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KatBetter

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Hello,
Just landed here and wanted to say hi! I thought of coming down to the Bushmoot this summer (not booked yet). I never been before. I am hoping to meet some fab people, learn some new skills and enjoy some woodland times.
I am in Bristol and I have too many hobbies but the main theme to my interests is diy, self reliance, traditional crafts and getting outdoors.

Please say hello on here so I don’t feel to lost when I arrive to Wales.
Maybe you can help me out by telling me what to pack into my Bushmoot rucksack?
 

Mesquite

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Hello and welcome to the forum Kat :)

What to pack into your Bushmoot... well the essentials would be a shelter, something warm to sleep in, something to sleep on, something to cook with and the most essential item of the lot is a chair. Sitting on the ground soon looses its appeal. :)

In seriousness you bring along whatever you feel is necessary to make sure you're comfortable, some go lightweight, some glamp and everything between.
 

Mesquite

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Thanks Mesquite,
A chair, is a good tip thanks you :)

Are you saying different options on making a fire, cooking food, types of blankets and so on?
You're welcome, you want to be comfortable otherwise you won't enjoy yourself as much. :)

As for different options, it's nice to have things to try be it cooking methods, sleeping styles etc. As Crossland said, we're a friendly bunch and you'll always be able to find someone to help you if you need some assistance.
 

KatBetter

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You're welcome, you want to be comfortable otherwise you won't enjoy yourself as much. :)

As for different options, it's nice to have things to try be it cooking methods, sleeping styles etc. As Crossland said, we're a friendly bunch and you'll always be able to find someone to help you if you need some assistance.
Ohhh, thank you I am looking forward to learn some tricks. I go a new hammock and a ground set up too. I am sure looking forward to this. I better get them tickets now. :)
 

John Fenna

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Thanks Mesquite,
A chair, is a good tip thanks you :)

Are you saying different options on making a fire, cooking food, types of blankets and so on?
I bring lots of kit for all sorts of reasons :)
For cooking I bring 3 stoves, two meths, one gas - and charcoal - to back up a wood fire ...options galore :)
I bring 2 chairs and have boxes to sit on as well - for guests
Hammock, kip mats, thermarests ... options, sleeping bag, quilt, blanket, fur rug ... options
Too much food, lots of drinks (tea, coffee, fruit teas, milk, hot choc, beer whisky, wine ... options
Dutch oven, bake stone, billies, pots, frying pans, options, archery kit, throwing ax, rope machine, flint and steel kit , matches, lighter, knives, sewing kit, spade (digging and throwing :) ) stick built tables, tripods, pot hangers, forged pot hangers
I like playing and travel heavy, having done the minimalist bit when I was young and foolish - I make a lot of my own kit and like to play with it .... I do not have to carry stuff far - and have a folding trolly to help me .
If I can get it in the car it comes with me :)
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2019 pitch - I have more toys this year...
 

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KatBetter

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I bring lots of kit for all sorts of reasons :)
For cooking I bring 3 stoves, two meths, one gas - and charcoal - to back up a wood fire ...options galore :)
I bring 2 chairs and have boxes to sit on as well - for guests
Hammock, kip mats, thermarests ... options, sleeping bag, quilt, blanket, fur rug ... options
Too much food, lots of drinks (tea, coffee, fruit teas, milk, hot choc, beer whisky, wine ... options
Dutch oven, bake stone, billies, pots, frying pans, options, archery kit, throwing ax, rope machine, flint and steel kit , matches, lighter, knives, sewing kit, spade (digging and throwing :) ) stick built tables, tripods, pot hangers, forged pot hangers
I like playing and travel heavy, having done the minimalist bit when I was young and foolish - I make a lot of my own kit and like to play with it .... I do not have to carry stuff far - and have a folding trolly to help me .
If I can get it in the car it comes with me :)
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2019 pitch - I have more toys this year...
Now that is what a call a true ManCave! Excellent, I take it you are setting up for both weeks and poor teddy is just having to hand in there until he gets back home.

tell me is there any fishing or going after squirrels at all on the moot?
 

