed to cook as it was getting late,

we cracked open some cans of lager had a great laugh quite a bit of catching up to do, then we proceed to erect our shelters, my poncho went up first in a new configuration which I named the flat roof open side 🙂 not expecting rain again the poncho was put up just as practice for when the eventual comes.

 Scenes from Our Camp Above

 then out came the Terra Nova Jupiter bivvy, Paul trying his Dutch Bivvy for the first time and I quite liked it for space him being able to put in his larger than my backpack inside where I struggled with the jupiter, the Dutch Bivvy also has a different way of unzipping apart from side entry visibility is through the front via a window which mesh can be zipped over, the visbility on the jupiter I like in a different way front vision is reduced but you can see directly above behind and to the sides perfect and the mesh is almost invisible on a clear night and the breeze is very plentiful sometimes too much which there’s the option over partially covering with the outer waterproof skin. My second night spent in the bivvy and am liking it more each time just wish there was a bit more space width wise but I suppose you can’t have it all as the pack down size is very handy.

Above my Rather Burnt Titanium pan Which I put on the fire to boil some water to clean it out and forgot about it.

 

I had a great evening will be doing some more of wood camping with Paul soon from a secret location.

 Check out my video below

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