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    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    Thats a good video. Didnt expect to watch it all,but i did. Explains and answers every question well.
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    USA Vs British Building Style

    Look quite tidy Broch. All i want is for them to loosen planning restrictions a bit for a self build, or make it clearer who you have to bribe. Houses going up in the greenbelt all over the place by developers, but when you look, absolutely no way you could get permission for yourself for a...
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    USA Vs British Building Style

    No problem, i did wonder if you meant that but wasnt sure. Brick and block usually means an outer skin of brick with blockwork forming the inner wall in place of timber frame, though the phrase may be used in other ways elsewhere, but thats all i know it as here. But no its true, dont see many...
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    USA Vs British Building Style

    Other than the odd one off build, ive not seen any housing sites doing brick and block here (west of scotland), everything is timber framing and brick skin. Only houses older than about the 80's is brick and block. Maybe its just this area though, i dont know any figures, just assumed the rest...
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    Galloway- Loch Riecawr, Macaterick and Fannie

    Nice Broch. She's my first, but if the rest of them run about mad every second you are out, chasing birds/helicopters/planes/leaves/just anything that moves really, then yeah she's probably got the same one. She cant sit still in the canoe, constantly moving about, climbing over the rucksack...
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    Galloway- Loch Riecawr, Macaterick and Fannie

    Thanks toddy. Definetly plenty of exercise, for us both. Not often she will lie down and sleep and leave me alone, but i got plenty of peace that night. She's fairly got the hang of the handle now . Jumps out for a swim then comes back and paddles alongside so i can lift her in. Handy little...
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    Galloway- Loch Riecawr, Macaterick and Fannie

    I dont write many trip reports, dont think ive done any here actually, but was responding to another thread and figured i may as well put up a quick one of my own instead of in there. No bushcraft involved on this one.This was June last year In a trip of several firsts, which is always a good...
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    Loch Macaterick - Galloway Forest Park - Wild Camp

    I camped on those beaches at Macaterick last june. Was looking for my pictures but i must not have taken any of the beach itself. It is a lovely spot, rather windy then also, and a bit wet, both underfoot and from above! Loads of space on the beach itself for bivvying, a few hammock spots in...
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    Anger amid rise in 'dirty camping' in rural Scotland

    Its the smashed bottles that really annoy me. Im against leaving rubbish of course, but if they are gonna leave glass bottles behind, the least they could do is not smash them all over the place first... Camped on an island on Loch Awe last weekend, and as usual i tided up some of the rubbish...
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    Trip Report double rainbow overnighter

    Looks lovely, what country? The water is some colour
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    What your doing right now photo

    Haha, unlucky. Your the first to have any sympathy mind you, everyone else has just burst out laughing. :)
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    What your doing right now photo

    Going to have to forgive me, or thank me, for no photo. But right now, im sitting in my pants browsing forums, trying to move as little as possible due to being stung in the testicles by a wasp. Got me in the knee as well, but its kinda being forgotten about right now.. No more woodland walks...
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    Planning Galloway Forest

    Thanks. I went down Friday and yesterday. Parked at loch bradan where Huntersforge mentioned,and i kept my eye out for any signs etc about payment. Left by the doon side,and never saw any signs over there either. Apparently there are ticket machines, but perhaps they've been removed and the...
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    Planning Galloway Forest

    Shame it started that way but hopefully they bear it in mind for future dealings with people. Not a job id do either, but not the approach to take solo in that area either going by some of the behaviour of certain types camping there. Does anyone know if you need to pay to park near loch...
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    Chernobyl (HBO mini-series)

    Found this from an interview with the writer of the show. "What’s an example of a time when you chose the less dramatic story, even if the more dramatic one might have been more superficially exciting? The best example I can think of is the three divers that go into the water [to drain a...
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    Trail Cam, Nest Cam etc. Wildlife Photos and Videos

    The link takes me to a single video file if thats what you intended. Can view it fine. Might need an xxx tag though :)
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    Trail Cam, Nest Cam etc. Wildlife Photos and Videos

    Nice link, hes got some great clips. Especially of the badger trying to get down off the feeding platform. :)
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    Trail Cam, Nest Cam etc. Wildlife Photos and Videos

    Problem is, if i make sandwiches, by the time ive got to the woods ill have none left. Gonna have to stick to the jarred stuff :) Whats best to do with the peanut butter, just smear it onto the tree? Do birds not get most of it that way? Stuck my cameras up before for pine martens, but had no...
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    Trail Cam, Nest Cam etc. Wildlife Photos and Videos

    Nice shots Broch. Started putting mine out again recently Theres an area near me that i suspect has pine martens, but ive had no luck getting one on camera. May need to try the peanut butter
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    Change to the law on bird pest control

    Have you ever had problems with badgers taking lambs? Someone i know who hunts and is about farms mentioned before how foxes get a blame for a lot, but he thinks badgers are more likely to take a lamb than a fox.