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    The Jukebox

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    How cold is it when wild camping this time of year?

    though checking the weather forecast is good advice (post 3) it's worth noting that temperatures given on the BBC weather is for towns and cities, it can sometimes be a few degrees colder when out in the sticks.
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    Wild ''Mock'' Strawberry Plant

    yes, it's called, potentilla indica, it is pretty tasteless, not unpleasant just quite tasteless, i have eaten the fruit raw but not made anything out of it, it's probably of little culinary use i guess due to lack of taste. With all things the best advice is use caution of course. :)
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    Wild ''Mock'' Strawberry Plant

    You're welcome, thankyou :)
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    what have you been foraging?

    been harvesting hogweed shoots for the past two weeks, young hawthorn leaves the last few days which i like to add to mashed potatoes, have had some young himalayan balsam shoots there's loads of young shoots along the river about two-three inches tall.
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    Wild ''Mock'' Strawberry Plant

    Seen the plant below while walking today, it's a wild growing Indian Strawberry plant, sometimes called Mock Strawberry, i know so because i have seen it at other times when in flower, the flowers are a yellow colour which distinguishes it from the normal wild strawberry. Apparently in Lofty...
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    The Jukebox

    written by Jack Bruce and sung here by Mountain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNOzw8ufhxE
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    ''Ishi'', the last Yahi, good documentary.

    Thanks Leshy your welcome, glad you like :) Thanks for tip Damascus, not read the book yet but will :) Thanks Oldtimer your welcome, hope you enjoy :)
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    ''Ishi'', the last Yahi, good documentary.

    the award winning documentary of ''Ishi'', the last Yahi. Interesting viewing, from living in hiding as the last survivors of his tribe, to becoming a living museum piece as the last Yahi alive, hunting with Saxton Pope etc etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZB9oKQaCN4
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    John Ridgway TV series or Documentary?

    there was a programme in 1993 on the Cutting Edge series on Channel 4 with John Ridgeway. edited just to add:- just found this which says a bit about it, it does say the programme opened with that poem so it looks like it is the programme in your queery, see link below...
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    The Sound Of Silence

    It was the sound of my childhood too. Kes is a wonderful film and one of my favourites, i can relate to it very much, escaping from the grime and noise of heavy industry to wandering across the fields hearing the sweet music of skylarks the contrast between the two was remarkable and gave me a...
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    The Sound Of Silence

    lying in the long grass listening to skylarks on a lazy summers day.
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    Rich Hall and American Indians

    haha :) arr bur i day goo in it meself, it's by the cut, nippin off now for me tae, faggots and paes, keep owt the oss road :)
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    Rich Hall and American Indians

    Thanks Leshy, you're welcome, ATB :)
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    Rich Hall and American Indians

    most of the white immigrant settlers didn't want to assimilate into the native populations way of life but wanted to occupy their land, with ever increasing numbers of white immigrants the federal government created ''The Dawes Act'' in 1887, it makes interesting reading...
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    The Jukebox

    Castles in the Air by Don McLean. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTqi7iEZEWA
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    Rich Hall and American Indians

    Ow Bist ? well i am a white person born in the black-country that has lived in various parts of the green countryside. I have retained my black-country accent though so speak double dutch to most people who can't understand a word we say. Proud of our roots, traditions, and language, we are...
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    Rich Hall and American Indians

    seeing the same subject from different viewpoints once had disastrous consequences concerning a Cree called ''Almighty Voice''. Arrested for killing a cow for food a guard ''joked'' to him that the penalty was death by hanging, Almighty Voice didn't see the funny side and took it seriously, he...
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    The Jukebox

    a brilliant track from a brilliant band ---- Edgar Broughton Band playing Evening Over Rooftops. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3v0ToMWzZQ
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    Rich Hall and American Indians

    thanks for that Leshy, ATB :) over 500 treaties made between the governmemt and native americans, over 500 treaties broken, nullified or amended.