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what do you take to occupy yourself when its dark?

Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by Man of Tanith, Oct 25, 2009.

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what do you take to occupy yourself in the dark?

  1. book-fiction

    47 vote(s)
    21.4%
  2. book-non fiction

    25 vote(s)
    11.4%
  3. book-referance

    14 vote(s)
    6.4%
  4. MP3 Player

    42 vote(s)
    19.1%
  5. Cards

    6 vote(s)
    2.7%
  6. Nothing

    86 vote(s)
    39.1%
  1. Man of Tanith

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    as above really when you go out camping do you take anything to read? or an MP3 player or cards or nothing?
     
  2. Nat

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    Mainly a reference type of book, although occasionally i'll take a fiction book to wile away the dark hours
     
  3. rik_uk3

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    Always a radio, can't go without Radio 4, my video digicam has an MP3 player built in.
     
  4. Morning Fox

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    Nothing, enjoy the company of friends and If I am on my own personally I enjoy stillness and silence, not afraid of my own thoughts ;)
     
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    By and large, nothing, if on my own(mostly)and just for a night, just listen to the night sounds.
     
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    Fnarr fnarr snigger chuckle...

    OK, in fact I take the iPod. Have established my own tradition of watching an episode of Red Dwarf in the hammock before sleep time...
     
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    Normally take a book, but if a central fire is going, I'm usually found in the social gathering.
     
  8. Kerne

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    Never travel without a book but often don't get to read much if it's a fairly social occasion (or I'm too knack****d!)
     
  9. durulz

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    I voted for nothing, which is what I do take most of the time.
    However, sometimes I do take a radio, which is not on your list. Can't survive without 'Any Questions' on Radio 4 if it's a Friday night.
     
  10. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Nothing - on solo trips I sleep with the sun, rise with the sun..
    Sociable trips there is the chat at the fire.
    On multi week trips there are often maps/itineraries to check.
    No need for anything else...:)
     
  11. SimonM

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

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    All of the above...dependant on type of outing
     
  12. xlfive

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    usualy a small radio and a reference book,love to listen to talk sport at bedtime
     
  13. gsfgaz

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

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    the sounds of the wildlife does me more than enough... u cannie beat it...
     
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    I see there's no option for "the other half" :naughty:
     
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    Where's the "All of those" option? Different occaisions and different moods do all of those, also projects eg carving, chatting, staring into the fire, practicing knots, story telling, etc etc.
     
  16. gregorach

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

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    Whisky and a tin whistle for me...
     
  17. Tor helge

    Tor helge Settler

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    I usually mend the fire, make coffee, eat and write in my journal.
    The dark lasts long here at this time of year and I usually sleep a long time.
    I have never had a book (other than the almanac) with me on a woods trek, and certainly not one of those modern, electronic gadgets you speak about:) .

    Tor
     
  18. mace242

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    I'll take whatever book I'm reading and a reference type book and an mp3 player. Sometimes I've had some critter (an owl once was a nightmare) that keeps making a keep me awake type noise and I have to get sleep or I get migraines the mp3 player with some tunes helps me sleep. If I'm not trying to sleep though the music of the woods is fine by me
     
  19. BOD

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

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    Nothing other than a journal.

    Enjoy listening to the jungle sounds and running water.

    Doze and sleep a lot. Often manage a good 10 hours or even more in the hammock.

    May scroll through pictures taken that day but not on multi-day trips as that exhausts the batteries
     
  20. Dodger

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    Hmmm... That's a good idea!

    I like reading and I'll often pick up something to read locally to where I'm, staying - e.g. I picked up a copy of Coyote Stories by Mourning Dove in a New Age/hippy store in Joshua Tree before I headed into the National Park last year. There's nothing like reading something with a local flavour while chilling out in your hammock before you fall asleep. :cool:
     

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