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  1. steve75

    Day meetup. Sunderland, Washington, Houghton le Spring

    Just checked the calendar for my free days. As I said Mondays are best for me Wife's at the gym kids in school. I'm free The 3rd 17th and 31st of march. April 14th and 28th.
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    Day meetup. Sunderland, Washington, Houghton le Spring

    Nothing yet. I'm off next week got to use up my holiday entitlement. Will be heading up penshaw woods or somewhere while I'm off. Got to fit my mini adventures as the kids call them between the usual family stuff. If I'm of the Monday when your off we may be able to sort something.
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    Day meetup. Sunderland, Washington, Houghton le Spring

    Fletcer cres in Herrington? I'm in penshaw mate. But That's reminded me of another wood. Herrington woods used to go over there occasionally when I was a kid. Never been in there for about 20 years.
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    Day meetup. Sunderland, Washington, Houghton le Spring

    My vote is for penshaw wood. 5Mins walk for me lol. I work alternate weekends and have alternate Mondays off. For me personally the Monday is best. Kids are at school and the wife's at the gym. Had a very nice few hours up penshaw woods yesterday only saw 1 dog walker.
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    Day meetup. Sunderland, Washington, Houghton le Spring

    Some of you may have seen it mentioned in another thread. I'm based near Penshaw Hill and am aware there are a few members from the local area. I like many have limited time due to work and family for overnight meets. Who is from the local area and would be interested in having some mini meets...
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    Meet - Northumberland/Tyne and Wear - North East

    Right. Need to get something arranged for an afternoon or day meet. Will start a new thread for it as we are starting to go a little off topic here.
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    Meet - Northumberland/Tyne and Wear - North East

    Few sunderland lads on here. Really need to get some meets organised even just the occasional daytime meet will be good.
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    Meet - Northumberland/Tyne and Wear - North East

    Love it in those woods. Spent all day in there as a kid now take my two. Where you from Birdbrain57?
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    Hello from Sunderland

    Welcome to the forum. Im from Penshaw so very close to you. Hope to get to a couple of meets myself this year.
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    Meet - Northumberland/Tyne and Wear - North East

    Hi Tony. Where in sunderland. Im just down the road in Penshaw.
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    Seen the rest now back with the best.

    I originally joined this forum about 18 months ago. Was just starting to dabble in bushcraft after telling my kids about the dens I used to build in 2 local woods as a kid. I've now started to build up a bit kit and slowly gaining new skills. I've been involved more with a variety of groups on...
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    Good ideas for stuff to make with children :)

    My two love toasting marshmallows over a fire.
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    Meet - Northumberland/Tyne and Wear - North East

    Hi Trev. I sorted my log in for this forum :-). Not been on for month's hope to get out at some point this year that's why I was In need of a pack. Just got into bushcraft over the last year or so. I know you mentioned a site you use that's convenient for me travel wise.
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    Airgun bits wanted

    Here we go. It is a hw35 stock I have..As I said it needs a little more prep work then re finishing. See link for photos.
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    Airgun bits wanted

    Any luck with the stock. I have one in the garage i think is a hw35. I had started stripping the varnish of with the view to restoring the rifle. But that was years ago only have the stock now. Will have a look and let you know.
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    Mora Companion

    I have the companion with carbon steel. Great knife. My only gripe is the spine needed squaring off to get a spark from my ferro rod.
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    Bottled beer recommendations.

    As i am from Wearside. It has to be Double Maxim. Far better than Newcastle brown ale.
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    Cheap Kit offers at British Military Surplus.

    I never got sorted. Plenty emails sent as required in their returns and complaints policy. No reply. Still got a stinking mouldy jacket in my garage. Won't use them again.
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    3 in 1 jacket

    Well my mistake it was blacks outdoors in the metrocentre not millets but not been there for 10 years. Anyhow they also had the coat and i got one. I know its not up to the standards of some of the more expensive brands but so far looks like a good buy. Sadly we don't all have cash to spend on...
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    3 in 1 jacket Am after a 3 in 1 for generally day to day use. Nearly got one from sports direct a karrimor but read some really bad reviews. My budget is £60- 70. Is the above linked peter storm one any good. I...