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    Bottled beer recommendations.

    I highly recommend Summer Lightning. It even has a Green Man type picture on the front...morrisons usually do it... Pete
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    books and good books at that

    Hey, Not entirely bushcraft, but Call of the Wild by Jack London is one of my favourites... Pete
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    water purification

    Thanks George. The link is very useful. Thinking back I think it was natural foam. I put water purification tablets in my water from the source. I guess this doesn't make a difference to farm pollutants etc.? Pete
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    water purification

    I have noticed occassionally that in some burns and streams froth collecting at the sides away from the current. Is this an indication of pollution?
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    where to leave the car?

    Sounds awesome Chalarino! It's wise to camp a couple of one-nighters to build your confidence and see how you go from there. Obviously, you're not too far from the Scottish Borders where you could camp freely (within reason!). Pete
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    where to leave the car?

    Hi Chalarino. I have just got back from Galloway Forest and had a great time. The areas I camped were very midgey so was very appreciative of my tent (banshee 200). They were up my nose while I was pitching the tent and pinging off the tent sides once I was in! Millions of the buggers. Skin so...
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    Newton Stewart/ Galloway

    Recently went camping starting near Newton Stewart and around Loch Dee. Has anyone been there? I found it to be such a beautiful place, but the majority of paths on the OS maps for the area, do not exist in reality! Pretty difficult to navigate sometimes. Oh, if you are going soon be warned that...
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    Ennerdale camp

    Cheers Johan I'm totally aware of the issues raised and intend to gain permission from landowners.
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    Ennerdale camp

    So, as many potential good spots would be greatly received. I've heard Ennerdale is really quiet....anyone else recommend it?
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    Ennerdale camp

    Cheers guys thanks for the tip with black sail. Yep, I'm just aiming to have a peaceful few days--small camp possibly keep moving every night.
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    Ennerdale camp

    Cheers Pauly but I'm thinking more of taking my back packing tent for a few days...so more of a woodland setting...
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    Ennerdale camp

    Hey guys. I'm thinking of wild camping in Ennerdale in July. Anyone got any tips on location preferably in woodland? Pete
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    Can you see the northern lights from Scotland ?

    Hey folk, I'm hoping to see the Lights from Skye. Anyone seen then from there before? Pete