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Discussion in 'Introductions & Welcomes' started by Georgiesickjitz, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Georgiesickjitz

    Georgiesickjitz New Member

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    Hello all, my name is Georgie and i am from Southampton in Hampshire, uk. I am very fortunate to have the new forest 10 minutes drive from my home. I try to camp out at least once a month and visit the forest most weeks with my partner and young children. For as long as i can remember i have had a thing for the forest, the peacefulness and the sense of pureness i get when i am there is uncomparable to any other experience.

    My bushcraft skills are fairly limited, i can make fire with a flint and some birch bark, just basic concepts, but the essentials ones. When ever i go on a camping trip, i try to take the bare minimum.

    Sleepingbag & Bivi bag
    sleeping mat
    Mora clipper knife
    Flint
    An axe
    Billy tin
    Thermos
    A basic survival container:Some birch bark, cotton wool, boiled sweets etc.
    Water and food

    The lighter the better.

    The internet has really opened my eyes up to new skills, Youtube has such a varied assortment of videos, so each time i go i like to try some new techniques . Having 12 years experience as a carpenter i know how timber works, maybe there is a link there some where.

    Well thats me in basic form, i hope i havn't bored you to much.

    Kind regards,

    Georgie
     
  2. tartanferret

    tartanferret Full Member

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    Hello Georgie, welcome to BCUK
    :welcome1:
     
  3. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Hello and welcome!
     
  4. Osprey

    Osprey Forager

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    Hi George, welcome to the forum. I went to Southampton Uni 30 years ago, and treasure memories of the New Forest, though I haven't been back there since. I've always had a fascination for forests, which is why I picked Southampton Uni, it was so easy to get a train or bus into the forest to escape, when student life got too much; I always came back relaxed and refreshed.
     
  5. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Old Age Punk

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    welcome aboard.
     
  6. spandit

    spandit Bushcrafter through and through

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    I'm in Southampton on a training course for the next 6 weeks (and I went to So'ton Uni too!). It does look pretty in places but sadly haven't got time to really go anywhere
     
  7. greenwood

    greenwood Forager

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    welcome Georgie, lovely area, New Forest is great too.
     
  8. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Hello and welcome to the forum Georgie :)
     
  9. Lister

    Lister Settler

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    Don't forget the tampons! prepacked cotton wool in a small waterproof packet!...or and the paracord, can't forget that! from a fellow new member to another....welcome! :)
     
  10. Native Nathan

    Native Nathan Native

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    Hey Georgie welcome to the crew, How old are your kids?
     
  11. udamiano

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    Hi and welcome to BCUK
     
  12. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    Hi Georgie, Welcome and enjoy.
    Colin.
     

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