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    Loch Etive Gathering - May 5th

    Hello all, Our next meet is confirmed for May 5th on the northern shore of Loch Etive. As always, all are welcome, children and dogs included. The focus of this meet is likely to be coastal foraging and sea fishing etc. We ask that each person bring sufficient supplies for sleeping and...
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    April Northern Scotland meetup?

    DocG, We'll be holding regular meets throughout the year, roughly every 2 months. Our next meet in April is planned to be a little further south as a number have been travelling up and it's only far to share the effort of travelling. But certainly they'll be meets up north at some point. A...
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    warmth and breathability; fur vs faux vs leather

    I saw a sheepskin beanie in the female section at my local Tkmaxx for 12.99. Best of both worlds. I was tempted i have to admit.
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    stupidity, superglue and lesson learned.

    FWIW, while collecting herbs in central China I've seen powder from a species of puffball fungi used as an clotting agent by a doctor of Chinese medicine after someone took a nasty wound to the calf from a bamboo shoot that had previously been cut at an angle with a sharp knife. It's a very...
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    It's awfully quiet round here.

    I'm sorry to everyone for the sudden change of location and late reply on this. Due to personal circumstances I wasn't able to arrange to go out and physically look at the location. I also spoke with a few attendees and thought that due to the logistics of cooking for such a large party that a...
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    It's awfully quiet round here.

    A Facebook page has gone up for the next meet. For those that don't use FB you can send me your email via PM and I'll add you to the invite list so that you can still view the page. I'll also update the thread here with any updates or changes. This will be the Autumn event focusing on food...
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    It's awfully quiet round here.

    Hello all, Due to family and professional commitments I had to take step back from the organising of the upcoming meets. I've spoken to a core attendee and the next meet for the 28th of October is a go. There was some discussion about making it Loch Maree but everyone has decided to go back...
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    It's awfully quiet round here.

    Thanks March Hare. The Highland Bushcraft Gathering belongs equally to all those who invest their time and passion. Everybody I've spoken to has said it was an enjoyable time with people sharing with generosity and humility. A particular thanks to Jason who by all accounts brought some...
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    It's awfully quiet round here.

    I'm happy that it came together. Loch Ussie is indeed a special place. Next meet in November will be be planned out further in advance. I hope to meet you all then. If anyone has picture or a write up for the FB page please message me. Best wishes jon
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    It's awfully quiet round here.

    Thank you to all for your kind wishes. Again, I hope you all enjoy making new connections and the sharing of goodwill. Truly, all men are brothers. Best wishes jon
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    It's awfully quiet round here.

    Thank you, Hamish. The coordinates for the park up: 57.576137, -4.515364 Wishing you all a fruitful few days. Best wishes Jon
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    It's awfully quiet round here.

    My step-father, John Alexander Maclean of Glenbernisdale, Skeabost, Isle of Skye, passed on early this morning. The service will be held on Saturday morning. I'm unable to attend this event but Ben Clark will take over co-ordinating the meet. Everything else will go ahead as planned. Please...
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    It's awfully quiet round here.

    The location is confirmed as Loch Ussie, specifically the birch wood on the Western shore. It's not the ideal location but it will fulfil most requirements and exceed in beauty. It's been some years since I camped here but I have fond memories. There is unlikely to be space to erect the central...
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    It's awfully quiet round here.

    Try adding me via FB and I'll start sending invites to the page: https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.wall.549
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    Hammock camping site advice?

    +1 on sinking posts. I would use the 3 trees furthest back in this picture. I'd sink a telegraph pole in the centre, and more between the trees creating a central post and semi-circle with all hammocks tied to the central post and the other ends to dedicated posts/trees. Not sure if this would...