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Mike Ameling dies

Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by SteveW, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. w00dsmoke

    w00dsmoke New Member

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    I'm really sorry to hear this news. I like many others really valued Mikes contributions and thoughts which he posted on here. I found his contributions to be refreshingly bold and based on his experiences of life. There was nothing fluffy or pretentious there, just the honest truth of a man with a lot to give and living a life his way on his terms. I will miss those a lot.
     
  2. y0dsa

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    Our Hinterlands just got bleaker.
     
  3. markheolddu

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    Sad news,R I P Mike you will be missed.
     
  4. tenderfoot

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    A loss to this forum and all the other areas he lived his life in.
     
  5. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    A sad day indeed.

    A good craftsman he was.
     
  6. Oblio13

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    I enjoyed his posts. Does anyone know what happened? Did he have health problems, or was it something unexpected?
     
  7. silvergirl

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    I thought there must have been some mistake when I saw this thread yesterday.

    I have certainly benifited from Mike's advice in the past and he was a voice you could respect.

    I guess all any of us can hope for is to leave some knowledge of ourselves behind, and I think Mike certainly achived that in a very positive way.
     
  8. Galemys

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    That's very sad news indeed.

    I only knew Mike from this forum and some PM's but I will miss his input, in some people grumpiness is a virtue :)
    I'm glad there's a legacy of his posts on different subjects still to find here

    Mike, I hope your enjoying a drink with Hephaistos and the like up there

    Cheers,

    Tom
     
  9. spamel

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    I get the feeling that Mikey lived a varied life and lived it well. I'm sad that he has gone, but happy that he lived his life to the full. I must confess it has come as quite a shock, he will be sorely missed by all of his friends, both on the internet and in real life and I think that speaks volumes of he type of man he was.

    So long Mikey, it really was a pleasure to know you, even if only through the internet. :(
     
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    He helped me out when I was short of cash...I hope he enjoyed the marmalade
     
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    Really enjoyed reading his posts...a very knowledgable chap indeed. Thoughts with his family.
     
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    All I can say had already been said, my sympathies go to his family, sad, sad news indeed. :(
     
  13. Dougster

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    A shock and a blow. I will never forget his words when I first.

    One of lifes genuinely splendid people.
     
  14. Wilderbeast

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

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    Although mike is gone, his memory will live on in all the superb and wonderful pieces he made, rest in peace mike, we're thinking of you.
     
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    i always enjoyed his posts. we could all do with a few more grumpy blacksmiths.

    rip mike.

    cheers, and.
     
  16. Doc

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    Mike was certainly a 'brother of the trail' and I shall miss his contributions. But I will remember him every time I use the firesteel that he crafted.

    A fine blacksmith, and a fine man.
     
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    To think I dropped him a email about 10 days ago wanting more strikers for my collection.
    I will be hanging on to all those he made for me.
    RIP Mike.
    Trail.
     
  18. brancho

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

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    A man who will be sorely missed

    I too wish I had met him.
     
  19. Phil562

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    Extremely sad news.......was just using one of his fire steels this week....RIP mate.
     
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    Just seen this, very very sad.

    Mike was one of the good guys and his travel posts were always some of the most inspiring.

    He'll be sorely missed by many.

    R.I.P Mike
     

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