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A quick one nighter

Discussion in 'Out and About' started by John Fenna, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. John Fenna

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    Having a few days off work I managed to fit in a quick night out in my local woods - well it was work as I was trying out a couple of new torches for my review work in Gun Mart... and I was trying out my latest hammock design...
    The night was long (but I had a good book), very light - with a big moon behind thin clouds - and full of noise from owls unsettled pigeons and badgers running around.
    The morning dawned misty and dull but I woke refreshed from my time in the trees :)
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    OK not the most exciting trip (I have not posted my last two weekends away as they were more of the same) but I like to get out every month for at least one night - it keeps me relatively sane!
     
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    Looks good , I especially like how you have made your bed , might have to give that a go .......
     
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    Looks like an awesome night. Interesting hammock set up, looks like a modified DPM basha?
     
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    Looks like a good set up John. I know what you mean about keeping sane.
     
  5. John Fenna

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    An MOD Shelter Sheet/stretcher thingy sewn in half with paracord - the handles come ready made and intended for weight bearing :)
     
  6. Broch

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    Very good choice of book!! :)
    Nice to see a proper 'camp' chair as well - so few people seem able to make camp gadgets, of the type we made in the scouts when I was a nipper, these days. Proper lashing is a lost art to most.
    Cheers,
    Broch
     
  7. daveO

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    One of my favourite Pratchett books :cool: A proper ultralite camper would have taken a paperback though :nono:
     
  8. Paul_B

    Paul_B Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I only read his first one, as a kid. Then I felt I was too grown up to read "kids books" as I went to uni. They're actually better than for just kids.

    Lashing? Oh I liked doing it in the cubs. A useful skill to have. Remind me, how many different versions of lashings are there? I seem to recall 3 being taught in cubs way, way, way back!

    PS nice camp setup BTW.
     
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    I only use three; what we call square, diagonal and parallel - the fundamentals for all gadgets made from sticks :)
     
  10. John Fenna

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    I have all the Diskworld books - and a lot else by the Master - and he had not started writing when I was a child so I had the joy of reading them as an adult.
    They are not kiddies books - just as"Gullive'r Travels" is not a kiddies book - and were never meant to be such...except the Aching books... which can be read as an adult as well!
     
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    Paul_B Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    It's kind of a similar thing to the Philip Pullman books. They both never talked down to kids but talked up to them. If you follow my meaning.

    Yes a kid can read it and enjoy the adventure but as their understanding grows there's more in those books I reckon. It's that element that means they're both a child's book and an adults book IMHO.

    And of you ever got into J. R. R. Tolkien (damn autocorrect wouldn't let me put the necessary period marks and spaces between the initials without a fight) the hobbit was a kids book. Then the subsequent Lord of the rings trilogy started off with the same target audience but quickly into the first book morphed into something that needed a more mature outlook. Then the following books like Silmarillion, unfinished tales, last children, etc certainly takes an adult to read. They're more like fusty history books at times complete with references for everything.

    Do you have any other complete collections like Diskworld? I suspect you might be the type to have quite a library. Would I be correct in my assumption you don't have an e-book reader neither? The sign of a book person is the complete disgust at the thought of e-book. :)
     
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    They're the ones I remember. I don't think you really need more than them.
     
  13. John Fenna

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    I do not have a "Fake Book" or e-reader - I do have lots of books though.
    Due to limited space at home I let the Public Library store most of what I read :)
     
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    I live around the corner from my local library. I don't use it. The main one in the next town (city) lost all records on their system and I had to fight to get them to take their own books back. I had to dump them on the counter when their backs were turned and run! Not kidding they kept making me put them back in the bag.

    Then I forgot about one I didn't take back so "sod them" I thought. After a year or two I went round the corner to sign up again only for my details to already be on the system and my old card worked. Then I got a few books only to be told I couldn't take them until I had paid my fines for the missed book that the library wouldn't let me leave. Didn't have the money so left and I'm damned if I'm going back!

    Besides my partner can get my books out for me if I ask nicely.

    PS I prefer to buy books. I don't like to read secondhand! Weird I know.
     

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