Mesquite

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tell me is there any fishing or going after squirrels at all on the moot?
There's the sea if you fancy trying your luck.

As for trapping the squirells I don't think the estate owners would appreciate any unauthorised trapping and shooting air rifles on the site, even target shooting, is strictly verbotten
 

KatBetter

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There's the sea if you fancy trying your luck.

As for trapping the squirells I don't think the estate owners would appreciate any unauthorised trapping and shooting air rifles on the site, even target shooting, is strictly verbotten
I appreciate that you let me know Mesquite.
I might through a line into the sea :)
 
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Erbswurst

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
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Hallo from Berlin!

No idea what's going on there but if you pack approximately the following you are always pretty well equipped.


Packing list, summer

for hiking in central Europe


Rucksack
Wool blanket or sleeping bag
perhaps bivvy bag
Army roll mat
Military poncho, tarp or tent
Perhaps Rainsuit
Cordage
Wool
jacket or polyester fleece jacket
(
as pillow too)
Spare underwear 1X
Briefs and T-shirt
Woolen spare socks
Swimming briefs
Toilet
paper
Wash kit

Tooth brush, tooth cream, soap in an aluminium tin or small plastic bottle, razor

Food
in the
Mess Kit
Spoon
Candle
Matches or cigarette lighter
Sewing kit
Head lamp or torch



ON THE MAN:

Mountain boots
Woolen
Socks
Underwear
Trousers or Shorts
Cotton Handkerchief

Several times folded usable as pot holder and pre filter before water purification by boiling.
Purse
House
keys
Matches or cigarette lighter
Belt
Knife
Field bottle with mug and belt pouch
T
-shirt
Shirt

Buttoned long sleeved shirt with two pockets and flaps over it.
Neckerchief , triangular
Compass
Topographical
map
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KatBetter

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Jul 16, 2021
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Bristol
Hallo from Berlin!

No idea what's going on there but if you pack approximately the following you are always pretty well equipped.


Packing list, summer

for hiking in central Europe


Rucksack
Wool blanket or sleeping bag
perhaps bivvy bag
Army roll mat
Military poncho, tarp or tent
Perhaps Rainsuit
Cordage
Wool
jacket or polyester fleece jacket
(
as pillow too)
Spare underwear 1X
Briefs and T-shirt
Woolen spare socks
Swimming briefs
Toilet
paper
Wash kit

Tooth brush, tooth cream, soap in an aluminium tin or small plastic bottle, razor

Food
in the
Mess Kit
Spoon
Candle
Matches or cigarette lighter
Sewing kit
Head lamp or torch



ON THE MAN:

Mountain boots
Woolen
Socks
Underwear
Trousers or Shorts
Cotton Handkerchief

Several times folded usable as pot holder and pre filter before water purification by boiling.
Purse
House
keys
Matches or cigarette lighter
Belt
Knife
Field bottle with mug and belt pouch
T
-shirt
Shirt

Buttoned long sleeved shirt with two pockets and flaps over it.
Neckerchief , triangular
Compass
Topographical
map
1:50 000
Danke Erbswurst!
liebe Grüße in die Heimat x

thank you for the super list too, I will keep it and check against it before I set off.

I spent my childhood Sunday’s in the woods between Berlin and Leipzig getting up to the usual entertainment with hunting for mushrooms, fishing, birch sap, swimming and bratwurst.

Have you got a favourite place to go for your bushcraft?
 
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Erbswurst

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Mar 5, 2018
3,103
1,218
Berlin
My usual job is to hang up posters for classical concerts, mainly everywhere in France and Germany and I usually travel all the year round , living out of the bushcraft rucksack, and I spend free time in the woods here and there.

I have a canoe next to Fürstenberg and use it out of the high season if I am in the area, then one is nearly alone on the lakes.

But my brother owns a farm next to Oranienburg where I currently spend my time and that's pretty bushcrafty too.

He thinks he has seen the wolf in our hedge. And I am pretty convinced that I found his traces last winter, so there isn't really a need to go for adventures in Siberia...
 

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