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  1. gazmc2

    where to go in inverness

    Hi all, I have just mived up to grantown and have family coming to visit. Im looking for somewhere to go to wild camp and hopefully get some fishing done. Preferably in a quiet spot where we wont annoy anyone and can have a chilled couple of days. Cheers Gaz
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    fishing at lochindorb

    just a quick question, im off to lochindorb (near aviemore) to do a spot of fishing.:fishing: my Q is, where is the best spot to fish from the shore? i was there last year & was on the east side which was shallow for a good bit & i kept catching rocks etc. wasnt sure where to put this so...
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    Backwoods course

    hi all, my wife booked me on a bushcraft course for a wedding present. it was with backwoods survival school. it was a superb weekend & i just thought i'd share it with you. a great weekend with very knowlegable instructors patrick, mark & graham. 1st night was bivvying under a shute which...
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    rusty knife

    hi all, i have a mora which has been in my shed for a few weeks. prob is it is now a bit rusty, is there anything i can do to remove it & is there anything i can do to stop it happening in future if it wont be in use for a while. thanks gaz
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    fishing in helensborough

    hi all, just a quick question, i got my son a new fishing rod:fishing: & i'm going to take him out today, just wondering if there is anywhere in helesborough i.e a pier or a nice bank. was on google maps & there looks to be a pier but i dont know whether i'd be allowed onto it...
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    a wee trip near loch lomond

    my boy & me went for a wee fishing trip to loch lomond. we ended up at a river close to drymen near loch lomond. was good fun but im still awaiting permission to keep him out over night. matt with rod waitin to catch a big juicy fish ben 10 tent set for cover from the wee wind...maybe mum...
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    any plans

    hi all, just wondering if anyone has any plans for the bank holiday weekend april 2-5?? i'll hopefully get out early friday 2nd for a wee 1 nighter. still reeling from missing comriecroft. :( nothing major just a wee campfire maybe a few beers (or whatever) & a gab. cheers gaz!
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    good news for water dwellers.

    from the bbc website, unsure if it has already been posted so apologies if it has. sounds good tho, i'll need to get practicing!! :canoe: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/scotland/highlands_and_islands/8562524.stm
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    smileys

    hi all, just a quick question, how do i put smileys into a post? i can only put them on the title, is there a way to do it i'm missing?? ta in advance! gaz!
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    lidl offer

    dont know if this has been posted already so apologies if it has. Lidl have a few outdoorsy offers on monday, dont have a link as im posting from my mobile & cant figure out how to do it, Anyway they have trousers that zip off into shorts for £9.99, boots, compass etc. Dont no what the...
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    numpty's on the loch

    unsure if this has been posted already but read it in the evening times today & found a link to a similar article in yesterdays times. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article7019428.ece totally shocking, the scumbags run riot & it's the people who genuinely appreciate the...
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    walk options in loch lomond

    i'm planning to go for a walk in loch lomond with my family on monday. i'm looking for options of a good route to take them bearing in mind my son is only 4 so a short but sweet walk would be ideal, he's only got wee short legs!! thanks!!
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    a walk in the campsies

    a few pics from my walk thismorning in the campsie hills. i was trying to get to the dumgoyne(if thats how you spell it) hill but am new to this & didnt know where to start, still unsure what is private land & what i'm allowed to walk on, was always waiting on someone coming out & chase me...
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    can you advise on a good book?

    hi there, i'm looking to get a good book on edible plants leaves etc. I have very little knowledge so a book with pictures for visual reference would be ideal. Also it would need to be relevat to scotland/britain. There are so many to choose from!! Thanks in advance!
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    lochindorb oct'09

    hope this works!!!!! just hopefully learned how to post pics but i'll know in a few mins whether i've cracked it or still have a lot to learn. i went for a wee trip to lochindorb near grantown-on-spey in october (after some good advice from here, thanks dogoak if you read this). my...
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    blacks

    i went to blacks at the glasgow fort to get a light my fire fire steel last night as advised by someone on this forum. i came home with a 50litre rucksack, non-stick mess tin set, cutlery set, set of pegs & a survival tin, all for £38. i couldnt believe it, all backpacks are 50% off even the...
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    fire steel

    does anyone know where to get one of these in glasgow as i'm off out soon & dont have time to order over the internet?? ta!!
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    what size of rucksack

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    northern scotland in october

    i'm off up north in october & going to to get out for a couple of days. i was wondering what would be available for foraging (if anything), i know nothin of fungi so looking for the safe options i.e berries, roots etc. cheers!
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    what size of rucksack

    i have recently bought a hammock, tarp, sleeping bag & a few other goodies to start going out in the woods. the problem i have is i ordered a 30 litre rucksack (thinking 30 litres was a lot) but cant get everything in. i have since returned this & was wondering what size would be sufficient fo a...