Although only a keen five people turned up for a cold, snowy,sleety, haily, windy, muddy time at Gellie the first meet of the Group was a great sucess! On the friday, people arrived and got set up - some on the ground under tarps, some in hammocks and one in a tent - a goodly fire built and stocked (for warmth as well as cooking!) and people got to chatting and chilling out. Fri night was very cold and windy with a little white stuff in the air but with a good meal, where everyone cooked their own using everything from Swedish military Trangias to girdles over the embers, and lots of strange fluids with an alcoholic base were consumed everyone retired to their various beds. An early morning start and a breakfast where everyone cooked their own but shared various bits with the others, people practiced various bushy skills including axe work, building a reflector for the fire, cutting firewood, making spoons, spatulars, kuksas and lots of shavings, practicing first aid, trying new foods and cooking techniques and such stuff. The day flew past and after dinner the booze reapeared and the tales were told...eggs baked in the embers were not a success and Gregs trousers gained "interesting" stains as both eggs exploded splattering him with half cooked whites.... The rain and ponies did not hit the camp until the early hours and the night was a lot calmer... Sun morning dawned dry but as the camp was being struck and a trading session developed the horizontal sleety hail joined the happy team.... Most folk needed to get home fairly early to spend Easter Sunday with family so thing wound down and the site abandoned by mid morning. West Wales Bushcrafters are a hardy mob and despite the weather everyone had a good time!