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jdlenton

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Dec 14, 2004
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Having move to Norhtampton got setttled in and started getting to know the place i wondered if there was anyone from BCUK in or around that fancied getting together for a wander a meet up a beer?

talk soon J*
 

sasquatch

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Jun 15, 2008
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Alright fellas

I too am in Northampton, if you ever fancy a stroll in the woods or a jar give me a shout. I live in Semilong but I drive so I'm up for whatever. NN2 4 eva!!! My favourite haunts are Bucknell Woods and Hollowell Resevoir...
 
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merrylegs

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im a npton gal to!nucknell woods is right down the road from where i live - ikno quite a few other local bcuk people to that are on here
 

Jth910

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Dec 27, 2009
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UK
Hi guys,
I'm 14 and Im just gettig into bushcraft.
My only problem is that I don't know what the law restricts me from doing, say, if I was in this "Bucknells woods" that I'd mentioned here.
I mean, am I allowed to camp there overnight? Can I build a fire? Can I even carry a knife??

Please explain it to me as if I were a baby, because, looking at my knowledge of this subject, I am.
 
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Mesquite

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Mar 5, 2008
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Hi guys,
I'm 14 and Im just gettig into bushcraft.
My only problem is that I don't know what the law restricts me from doing, say, if I was in this "Bucknells woods" that I'd mentioned here.
I mean, am I allowed to camp there overnight? Can I build a fire? Can I even carry a knife??

Please explain it to me as if I were a baby, because, looking at my knowledge of this subject, I am.
Hi Jth910 and welcome to the forum.

With regards your question about camping in woods the simple answer is you're not allowed to camp anywhere in England without permission from the landowner, and this applies to fires as well. Some folks do ignore this rule and camp covertly on the chance that they won't get caught but it's something that isn't condoned on this forum.

The first thing to remember about knifes, bearing in mind your age, is it's illegal for any shop or supplier to sell a knife to anyone under the age of 18.

As for carrying one it depends one whether or not it is a 'legal' knife and by this is it a folding knife with a blade less that 3" long and does not have a mechanism to lock the blade in place. Probably the best known example of this type of knife is a Swiss Army Knife (SAK). Any fixed blade such as a sheath knife or locking knife is definined as illegal to carry unless you can answer satisfactorily the question 'do you have a legimitmate reason to carry such a knife'.

If you were carrying the knife at the bottom of your backpack and going to a camp then, yes you probably do. If you were walking down the high street shopping with the knife dangling on your hip then no you wouldn't and you could end up on a criminal charge. The other thing is that because of your age you may have a hard time explaining why you're carrying a legal folding knife.


Here's a very good article written by Dave Budd, one of the members on the forum, for the Scouting association on the rules around carrying knifes. Scroll down to page 50 for the actual article.

The best advice I can give you is to get an adult to carry the knife for you until you reach where you're camping/practicing bushcraft then they can give it to you to use.

I hope that answers your question but if you're still unsure about something do say. There's loads of folks on here who are very knowledgable and willing to help those folks new to bushcrafting.
 
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Indoorsout

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Apr 29, 2008
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Brisbane, Australia
Hi all, I'm certainly up for a meetup :) I live in Kingsthorpe right now though that could (hopefully) change soon. To be honest, I'm very much an indoor bushie at the mo' and I'd love to get out and learn some proper stuff!

Aidie, I'd take your email and phone number off the post if I were you, spambots regularly trawl forums looking for them. It's safer to send them via pm when something's organised.
 

Jakata

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Dec 16, 2009
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Northampton
I live in Collingtree (the village, not the golf course!) I wouldn't mind joining in on something. Pretty new to bushcraft though but happy/want to learn :)
 

Antman4

New Member
Apr 16, 2011
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Northampton
Hi Guys, I'm in northampton too. I went for a walk this week looking for a nice quite spot in some woods near Sywell and came across someone's camp. The ashes on the fire were still warm and there was a half carved spoon under a tarp set up but no one was around. I was wondering if it is anyone from bcuk as i'd quite like to use the woods myself but don't want to tread on any toes??
 

negtneg

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Dec 29, 2010
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Northamptonshire, UK
I'm in Parklands, got into camping over the last few years and fancy trying something a bit more wild (not too much tho, I'm a towny at heart :)

Quite fancy the next super sausage (provided nobody laughs at my rubbish kit!)

Simon